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Kitchen

Mistakes to avoid when upgrading a kitchen: Don’t get sucked into tempting, one-function items

Your household may have grown during the coronavirus pandemic as adult children who lost their jobs returned home. At the same time, your wallet may have become thinner during the economic fallout caused by the global health crisis.Combine those factors and it’s easy to see that a study by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) found that people want to improve their kitchen, especially with germ-avoiding, touchless technology, while adhering to a tight budget.An overwhelming 99% of manufacturing, construction, design and retail businesses surveyed by the trade association said more consumers are requesting assistance with small-scale, DIY kitchen projects.To reduce the risk of getting COVID-19, the survey found, people want contact-less products with automatic sensors and anti...
Bathroom

My First Home: Instagram star Meggan Grubb on building a home gym

Personal trainer and social media star Meggan Grubb, 24, spent lockdown renovating her first home.If her fitness tips and videos on social media don’t get you out training, maybe Meggan Grubb’s house-hunting skills will inspire you to get that dream pad. At 24, the personal trainer and social media star has not only earned 1.3 million followers but she’s even bagged her own ‘grown-up’ house near Winchester and managed to do it all up during lockdown. The insta star and her fiancé spent lockdown decking out their bathrooms with Bali-inspired designs and building a home gym. And there we were watching Tiger King on the couch… When did you buy your first home? I bought my first home when I was 23, almost exactly a year ago. Before that, I was living in London in student flats. Bu...
Living Rooms

25 The Elf on the Shelf Ideas For Every December Day ‘Til Christmas

Click here to read the full article. Ah, the The Elf on the Shelf — the bane of so many parents’ holiday seasons. Maybe you have a love-hate relationship (or, OK, a hate-hate relationship) with the wily little guy. But chances are, your kids love him. And hey, the internet loves him. He’s basically the best thing to happen to holiday mischief since Santa himself.Although it can be fun to come up with your own creative ideas for where to place the beloved/dreaded elf (and we encourage you to do so) it can also be a little… exhausting, to say the least. And nowadays, The Elf on the Shelf has so many accessories — Elfie’s even got his own pets — to keep this yearly activity fresh and exciting. Elfie can almost give Barbie a run for her money. So here are more than two dozen easy The Elf on th...
Paint

Tesla Gigafactory Berlin’s revolutionary paint shop is coming to life

Tesla Gigafactory Berlin’s revolutionary paint shop appears to be coming together. Local reports indicate that paint equipment deliveries have been continuing and a little testbed for the paint facility may in the process of installation. The EV manufacturer teamed up with Geico Taikisha, a leader in the design and construction of turnkey automated auto body paint, for Giga Berlin’s next-gen paint shop. Last month, the first batch of machines was delivered to the German plant’s site. Local drone-operator @gigafactory_4 observed that Tesla may have installed some of the Geico Taikisha equipment for Giga Berlin’s paint shop in a little testbed. While the exact location of said testbed was not specified, the drone-operator did clarify that Giga Berlin’s Geico Taikisha machines were stored...
Florist & Decorating

Spruce up your space for fall! 13 Home decor deals from Amazon Prime Day

Our editors independently selected these items because we think you will enjoy them and might like them at these prices. If you purchase something through our links, we may earn a commission. Pricing and availability are accurate as of publish time. Learn more about Shop TODAY.Prime Day was created by Amazon which has an affiliate relationship with TODAY. Whenever you buy an Amazon product through our site, Amazon pays TODAY a small commission on that sale.In the mood to spruce up your space for fall? Whether you're shopping for a new coffee table, some wall art or anything in between, Amazon Prime Deal has plenty of home decor deals going on right now. Here are 13 the Shop TODAY editors are currently eyeing.1. Salipt LED Flickering Flameless Candles Set of 10Salipt LED Flickering Flameles...
Home improvement

When a Fallen Mexican American War Hero Was Denied a Wake, a Civil Rights Push Began

“The whites won't like it.”When a small-town Texas funeral home, using these words, refused to hold a wake for decorated World War II veteran Felix Longoria, the ensuing controversy sent the fight for Mexican American civil rights soaring onto the national stage—with some help from a rising U.S. senator named Lyndon Johnson. Private Longoria, a Mexican American soldier from Three Rivers, Texas, was flushing out Japanese soldiers retreating from the island of Luzon in the Philippines when a sniper cut him down just months before the end of World War II. His heroic actions posthumously earned him the Purple Heart and other military medals.It took the U.S. Army four years to get his body back home to Three Rivers. When his widow Beatriz Longoria went to make arrangements at the town’s only fu...
Decor

Modern design earns historic status for Tucson home by famed local architect | Local news

The modern-looking two-story home he designed for himself on Lind Road, near Fort Lowell Road and Tucson Boulevard, is an example of Brutalist architecture, a postwar movement that first emerged from Great Britain in the 1950s.The form is characterized by angular geometric shapes and bare building materials — usually exposed concrete or brick — with monochromatic colors and little adornment.Clinco said many civic buildings were built in the Brutalist style during the middle of the 20th century, including Pima Community College’s West Campus on Anklam Road and the Mathematics Building and library at the University of Arizona.Style goes from villain to heroBrutalist houses are much harder to find. “I think there are just a very, very small handful of homes in Tucson that are built in this st...