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Winning Ways – Kitchen & Bath Design News

290 The recipients of the Chrysalis Awards for Remodeling Excellence for 2023 were recently disclosed, including 30 winning projects in the Kitchen and Bath categories. Awards were presented in each of four geographic regions of the U.S. – including the Midwest, North, South and West – with a national winner named in each category. The awards, which were launched in 1993, honor designs in 28 total categories of residential and commercial remodeling. Entries were judged on: degree of improvement and functionality to the existing space; use of materials; handling of challenges; overall impression, and cost/benefit.  The competition is open to…
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Kim Kardashian has around a dozen Christmas trees in just her bathroom — even more than last year

Kim Kardashian.Getty/Dimitrios Kambouris Kim Kardashian gave fans a peek at her Christmas decorations over the weekend. The star appears to have around a dozen Christmas trees lined in her bathroom. Last year, Kardashian had eight trees in her bathroom, per People. Kim Kardashian is outdoing herself this Christmas. The reality television star took to Instagram Stories on Sunday to give fans a peek at her holiday decorations, which included illuminating her driveway with dozens of trees decorated with white fairy lights. In another story, Kardashian showed off her festive bathroom, which features a line of lit Christmas trees along the…
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Placing spire structure ‘tops out’ Salt Lake Temple renovation – Church News

The extensive, multiyear renovation of the Salt Lake Temple reached a pinnacle of sorts Tuesday, Feb. 13, with the placement of the final reinforcing steel pyramid atop the iconic house of the Lord. An estimated 800 construction team members involved in the renovation project gathered beside the pioneer landmark anchoring the Temple Square headquarters for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City for the midday “topping out” ceremony, a building tradition marking when the structure’s final beam or equivalent piece is placed. For the Salt Lake Temple and its Tuesday topping out, the sixth and…
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We tried ‘the AI ​​interior designer.’ It has a lot to learn.

Whether it’s Microsoft’s chatbot going stalker-mode on unwitting tech columnists or ChatGPT doing schoolwork for sneaky kids, artificial intelligence is suddenly everywhere. So, of course there’s a company with a tool that claims to be “the AI ​​interior designer.” Fulhaus is based in Montreal, and for the last three years it has been developing artificial intelligence to help real estate investors efficiently furnish their properties. In March, that tool, named Ludwig, became available to everyone. The Fulhaus website describes it as “A new AI system that can create buyable furniture collections from any inspired image, just like an interior designer.…
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interior design books: Interior Design Books – 9 best books to learn all about Interior Design

Interior design books provide readers with valuable insights into the world of interior design. Through the pages of these books, readers can gain the knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of interior design, as well as the tools to create beautiful and functional spaces. From the latest in home office organization to bathroom remodelling projects and how to choose the perfect colour palette for any room, each page of these books contains valuable information and analysis to help readers create the perfect home or workspace. All these 9 books offer essential guidance on everything you need to know about decorating…
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This house had two empty rooms until a bold redesign gave it a sense of purpose – and some elegant new furniture |

Fun fact about this Georgia home: two of its reception rooms were empty for almost a year and the kids used to ride their tricycles through them. It’s hard to believe but this family home, now one of the world’s best homeswas once a bit of an empty shell, lacking design direction and practical purpose. The young family of five had upsized, moved from DC to Atlanta and had prioritized getting to know their new house and neighborhood before thinking about furnishing and décor. After almost two years, however, they felt it was time to get the professionals in for…
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Home improvement contractors could become extinct in Louisiana • Louisiana Illuminator

Under a proposed law in Louisiana, homeowners would have to hire a licensed general contractor for any home improvement work valued over $10,000. Some worry the measure will destroy the market for trim carpenters, fence builders and other handymen who can perform jobs up to $75,000 under current law. Currently, the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors (LSLBC) regulates two different types of residential construction professionals, aside from mold remediation experts: the licensed general residential contractor, which is required for jobs priced above $75,000; and the certified home improvement contractor, who can perform work between $7,500 and $75,000. Both must…
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News Flash • Senate Clears Singer Bill to Protect New Jersey

The New Jersey Senate voted in favor of legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer (R-30) that would establish a professional board to regulate home improvement and home elevation contractors. “For too long New Jerseyans have worried about the legitimacy of their contractor. Today’s Senate vote takes another step in the right director to give us all the confidence to make decisions that best improve our quality of life,” said Sen. Singer. “By increasing transparency and setting a clear standard for contractors, we can greatly improve consumer protections and give the people of New Jersey the peace of mind they deserve.”…