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Five Reasons Why You Should Include a Vanity Unit in Your Bathroom

Vanity units are a unique addition to any bathroom, providing additional storage solutions around your basin in a subtle yet refined way. Because of this, we a Weizter believe that vanity units are one of the most essential furniture items that every bathroom should have. Instead of having a basin create wasted space, there are a number of styles and designs of vanity units that will allow for a more effective use of space in the bathroom. If you aren’t yet convinced, here are five reasons why you should include a vanity unit in your bathroom.

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Choose from a range of different styles: Vanity units come in an exquisite range of styles and designs, giving you full reign when it comes to building the bathroom of your dreams. Whether your bathroom is elegant, with a modern twist or traditional with a vintage feel, you can be sure to find a vanity unit that suits your style.
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 Available in different sizes: As well as having the option to choose between a freestanding or wall hung unit, you will also have the choice to choose select sizes to suit the needs of your bathroom, or your style preferences. Choose between sliding drawers or cabinet doors, double sink units or even counter top units – you’ll be sure to find the perfect match.
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With most vanity units, you will find that they belong to a range of furniture too. So, if you are wanting to redecorate your bathroom entirely, you may be more reluctant to buying a vanity unit that comes with matching furniture to complete the overall look and feel of your bathroom.
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Easy to install:
Most of our vanity units are available with fast delivery and come pre-assembled. This makes for simple and efficient installation, allowing you to feel at peace with your bathroom without the hassle of assembling all of your furniture beforehand.
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How to plan your walk-in closet

If you’re one of those lucky people with the space for a walk-in closet, the planning process can seem slightly daunting. You want this space to be functional and beautiful, and with so much space to work with you might not know where to start. Fortunately, we’ve compiled the best tips from our design professionals to help you plan the perfect layout for your walk-in closet!

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Here are just a few key points to keep in mind:

  1. Use space above the hanging areas for storing purses and folded items.
  2. Designate top shelves as overflow storage to stow seldom-used items such as seasonal apparel and luggage.
  3. Create a focal point by anchoring the space with a built-in dresser or hutch.
  4. Use adjustable hanging rods to double the storage space and keep related items close together.
  5. Locate shelving and hanging rods near the door to the closet to create an open feel while entering.

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By keeping functionality at the forefront of the design process you’ll create the walk-in closet of your dreams that’s both organized and beautiful! 

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Kitchen Lighting Ideas

Pendants, uplights, downlights, LEDs Do you know all the options out there in kitchen lighting when it comes to creating the illumination you need to prep, cook and dine? What lighting types and the main things to consider in planning an effective design.

Why is kitchen lighting so important? 

For most of us, the kitchen is the workplace of the home and a busy spot at night. Good lighting is essential, as it allows you to perform tasks such as prepping food and cleaning up quickly .And it adds character to a space and can quickly take the mood from functional to cozy, perfect for an eat-in kitchen. 

Plan lighting as early as possible.

Moving light fixtures after a kitchen has been installed can be expensive, or not sometimes possible. Rewiring and repainting mean costs can add up quickly. For that reason, it’s best to plan kitchen lighting during the design stage.

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What is a layered lighting design?

Light layering involves creating different shades of light, playing with shadows and using different colors to highlight a room’s best features. In the kitchen, it generally incorporates task lighting for food prep and cooking, ambient lighting for general illumination and character, and accent lighting to highlight specific features such as a gorgeous backsplash or a piece of art.

Consider safety first.

The first priority of kitchen lighting is to provide sufficient illumination for safe and efficient meal prep, cooking and cleaning. This is mostly achieved with task lighting — think LED strip lights under an upper cabinet. These create a even light with no shadows or heat.

This will minimize shadows in your prep zones. The best way to do is this is to install task lighting in front of or above you, rather than behind you.

Add ambient lighting for character.

Soft, ambient lighting will wash your kitchen with light and create a warm, welcoming glow. It could be in the form of a pendant above a counter or dining table, downlights around the perimeter of the room or a central ceiling light.

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Highlight your best features with accent light.

Use accent lighting to draw attention to special features such as a backsplash or a island. Installing strip lighting under cabinets or counters is a great way to achieve this. You could also add accent lighting to glass cabinets or open shelving to highlight your displays.

Choose the right style.

When it comes to choosing kitchen lights, take your cues from your home’s architecture and the lighting styles in the rest of the home. Choosing similar styles (or at least having a unifying theme such as shape or finish) will create a sense of flow among the spaces. This is particularly important in an open-plan kitchen that flows directly into a living or dining area.
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Get the proportions right.

With pendant lights and other decorative styles, size is also important: too large and the fixture will overwhelm a small kitchen; too small and it may get lost in a large space. 

It’s also important to hang the pendant at an appropriate height to reduce the risk of people bumping their heads. Generally speaking, it should be about 32 inches above a table or counter.

Take control.

Lighting control systems allow you to alter the illumination as needed and change the mood of the space. With dimmers, for example, you can go from bright lighting for precision cooking to a warm glow for dining. Having controls on separate switch plates lets you control lights in different areas separately. 

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Coffee Stations

If you are a coffee lover, you probably enjoy a good brew at home rather than running to cafés to savor your favorite cup of java. You can create your own unique coffee station right in your own kitchen using your essential coffee making accessories.

