By ggfp. Kitchen. At Thursday, March 08th 2018, 05:25:05 AM.
When planning your kitchen or creating a beautiful tile design for your kitchen, consider the above points when deciding on the style of your kitchen and what factors effect choosing the right kitchen wall tiles for you. Specialised tile shops will be able to provide advice and help to guide you through making the right tile choice. Online shops such as Tileflair provide you with free tile samples, so you are confident that the colour will match your scheme in different light to the tile showroom or picture online.
On the other hand, the family room, or the social area of the great room is designed in a completely different way. Typically, a beautiful empty room is created and then it is furnished. Instead of lining all the walls with horizontal bands of built-ins (and there are exceptions to this i.e. Frank Lloyd Wright's prairie homes) the wall spaces are interrupted with vertical elements like windows and doors or focal points such as a fireplaces. The walls of the room are separated into vertical segments instead of continuous horizontal bands. At blank wall areas and in the middle of the room, eclectic pieces of furniture create seating arrangements, while the wall-hung artwork and sculptural collectibles on display determine the room's personality. But the wall, floor and ceiling colors and textures permeate between all of these vertical elements acting as the 'glue' that holds the whole design theme together.
The middle classes would often use the kitchen as the main family room, whereas the upper classes really used it just as a kitchen and usually allowed the room to be run entirely by cooks and maids. All the things we take for granted now such as running water and sinks, electricity to boil a kettle or light the room, were not so readily available throughout history. In the very early days, people had to carry pots or jugs of water a long way.