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Ceramics of Italy 2021 Fall-Winter Tile Trend Report

This blog was contributed by Ceramics of Italy. Frescoes, florals, and fabrics, oh my! To possibly offset the dreariness of the pandemic, this year’s edition of Cersaie — which took place September 27 through October 1 in Bologna, Italy — was popping with exuberant colors, intricate patterns, and tactile surfaces. Ceramic experimentation was at an […]

Get Your Building Winter Ready with Fall Inspections and Maintenance

This blog was contributed by Western Specialty Contractors. Winter is right around the corner. With the changing seasons comes freeze and thaw cycles, falling pine needles and leaves, organic growth and harsh weather conditions that can wreak havoc on a building or structure’s exterior if not maintained properly. Conducting an annual fall building inspection will […]

How to Create a Stylish, Yet Compact Apartment Kitchen

Darren Watts, Design Director at Wren Kitchens, offers his top tips on how to create an amazing multi-functional kitchen in an apartment. A key feature of many apartments is a multi-functional kitchen and living space. Although a separate kitchen may suit some people’s lifestyles, a place where you can cook, eat, and relax can be […]

‘Returning to the Corner Store’ Could Drive Higher Results for Global C-Store Chains

New 33-page whitepaper by the strategically allied firms explores major opportunities for the convenience retailing industry in the years to come. Advise from Bona Design Lab and HFA Architects and Engineers. Ramping up local identity is a smart play for c-stores as they adapt to today’s disrupted marketplace, concludes a whitepaper by Bona Design Lab and HFA […]

Sustainable Construction Materials Promote Healthy Residence Halls

This blog was contributed by KWK Architects. In 1984, the World Health Organization suggested that up to 30% of new and renovated buildings had excessive complaints related to indoor air quality, which was directly related to Sick Building Syndrome. According to the EPA, Sick Building Syndrome describes situations in which building occupants experience acute health […]

How to Make a Space Look Bigger, Decrease Stress Using Zen Tactics and Lighting

This blog was contributed by Vanessa Deleon, Designer and Influencer at Vanessa Deleon Associates. Millennials and Gen-Z are migrating from urban areas to the suburbs to reduce COVID-19 risk and many are faced with a small budget and a few pieces of furniture for a large space. In these anxiety-ridden times, it is imperative that your […]

Florida Career College Student Earns Home Depot Foundation Scholarship

Michael Miranda grew up splitting time between living in Florida and the Bronx, NY. He met a lot of people, mainly handymen, and Michael was always impressed by the eagerness to share what knew. “When I was young growing up, and even recently these last couple of years, you always run into a few people […]

How to Add a Layer of Luxury to a Kitchen

When it comes to a kitchen, designers know the finishing touches create a sophisticated space. A design needs to reflect personality and style which is where detailed work shows its true value. Focusing on the smaller elements allows impact with the smallest of changes. The UK’s largest independent kitchen specialist Wren Kitchens, reveals their top-tips […]