Below is a guest posting about using ‘industrial’ design elements in your home design. As we know this is a popular design trend right now. S Interior Design recommends using touches of these elements and not going overboard ……..this advice is sound regardless of design trend being incorporated into an overall design plan. Eclectic mixes of design elements that reflect your personal taste is always a winning way to design your space.
Below is a guest post on the subject of how sitting at a desk doing office work is potentially doing us harm. We all are spending increasing amounts of time seated looking at a computer screen for work and for ‘fun’. The author is recommending the proper desk chair to align our bodies and avoid some of the harmful issues. I am going to take it a step beyond it and say- GET UP AND GO OUTSIDE EVEN IF IT IS ONLY FOR 5 MINUTES AT A TIME. Natural light and outdoor air and a quick walk will do wonders —-Oh, and leave your phone inside !
7 Ways Your Office Job Is Destroying Your Body
You love your work and your work loves you back. That would be the most ideal situation, won’t it? However, even if you love your work – the sedentary posture, stressful working conditions and the long hours you put in could be killing your health and body.
If you are aware and choose to ignore that would entirely be your personal decision. Still, we would recommend you immediately start following a healthy regime for your body sake.
If you are unaware and naive about how your office is destroying your health then you need to be made conscious about it. So here we top 7 ways your office is destroying your body’s physical as well as mental well-being along with possible remedies.
The Biggest – Sitting At Your Desk All Day
The biggest hurt that your body sustains every day is the prolonged sitting work. These lengthy periods of sitting posture is a terrible thing for your body with aches and pains being common.
These seemingly normal pains and aches is a reason that could lead to an early death. Other risks of lengthy sitting periods could lead to muscular skeletal disorders, obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and more. Even regular work out isn’t a remedy for this habit.
Furthermore is slouching which is even worse
Are you sitting all day long in front of a device in a slouching posture? And you aren’t bothered to straighten it? Well then you are inviting pool of chronic, long-term ailments — including arthritis and bursitis.
Chances Of Physical Hurt Are High
A treadmill desk is a great way to avoid the risk of obesity and heart disease. And if you have one then you could also be prone to a lot of typos while typing. Also, you might also tend to fall often, more than your sit on a chair. So you need to choose your working accessories carefully, especially chairs like the cheap office chairs Singapore and ensure they do more help than harm.
Exposure to over-illumination while working is roots to many eye related woes, most common being headaches often even every day. Scientifically over-illumination is taken as total darkness by our bodies. This messes massively with our body’s internal clocks starting increased fatigue, stress, high blood pressure and an increased risk of certain carcinomas.
Bad air quality in your building
There’s a term called “Sick Building Syndrome” which could be affecting your health. This syndrome deals with the quality of air circulating inside your building which can be can be up to 100 times dirtier than outside.
Besides, the dirt the air is also contaminated with unhealthy gases and chemicals. You unknowingly fight the menace of pollutants in the air conditioning and toxic particles. If that was all you have absolutely no idea that there are also dangerous bacteria and mold around and more common in for a buildings that isn’t well kept.
Over-exposure to printers and photocopiers
If the filter of Photocopiers isn’t changed regularly it can be the source to deadly ozone and even small amounts can cause chest pain and irritation. In fact, even the laser printers can harm your health with the toner particles that can affect your lungs and blood stream. This in turn could be the reason for lung disease and other ailments.
Working for over 10 hours per day
According to European researchers people working 10 hours or more every day have a “60 percent greater risk of a multitude of cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and angina.”
Endlessly staring at a computer screen
Yes, computer screens don’t give off radiation. But the strain that eyes incur from staring over long periods of time can be detrimental for your vision and eyes. In addition you could also experience headaches and migraines often.
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Here is as link to a recap or trends and products from the recent 2018 K.B.I.S. Show.
Clean geometric lines, updated technology, new functionality for both the kitchen and bath are featured including a voice activated LED mirror, and a cook top with the vent fully integrated. The glam factor showed up in several areas too–look at this bathroom!
