Q: I would like to redecorate my bedroom. How can I make the biggest impact without breaking the bank? A: If we were to choose one thing that can turn any bedroom into a design statement, it would have to be a decorative headboard. The design options are plenty – different shapes and fabrics – even the ones available from popular catalogs and retailers.
Q: I’m renovating my small kitchen so I need to focus on storage but I would like to incorporate a breakfast table for informal meals as well. Do you have any tips? A: When planning your renovation see if you can carve out a breakfast nook in a corner. To help with lost storage, opt for built-in corner banquette instead of using chairs. A banquette takes less space than chairs, and, if designed well, can offer storage for less frequently used items. Make sure to opt for drawers in the banquette (instead of light up top).
Q: I spotted great dining chairs online. How do I make sure the chairs will fit my dining table? A: Pay the most attention to chair seat height, and arm rests, especially if your table has a very thick top or an apron.
Q: I’m struggling with finding the best kind of table for my dining room, which is small and almost exactly square. Can you help? A: The best table shape for a square dining room is a round one. The most space efficient tables are the pedestal ones as there are no legs to get in the way of chairs.