Websites and Ideas

20 Jul

I seem to be in a writing mood.  This is my thrid post this week.  I tried to do this post a few weeks ago, but got discouraged with my knowledge (really my lack of knowledge) of technology.  But since then I’ve had a bit more practice I’m going to try again.

I love to search the web!  Seems like there is always something new, or different that I haven’t noticed before.  I tend to visit the somewhat quirky sites-to see things a bit different from the norm.  Some of these sites I return to over and over.  I’ll try to list a few.

Since I have moved to a smaller house I love to browse ‘Apartment Therapy’.  www.apartmenttherapy.com/   This is a site filled with ideas for living in small places. fugal living and more.  I usually get an idea of something I would like to try.  Many times they are just ideas-I never really do it.  But I really enjoy the idea of it.

Another is www.digsdigs.com  Again, really love this site.   And how about www.freshome.com where I can find ideas by rooms or search.  Often I will click a link from a site which takes me to another link and from there I go on and on.

One idea a really love (idea only as I think a lot of these ideas are way out of my budget range) is a circular kitcehn.  It can be freestanding or in a corner.  It is very compact and can be completely closed off. This would be great for those of us who don’t clean up our messes quickly.  I don’t remember which site I first saw it on, but I find it again from time to time.  Another idea (this one is a bit quirky) for a kitchen is the Flow kitchen and Flow kitchen 2.  I think I found it on www.studiogorm.com   Such a neat idea.  After washing the dishes, by hand, they are hung to dry in the place in which they are stored.  The water dripping off waters the plants underneath.

Flow kitchen 1

And it looks so streamlined!  I love the look of minimilism.

Then there is the bathroom.  I want to remodel mine.  It is arranged in a way that it is very close quarters.  One day my granddaugher was using the facilities and started yelling “Grandma, my hair is caught.!”  She had leaned forward with her head on the sink cupboard and her hair was caught in the cabinet knob.  Funny, but it shows a remodel is needed.  So I have been searching for ideas.  I”ve found plenty.  My bookmarks are imense.  And I clip pics a lot.  I like to look at the google image site.  Often I will click on a site from there.  I usually have several tabs open at once.  And many times several windows too.

One small bathtub is the Ravak Avacado  www.rafvak.com

Avacado

Just think, a really small comfortable tub.  I love to take long soaks.  My present tub is not at all comfortable.  It is too long and the back doesn’t slope enough.  I have tried to find a bath pillow, but haven’t been successful in finding what I want.  In the few times I’be taken a bath–I take showers now–I use several towels.  But still not very comfortable.  A friend told me to search for ‘world most comfortable bathtub’.  I did and guess what came up?  The Ravak ‘YOU’.  It has a really sloping back and arm rests and is deep!  Even has a headrest.  I have no idea how much it costs or if it is even available in the USA.   A lot of the sites I visited for smaller bathroom fixtures were in Europe.

For my laundry/bathroom I purchased a tiny sink locally.  I bought another to use in my main bath.  But some of my kids think it is too small for the main bathroom.  So I am still looking.  I may return it, haven’t decided yet.  I found one I like at Ikea  www.ikea.com , the Lillagen.  It is narrow which is good as it would be best if my sink didn’t stick out over 12″.  The problem with the little sink I purchased is that is is wall hung and there is no place to put soap, etc.  This Ikea sink has an insert to hold a few items and it has clips on the side for towels.  Or I could get a bowl type sink that sits on a counter/shelf.   We will have to remove the cabinet and I really like the look of shelves.  Maybe with baskets?

I want a beach theme.  On one site I saw a pic of a clock with sand and waves. I liked the restful feel.  I have a shower curtain, white with  lengthwise blue stripes.   It has a restful beach feeling.  I could put my huge straw tote on the floor to hold towels.  Then maybe hooks for wet ones and robes.  And some shelving.  I also have a special cabinet for my aromatherapy, but it needs something (a shelf?) to sit on.  I will keep getting ideas until I find something that works.

I have changed my bedroom two or three times already, but I really like the way I have it now.  I made the other bedroom into a library, office, craft, sitting room.  It has a loveseat futon for a guest.  I would add a photo, but can’t with my Ipad and don’t have the photo on my laptop yet.  I wIsh the pics in this post looked better.  Althought I centered them, I think  they woukd have looked better either on left or rig side.  I don’t know how to edit photos yet, if it is even possible.  So it will have to do with this for now.

Well, I guess Ive run out of steam.  I will probably add more sites on a later post.

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