Design and Décor for Kids

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Interior Design for Kids

Too often homeowners look to upgrade the rooms that matter the most to them personally – their bathroom, kitchen, master bedroom. They frequently overlook the living quarters of their smallest, their kids. While it is true that kids rooms are likely to change over the years as they grow older and their tastes evolve, establishing some basic amenities can go a long way. Easily accessible storage and ample light, for example, should be cornerstones of the design of any bedroom, regardless of age. A clean design that speaks to the child’s interests is also ideal: think form, function, and color.

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Here in Florida, the sun can be a great ally in the natural lighting of any room. But all that natural lighting is nearly meaningless if it doesn’t shed light on a truly spectacular living space. At Dawn Elise Interiors we specialize in making your house a home that you can love to be in. From innovative kitchens to breathtakingly beautiful bathrooms and beyond, we can meet all of your design and décor needs.

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Protecting Your Seaside Home

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Preventing Corrosion from the Salty Air

From complete relaxation to more energetic activities like swimming, living seaside can have amazing benefits for your health. Unfortunately, those benefits do not always translate to the health of your home. The disadvantage of living by the ocean is that the salty, coastal air is harsh on your home. From rust to mildew, learning which materials are impervious to the elements can ensure your home is much easier to maintain.

Framed doors and windows that are made of metal are susceptible to corrosion. For your exterior, fiberglass is a better option because it is rust resistant. Another exterior element to keep in mind is your patio furniture. Furniture made out of metal will rust quickly because of the damp air and the material will show signs of wear. Wicker does not fare well in the elements either, so what should you choose? Teak is a stylish wood that also boasts durability. In addition, rather than use cotton fabric, polyester vinyl or acrylic can withstand the harmful effects of the air.

Along with rust, mold is another factor that can affect seaside home interiors. It will grow on nearly everything- wood, carpet, and ceilings. Preventative measures include air circulation with fans or fresh air, as well as cleaning and drying carpets and other fabric-covered surfaces. Apply a protective wax to your metal front appliances to keep mold from forming in your kitchen.

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The advantages to living by the ocean far outweigh the maintenance aspects but must be taken into consideration. If you are looking to renovate your home to be more ocean friendly, then Dawn Elise Interiors has the services you need. Our design experts can not only create a stylish space but one that can stand the test of time and endure the elements too. Contact us today to learn more about the services we provide!

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The Kitchen of the Future: Today

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The Magical Hiding Kitchen

The evolution of the kitchen over the years is truly a marvelous transformation to behold. One of the latest evolutions of this staple of any home design is the Tivali, a kitchen designed by Dante Bonuccelli. This kitchen capitalizes on space, offering a kitchen box that appears and disappears as if by magic when necessary. Large doors slide and fold, effectively disappearing into the side compartments. An exclusive patented mechanism created by Dada in the early 90s with Luca Meda enables the compartments to be hidden lightly and fluidly. By keeping all of the traditional kitchen elements in a small space, the Tivali allows you to open up your kitchen space to more chairs and seating.

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In any home, the kitchen serves as the heart – it is where important discussions are held, guests are welcomed, and family meals are shared. If you are looking to upgrade your kitchen, be it through and entire overhaul or smaller changes, look no further than the interior design experts at Dawn Elise Interiors. We will work with you to establish a kitchen you can be proud of.

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Cook & Clean With Ease: Touch Technology Faucets

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Envision a Kitchen Infused with Technology

When most people hear the term “technology” today, they think of phones, tablets, apps, even the wearables that are making a splash on the market today. It can be easy for other technological advances to get lost in the shuffle. This is especially true of the advancements that have happened in the kitchen in recent years.

Cooking is now easier than ever – nowhere is this truer than at our trusty sink. Touch technology has produced a faucet that is activated with a touch anywhere on the faucet body, spout or handle. Ease of use is at a premium with this product, which has benefited from a pronounced reduction in price in recent years. These smart touch faucets have followed a similar path blazed by other groundbreaking technologies. It’s taken a few years for the price to become affordable to the masses, and the time is ripe for homeowners to pounce.

