Top 10 Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen | Home Guides

For many households the kitchen is the center of the home and the hub of activity. Remodeling the kitchen can be a major undertaking. It is not just the expense, but also the inconvenience to the household that gives many homeowners pause when considering such an undertaking. In spite of this, homeowners continue to find good reasons to proceed with a kitchen remodel. Reasons for remodeling vary, and your neighbor may not share your top reason for the project.

Deterioration

The kitchen might simply be falling apart. Cracked tiles, peeling countertops, broken or missing cabinet doors and outdated appliances don’t inspire gourmet cooking or family gatherings. The deteriorated kitchen has simply outlived its usefulness and needs a remodel.

Value

Homeowners often remodel their kitchens to increase the value or marketability of a property. A remodeled and attractive kitchen will appeal to prospective home buyers more than a boring and outdated one. The homeowner may or may not recoup the investment of the remodel; this will depend on a variety of factors, such as the degree of the remodel and current market prices.

Energy Savings

Energy savings might be the prime motivation for a kitchen remodel. Adding skylights brings in more

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Top Knobs Adds New Design Collections, Expanded Size Options

Top Knobs is making four new additions to its decorative hardware catalog, set to debut at KBIS Virtual 2021: one new collection, Regents Park, new Mixed Metals finish options for the Bit pull series, and new sizes for the Charlotte pull series and Bit pull series.

“The home has brought friends and family closer than ever,” says Christine Zimmer, Top Knobs product manager. “As the role of the home continues to evolve, we remain committed to progressing with the changes in trends and the needs of interior design. These new product lines have been crafted to enhance the feelings of comfort and style we crave from the place we all spend most of our time.”

The Regents Park collection, inspired by London’s Regents Park, takes design cues from European design and British estates. The collection includes 258 pieces across five series of knobs, pulls, and appliance pulls: Clarence, Kingsmill, Cumberland, Ulster, and Ormonde.

The Bit series, previously available in one-tone finishes, now offers 36 pieces in a mix of two finishes: Flat Black plus a choice of Honey Bronze or Antique Pewter. The full Bit series is now available in five new cabinet pull sizes: 5 1/16 inch, 6 5/16

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Kate Watson-Smyth’s top 10 hidden design gems for a home update

Interiors guru Kate Watson-Smyth, best known for her top interiors blog Mad About The House, has launched Design Storey, a new online homewares edit store curating her top picks from her favourite high street interiors shops.

During lockdown, our homes have become more important to us than ever, and we’ve all been spending more time looking for special pieces that make our place that bit cosier. But with so much available to us online, finding the perfect finishing touches can become an ordeal in itself – especially as we can’t head to the shop to assess items in person. As such, Design Storey will focus heavily on curation. It’ll feature just 50 items from each category (coffee tables, sofas, chairs, for example), organised by room for ease.

‘There is such a thing as too much choice,’ says Kate. ‘With more people than ever focusing on their homes this past year, most of us just want a good lamp or a nice rug, but we don’t want to spend hours trawling through pages of stuff that we don’t want to find it.’

Each item featured has its own explanation as to why it has made the cut, whether it’s

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Top Multifamily Interior Design Trends for 2021

A dramatic amenity space at Station House in Frisco, Texas, designed by Moore Design Group for developer Hillwood, boasts rich finishes, textures and engaging details. Photo by Steve Hinds

Designing multifamily properties requires a delicate balancing act. Developers who play it too safe might not make the splash they need to stand out in a crowded marketplace. But those who go too far risk alienating potential renters. Multi-Housing News spoke to three interior designers to see what’s trending now and will continue to attract renters in 2021 and beyond.

New Finishes

In apartment units, stainless steel kitchen appliances are still desirable, but glass mosaic kitchen backsplashes and espresso wood cabinets are on their way out. So is carpet, according to Stephanie Moore, ASID, CID, owner & principal of Dallas-based Moore Design Group (MDG).

