These Kitchen Lighting Ideas Will Bring Idyllic Ambiance to the Heart of Your Home



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OKC homebuilders will bring ideas back ‘from’ the International Builders Show, as usual, even though it’s online this year, which is not

“To see firsthand the latest in building science and design has allowed us to bring those concepts back to Oklahoma and share with our customers. We are looking forward to the event but also looking forward to the day we can all begin meeting and attending these great conferences in person.”

The virtual format for product exhibition will have ups and downs, said Mike Means, executive vice president of the Oklahoma Home Builders Association.

“The pro will be able to go at your own pace and be very selective of what you want to see,” he said. “A big con is that anything online allows one to try and multitask and miss some things. A couple of other cons is missing the interaction with the vendors and maybe stumbling across that one product that catches your eye.”

Means said an “unexpected positive” will be “touching base with folks you might miss if you are wandering around a gigantic showroom. Of course the negative is not being able to socialize in a normal human fashion.”

There probably isn’t any complaining about the online conventions. The National Association of Home Builders, which presents the International Builders Show, and National Kitchen & Bath

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Lorain Building, Housing, Planning change could bring home improvement money | Lorain County

Lorain’s Department of Building, Housing and Planning could add staff in a move to spend federal money designated to improve houses in the city.

The Building, Housing and Planning Department will reorganize in an effort to resolve longstanding issues with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.

That is the federal agency that oversees the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, which can pay for home improvements for low- to moderate-income residents.

The HOME program has been on hold in Lorain since 2016, said Max Upton, director of building, housing and planning for the city.



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Max Upton, Lorain director of building, housing and planning, standing at left, speaks to Lorain City Councilwomen, seated from left, Beth Henley, Pamela Carter and Mary Springowski during a public hearing on Nov. 2, 2020. Upton has notified the Lorain Civil Service Commission about a plan to restructure the department, adding jobs and allowing the city to spend federal money on home improvements. 



The city gets up to $500,000 a year in HOME funding, Upton said.

Every year that ticks by, Lorain is losing out on money that could be going to help people, he said.

“The whole

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Indoor planters: Bring the outside in with these ceramic planters for your houseplants | Most Searched Products

All indoor plants only require a container with a drainage hole and enough room for their roots to flourish — so, they’re more than easy to be moved around and replace with brand new planters. If you are looking for a brand new planter for your indoor plant, consider ceramic planters. The best ceramic planter will add colourful detail to your indoor garden and also provide a durable space for greenery to thrive. Ceramic planters are made from finely textured, light-coloured clay and then glazed. These containers are fired at a high kiln temperature, which reduces the pot’s porousness and vulnerability to the elements. Their natural construction and look add a wonderful detail the greenery planted in them. Ceramic planters in a smaller size are also great for tabletops, shelves and window panes. Check out the best ceramic planters you can buy online:


Spruce up your living space with this beautiful magnetic hydroponic planter. This mini ceramic planter is handpainted and can accommodate plants like Pothos, Philodendron, Syngonium, Aglaonema, Monstera, Lucky bamboo, Spider plant and more.

The ceramic planter measures 17.5 by 4.6 by 17.5 cm.


Ideal for indoor, outdoor and balcony gardens, these ceramic planters are designed with a

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Microgreens bring spring flavor in January

The cold winds and rain of January clash mightily with our culinary dreams of adding bright, flavorful herbs and vegetables to our meals, but there is some tiny magic to be had in the form of microgreens.

We’re talking barely germinated plants that, with the snip of the scissors, can provide those flavors we’ve been missing ever since our summer garden went fallow.

Growing microgreens is not only a tasty thing to do, but it’s a lot of fun, says Louise Christy, a Santa Clara Master Gardener experienced in growing microgreens.

All you need is some potting soil, a shallow tray, a lot of seeds, a little water and a warm spot in your home. Best of all, you won’t have to wait months for the crop to develop — in about 10 days you can have the taste of basil, radishes, mustard greens, broccoli and more.

Your harvest won’t be enough to make a big salad, Christy says. That’s because you’ll be eating the first sprouts emerging from the seeds, not waiting for the plant to grow and produce fruit. But your micro garden will offer plenty of flavor you can add to your dishes or use to garnish

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Bingeing ‘Bridgerton’? Bring It Home With These 8 Beautifully Bougie Decor Items

“All is fair in love and decor,” or so we keep telling ourselves, in our best Lady Whistledown voice. If you’re one of those—like this author—who mainlined Shonda Rhimes‘ new Netflix series, “Bridgerton,” chronicling the steamy love lives of a group of siblings in an alternate-universe Regency England (it’s now the streaming service’s fifth most-watched original series), you may be fantasizing about decking out your home in the show’s extravagant patterns and rich colors.

Well, while your chances of landing a duke may be farfetched, you can certainly pull off some of the show’s lush looks in a way that’s worthy of a Whistledown write-up.

Inspired by top designers (also fellow fans), here’s our list of eight absolute must-haves to make your space as swoon-worthy as a 19th-century London home—in Shondaland.

1. Sophisticated door knocker


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Bumblebee door knocker

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It all starts at the front door, dear reader—which is why having a statement piece for your entryway is key.

“A fancy door knocker and a bright, modern door let guests know they are in for a sumptuous treat when being invited inside,” says Barri Branker of Beyond the Box Interiors.

Don’t miss the opportunity to make

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