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At Dawn Elise Interiors, designing a kitchen with you in mind is at the center of our focus. Our team of design experts knows how to make the most of your living space, whether that means completely overhauling your kitchen or bathroom, or making a select number of changes to ease your style of living. Visit us online today to learn how we can use these innovative faucets and similar life-enhancing technologies to better your life and your home.

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The Latest and Greatest in Cooking: Induction Cooktops

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A Marvelous Innovation in the Kitchen

The modern-day kitchen has been inundated with a flurry of energy efficient technology that saves time and makes cooking a safer endeavor. One such device is an appliance that has been around for decades but only recently has become more visible as a result of rising demand and dropping prices. Induction cooktops are slowly but surely revolutionizing the way food is cooked in the American household – in more ways than one.

The key is in their design: loaded with numerous micro-inductors, induction cooktops transform the entire cooktop into a large cooking area, enabling cookware of all shapes and sizes to be placed on the surface. Safety is a crucial design element, as heat is only generated where the cookware is detected. While cooking only makes up a small percentage of energy consumption in a home, induction cooktops are more energy efficient than their gas or electric counterparts – boasting both faster cooking and a cooler kitchen. Although these cooktops are considerably more expensive than a gas stove, their value and lifespan pay dividends in the long run. Plus, the flat surface is much easier to clean, a selling point that anyone who has had to do cleanup can get behind!

Interior Design Ft. Lauderdale

Whether you are seeking to renovate your entire home, or you simply want to make some upgrades in the kitchen, bathroom, or other living space – you can trust the expert design team at Dawn Elise Interiors to get the job done right. We place emphasis on green design and high quality materials, and we are capable of tackling nearly any kind of project here in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. Visit us online today to learn more!

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The Next Generation of Appliances is Here

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The American kitchen has been steadily improving over the years. Food can be preserved longer, better, and we understand how to properly prepare foods in a healthy way better than ever. Refrigeration techniques, in particular, are keeping fruits and vegetables fresh for longer. Take the iongeneration refrigerators from Gorenje in Slovenia. These magnificent appliances utilize ionized air to create a microclimate in your refrigerator while eliminating bacteria. Its superior line saves energy while you are away, and even features a FreshZone drawer that prolongs food freshness at around 3˚C, extending freshness up to twice as long as normal. Discover this and other great products of theirs: Gorenje.

Interior Design Miami Beach

If you are looking to upgrade your home, whether you would like your bathroom improved or your kitchen overhauled, the experts at Dawn Elise Interiors can get the job done. We emphasize green design and high quality materials, and we cover everything from outdoor hardscapes and pool areas to total kitchen and bath remodeling, right here in Miami!

 

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Achieving Micro-Living on an Upscale Level

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It used to be that if you wanted a quality kitchen with high-caliber appliances, you would have to shell out for a large space, be it a large apartment or home. But General Electric Co. (GE) is daring to think differently. They see the micro-kitchen as the wave of the future, and they are wasting no time getting on board. In fact, as of June of last year, GE has been working on erecting prototype kitchens that cater to people with little space to spare.

Their first iteration is a kitchen that is six feet long and countertop height (think the size of your typical fridge) – but this kitchen does far more than keep food cool. A sink, two cooling drawers (freezer/refrigerator), induction cooktops, dishwasher, and microwave/convection oven are all included. This product is a direct response to the rise of more dense living; chiefly, millennials and baby boomers are flocking to cities.

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So far, the principal drawback is the price: a cool $15k, but this prototype is primarily being marketed as a plan for new construction, and would be implemented with other new materials, rather than being added to an already existing edifice.

At Dawn Elise Interiors, we pride ourselves on keeping a finger on the pulse of all the latest in interior design and decoration. We encourage our clients to express their unique style while beautifying their surroundings. Visit our website to learn more and get started on your next project!

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