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Restaurant Renovation - Design the perfect idea

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Many people need a break from their everyday life, places that would relax them and will "fill" in both senses but also in flavors. The choice of a good restaurant in conjunction with friends and nice atmosphere is ideal for a special day or night.
However, apart from the cuisine, the atmosphere, decoration and layout of the restaurant play an essential role in attracting customers. The following points will help you to give a fresh look at your restaurant.

1. Upgrade the color of the input
The first thing that people see when approaching is the exterior of the restaurant. The first impression is very important as to the brand, but also for the quality of food. The color has a huge impact on how people see and experience things. Therefore the color you choose for your outer space plays an important role. Another important reason is the recognition of the brand by color by up to 80%. Red, for example, has been linked to an increase in hunger. So a timeless bold red door can be a signal for incoming clients to the restaurant. 

 2. Upgraded furniture

The furniture will give your room the atmosphere that you want to share with your clients. If the tables, chairs and other furniture that make up your restaurant give the wrong impression of poor quality, then the customer won’t visit your restaurant again. Upgrading your furniture by repairing the tables and reforming the chairs will greatly contribute to the fine atmosphere of your restaurant.

3. Place a new floor
In a busy restaurant frequent use, stains and spills ruin the floors. You need flooring that is attractive but not often is necessary maintenance. The floor takes the largest amount of space anywhere in the restaurant whether this is the kitchen, the bathroom and even the exterior. The ideal is the placement of large floor surfaces in all rooms (internal and external) in order to enable continuity and uniformity.

 4. Place new lighting

Visiting a restaurant is a sensual experience and part of this experience comes from what you can see. The right lighting will make you stand out from your other culinary competitors. It is one of the most important elements in any interior design as it will give you impressive and unique style in your space. Many restaurants use lighting where the colors of the logo pattern are absorbed by the walls, the roof, the bar, etc.

5. Comfortable bathroom
While you would like to improve the main area of your restaurant, it is very important not to overlook the bathroom. Do not cut your customers' appetite with old dirty bathrooms. Do not forget that this place will be used by almost all customers where a bad image of your bathroom will make a bad look for the whole space. It is important to keep the look and the atmosphere throughout your restaurant at the same level. If you do not want to make a complete renovation of the bathroom, with some elements you can remodel the space with fresh air. Give style and beauty to the bathroom with impressive mirrors, trendy shelves and low light. Apply a classic or more elegant unique style to the bathroom of the restaurant to give you a sense of luxury as part of your gastronomy.

Choose the right tiles for your outdoor space

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Cyprus’s wonderful weather, both in spring and summer months, gives you the pleasure of spending more time outdoors. When nature blooms, more and more homeowners are looking for ways to reformulate their outdoor space. Ideas that will give a feeling of freshness and renewal. Turn your outdoor area into an inviting and elegant space, where will you spend hours of relaxation and fun with friends. There are several options in outdoor floors that you can choose depending on your own style.

 


 Outdoor ceramic placement areas:

The most common way to use the outdoor ceramic is a corridor or a path. Large outdoor tiles can lead from the street to the front door of the house or around the garden. These are some of the many and various ways of using external tiles:

- External ladders or stairs
- Outdoor patios
- Around the pool
- Outdoor wall tiles
- Parking space


 Features to look for:

- Consider the climate

It is very important to select tiles in accordance with the requirements of the local climate. Your choice depends on the seasonal conditions. The porcelain is one of the materials that fit better in warmer climates.

- Select non-slip Tiles

The leading cause of accidents in a residential area is slippery surfaces. Many times homeowners overlook this critical element, selecting only based on the beauty of the tile. As this is very important for outdoor use, be sure you have selected the tile with high resistance to slipping.

- Water absorption

Even if the tiles are a bid further from the swimming pool, you still have to choose tiles with low water absorption. The lower the rate of absorption, the less prone the ceramics will be in stains and damage.

- Color selection

The first thing to do is to look at the color of the house. This will help you choose what color you would like for the outdoor tiles. Choose colors that either match your space or even colors contrary to this. At the same time, neutral colors like brown, black and gray can easily be combined with each other as well as with all color schemes.

