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Close to home: Home expo, kitchen remodeling trends


Close to home: Home expo, kitchen remodeling trends

POSTED BY administrator on Jan 26 under kitchen

Close to home: Home expo, kitchen remodeling trends
News from Minneapolis Star Tribune:

Home expo

Looking for ideas to improve your home this year? Check out the Home Improvement and Design Expo Jan. 31 at Canterbury Park. About 200 exhibitors will be on hand, with speakers covering topics such as installing crown molding, tile backsplashes and cabinet transformations.

Expo hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $ 6. 1100 Canterbury Rd., Shakopee. 952-238-1700. More info at www.mediamaxevents.com/pages/shakopee_home_2015.html.

How to get that look

Salivating over a look you saw in the latest design magazine? Getting that same look for less has gotten easier, thanks to a new mobile app from Nous Decor (www.nousdecor.com).

Basically, it’s an interior design site that combines crowdsourced ideas with a “Same Look Different Price” automated recommendation engine.

The new app, available for iOS, lets you snap or upload a photo of an item of decor and search for similar products from hundreds of online retailers such as Crate & Barrel, Cost…………… continues on Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Improve kitchen in small ways
News from Northwest Herald:

Another holiday season has passed, and with it the marathon cooking and baking sessions. The hours spent using every kitchen appliance and inch of counter space had a potential benefit more lasting than a good meal: When we really use our kitchens, we discover what does and doesn’t work in this very important room.

Remodeling a kitchen can be expensive and challenging, but you can make substantial cosmetic changes with just the help of a painter and electrician, said interior designer Betsy Burnham of Burnham Design in Los Angeles.

Step one is deciding what really needs to be done. Can you work with the appliances and cabinets you’ve got, or is it time for a full-scale remodel? Step two is the budget, coming up with a realistic estimate for each expense, said designer Brian Patrick Flynn of Flynnside Out Productions.

Then, the fun can begin. Two areas where a little improvement can go a long way:

Storage: A smoothly functioning kitchen has space for everything to be stored away, within reasonable reach. Can you achieve that with your current cabinets? If so, Flynn suggests keeping them and just replacing or refinishing the doors. “Cabinetry installation adds a lot to a budget,” he said, “so saving by simply reusing what you’ve got can be a massive help.”

If your cabinet doors are st…………… continues on Northwest Herald

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