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By Anoop Parikh

Here's much-needed details on the best way to use house successfully in studio flats and in each room of the widespread domestic. cutting-edge kitchen equipmaent and garage strategies, creative space-saving principles, and tips about utilizing colour, trend, texture, and hid and reflected components assist in making small areas biggeron a smart price range.

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White bathroom fittings help to bounce it into the corners. 76 • B ED R OOM S AND B AT H R OOM S . 77 I N D E X Page numbers in italic refer to the c director-style chairs, 5 3 illustrations candle sticks, electric, 58 dishwashers, 47, 47 bedrooms, 6 5 canopies, bed, 66 display lighting, 59 living rooms, 50-3 ceilings, 'lowering' and 'raising', 1 3 display storage, 3 1, 36, 52 multi-purpose, 37 alcoves, storage, 3 2 , 6 5 , 68 chairs, 5 0 - 3 , 6 1 divan beds, 36, 5 3 , 7 3 one-room living, 22-5, 35 Anglepoise lamps, 60 chests, 37 doors, sliding, 45 storage, 32 A appliances, kitchen, 46 chests of drawers, 43, 65, 69 downlighters, 59 archways, 7 7, 2 5 chopping boards, 46 draining boards, 45 attics, 1 0, 7 0 closets: draperies: furniture: futons, 2 5 , 26, 65, 73 G bathrooms, 74, 75 cupboards, 45 gadgets, 46 B bedrooms, 65, 66, 70 screening alcoves, 69 galleries, 22, 22, 54 basements, 1 0 corner, 45, 5 2 , 64 showers, 7 5 galley kitchens, 44, 47 baskets, turntables, 45 kitchens, 42, 42, 44 drawers, under-bed, 36, 7 3 mirrored doors, 38 dresses, 7 0 sliding doors, 4 5 dressing tables, 6 5 baskets, 3 2 , 42, 45, 7 7 bathrooms, 73, 28, 63, 63, 74-7, 74-7 clothes: garment rack, 70, 7 7 H halls, 50 baths, 74 displaying, 69 E halogen lighting, 7 4 bay windows, 37 storage, 70-1 electricity, bathrooms, 7 5 headboards, 66 bedlinen, 25, 36, 72 coats, 70 'enlarging devices', 1 0 heating, bathrooms, 75 bedrooms, 63-73, 63-73 coffee tables, 37 equipment, kitchen, 46 hooks, clothes, 69 beds, 63, 65, 66 collections, displaying, 3 1 , 36, 5 2 extensions, 1 0 color, 1 3 extractor fans, 22 box beds, 6 5 daybeds, 2 5 , 3 7 bedrooms, 65 K kitchens, 22, 2 5 , 26-7, 4 1 - 7 , 4 7 -7 divans, 3 6 , 53, 73 living rooms, 49 sleeping platforms, 7 1 , 7 8, 24, monochrome schemes, 1 0 fabric, room dividers, 5 7 one-room living, 22 faucets, 7 5 L computers, 61 filing cabinets, 6 9 , 7 2 L-shaped rooms, 2 6 corner closets, 45, 5 2 , 64 floors: ladders, 7 7 , 7 9 , 2 6 26, 54, 6 5 , 66, 66, 72 sofa beds, 2 5 , 6 5 under-bed storage, 7 3 bedside tables, 69 cushions, 37, 53 blanket boxes, 3 7 , 69 knives, 46 living rooms, 5 7 landings, 6 0 , 7 0 one-room living, 22 lighting: blenders, 46 D fluorescent lighting, 4 7 background, 7 6 blinds, 33, 5 7 , 64, 6 5 , 77 daybeds, 2 5 , 3 7 focal points, 1 0, 24, 2 5 , 66 bathrooms, 75, 76 books, 3 1 desks, 58, 6 1 foldaway beds, 65 bedside, 69 box beds, 6 5 dimmer switches, 5 9 footstools, 53 displays, 59 butcher's blocks, 43 dining chairs, 5 3 freezers, 46 downlighters, 59 butler's trays, 3 7 dining tables, 3 7 , 5 3 , 5 7 French windows, 50 electric candlesticks, 58 7 8 .

Instead, build cabinets under the bath and sink. These will take up more space, but provide extra storage. A fresh coat of paint makes a huge difference to all bathrooms (make sure that it is steam resistant, though). You can also distract the eye with murals and other dec­ orative effects on the walls and ceiling. 7 4 . B ED R OOM S AND B ATH ROOM S Even if there is no room for a bath, there is always space for a shower. All you need is a tiled wall, a showerhead, and a hole in the floor (see page 14).

69 C LOT HES STORAGE • Store rarely worn clothes elsewhere, In an attic or landing closet perhaps, then group the remaining Items In your closet. accerdlng to type aad � 111d dresses need 5 feet If ltllllllll space, wbHe s111rts llld Whld • lf;re��� or drapes when Rot ill\ .... HUN G , STORED, AN D Q UARTERED Open storage for clothes is often seen as an open invitation to dust, but it can whole area by hanging a simple drape. A more sensible compromise might make the most of limited space. be to mix open rails with drawers and Recessed and built·in shelves such as boxes, as in this unit (above).

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