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7 Practical tips to consider when designing a kitchen


1. A breakfast bar overhang
Kitchen islands with bar stools are must-have commodities in modern kitchens. These breakfast bars are the perfect way to separate the living area from the kitchen, while maintaining an open living environment. Parents can cook dinner and keep one eye on their kids as they do homework, and friends can sit and have a glass of wine while their hosts cook. If you are planning to include a breakfast bar in your kitchen, ensure you include an overhang on your island. This will provide legroom for those sitting on the bar stools. Anywhere between 30 – 48 centimeters overhang on the back side of the island will ensure the sitters are comfortable

2. Close dishwasher and sink placement
If you wish to avoid dripping food and grease on the floor, place the dishwasher within arms reach of the sink. That way, when you rinse the excess food off plates, you can place them straight in the dishwasher. Otherwise you will have to travel across the kitchen dripping dirty water as you go, and I am yet to meet anyone who enjoys mopping the kitchen floor! It is also important to place the dishwasher by the sink in order to connect the dishwasher plumbing to the drain and taps.

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Selling Property:Clever (and easy) tips to making your home look more appealing


The secret to having your occupied home-for-sale ready in one hour is to plan ahead,” Tracey McLeod, Owner of Showhomes and Presentation Sells told The Huffington Post Australia.

First of all, McLeod suggests employing the three month rule.

“In nature, three months is one season. In your home for sale, only keep out one season of clothes, bed linen, and toys. Everything that won’t be used in one season can be packed away beforehand. For those with kids, try to involve them in this process so it isn’t such a shock for them. Ask each child to choose what toys, books and clothes they can’t live without for the next three months and then pack the rest away.”

It’s also wise to pack away a large portion of your home before even putting it on the market. Just think, when it’s time to move out half of the hard work will be done!

“Pack up early in the home selling process, rather than later. Have only two-thirds to three-quarters or less if possible on the shelves in your cupboards, wardrobes, and pantry, and have items neatly stacked. If you can’t store boxes off site, neatly label and stack them in the garage.”

“Designate a cupboard shelf or storage box for each child to store their must-have items. Before bedtime, everything must go back into storage. This simple rule makes it much easier to clear living areas of toys, books, and other items in just a few minutes,” McLeod said.

read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/04/21/selling-your-home_n_9745184.html?utm_hp_ref=australia

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