Closet space

Closet - Eco Home Style

On our plan, we have a large walk-in robe closet. I’m thinking about this now because we’re going to visit a wardrobe place on the weekend, with a view to adding a built-in robe to the place we’re staying in while we build. Not cheap, but it should add value, …

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Bar - Eco Home Style

One of the small but important touches we’ll be including is a bar area. Nothing huge, just a small corner with a sink and display cabinet of sorts. Here is what the bar looks like on our floorplan: At this point, we’re thinking we may switch the orientation around, but …

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Ensuite Pt 3. The Shower

Shower - Eco Home Style

The final instalment in the Ensuite series is the shower. Not terribly exciting, I’ll grant you that. But seeing as I’ll be in there at least once a day, and it sets the tone for my mood for the rest of the day, it’s worthy of some consideration. For a …

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Cleaning, or Form vs function

Cleaning - Eco Home Style

One of the things I’ve been talking about a lot is practicality. The first question I ask of any design nowadays is, is it easy to clean? I’m pretty sure it makes me sound like a cleaning freak, but if you’ve ever been to my house, you’ll know the opposite …

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Ensuite, Pt 2. The Vanity

Vanity - Eco Home Style

I hope you all had a good Christmas, and trust you didn’t find the Dr Who Xmas special *too* confusing. We’re taking it pretty easy – I thought we’d get lots of house things done but we kind of need a bit of a break. Having said that, we whipped into …

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Colour Cube

Colour Cube - Eco Home Style

If you’re a colour geek, you might find this Colour Cube Kickstarter project interesting: It’s a device that allows you to get the colour value of any real-world object. Kickstarter funding closes in 2 days and it ships in June (or thereabouts). I’m looking forward to hours of fun …

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Ensuite, Pt 1. The Spa

Spa - Eco Home Style

The ensuite is our main bathroom, so we’ve paid a lot of attention to it. Here is the floorplan: The unusual shape is a consequence of the passive solar design – it affects this room more than any other due to amount of north-facing window we wanted. North, incidentally, is …

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Powder Room, take 2

Powder Room - Eco Home Style

So, the day after I make my first interesting post, Houzz decides to email me a new powder room idea book. Here are some additional photos. My new favourite: dark and moody, great mirror, and I love the tapware: Here’s something I hadn’t considered before: a full length mirror: A …

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Powder Room

Powder Room - Eco Home Style

I’ve been inspired by this blog and this blog  to try and gather some of my thoughts around what I want the interior of the house to look like. So I’m going to start with something really simple: the powder room. Probably not what you were expecting, but consider this …

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Final DD1 meeting

House Plans Design Development - Eco Home Style

Last week I called the interior designer to ask about her input on the facade, but she suggested going through it with Ken first and then sending her the drawings. So, we had our last design development meeting last night and spent quite a bit of time on the facade, …

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