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Kitchen

Home improvement ideas: 17 DIY projects that refresh your space

We’ve interviewed experts and found the best options to help you cope during this uncertain time. Find all of our coronavirus-related coverage here and let us know your thoughts here. To ensure our safety and health and to stop the spread of coronavirus, people everywhere are being asked to stay indoors. And though some much-needed downtime is appreciated, after a while, typically busy people become bored. Rather than binge-watching another Netflix series, look around your home for small tweaks to try. These mini projects are a helpful and productive distraction from the news — and they’ll breathe new life into your home. From replacing your lampshades to wallpapering, you can try these ideas straight from interior designers to help pass ...
Home improvement

UPDATED; Talladega City BOE approves budget, capital improvement ‘wish list’ | The Daily Home

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the fact board member Sandra Beavers questioned a series of checks written to one constractor. A previous version said the checks had been written to multiple contractors, but that was incorrect.TALLADEGA -- The Talladega City Board of Education voted 4-0 to approve a budget that included a slight deficit and 3-1 to approve a five-year capital improvement project during a meeting Tuesday evening. Board Chair Mary McGhee was not present for the meeting, and board member Sandra Beavers cast the dissenting vote against the capital improvement budget. Beavers did not explain or defend her “no” vote. Board member Chuck Roberts acted as board chair in McGhee’s absence. The meeting took place on the Zoo...
Bathroom

What $549,900 can buy in Sumner County

Nashville Tennessean Published 5:00 a.m. CT Sept. 29, 2020 CLOSEAutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideStay up to date on real estate and development news: Sign up for The Tennessean's business newsletter to get updates right in your inbox. HENDERSONVILLE71 Blue Ridge Trace, Hendersonville 37075Year built: 2003Square feet: 3,929Price: $549,900Description: Single-level living with four bedrooms, five bathrooms and outdoor space that backs up to horse pasture. Home has irrigation system, outdoor lighting, instant hot water, ice machine, custom built-ins, central vacuum, outfitted to charge electric vehicles and a dumb-waiter to help bring up groceries from a 2,700 square foot unfinished basement.71 Blue Ridge Trace, Hendersonville 37075 (Pho...
Living Rooms

Review: Dystopian sci-fi ‘LX 2048’ has great ideas, James D’Arcy, Delroy Lindo … and muddled results

James D’Arcy (left) stars as Adam in Guy Moshe’s science fiction film “LX 2048,” with Delroy Lindo. Photo: Quiver DistributionAdam Bird is an old-school dude. He refuses to work from home, as his co-workers and apparently the rest of humanity do. He shows up in the office, drinks an awful cup of coffee and sits in an empty conference room arguing with his colleagues as he wears a virtual reality device. To get to the office, he drives on an empty highway. The ozone layer is a thing of the past, which means the sun and bad air are lethal. The sky is like the apocalyptic orange that enveloped the Bay Area recently, and Adam — wearing a hazmat suit — drives through it in a convertible. It is the year 2048, and Adam is your typical modern human: a slave to his job, going through a divorce,...
Furniture

Smart Furniture Market to Eyewitness Huge Growth by 2020-2026

Edison, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/01/2020 -- The Latest research study released by HTF MI "Global (United States, European Union and China) Smart Furniture Market" with 100+ pages of analysis on business Strategy taken up by key and emerging industry players and delivers know how of the current market development, landscape, technologies, drivers, opportunities, market viewpoint and status. Understanding the segments helps in identifying the importance of different factors that aid the market growth. Some of the Major Companies covered in this Research are Ikea Group, Modoola Ltd., Fonesalesman, Carlo Ratti, Herman Miller, Inc., Tabula Sense, Milano Smart Living, Seebo Interactive Ltd, Kamarq Holdings & Ori Systems etc.Click here for free sample + related graphs of the report @: https:...
HVAC