- Match with your home's style

Look for outdoor tiles that match the style of the Interior of the house. This will ensure continuity in the design of both the Interior and exterior space. There are tiles which can be use for interior and outdoors.

 

There is a great variety in choices of outdoor ceramic either if we put tiles on the terrace, in the garden or the hallway of the house. Look at the requirements for tile that will not only be beautiful to look at, but also temperature changes durable so you get the tiles of your dreams.


 

Tile selection – placement and characteristics

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When choosing tiles, it is very important to first consider the space you need them for. Whether it is for a private home or a shared industrial or public space and depending on the specific room, different tiles should be chosen.


 Placement areas

- Interior floor
- Outdoor floor
- Bathroom
- Kitchen
- Wall
- Exterior wall


 It is important to choose tiles with high resistance so as not to break or crack easily. For this reason, there is resistance a scale depending on the space you want to place the tiles.

Characteristics to look out for

- Durability
- Easy cleaning
- Resistance to pressure
- Resistance to weather changes
- Easy maintenance and repair
- Hard surface
- Uniformity with the rest of the space


 

Best Interior Design Trends in 2018

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The new trends in interior design will not only give you more style in your place but will also make it your own heaven on earth. 

Due to our daily routine, we often lose quality time from our lives and at the end of the day we return at a home that we can’t relax in. It is important we should not neglect the appearance of the place that we sleep, eat, relax, live and move around. It does not matter if we live in a home or apartment. What matters is the hours we choose to go there to feel comfortable and warm.

Many of the decoration elements presented below are nothing but new. On the contrary they are classic returning trends which used to be in fashion more than once.  We can easily make significant changes to our home and everyday life.


 1. White shades  

The first thing we think about a place is the colors. The dominant trends in wall coloring this year are the neutral colors, the absolute white, the gray and the pink pastel. We want the smoothest tones on the walls because the bigger part will get the colorful decorative elements. 


 2. Black-White

A favorite color combination loved by many is the contrast of black and white. It can be applied everywhere from fabric (items, pillows, throws) to floors, walls and furniture. Apply this contrast in combination with wood and warm colors to brighten your space or you can just play with black and white only.

 


   3.  Cement 

The cement claim sits position on interior decoration and is becoming ever so popular. We find it on furniture, decoration, walls, kitchen surfaces and tiles. Cement is an ideal material to warm up a space in combination with other material (wood or warm colors) and to give a different industrial style at your house.


 4. Interior plants

The plants for interior areas is an element that is growing in popularity year after year. The need to reconnect with nature drives more and more people to fill their houses with plants in an effort to eliminate the growing stress in their lives. By adding plants to your space you clean the house atmosphere from negative energy that may surround it. Aside from the space they will lift your mood offering calm and relaxation. Ideal for interior areas are the small plants in pots or bigger plants climbing on walls. It is recommended as the most economical solution to revamp your house.

 


 5. Wood looking tiles

Wood looking tiles are often chosen for house decoration as they offer high quality and aesthetics as they combine the warmth of wood and the feeling of nature. They can be placed on floors and wall surfaces in all rooms depending on the style you want to give. 


 6. Marble – Wall covering

Wall-mountable marble is a completely different trend that will unleash an indifferent wall to an exclusive luxury in your space. It has a duration in time and will never stop impressing. You can place it in bathrooms, but also on a distinct wall of your house, such as the fireplace wall or a wall with a piece of art. Depending on the marble, the shade and the finish you choose (shiny, matte, etc.), you will also have the appropriate style in your space. The larger the pieces of marble, the more luxurious it will be the effect on the walls of your home. 


 

How to Choose the Right Tile Layout

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When deciding on floor or wall coverings there are a number of elements that you need to consider which will differentiate an area from another. It could be choosing the right material – whether that is natural stone or ceramic – choosing the right color or even size. Another element which you need to consider is choosing the right layout for your tile. 

