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  • WHY ‘MESSY KITCHENS’ ARE THE NEWEST CUSTOM HOME TREND

    Open-concept kitchens offer an attractive look and plenty of space for food preparation and socializing, but with one major drawback — messes are left out in the open. Canton, Ohio-based custom builder Schumacher Homes has come up with a design solution that ensures kitchens are entertainment-ready with minimal clean-up necessary. The “messy kitchen,” a hidden prep

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  • 9 HOME FEATURES YOUR BUYERS DON’T KNOW THEY NEED

    If you don’t show it, you’re not going to sell it. That’s the attitude of Marc Thee, co-founder and design principal at Winter Park, Fla., interior design firm Marc-Michaels, who believes that home shoppers buy what they see. Buyers in the market for a new house know what they want in a home—comfort, convenience, and

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  • Resilient Products to Prepare for the Unexpected

    Across the country, 2017 was a harsh year for homes. Mother Nature unleashed her fury in myriad ways as hurricanes rocked the Gulf Coast and forest fires burned through California. While many in South Florida have grown accustomed to the seasonal storms, people in other afflicted areas often had no idea of how to cope

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  • Gourmet Kitchens: The Ideal Kitchen Design for Homeowners Who Actually Cook

    There are two types of homeowners when it comes to remodeling today’s kitchens: those who cook and those who don’t. While some prefer to have their kitchen be an Instagram-worthy room free of clutter and perfect for entertaining, others want a gourmet, or chef’s, kitchen that is designed with cooking in mind. Gourmet kitchens aren’t

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  • Pinterest Has Spoken: These Are the Trends That Will Take Over Home Design in 2019

    Whether or not you believe in following trends, the start of a new year is always a good time to take inventory of what you love about your home and what you wouldn’t mind saying goodbye to. Maybe it’s a small change, such as swapping out a duvet and throw pillows in a bedroom, or

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  • 2019 IBS PREVIEW: THREE TIPS TO EMBRACE SMART TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR KITCHEN & BATH DESIGNS

    From a shower to an oven, it’s now possible to automate and control just about anything in homes using a smartphone—especially features located in kitchens and baths, where homeowners spend most of their time getting ready for the day, preparing meals, entertaining, and unwinding. During the KBIS session “Embracing Smart Technology In Your Kitchen &

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