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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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  • 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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