It is officially 2018- year of color, year of clean, simple design lines with a touch of cozy via faux fur throws and highly textured textiles. Here is a link to a nice concise post from Fresh Home – and another that shares listings of the upcoming 2018 Furniture Design Shows.
Are you contemplating a bathroom remodel in 2018? Below is a guest post article that will help you think through some of your design decisions. Of course S Interior Design is here to assist you in person in the Scottsdale/ Phoenix Arizona area !
Below is a picture of a tile we are incorporating into one of our clients’ bath designs to be started in 2018. This tile will be used with an almost solid concrete look porcelain large format tile.
It will be stunning!
Also shown are the sink and faucet that will be used. Another trend is the use of single hole faucets versus wide spread two handled faucets. This is a good option to consider when the vanity space is not too large.
New year, new bathroom! As we say our final farewells to 2017, so too do we look forward to 2018 and the design trends that are sure to define it. This past year had us adorning our bathrooms with unique light fixtures, gold accents and standalone vanities. What’s in store for the coming year? Read on and find out!
Monochrome Paint Schemes
If the word “monochrome” makes you think of generic and impersonal bathrooms, you’re not alone, but it’s time to reset your notions for the new year! Supplementing your standard white bathroom with just one bold accent color lets you maintain a cohesive theme while still allowing ample room for creativity.
Try a striking black accent wall or a daring cobalt blue mirror frame – both colors will be huge in 2018.
Relaxing Standalone Bathtubs
Fancy bathtubs aren’t just for celebrities anymore! 2018 will be a big year for freestanding and island bathtubs.
With the recent proliferation of bathing products such as bath bombs and aromatherapy oils, it’s only natural that the standalone tub is about to enter the spotlight. Relaxing and luxurious, a new bathtub can provide both creature comfort and aesthetic appeal. It’s time to say goodbye to the ubiquitous shower-tub combo and usher in the new era of statement-making bathtubs.
Marble has long been a staple material of luxury bathrooms, but historically it has been too expensive for use in the average renovation. But recent years have seen more affordable marble tiles come on the market, and thanks to this the material will see a huge boom in popularity in 2018.
Rip out that old floor and replace it with large marble tiles for an instant dose of class that can make even the smallest bathroom feel vast. You can also keep it more low-key with a marble shower backsplash or marble slab countertop.
And don’t discount decor as an opportunity to hop on this trend! Soap dispensers, trays and vases are easy ways to add a little pop of marble to your bathroom.
With monochrome color schemes being so popular, it’s no wonder that another big trend for 2018 bathroom design is the use of patterned tiles. Simple colors effortlessly complement bold, eye-grabbing patterns.
Classic dots and stripes are always in style, but this year will see some daring new patterns take center stage. Angled forms are in, so keep an eye out for triangular tessellations and geometric getups.
If you’re not ready to commit to such a drastic change, try using patterned tiles on a shower floor or on an accent wall instead for a less intense but still on-trend look.
Technology in the Bathroom
As we progress through the digital age, it’s getting harder and harder to resist the allure of the smart house. And there’s sure to be a spike in the prevalence of tech-filled bathrooms in 2018.
Smart mirrors look at first glance like regular mirrors, but one tap reveals a touchscreen integrated into the glass, allowing you to do things like read news headlines and view your daily schedule as you get ready in the morning. There’s also Bluetooth-enabled showerheads that use voice commands to control water pressure and stream music right to your shower.
Toilets are also getting the high-tech treatment. Seat warmers add an invisible element of comfort to any bathroom, while automatic deodorizers bring us one step closer to the ultimate dream: the self-cleaning toilet.
For a quick and simple bathroom tech upgrade, try giving your light fixtures a new lease on life with smart bulbs that allow you to adjust color and intensity from a phone or tablet app. Having such control over the ambiance can turn an ordinary bathroom into a relaxing escape that will leave you feeling not just clean but comfortable too.
Modern bathrooms are getting smarter and sleeker, but they’re also experiencing a youthful surge in creativity and comfort. This perfectly balanced combination of form and function means that 2018 is the perfect year to design a bathroom that’s both fun and practical. What trends are you most excited for this year?