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Security Features For Outdoor Living Trend In Latest Houzz Survey

It’s no secret that outdoor living has become a huge trend. “It has exploded over the past five years with homeowners desiring to have resort-like backyards,” declares Reno-based landscape architect and franchisor Ron DuHamel, president of FireSky. “The old-style simple patio and lawn area is no comparison” to the new home-based paradises, he muses. Not

By |2022-05-10T09:54:04-07:00May 10th, 2022|Industry News|

New Induction Technologies Celebrate Earth Day And Wellness

Happy 52nd Earth Day! It’s not likely that you’re baking cookies, hanging decorations or sending out holiday cards to mark the modern environmental movement’s annual celebration, but if you are, these efforts would likely be influenced by sustainability-focused regulations, including Energy Star appliances and lighting. Gas Bans If you move to a newly-built or remodeled

By |2022-04-22T09:53:24-07:00April 22nd, 2022|Industry News|

New Appliance Trends Highlight Wellness Features

If you’ve been shopping for major appliances, you’ve probably experienced the frustration of poor selection and repeated delays. “AHAM has been very involved with a coalition of associations who have worked together since the supply chain issues started,” comments Jill Notini, vice president for the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, adding, “It’s not only the

By |2022-04-20T09:51:42-07:00April 19th, 2022|Industry News|

Ceramic Tile Provides A Durable Artistic Canvas For Architectural And Interior Designers

Creating art with tile is not a new phenomenon. Archaeological excavations have uncovered magnificent artworks on floors and walls dating back millennia. It’s likely that beautiful paintings were created at the same time on parchment and other more delicate media, but the durability, hardness and weather resistance of ceramic tile ensured its long term survival.

By |2022-04-13T09:51:52-07:00April 12th, 2022|Industry News|

Why You Might Want Air Sous Vide Capability In Your Next Cooking Appliance

Air fryers have been a top wellness design trend for more than a year, and are likely to inspire new countertop appliance sales for Mother’s Day soon. Air frying capability has also been built into ranges, ovens and microwaves. One manufacturer even sent the capability as an upgrade to existing owners. Other companies followed suit,

By |2022-04-05T09:52:07-07:00April 4th, 2022|Industry News|

New White House Covid Initiative Tackles Indoor Air Quality Improvements

When the World Health Organization communicated in July 2020 that the virus responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic was spread through aerosolized transmission, not through droplets carried within a six foot radius as initially believed, the Centers for Disease Control hesitated to issue the same guidance. The costs and complications for dealing with these new findings

By |2022-03-29T09:51:59-07:00March 29th, 2022|Industry News|

COVID Shutdown Anniversary Offers Four Wellness Design Lessons For Home Builders, Developers And Policy Makers

It was two years ago today, March 19, 2020, when California led the country in issuing a shelter-in-place order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Living spaces had to quickly adapt to new distance learning, telework, fitness, eldercare and quarantine needs. Killing the virus at home by washing everything that came through their doors became

By |2022-03-19T09:51:28-07:00March 19th, 2022|Industry News|
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