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A functional kitchen

A functional kitchen is an ergonomic kitchen where everything is in its place and easily accessible, where space is optimized and where movement between the various elements has been reduced to the maximum to save significant time. In short, a functional kitchen is an organization of space at the top as well as useful and clever storage to cook quickly and well!

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What's new at 13 at the table?

The other day, walking around the city hall in Paris (4th), rue de Rivoli more precisely, I noticed a new decoration shop all green. 13 at the table… Funny name… Isn't that supposed to bring bad luck thirteen at the table? The showcase is nice and colorful. I push the door and there, surprise, it's just huge.
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The pergolas: a very decorative shaded area in the garden

Take advantage of your green space with a pergola The outside is often neglected during winter since the temperatures are not conducive to barbecue and lazing on the terrace. As soon as the first rays of the sun appear, this place becomes attractive again. You have therefore decided to arrange it in order to create a cocooning and relaxing place.
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"I knew how to get rid of rubble"

Doing demolition work at home is quite easy and it allows you to let off steam, especially when it comes to knocking down partitions. But when the rubble piles up and makes it difficult to circulate on the site or the storage of construction materials, the question of their disposal arises in a very thorny way.
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My favorite room: the living room

It is the room of exchanges where we receive friends, where parents and children share evenings and Sundays. The way we organize it reflects the openness we have to the world: it is difficult to imagine this place without a comfortable sofa, a good, well-lit armchair, a coffee table where to place the tea tray and the books of the moment.
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Rain, a source of savings

On average, more than 700 mm of water falls per year in France: enough to water our gardens, wash our cars and even provide water for the whole house. Just plug a recuperator on the gutter of our home ... and off you go for savings! A very simple principle The roof of a house of 100m2 on the ground makes it possible to recover between 50,000 and 70,000 liters over a year, a variable figure depending on the inclination of the roof and the rainfall rate of the region.
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Wall decoration: lacquer

Tool box - Foam roller - Spalter - Very fine sandpaper with water (grains 180 and 280) - Sponge - Soft special glycerol brush - Thinner - Coating knife Special coating - Lacquer (zinc glycerol) - Cloth step by step 1 Prepare your support by making two or three passes of lacquer coating, carefully sanded, with a fine abrasive with water (grain 180).
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Vegetable shopping for all gardeners

With the beautiful days, one has only one desire: to benefit from its garden, to make it flower and to cultivate its vegetable garden. From flower pots to planters through the vegetable patch or the greenhouse, without forgetting the flower pots for the interior and other gardening tools, we have brought you all the essentials of the garden!
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Composting is less throwing away

Compost? It's easy ! It suffices to store organic waste in heaps which, under the effect of fermentation, decompose little by little. For the garden, compost nourishes the soil and it is good for the planet. What waste to compost? Thanks to compost, you will be able to reduce the weight of your household trash by more than a third.
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Know the tips of the bargain hunter

On the stalls, there is something for all budgets and for all tastes. An experienced collector or amateur looking for nostalgia, everyone can find a little wonder there. You still have to know how to find it. Patricia Josselin, editor-in-chief of “Le Chineur” magazine, shares her tips. Interview by Charlotte Cousin How do you recognize a real junk dealer?
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7 essential accessories for a successful cocktail party

Cocktail mugs © Shutterstock Ultra trendy, glass jars are not only used to store condiments in the kitchen. With a little imagination, they even turn to transform themselves into original and offbeat cocktail mugs. With a pretty colored straw and a lid to avoid disasters, they are perfect for a picnic or an aperitif outdoors.
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Little history of the trash

Few items can seem as harmless as a trash can. However, its beginnings were not easy. What does a directory, a sandwich and a trash can have in common? These everyday objects have simply kept the name of their inventor. At the end of the 19th century, the prefect of the Seine, Eugène Poubelle, tired of the extreme filth of the streets of Paris, took an order on March 7, 1884 that would make noise.
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Preserve electrical installations

Specialist in electrical safety issues, Bernard Laurent works as an advisor for the company Lesbaudy-Paquin, a subsidiary of the Reso Élec group based in Paris, in the 15th arrondissement. Interview by Pierre Tessier What are the main risks that we see today in electrical installations?
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4 tips to repair the damage caused by your pet

Our dear pets sometimes have bad surprises in store for us. Patrick Belloq, manager of the ACE company, specializing in cleaning services for individuals in Charenton-le-Pont (94), shares his tips and advice. Interview by Pierre Tessier What are the solutions to make cat or dog hair disappear and avoid allergy problems?
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Nesting tables play hide and seek

The term "trundle", which describes movable objects that fit together, goes back to the character of Mother Gigogne, known since 1602 in French puppet theaters. This lady, very tall and very strong, was always presented accompanied by a slew of children emerging from under her petticoats.
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Office feng shui: creativity and focus

Move The best situation for an office is near the entrance, near the flow of exchanges between outside and inside. If your office is at the back of your apartment or house, plan another location. If necessary, dedicate a part of your stay to it, if it is large enough; it is therefore important to symbolically and visually separate the two spaces, by means of a screen, a sliding Japanese partition or a row of large plants.
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Pirate spirit takes over the house

Hitherto confined to horror films or Gothic atmospheres, the skull and crossbones are making a strong comeback in our interiors. On the office side, studious workers and children will be able to show off with the Skeleton pen from Tsé-Tsé Associés, sold for € 6.50 at Sentou, or the X-Ray mouse pad at La Chaise Longue, showing a hand passed through X-rays ( € 6).
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How to adopt rattan at home?

Back in force in recent years, rattan is in all interiors. We no longer find it solely in flea markets but we can now find it in all decoration stores. With such success, rattan is available in all forms: from seating to garden furniture to lighting and small decorative items.
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When cacti invade the decor

In life, there are cacti ... And we can say that for some time, they have been everywhere. Coming from another continent, these strange beings have already conquered a good number of decoration enthusiasts. Whether in plant accumulation, in prints on the sofa cushions, or even framed on a wall in the dining room, we love their exotic side.
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