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Day: June 5, 2020

How to Choose the Right Design for your New Home

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Choosing the right home design for your property is a huge decision. You’ll want to take your time and make your decision carefully. We have gathered some points that may help you better select the right design for your new home.

1. Consider Privacy: Everyone needs a specific amount of privacy, especially when they are inside the home. Choosing a design with a U or L shape is recommended by professional home builders for added privacy, especially in the suburban and urban neighborhoods.

2. Number of Bedrooms: When attempting to choose a design for your home, you’ll need to make sure that every member of your family will be accommodated. This can be tougher than you might imagine. You should also realize that you’ll probably have guests over at your home at some point or another. You’ll also need a guest room for these individuals. You should also consider the fact that you may expand and grow your family in the future. Make sure that your home’s design contains plenty of bedrooms for everyone.

3. Consider Bathroom: When we talk about privacy, it is also vital to consider bathroom privacy. Your family members, especially the grownups, would like to have their bathroom. When picking a home plan, ensure space is divided appropriately so everyone can have an attached bathroom with their respective rooms. If the attached bathroom is not an option, choose a plan in which accessibility to the toilet is not an issue.

4. Work Space: Consider the workspace as to how much space you need to do the laundry? How much space can you allocate for the store and more? The workspace is crucial yet overlooked. For a greater workspace, you may even have it built outside the home. People with hobbies such as wood crafting and stitching would prefer to have more workspace.

If you haven’t yet, please check out our post about why marble kitchen countertops is a good idea!

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Why Marble Kitchen Countertops Is a Good Idea?

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A marble kitchen countertop is a choice of many families for its appearance and price. However, families investing, in the long run, should ditch the idea of having marble in the kitchen for the simple reasons that marble is a delicate stone and calls for extra care. We have gathered a list of why marble does not make it to the perfect kitchen countertops list.

1) Porous Stone: Marble is a porous stone. It can absorb liquids and spills quite quickly, which may result in staining making the marble look unattractive and ugly. You can always use dedicated stain removals specially designed for marble. If you go for a marble kitchen countertop, know that you may have to spend extra almost every on getting it polished and cleaned by a professional.

2) Not for DIY Projects: Marble is heavy and is not suitable for DIY projects. You will have to have a professional hired to install a marble countertop in the kitchen. Besides, you also need to ensure that the counters are strong enough to endure the marble weight.

3) Delicate Stone: Marble is a soft and delicate stone. Any sharp or heavy object fell on it will leave its marks. Such marks are not stains and don’t go away. So, having a marble kitchen countertop means you need to be extra careful with the surface. You cannot think if chopping and crushing food ingredients on the slab either would damage the body beyond repair.

4) Degrades: Investing in a marble kitchen countertop is not a good idea as the stone degrades itself over time. If you are not careful with the countertop, the marble will degrade even faster. Regular cleaning and maintenance, however, would slow down the degradation process.

5) Expensive: People buy marble kitchen countertops as it is a luxurious stone. It is costly and calls for high maintenance.

There are many options available in the market that makes it perfect for the kitchen countertop. Granite and quartz, for instance, are a durable and everlasting option for countertops.

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