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  • MAJESTIC AND NOSTALGIE FREESTANDING RANGES

    ILVE Appliances has added a new copper trim finish option for its free-standing ranges, providing a total of four trim options for the Majestic and Nostalgie appliance lines. “Where silver and chrome once reigned as the finish of choice, we are now seeing the emergence of more rose-toned hues that offer a warm aesthetic,” says

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  • Why You Might Want A Chef Sink

    You’re not a professional chef, but you play one at home. Preparing meals for your family and friends is a big part of your life, and something that provides a great break from your work day. You invested in a set of quality knives and pots to make cooking easier, and buy only organic produce

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  • What’s hot and what’s not in 2019 kitchen trends

    Bathrooms, move aside — 2019 is the year of the kitchen. HomeAdvisor’s Smart Home Strategist and Home Expert Dan DiClerico said homeowners (especially first-timers) in 2018 focused their renovation efforts on bathrooms to accommodate the needs of a growing family. But homeowners are now moving their attention to the kitchen, where they’re aiming to create

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  • 3 WAYS TO MODERNIZE THE TRADITIONAL BARN

    Think “modern design” and “barn” doesn’t immediately spring to mind. But with a motivated client and a strong vision to connect the inside with outside, Silver Maple Construction and Joan Heaton Architects turned the traditional barn design into a sleek, contemporary home with expansive windows overlooking the Adirondack Mountains. Along with wowing their client, the

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  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH HOUSING IN AMERICA?

    Why the way we are trying to fix this isn’t working: Adding fees to residential development for affordable housing. Does anyone think you can make housing more affordable by making it more expensive to build? It makes more sense to put affordable housing fees on new commercial development, since the roots of new housing demand

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  • WHAT DRIVES THE PRICE OF A SQUARE FOOT?

    Over the past five years, the median price per square foot has increased in each of the 50 largest new-home markets in the country, according to Hanley Wood’s research arm, Metrostudy. Housing’s recovery from the Great Recession is undeniably a factor in the increase of median price per square foot from 2012 to 2017, and

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