By selecting a special space to place all of your coffee making essentials, you will be able to enjoy your favorite cup that much faster and impress your guest as well! You can use your kitchen counter, side tables, carts, a cabinet, or have a coffee bar custom built to suit your style. Here are a few tips to help you organize and stylize your very own coffee station.

HOW TO CREATE THE BEST HOME COFFEE STATION

The Counter Coffee Station You can style your own coffee station right on your own kitchen counter! If your counter is small, use a base, like a tray, to put all your coffee essentials in a group to decrease clutter. You can also add a shelf above your coffee machine to place cups, coffee, and other essentials. If your counter is large, simply arrange your station in a way that expresses your individuality by adding a coffee pot, unique cups, and whatever you like.

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Carts and Side Tables Using a side table or cart is great. They allow you to contain your coffee stand to a particular area creating a coffee station nook in your kitchen. Moreover, a large or medium sized kitchen can easily handle a rolling coffee bar created from a kitchen island on wheels. This can be fantastic if you are entertaining guests and want to display all the coffee making gadgets you use to make a great cup of coffee.

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Customize It! You can customize your coffee station by creating a special cabinet to place all your coffee necessities. A customized coffee station is a great idea. You can close the station when it is not in use; thereby, making your kitchen appear less cluttered. There are many ways to customize a coffee space, built in cabinets and shelves with swing doors or a type of opaque roller blinds work too. You can have lights fitted at the top of your nook or use a lamp.

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ADDITIONAL THINGS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR COFFEE BAR:

-Bowls for coffee and sugar (glass jars with coffee beans adds a distinctive touch) -A carrying tray -Napkins -If you have a detached coffee station, a unique piece of artwork in the area would look chic -Special lighting if required -A special vase for flowers or a succulent plant

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TIP: It is not “a rule of thumb” that your coffee station has to be in your kitchen. You can just as well place a coffee bar in your dining room, entertainment room, or home office! Even living rooms can look great with a customized coffee bar designed to be hidden behind closed doors.

 

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How To find a reputable kitchen company

What makes the perfect kitchen? A kitchen needs to be a perfect fit for your house regarding functionality and design. Its fixtures and fittings need to look good while work as expected. They need to that give your kitchen a classy, traditional or cozy feel – depending on your preference. So how do you ensure this? This is where your kitchen manufacturers come in.

Where Do Kitchens Go Wrong?

When a kitchen is being constructed there are many ways things can go wrong. This commonly occurs when installing major fittings like cupboards and table tops. It’s for this reason that you need to work with experts with experience in the industry, backed up with an impressive portfolio of clients. Here are four characteristics to look out when choosing a reputable kitchen cupboard manufacturer:

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  1. Quality of Products

You need to understand what products they’re using and how durable, sustainable and easy to maintain they are. Good kitchen cupboard manufacturers will stock a range of products. If they manufacture the products themselves, even better. It means they can construct your cupboards to meet your exact needs.

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2. Warranty

This is vital. If the company believes in their products, they’ll offer you a warranty. It’s an assurance to you that you can go back to them if you have any issues, provided it’s still within the stipulated warranty period.

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  1.  Portfolio History

This should be displayed on their website or with a visit to their showroom so that you can gauge for yourself their level of expertise and product quality. Look for reviews or testimonials by previous clients as this will help you ascertain how easy it is to work with them. Word of mouth is also a good referral, as is knowing a friend or family member who has a beautifully-designed kitchen after enlisting their services.

  1.  Industry Accreditation

You need to check if they comply with industry standards in terms of their products and service to clients. 

At Weizter, we can meet all the above requirements. In fact, we’ve been doing so for over 25 years and have established ourselves as one of the most sought-after kitchen cupboard manufacturers in South Africa. Designing or renovating your kitchen doesn’t have to be a hassle, as we’ll get it right the first time.

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Modern TV Cabinets

Wood remains to be the hottest pick among décor lovers and interior designers alike, especially when it comes to TV cabinet units. Wooden finishing confers a textural and visual contrast to the TV stand, blending well with the existing colour scheme of the modern living spaces. Also, wood being a tough material can stand the test of time, proving durability. Irrespective of whether you are a binge watcher or a movie aficionado, chances are high that you might need a functional TV cabinet or entertainment unit in your home.

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When it comes to TV cabinet units, wood is the hottest pick among designers and décor enthusiasts. TV units crafted from wood feature visual and textural contrast without compromising the color scheme of contemporary living spaces. Wood being a durable material can stand the test of time.

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You buy your new TVs with huge enthusiasm but often get disappointed to see it doesn’t exactly fit in with your room décor.  A television can be a huge, even clumpy addition to a space. So, you have to make efforts and make it blend with your room fashion without upsetting the feng shui. Discover some inspiring ideas which manage to place TV in your spaces with utmost style and grace.

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 Purchasing a TV stand can be a difficult endeavour at times. TV and media units help set up television, but scarcely do they get the credit for the purpose they serve. Modern TV Stands offer a variety of options when it comes to practicality and aesthetics. Some entertainment units are thin, while others occupy the entire wall, providing enough storage space.

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