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Embrace your lifestyle Enough space and comfort for two families under one roof
Embrace your lifestyleEnough space and comfort for two families under one roof

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  • Matte-finish kitchen matches the home’s interior

    The U family completely renovated the former home of Mrs. U’s parents so that Mr. and Mrs. U could live there with their daughter and her family. The result was their ideal home: suitable for raising children while also boasting a simple and comfortable living space.

    One feature they had their hearts set on was the open kitchen, which allows a person to cook while facing and talking with family in the living room. And just like when choosing furniture, the U family chose a kitchen design that matches the interior of the rest of the home, going for the matte-finish Rusty Brown color. Everyone is extremely pleased with how the refined color and texture match the home’s Japanese-style mood.

    Matte-finish kitchen matches the home’s interior
    Matte-finish kitchen matches the home’s interior
    Matte-finish kitchen matches the home’s interior
    Matte-finish kitchen matches the home’s interior
    Matte-finish kitchen matches the home’s interior
  • A kitchen with plenty of storage, low maintenance, and beauty that lasts

    The U family was determined to have backwall cabinets in their kitchen. In addition to the generous storage space, they like how contents are hidden for an aesthetically pleasing sightline from the living room. Mrs. U appreciates this when guests are over and she can simply close the cabinet doors to hide the clutter inside.

    The lasting beauty of enamel was why the family chose Takara Standard over other kitchens they looked at. They prioritized ease of maintenance and durability for the kitchen, a room they use every day.

    And it’s not just the enamel—other parts like the worktop and range hood are also quick and easy to clean. The result is that Mrs. U is enjoying cooking more than ever.

    A kitchen with plenty of storage, low maintenance, and beauty that lasts
    A kitchen with plenty of storage, low maintenance, and beauty that lasts
    A kitchen with plenty of storage, low maintenance, and beauty that lasts
    A kitchen with plenty of storage, low maintenance, and beauty that lasts
    A kitchen with plenty of storage, low maintenance, and beauty that lasts
  • Emawall makes the living room the children’s play area

    The minute they saw Emawall enameled interior panel in the showroom, the U family knew they wanted it. They’re now using it more than they imagined, such as for drawing pictures on and hanging photos with magnets.

    It’s become a playground for the grandchildren, who start drawing on it as soon as they wake up. Enamel means even oil-based pen marks can be wiped away with a wet cloth. Because an entire living room wall is now a drawing board, mom spends less time putting away toys, and the girls’ friends love coming over to play.

    Emawall makes the living room the children’s play area
    Emawall makes the living room the children’s play area
    Emawall makes the living room the children’s play area
    Emawall makes the living room the children’s play area
  • Life in modern Japanese style
    Relaxation for the whole family

    The U family are proud to live in a house where everyone feels relaxed and at home, a house that exudes modern Japanese style yet retains the elements of the original abode.

    Mrs. U loves being in the kitchen and looking out on the other family members gathering place in the living room. There’s truly a place for everyone here, whether they’re listening to music while cooking, enjoying casual conversation on the sofa, or soaking up the sun in the external corridor.

    Life in modern Japanese style Relaxation for the whole family
    Life in modern Japanese style Relaxation for the whole family
    Life in modern Japanese style Relaxation for the whole family
    Life in modern Japanese style Relaxation for the whole family
    Life in modern Japanese style Relaxation for the whole family
    Life in modern Japanese style Relaxation for the whole family
  • Washstand with generous storage gives everyone enough room

    The U family chose the 120-cm-wide washstand with sliding drawers for its plentiful storage and enough space for multiple members to use at the same time. The choice fulfilled their wish to have lots of storage space for the future, since growing grandchildren means more things will need putting away.
    The acrylic artificial marble counter doesn’t get dirty easily and is a breeze to clean. A visit to the showroom sold Mr. and Mrs. U on the matte-finish Concrete Dark color, and their daughter loves the LED-lighted makeup mirror.

    Washstand with generous storage gives everyone enough room
    Washstand with generous storage gives everyone enough room
    Washstand with generous storage gives everyone enough room
    Washstand with generous storage gives everyone enough room

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  • Extra washstand in hallway gets full usage

    Extra washstand in hallway gets full usage

    The U family had a second washstand custom made to fit in the hallway. Its side walls are enamel so can be used to hang things with magnets.
    Mrs. U says its convenience makes it a popular stop—whether for washing hands upon arriving home, or easing congestion during the morning family rush. An extra washstand helps provide even big families with enough elbow room.

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U family Home: Renovated detached house

U family

Home: Renovated detached house

Two families live in this home: one is Mr. and Mrs. U; the other is a family consisting of their daughter, her husband, and their three young daughters. The household’s pleasant, comfortable days are filled with weekend gardening, meal preparation, piano practice, and other activities.