Joshua Homes design offered in Cedar Hill

The Dallas Builders Association’s Home of the Week is the Joshua Homes design at 2607 Wells Court in Cedar Hill.

Joshua Homes has been in the commercial and residential construction industry for over two decades. In the Lake Ridge community of Cedar Hill, Joshua Homes helps clients take advantage of expansive lake views from the highest bluffs in DFW, said a company spokesperson.

This fully custom home is clad in brick and stone and has a roof accented in copper. The foyer leads to a château-inspired interior with hand-scraped solid wood flooring and white Himalaya marble. The living space has a barrel-vaulted ceiling and opens to a kitchen with double islands, marble counters, stained cabinets, integrated stainless-steel appliances and a walk-in pantry.

The primary wing features a center-stage luxury bathroom with hand-laid marble, dual sinks and an expansive walk-in steam shower.

Across the home is a theater outfitted with leather seating and the finest sound and picture, said the spokesperson.

Joshua Homes provides quality building and service. For more information or to schedule a design consultation, call 888- 854-2415, visit www.joshuahomes2415.com or email manager@joshuahomes2415.com.

This Home of the Week is presented by the Dallas Builders Association. For details, visit

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Super Bowl Causes Soup Kitchen Wing Shortage

Masbia Soup Kitchen has relied on a consistent list of affordable products to feed the many New Yorkers who are facing food insecurity during the pandemic. But the charity network found itself taking on an unexpected challenge over the past week as one of its most important items was flying off the shelves because of the Super Bowl: chicken wings.

Alex Rapaport, director of Masbia, a kosher soup kitchen, said at first he didn’t know why there was trouble buying the kitchen’s usual order of wings from suppliers, but then realized it’s because of the big game.

“Throughout the pandemic we’ve relied on chicken wings to stretch our charity dollars and buy a lot of protein, but the last couple of weeks I was wondering ‘why is this such a problem?’ Then it hit me, oh it’s the Super Bowl, when everyone likes to munch on chicken wings, which is causing this shortage,” he said.

In past years, the Super Bowl never caused a supply issue for the local charity, but Rapaport, said that part of the issue is because there’s been a 500{ac967ad544075fb2f6bcea1234f8d91da186cac15e616dc329e302b7c7326b8c} increase in demand since the pandemic hit the city last March.

“We use chicken wings as

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Ideas offered on new use of North Little Rock’s Ole Main building

A task force has presented the North Little Rock School Board with a plan to turn the vacant Ole Main High School building into a place that would house the school district’s central office and provide a home to various programs from around the city.

School Board members on Thursday discussed ways to prioritize a facilities-project list that could take advantage of projected savings from bond refinancing.

“The potential project list are just things we have discussed in the past,” said Brian Brown, chief financial officer for the school district. “We have looked into these projects and got estimates on what those things may cost.”

One of the projects was a complete renovation of the Ole Main building. The estimated cost for renovating the old high school into an office complex was $11,418,570.

Created in 2019, the Ole Main Task Force has spent the past year gathering community input to create a list of recommendations on ways to preserve Ole Main, which was built in 1928 but has stood empty since May 2016.

The proximity of the vacant building to North Little Rock’s current high school at 101 W. 22nd St. limits what can be done with the building. Officials

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Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay Buys Home in Los Angeles

Bobby Flay and the home (Photos via Getty/The Society Group)

Celebrity chef Bobby Flay spent the last few months looking at a Midcentury Modern–inspired home in Los Angeles, but it was missing something he dreamed of: a chef-worthy outdoor kitchen.

The owners of the home happened to be designers. They agreed to work with Flay to build an outdoor kitchen to Flay’s specifications, including a pizza oven and an Argentinian-style grill.

That sealed the deal: Flay bought the home, on Rising Glen Road in the hills above Sunset Boulevard, for $7.6 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The sellers, Michael and Arya Martin, designed and built the 5,800-square-foot home. They run the design-and-build firm OSKLO.

The boxy house has floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a largely open floor plan. It was recently featured in Architectural Digest.

The Midcentury Modern inspiration is clear in the built-in floating shelves and interior glass atrium. Each of the four bedrooms opens to a private terrace and pathway connecting to the rear of the home.

The small, fenced-in back yard centers on a patio area and the pool. There are lawns, sculptures and landscaped trees.

L.A.’s residential market, particularly the top end, remains hot nearly

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Signature Kitchen Suite Unveils Industry-First Built-In Undercounter ‘Convertible Drawer’ Refrigerator

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Signature Kitchen Suite, the fresh brand at the forefront of innovation in the luxury kitchen appliance category, today announced a first-of-its-kind built-in undercounter convertible dual drawer refrigerator. Unique to this refrigerator are dual refrigerator drawers that operate independently and allow homeowners to select from multiple temperature zones depending on their needs, including a freezer option.

Designed for Technicureans™ – today’s forward-thinking home chefs – the undercounter refrigerator redefines food storage due to its impeccable precision for preservation. With unmatched flexibility, users can now store food under six temperature zones depending on their ever-changing needs: Pantry, Fridge, Bar, Seafood, Meat or Freezer settings. The refrigerator is designed to minimize temperature fluctuations and help keep food fresher and longer with flexibility from -7 to 50 degrees independently in each drawer. This smart appliance also delivers enhanced convenience for users with Wi-Fi capabilities that allow remote temperature monitoring and adjustment.

The new 24-inch built-in undercounter convertible dual drawer refrigerator will be available in the third quarter of 2021 and encompasses the following impressive features:

  • Dual Convertible Drawers: The only built-in
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25 Top-Rated Kitchen Products Under $25 Every Home Cook Should Own

And while these gadgets certainly do make a difference in the kitchen (and are arguably quite fun), there are other, more pressing products that you may ultimately rely on and use more regularly. If it’s these you’re after, Amazon boasts a slew of essential tools, appliances, knives, and cookware that will fundamentally alter the way you cook. 

