Mock-up first for a perfect banquette, Round 2


The same set-up was rotated 90 degrees.  The idea was that no one would be stuck sitting next to the wall, need to get out, but have to make the person next to them move first (or go get their refill FOR them).  In this case, the width of the nook was not wide enough for a table big enough for two people to sit side-by-side on a bench on the back wall and still have a table wide enough for table settings, yet small enough to be able to get in and out with ease.  This nook is 5'-6" wide and 4'-2" deep.  



Alternatives to Standard Appliance Colors

Looking for an easy-to-clean surface?  Jenn-Air floating glass panels in black and white are available on some appliances. The smooth surface is a welcome alternative to the enamel-painted textured metal that other manufacturers offer.  

Alternatives to standard appliance colors

Like stainless steel, but the color is "too cold" for your kitchen?  Jenn-Air also has oiled bronze options.  

Alternatives to standard appliance colors

(photos by Jenn-Air)

Pioneer Square: Before & After

Universal design is a good idea.
You may not have heard the term “universal design” or “accessible design”, especially if you do not have, or do not know anyone who has, a mobility challenge, such as using a wheelchair, scooter, or walker.

Universal design upholds the philosophy that well-designed, accessible spaces, do more than make it easier for those with physical challenges to get around and find places to work, eat, and nest. It makes it easier for everyone, which is what makes it “universal”.

Follow the links below to read more: 

Teagarden, Rebecca. “Cool design turns a basic condo into a home as chic as it is fully accessible.” PACIFIC NORTHWEST Aug. 8, 2009.

Renzi, Jen. “Accessibility Makes for a Movable Feast,” ARCHITECTURAL RECORD July 2008.

'AFTER' PHOTOGRAPHY  © Dale Lang, 2008

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