Meraki

Exterior and Interior: Design & Inspiration Blog

Tag: Interiors

How to give your Interiors a Tropical Decor with Relaxed Vibes

Summers are here, and for those who want to get into the tropical summer vibes, it is time to update your space. Try the following changes in combination with the perfect relaxed tropical decor for relaxed vibes.

 

Add Tropical Plants Indoors

Strategically placing tropical plants will instantly transform your room giving a tropical vibe. You can choose real or fake plants depending on the upkeep and the amount of sunlight your room receives. Continue reading

Things to Keep in Mind When Buying or Creating a Kitchen Island

Kitchen islands have come a long way in design and utility. They can be real conversation starter or can be a place where the family hangs out around.  Consider the following points while buying or creating one for your home.

Size & Clearances around the Kitchen Island

The major thing to decide is the size of the island you are looking for in your kitchen. This is primarily governed by the size of your kitchen. As a rule keep a minimum clearance of 24 inches (60 cms) around the movable island for working and movement.  For fixed islands consider having 36 inches (75 cms) all around.

Fixed Kitchen Island

Fixed Kitchen Island

Continue reading

6 Ways to Increase Kitchen Counter Space

Kitchen Counter space is getting tinier as the kitchens are becoming smaller . This is especially true in the larger cities where real estate is a costly affair. Apartments in the city centres cut on the kitchen counter space to fit in all the appliances. But you can increase kitchen counter space by these simple hacks and additions:

Continue reading

4 Tips for an Effective Kitchen Workflow

The way you design your kitchen layout determines how efficiently you can breeze through all the kitchen activities saving loads of time and energy. Have you ever analyzed your kitchen’s workflow? An efficient kitchen workflow will not just prove to be a time savior but can significantly enhance your cooking experience. Whether you are remodeling your kitchen or designing a new one, the tips below can come handy and prove beneficial even if you make small tweaks to your kitchen to improve the workflow.

1.     Understanding the Major Activities with a Kitchen

There are mainly three main activities under which other sub-activities within the kitchen can be categorized into.

  • Preparation
    • Preparing and setting up food (cutting, mixing with or without using appliances)
    • Access to consumable  items required for cooking (Pantry- small or big)
    • Non-consumable items needed for preparation (Cutlery, dishes)
  • Washing/Cleaning
    • Washing food items before cooking (Vegetables etc.)
    • Washing Utensils after cooking (use of sink and/or dishwasher)
  • Cooking
    • Using a Cooktop
    • Cooking with other appliances (Microwave or oven etc.)

The ratio of space required by each activity also depends on your cooking style. For example, if you are into baking, you may need more worktop space for preparation than an elaborate cooking area.




Continue reading

5 Easy and Important Improvements for Your Workspace and Home Office

Looking for easy improvements, that heighten your productivity at work? Here I give you five easy and important improvements that you can make to your workspace or home office to be more productive and healthy.




Continue reading

© 2018 Meraki

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