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  • 10 New Products to Spice Up the Kitchen

    For centuries, kitchens have had a functional purpose but today’s consumers expect more. To ensure that modern homeowners can cook, entertain, and clean with ease, manufacturers have developed new kitchen products that offer updated technologies and on-trend design selections. Read on for a few examples of the latest innovations. Bocchi Italian kitchen designer Bocchi’s product

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  • How to Properly Light Your Kitchen Counters

    1. Light the Counters One of the most common mistakes in kitchen lighting is to add overhead lights over floors rather than above workspaces like countertops, sinks and ranges. Recessed downlights, the workhorse of most kitchens, are too often placed in front of or behind countertops. This can create harsh shadows right where you might

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  • Engineered Materials, Farmhouse Style Increase in Popularity for Kitchen Renovations

    Engineered materials, for both countertops and floors, have increased in popularity among those renovating their kitchen, according to the 2019 Houzz Kitchen Trends Study. Quartz countertops have increased market share by seven percentage points since 2017 and are now a more popular countertop option than natural stone. The popularity of quartz has come most directly at

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  • Three Quartz Surfaces that Mimic Concrete

    These solid quartz surfaces all represent a modern take on the exposed concrete finishes commonly found in industrial architecture. Caesarstone’s Excava features a blend of light gray tones and warm, auburn hues, recalling the traces of rust and patina on aged concrete. Meanwhile, Dekton’s Laos and Silestone’s Silver Lake evoke the look and texture of

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  • SHERWIN-WILLIAMS REVEALS EARTHY COLOR OF THE YEAR

    Paint manufacturer Sherwin-Williams has unveiled Cavern Clay (SW 7701) as its 2019 Color of the Year. The warm terracotta shade that’s “a nod to midcentury modern style, but with the soul of the American Southwest”, according the the company, sets the tone for a desert modern aesthetic, and has ancient, elemental roots. The color is

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  • Hottest home design trends for ’19 include ‘hidden’ kitchens, natural elements, even smarter appliances

    Are you starting the new year with a new project? Why not get an inside scoop on the hottest trends around the corner? Toni Sabatino, the award-winning designer behind Toni Sabatino Style in New York, keeps her finger on the pulse to deliver her clients cutting-edge home interiors. These are her top five trend predictions

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