EngDiary 0028 - Interior Renovation

  1. Chats
  2. Bathroom and Kitchen Fixtures


A watercolor painting depicting a man and a woman discussing interior renovation in a kitchen. The scene shows a kitchen with a partially dismantled appearance, indicating ongoing renovations. The man is gesturing towards a set of kitchen cabinet plans on a table, and the woman is looking thoughtfully at the plans. Both individuals are casually dressed. The style of the painting is loose and expressive, typical of watercolor techniques, with soft color washes and detailed expressions on the characters’ faces.


Webber: Hello, Alice. I’ve been thinking about revitalizing the kitchen’s look. What are your thoughts on starting with this space?

Alice: Hi, Webber. Great idea! The kitchen is central to a home’s overall feel. Do you have a particular style or theme in mind?

Webber: I’m leaning towards a modern, yet cozy aesthetic. I like clean lines but also want it to feel welcoming.

Alice: That sounds wonderful. We can go for a minimalist design with warm wood tones and soft lighting to keep it cozy. How do you feel about open shelving?

Webber: I like the openness it brings. What materials do you suggest for the countertops?

Alice: For a modern look, quartz or granite countertops are both beautiful and durable. Plus, they are easy to maintain.

Webber: Excellent choice, Alice. And what about the color scheme?

Alice: Considering your preference for a cozy atmosphere, how about neutral colors with a splash of blue or green as accent colors?

Webber: That sounds perfect. Let’s do that. How soon can we start the remodeling?

Alice: I’ll need a couple of days to finalize the plans and gather materials. How about we aim to start next Monday?

Webber: That works for me. Thank you, Alice. I’m looking forward to seeing the transformation.

Alice: It’s my pleasure, Webber. I’m confident you’ll love your new kitchen. Let’s make it happen!

Webber: Alice, moving on to the fixtures, what types of faucets and sinks would integrate well with our design?

Alice: For the faucet, a sleek, stainless steel model would complement the modern aesthetic. As for the sink, how about an undermount style? It looks clean and is quite practical.

Webber: I agree. And it should be easy to clean around the edges. Now, about the appliances—fridge, oven, dishwasher—should we choose models that blend in with the cabinetry?

Alice: Exactly, Webber. We can go for built-in appliances that match the cabinetry to create a seamless look. It would enhance the minimalist vibe we’re aiming for.

Webber: Sounds good. Do you have any specific brands or models in mind that are both stylish and functional?

Alice: I recommend looking at brands known for their durability and design, like Bosch or Samsung. They offer models that would fit beautifully into our design and provide the reliability you need.

Webber: Perfect. I trust your judgment on this. How do we handle ventilation? I want something effective but not too intrusive.

Alice: A good option could be an integrated range hood. It can be built into the cabinetry above the stove, providing powerful ventilation without disrupting the design flow.

Webber: That sounds like a smart choice. Can we also ensure that all these installations are energy-efficient?

Alice: Absolutely, Webber. I’ll make sure to select appliances that have excellent energy ratings. It’s better for the environment and will also save you money in the long run.

Webber: Thank you, Alice. I appreciate your attention to detail. This is going to be an exciting project!

Alice: I’m just as excited, Webber. I’ll start putting together the detailed plans and we’ll review everything together before we begin.

Webber: Alice, considering the dining area, I want to ensure it’s comfortable and inviting. What are your thoughts on incorporating a kitchen island or perhaps a round table?

Alice: A kitchen island would be a fantastic choice if you’re looking for a more casual dining spot that also serves as a prep area. It’s great for quick meals or socializing while cooking.

Webber: I like the sound of that. Could we also fit seating around the island?

Alice: Absolutely. We can design it with an overhang on one side to tuck in some stylish bar stools. It’ll provide a nice spot for breakfast or coffee.

Webber: What about the option of a round table? Could that work in the space as well?

Alice: A round table is perfect for more formal dining and can make the space feel open and inclusive. It encourages conversation and is ideal for family meals or small gatherings.

Webber: Could we possibly have both, or would that crowd the kitchen?

Alice: Let’s measure the space. If we plan carefully, it might be possible to include both without making the area feel cramped. We could place the round table slightly further from the kitchen area, in a spot that still feels connected but distinct.

Webber: I would really like that flexibility. Let’s see if the measurements allow it.

Alice: I’ll look into it and propose a few layouts. We’ll find the perfect balance to ensure your kitchen is both functional and welcoming.

Webber: Thanks, Alice. I’m excited to see what you come up with. I appreciate your efforts to blend functionality with style.

Alice: It’s my pleasure, Webber. Creating a space that suits your lifestyle is what I’m here for. Let’s create something beautiful and practical.

Bathroom and Kitchen Fixtures

Name Simple Introduction
Faucet A device for controlling the flow of water from a pipe.
Showerhead A fixture that sprays water for bathing.
Toilet A sanitary fixture used for the disposal of human waste.
Sink A bowl-shaped fixture used for washing hands or dishes.
Bathtub A large container for holding water in which a person may bathe.
Bidet A low-fixed plumbing fixture for washing the genitalia and anus.
Mirror A reflective surface typically found above sinks in bathrooms.
Towel Rack A bar or rods on which towels are hung for drying.
Toilet Paper Holder A fixture that holds a roll of toilet paper.
Soap Dispenser A device that ejects soap, usually liquid or foam.
Shower Curtain A waterproof curtain used to shield the rest of the bathroom from water spray.
Cabinet Storage unit used to hold various bathroom supplies.
Light Fixture An electrical device used to create artificial light.
Exhaust Fan A device used to extract excess moisture and odor from bathrooms.
Medicine Cabinet A small cabinet typically used to store healthcare products.
Hand Dryer An electric device used for drying hands in bathrooms.
Water Heater A device that heats and stores water for home use.
Kitchen Island A standalone counter in a kitchen that offers additional workspace.
Garbage Disposal An appliance fitted to a sink for grinding up food waste for disposal.
Dishwasher A machine for automatically washing dishes.