L.A.’s 2006 Heat Wave Was a Climate Change Warning

On July 16, 2006, a sticky, searing air mass parked itself over Southern California and stayed there for almost two weeks, creating one of the worst heat waves in Los Angeles’s history. For ten days, most parts of L.A. were dangerously hot, including record-high overnight lows, making it physiologically impossible to cool down without a window AC unit trained with laser precision onto your bed. On the evening that Woodland Hills, the hottest pocket of the city, hit 119 degrees, shattering L.A. County’s all-time-high temperature record, I gave up and slept on the floor of my Hollywood apartment, a frozen washcloth molded to my forehead. Last Sunday, that record was broken when the same weather station in Woodland Hills clocked in at 121 degrees. The changed climate was not, as predicted...
Paint

2021 Lamborghini Urus Graphite Capsule combines matte paint with glossy accents

The 2021 Lamborghini Urus Graphite Capsule is the second Urus design edition after debuting the Urus Pearl Capsule a few months back. Whereas the Pearl Capsule edition consists of bright, glossy exterior color options, the Graphite Capsule offers matte paint with contrasting glossy color accents. “The new Graphite Capsule endorses the inimitable versatility of the Lamborghini Urus as the original Super SUV: its color and styling are as adaptable and versatile as its presence in every high-performance and lifestyle environment,” said Giovanni Perosino, Automobili Lamborghini Chief Commercial Officer. For the Urus Graphite Capsule, Lamborghini lets you choose from one of four matte paint hues: White (Bianco Monocerus), Black (Nero Noctis)...
Pest Control

Pest control experts embrace an integrated approach to battling rodents

A roof rat noses around a rodent bait station on Kiawah Island in August 2020.Image Credit: Eric Benson, Clemson University CLEMSON — Dogs may be man’s best friend, but rats have been his constant companion. For good or ill — more often the latter — rats have followed us wherever we go. Even luxury gated communities are not immune. Rodenticides — chemicals that kill rodents — are a significant tool in the fights against rats. But pest control operators are looking to amend their arsenal with additional weapons on South Carolina’s Kiawah Island, where some of the community’s famous bobcats have tested positive for the chemicals. In an August 20 online training held by Clemson University, pest control professionals representing 85 percent of the properties with pest control service on Ki...
Heating & Cooling

Wabtec begins trial of environmentally friendly air conditioning system

Wabtec has begun trials of the transit rail industry’s first air conditioning system using natural R290 refrigerant, a clean and environmentally friendly option. This Wabtec Green Air technology is part of the company’s initiative to bring clean, sustainable solutions to the transit market. “Transit authorities continually look for opportunities to reduce the carbon footprint of their operations,” said Lilian Leroux, president of Wabtec’s Transit business. “Traditional synthetic refrigerants provide a cool, comfortable environment for passengers, but those options are not healthy for the environment.” The refrigerant R290 used in the Green Air system has a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of three. Traditional heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems use synthetic refrigera...
Home improvement

How is Utah’s economy recovering? New Salt Lake Chamber tool tracks improvement

SALT LAKE CITY — In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, government programs that were designed to aid businesses and citizens cast a wide net. While everyone was affected by the virus shutdowns, some felt the impact more than others and were left without the help they needed. The Salt Lake Chamber is hoping to better identify those markets."We're smarter than we were back then, and so we know some of those relief efforts can be more targeted," said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance. "It gives us as a business community an opportunity to advocate at a local, state and even federal level for those kinds of programs."The Salt Lake Chamber’s Roadmap to Recovery Coalition and Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute announced a new economic tool Monda...
Decor

How to assemble a home bar, from carts to pro-level setups

Bars have been largely closed since the arrival of COVID-19. Yet at the same time, alcohol use has been on the rise across the United States. As with so many other human activities, happy hour has been happening at home. That means it’s a good time build a home bar that has both style and substance. Where to Start With so many spirits, glassware options, furniture pieces and mysterious tools out there, it’s easy to feel intimidated by the prospect of a home bar. Remember that the process is supposed to be fun, and know that it’s OK to start small. Pamela Dylag is the co-owner of Velveteen Rabbit, an Arts District bar in Downtown Las Vegas that’s famous for its elaborate cocktails. But at home, Dylag likes to keep her bar simple. She recommends picking two to three favorite spirits (she st...