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What Can We Expect to See in Kitchen Design in 2020?

What Can We Expect to See in Kitchen Design in 2020?

Open floor arrangements with fluidity between the different functional zones define the modern homes that complement today’s multidimensional lifestyles. A space configuration that allows homeowners and their families to combine food prep and dining with social and family-time activities has become de rigueur for many homebuyers and those seeking to renovate their existing homes.  On a design level, these open configurations require the decor to relinquish unnecessary design elements in favor of a more minimalist approach that offers both function and style. What does mean for kitchen design? What can we expect to see in 2020? Here’s a look at...

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Do You Have a Digital Sous Chef in Your Kitchen?

Do You Have a Digital Sous Chef in Your Kitchen?

There's no doubt about it — voice assistants such as Alexa and Siri are changing the way we cook and use our kitchens. In fact, sixty-five percent of consumers say they use smart speaker based voice assistants while cooking, and the number one thing they use them for is researching recipes. And as these voice assistants get smarter, they are increasingly earning their keep in our kitchens. Here's the breakdown of how homeowners* are using their voice assistants, according to recent research conducted by RICKI, the Research Institute for Cooking & Kitchen Intelligence: Looking up recipes: 38% Surfing the web while in the...

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Let Your Inner Designer Shine With A Laundry Room Makeover!

Let Your Inner Designer Shine With A Laundry Room Makeover!

In recent years, homeowners have been eager to turn the parts of the house that center on chores into more pleasant areas that emphasize function and style. Laundry rooms top the list of the functional areas that homeowners want to transform into spaces they actually want to spend time in. So what’s trending in laundry room design? The Houzz Trending Now series offers a deep dive into what homeowners want in their upgraded laundry rooms. Here’s an overview.  Color in Laundry Rooms Largely white or neutral palettes are the most popular hues for laundry rooms, which is not surprising since...

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Ditch the Legs & Corbels: Why You Should Float Your Countertop

Ditch the Legs & Corbels: Why You Should Float Your Countertop

Kitchen design is ever-evolving. That's why the kitchen design and remodeling business is thriving. Not only do certain styles and looks eventually become outdated (hello avocado appliances!), design elements that make your kitchen more functional come on the scene and suddenly, not only does your kitchen look outdated, but it feels functionally behind the times, too.  There was a time in the not-too distant past when the only way to have an extended countertop was to support it with legs or corbels. The look aligns with the more traditional design styles, but the functionality is lacking. Plainly speaking, they get in...

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