Keep reading for 25 best-selling kitchen products on Amazon that every home cook should call their own—everything is $25 or less.  

Checkered Chef Cooling Racks for Baking

These stainless steel cooling racks are the perfect size for letting hot brownies rest. They’re small enough to insert into a sheet pan—to bake chicken wings or broil fish—and are designed with small crosswire spacing, so nothing falls through the cracks. 

“I should have bought these years ago,” one five-star reviewer says. “It’s amazing how often these racks get used around our kitchen. The great thing about them is that they’re two small racks instead of one large one, which increases their versatility from cookies and muffins to fried chicken.”

To buy: $12 (originally $20); amazon.com

Amazon Basics Silicone Nonstick Food-Safe Baking Mat

There’s no need to waste parchment paper when you can pull out a

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Studio41’s kitchen and bathroom expertise helps Chicagoans reimagine their homes

Studio41 specializes in finding and creating solutions for any kitchen or bathroom design project, regardless of the size. For 25 years, they have pursued a singular mission: Creating spaces in Chicagoland homes that are well-designed, practical, trendy and fit Chicagoans’ day-to-day needs.

“We are a kitchen and bath showroom so we show plumbing fixtures, decorative hardware, tile and cabinetry,” says Studio41 Director of Marketing Hannah Byl.

“We have twelve different locations throughout the Chicago area and one in Scottsdale, Arizona.”

Due to COVID-19, this past year has been one of the busiest for these local showrooms.

Byl explains, “People are staying home now more than ever and investing money into their homes instead of traveling or going out to eat. I think the pandemic has also directly played into one of our biggest trends right now, smart technology. We are seeing smart technology being incorporated more and more into different kitchen and bathroom fixtures.”

For example, touchless faucets with integrated pushless technology and voice-activated features are currently very popular in kitchens. Smart showers controlled through smartphone apps designed to adjust water temperature are also on the rise, along with Bluetooth-powered mirrors and medicine cabinets that can adjust your lighting. Smart

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15 Smart and Sophisticated Kitchen Storage Ideas for your Home

It’s not how much space you have for storage in your kitchen; it’s how you cleverly design it that makes the kitchen smart and chic. Designing a kitchen is not rocket science. After all, how difficult is it to build kitchen storage with drawers, cabinets, pantry, and gadget garage? Ask our professional kitchen planners who successfully design the perfect kitchen storage, keeping in mind the minute details of comfort and envisioning it to make the kitchen look stylish. Let’s take a tour of these kitchen storage ideas to get inspired for your home.

1. Elegantly modern



1.  Elegantly modern


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1. Elegantly modern

The open kitchen’s elegance gets enhanced by the modern cabinetry that matches the shade of the kitchen island’s engineered stone and the backsplash. It merges with the décor. It is complemented by the dark walnut colored long pantry door on the side and the shine of glass doors on the wall cabinet.

2. One-walled modern kitchen storage



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2. One-walled modern kitchen storage

The one-wall kitchen with wall and floor cabinet creates sufficient storage. The handle-free wooden wall cabinet and long horizontal steel handle for the floor cabinet do cleaning and handling

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This Kitchen Feature Revolutionized Cleanup for a Family of 4

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This week on Domino, we’re celebrating the heart—and workhorse—of the home: the kitchen. From up-and-coming cabinet styles to top-selling paints to try to just-dropped appliances, we’re serving up ideas for every type of budget. Check in daily to see what’s cooking.

Genie Hoover woke up on Mother’s Day 2017 and decided it was time to move. Tired of the conventional setup of her picket-fence home in Los Angeles, she and her husband, Chris, popped by a few open houses and compiled a short new-home checklist that would make any modern-thinking Angeleno proud: something smaller and hyperefficient, more exposure to nature, and a shorter commute to the office. “The goal was to lose a thousand square feet,” says Genie. “I had a fantasy that I could live in a tiny house and reduce my wardrobe to five white shirts for work.”

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Then the couple’s real-estate agent showed them a 1958 mid-century modern property, designed by pioneering architect Ralph Bowerman. It was bigger than they needed (nearly 3,000 square feet) and not exactly close to work, but the floor-to-ceiling windows delivering canyon views and the potential to create a fantasy, open-plan kitchen sold them. “The house told us what our priorities were,”

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Signature Kitchen Suite Introduces Advanced Undercounter Wine Refrigerator at KBIS 2021

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Feb. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Signature Kitchen Suite, the leader in driving innovation in the luxury, built-in kitchen appliance market, is expanding its award-winning line of wine column refrigerators with an advanced new undercounter model, set to be unveiled this year at the virtual 2021 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS). 

Unique to Signature Kitchen Suite’s wine refrigerators is Wine Cave Technology™, which minimizes vibration, temperature fluctuations, limits light exposure and optimizes humidity, protecting collections from wine’s most damaging elements. This technology mimics the ideal environment of historic old-world wine caves, like those located near Signature Kitchen Suite’s Experience & Design Center in the heart of Napa Valley, Calif.  This award-winning facility highlights the intersection of technology and culinary innovation for the new generation of Technicurean food and wine aficionados.

The new 24-inch panel-ready undercounter wine refrigerator holds 41 bottles of wine with unique features that make it the perfect place to maintain at-home collections:

  • Wine Cave Technology: Ingeniously engineered with an emphasis on providing a cave-like environment, Signature Kitchen Suite’s exclusive design protects collections against
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