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Outdoor Entertainment

How to Design an Outdoor Entertainment Area for Summer Fun

There are a lot of moving pieces when it comes to creating the ideal home theater experience. Beyond hand-picking the most powerful hardware, elements like screen position, speaker height, and viewing angles are accounted for with surgeon-like precision. However, the rules are a bit different for outdoor entertainment. The prominent issue when creating an outdoor environment is manufacturing a beautiful…

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Spacekit Artist Series Debuts with Limited-Edition Designs 

The Spacekit Artist Series was developed to showcase personalized designs derived from the brand’s team of award-winning artists. Through this limited-edition series, Spacekit is celebrating each artist’s personal creative style which is derived from meaningful influences and experiences.  “Because of our live event background, our team of designers spend many of their hours focused on how to design environments that…

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Smart Kitchen Platform Fresco Joins NKBA Global Connect Member Program

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), representing nearly 50,000 North American kitchen and bath industry professionals and owners of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), announces its newest NKBA Global Connect Program Member: Fresco, the leading smart kitchen platform. While headquartered in Ireland, Fresco is a global organization and has been operating in the North American market since 2017 through…

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Beko Joins NKBA Global Connect Program

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), representing nearly 50,000 North American kitchen and bath industry professionals and the owners of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), announces its newest NKBA Global Connect Program Member: Beko Home Appliances, a premium brand that’s mission is to make healthy, sustainable living accessible to all. With its Global Headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey, and U.S.…

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Sun Valley Lighting

Sun Valley Lighting Revives Mission Style Architecture with the Latest LED Technology and Controls 

Sun Valley Lighting, a leading American brand of traditional area and street lighting from U.S. Pole Company, introduces its Mission Revival Bell luminaire that embodies the Mission Revival architectural style with the latest LED technology and the unsurpassed PLED engineered lighting control for area lighting. Mission Revival Bell is designed to offer simple, solid and austere architectural elements for downtown…

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Lighting Up the Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel

The Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel worked with LS Group and USAI fixtures to create a transformative space where guests feel like they are in present day during the daylight hours and are transported back in time at night, reminiscent of the movie “Midnight in Paris.” According to Kristen Kordecki, Commercial Projects Director at LS Group, “We knew that quality of light and color temperature were going…

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Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Announce 2019-2021 Kitchen Design Contest Finalists

Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove – the industry leaders in premium refrigeration, cooking and dishwashing – announced today the 29 Finalists and one Student Winner of the 2019-2021 Kitchen Design Contest (KDC) via videocast. “For nearly 30 years, the Kitchen Design Contest has been a time-honored tradition of recognizing and celebrating design professionals from around the world who are advancing the…

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Home Renovation Activity and Spend Hits Four-Year High, Houzz Survey Finds

Design by Alexandra Crafton @Houzz Home renovation activity and spend have reached the highest rates reported since 2018, according to the eleventh annual Houzz & Home survey of nearly 70,000 U.S. respondents. More than half of homeowners renovated their homes in 2021 (55 percent), up from 53 percent in 2020 and 54 percent in both 2019 and 2018. Following the…

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Beko Appliances Announce Healthy Kitchen|Net-Zero Home Partnership This Earth Day

Beko Home Appliances, widely considered to be among the world’s most sustainable appliance manufacturers, is using Earth Day to announce a slew of eco-conscious initiatives including a strategic alliance that will place two of the first and highest-profile Beko Healthy Kitchens in one of the world’s healthiest and most sustainable homes. The U.S. subsidiary of Arcelik, Inc., has partnered with gaming…

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