“Publish” the schedule and hang it up on the fridge or at a visible place in the kitchen so that every roommate has complete idea and cannot pretend that they were not aware of it! You cannot foresee every problem associated with a specific task and hence a bit of flexibility is advised as well. Tackle problems as they crop up and ensure that you take all your roommates into confidence before chalking up a schedule. There are a few people who genuine enjoy cleaning and if you are one of those, then the whole process should be definitely a lot easier for you!
This pendant lamp is bold, wild, temperamental and exciting. Lampshades with a clipped, scissored aspect have the advantage of filtering the light and creating a sweet shadowplay, in addition to favoring the distribution of some indirect light to the ceiling. Thus, the contrast between the lamp and the surface of the ceiling is diminished. Red and glossy, a funky pendant lamp such as Devil easily finds its place in a modern, retro or punk living room.
Don’t forget that clear furnishings create the illusion of space. The living room below is obviously not a small interior, but a glass coffee table enhances the open feel created by floor-to-ceiling windows.
A bookshelf can look cluttered. If you don’t need to access its contents on a regular basis, hang a large piece of art from the shelves, as shown in the next space designed by John Dransfield and Geoffrey Ross. Not only is this technique a great way to maximize limited wall space, it stylishly hides the shelf’s contents. In fact, try placing paperwork or other unsightly items behind the canvas!
It’s hard having friends over and not being able to have them sit at the table. That’s because you can’t afford a big table. But that can be solved, if you “relocate” your balcony and turn it into a dining area. Smart eh?
Another helpful hint: use side tables as coffee tables. They can easily be moved to open up the space when it’s time to entertain.