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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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  • HEALTH AND WELL-BEING AT HOME TODAY–AND IN 2040

    Until recently, health rarely was a part of a home buyer’s search criteria, nor was it part of a builder’s design set. But now, as consumers, we have endless access to data and technology that put our health more in our control than ever, helping us understand the nuances of our health, along with how

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  • Sustainable Products from GreenBuild 2018

    Nearly 18,000 architecture, engineering, and construction professionals from around the world attended this year’s Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, held Nov. 14–16 in Chicago. Participants attended educational sessions, tours, workshops, and summits, and checked out the latest sustainable products and materials on the tradeshow floor, which hosted more than 550 manufacturers and exhibitors. Here are seven

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  • Six Unexpected Concrete Products

    Concrete is a durable, relatively affordable, and low-maintenance material. Although concrete is perhaps most commonly associated with forming the basis of large-scale infrastructure projects and structures, it’s also widely used in industrial design and furniture manufacturing, thanks to its versatility and ability to assume an array of geometries. The six products below demonstrate how designers

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  • How the ‘modern farmhouse’ look took over

    A decade ago the phrase “modern farmhouse” would perhaps have referred to a newly built actual farmhouse, but today it conjures a checklist of decor elements that add up to something a little bit country, a little bit industrial, and a whole lot of white paint. Shiplap paneling? Check. Reclaimed wood? Check. White walls and

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