Depending which layout of the tiles you choose you might gain an extra sense of space or make a unique statement. Choosing the right pattern can mean the difference between a bland renovation and a standout. There are a number of options that you can consider depending on the room, on the type and size of your tiles and off-course on personal preferences. Check out the most popular ones here


 Brick

If you're using a rectangular or subway tile as it is called, a brick pattern is the classic layout. In a brick pattern, each row of tiles is typically offset by half a tile width, resulting in long, horizontal lines which create the impression of a more wide space. To make this tile layout more stylish, you can opt to use contrasting grout colour, such as using gray grout with white tiles to place more emphasis on the repeating geometric pattern. This layout is timeless and can work for any rectangular tile, making it a great option for virtually any space.


 Vertical Brick

If your target is to emphasize the height of a space instead, using the brick pattern vertically will give you that effect. It is an unexpected touch that turns a classic look to a more contemporary one. Use the vertical brick pattern in a compact bathroom to lift the ceiling height. 


 Large Tile

The shape might be the same but in the case of an oversized tile the effect can be very different. The pattern helps minimize the visual impact of the grout, allowing the tiles to have a more seamless appearance, especially if you color-match the grout to enhance the effect. Use oversize tiles in brick layout to make the space appear as a continuous unbroken material. Great for large spaces.


 Stacked

As simple as you can get! In a stacked pattern, the tiles are aligned to form a basic repeating grid. This results in a modern look that works well with clean shapes and crisp angles, and plays against the organic forms of exotic woods. Use it in a modern space with rectilinear forms, especially with a beveled-edge tile or bright grout, which emphasizes the Zen-like simplicity.


 Solid slabs

Using solid tile slabs is becoming popular these days especially for backsplashes. This may cost more than smaller tiles but is worth the extra investment if using in a compact kitchen. It achieves a very open look and can be created with one single material piece cut to form a matching backsplash and counter.
For a budget-friendlier option, you can also look for off-cut slab pieces to create a short backsplash in a luxe stone, and use a less expensive material for the counter that picks up on the veining tones to coordinate beautifully.


 Mosaics

A mosaic tile pattern need not involve complex images and patterns. It is simply the use of small tiles in repeated shapes which are often pre-glued into easy to install sheets these days. This tile pattern is best used for accent walls in fairly dry areas. Just take note that the mosaic tile pattern uses more grout and can be very painstaking if installing each tiny tile instead of using pre-glued ones. In the case of a shower stall floor, the additional grout can be a benefit, as it helps create a less slippery surface.

In general, mosaic makes a great counterpoint to larger tiles, because the dramatic shift in scale makes the mismatch clearly intentional. Mosaics come in a wide variety of colours and styles and are fantastic to use as an accent or feature wall. 


 Herringbone

The herringbone pattern may be the most complicate layout pattern there is, however it offers a sophisticated look with a high-end appeal no matter how simple the material is. It is achieved by laying tiles at right angles into zigzag formations or by a preformed mosaic. However, this pattern will inevitably require additional cutting of tiles at the borders, so it can create some extra material waste. It is wise to refrain from using the herringbone tile layout for very large surfaces to avoid overwhelming people visually.
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Use it In a traditional or transitional kitchen (especially in classic white on white), or with a long, thin tile to form a powerful accent anywhere.


 Basket Weave

 An in-between solution that will offer some extra drama without the cutting of a lot of material is 

the Basket-weave patterns which can turn subway tiles into square units.Perfect for giving contemporary décor something extra to complement it with.


 Harlequin Pattern (square tiles laid on a diagonal)

Almost exclusively used with square tiles, the Harlequin layout pattern is simply a grid pattern but set on the diagonal at 45° to the walls. What this does is to give an illusion of greater space, making rooms seem bigger than they are; and it is particularly useful in spaces that have unconventional shapes, as the pattern pulls focus (see image below).

The Harlequin tile pattern is most commonly used with black and white tiles to create the classic checkerboard pattern, but works equally well with one single tile color. 


 Accent borders

Although a border strip of accent tile can be added purely for visual interest, it can serve another important function beautifully with just a little planning. When tiling a full wall, it’s common to find that the ceiling height is not an exact multiple of the desired tile size, meaning tiles at the top or bottom will have to be cut to fit. By including a slightly wider or narrower stripe, your tiles can add up to the exact height of the wall and avoid costly (and possibly unattractive) cuts. 


 

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