Kitchen of the Week: Light and Airy With a Bright Backsplash

A designer helps a couple update the kitchen with an efficient layout and custom details like a walnut-topped peninsula

Bryan and Heather Kurey looked at their dysfunctional kitchen and considered moving into a new home. The aging oak cabinets, oversize breakfast area and lack of countertops didn’t create a welcoming space for a couple who love to cook. But they soon realized that most of the homes they considered buying also had kitchens that needed updating. The couple looked at photos on Houzz and other sources and became inspired to remodel what they had.

They hired designer Lisa Quina, who had helped them renovate other areas of the late-1930s home in Arlington, Virginia. Quina relocated appliances, added windows, enlarged an opening to the family room, improved storage and used local artisans for custom details that add character. Now the family enjoys a brighter kitchen that combines classic, industrial and modern design elements to better reflect its style and love of cooking.

Bathroom of the Week: Bright and Airy Design

A designer at a design-build firm helps a homeowner pull together her ideas and create a well-functioning space

The homeowner who uses this bathroom enjoys the design and remodeling process, and she was ready to embark on a full bathroom remodel when she visited The Kitchen Studio’s showroom in West Chester, Pennsylvania. “She has a great appreciation for design and high-functioning spaces,” designer Dana Bender says. “In our collaboration, we helped her refine and implement her ideas.” The homeowner’s preferred style is modern with warm organic touches. Bender helped the busy mom put the design together, and the construction arm of the business, Pine Street Carpenters, completed the work.

Internet Usage In 2020: The Year We Stayed At Home

In the age of smartphones, the internet dominates our lives. From shopping to banking and entertainment to work functions–they’re all online these days. 4.5 billion people–or 59%–of the global population, used the internet today and this number is set to grow. To put the numbers into perspective, there were only 1.7 billion internet users in 2012 when these figures were first published.

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From our friends at Red Website Design

  • Add links to social bookmarking sites
  • Add calls-to-action on links you share
  • Use pinned posts on social media networks
  • Make your social media cover images calls-to-actions
  • Answer questions on social Q&A sites
  • Have employees share content on their social channels

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