“Multifamily finishes have come a long way in the past 10 years. We are able to give the units a more custom residential feel, which has been very well received,” Moore said. “We are able to mix new metal finishes. Matte black or satin brass have been popular. We are creating kitchens and bathrooms with two-tone cabinets, colored cabinets and fun storage options that ultimately make it

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Top 100 real estate projects in Mumbai witnessed sales worth Rs 25,000 crore in CY 2020: Report



a large body of water with a city in the background: Top 100 real estate projects in Mumbai witnessed sales worth Rs 25,000 crore in CY 2020: Report


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Top 100 real estate projects in Mumbai witnessed sales worth Rs 25,000 crore in CY 2020: Report

As many as 100 real estate projects in Mumbai contributed to over Rs 25,000 crore in property sales in Mumbai (MMR) for the calendar year 2020. Majority of the top projects are from Lower Parel, Worli, with sales of more than Rs 9,000 crore, a report by Zapkey.com has said.

Some of the top projects in Worli, according to the report were, Raheja Artesia, Indiabulls Blu, One Avighna Park, Lodha World Towers, Piramal Mahalaxmi, Oberoi 360 West, Lodha The Park, among others, the report said, adding over 1,200 units were registered in the area.

Projects in Thane contributed to close to Rs 4,000 crore in sales with almost 4,000 units registered. Top-selling projects in the area were One Hiranandani Park, Lodha Amara, Lodha Crown, Courtyard, the report said.

“The Lower Parel/Worli area was going through a slowdown pre-covid because of the low demand, but the pandemic has actually given a big boost to the market. This is mainly because of higher interest in larger and luxury homes because of the pandemic and the reduction in stamp duty by the Maharashtra

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Top Real Estate Agent in Charlotte and Beyond: Haya Freitekh Shares Tips

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02/03/2021, Charlotte, NC // PRODIGY: Feature Story //

Getting to the top of the real estate market is a goal of every real estate agent looking to make it big in the industry. Along the way, there are hurdles and challenges that need to be overcome, but most agents have a mentor in their agency who can guide them along the way. This is just one piece of the total pie that an agent needs to consider to advance their career and propel their business forward. Haya Freitekh is one of the top candidates to consider when you are looking to find a top real estate agent in Charlotte.

One can know more about her services at the website  www.hayafreitekh.com

Haya Freitekh shared the one piece of sales advice that she received that has proven the most useful throughout her career. Here is what she had to say:

1. Don’t Sell

When it comes to real estate, in particular, an agent’s job is not to sell. We should facilitate and coach our clients. When someone feels or finds out they

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Ashley Cusack Coral Gables Miami Top Agent Luxury Homes Real Estate Featured

Top Coral Gables Miami Realtor Ashley Cusack has been featured in the January 2021 Florida edition of Top Agent Magazine. She was recognized for her 30 year professional career and over $1 Billion in real estate sales.

Top producing Miami broker Ashley Cusack has been featured in the Florida edition of the January 2021 Top Agent Magazine. Ashley manages the Ashley Cusack Team for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services EWM Realty out of Coral Gables, Miami.

More information on Ashley Cusack Team can be found at https://ashleycusack.com

Top Agent Magazine is the premier real estate magazine featuring the foremost real estate agents, mortgage professionals, and affiliates in the USA and other countries around the globe. Top Agent Magazine features the top producing and most accomplished professionals in the real estate industry, offering an in-depth look at their careers and providing a blueprint for their success.

To be considered for a feature in Top Agent Magazine all professionals must go through a nomination and interview process. All candidates are then evaluated based upon production, professionalism, as well as industry and community involvement. .

Ashley and her team are highly experienced real estate professionals who represent both sellers and buyers in Coral Gables,

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MullenLowe Group retains top architects and interior designers

Sri Lanka’s multinational advertising company, The MullenLowe Group has entered into a partnership with Nela De Zoysa Design Corporation (Pvt) Ltd, a-design studio and Westgate, to design its new premises in Colombo 5 under the theme “Luxury Play”.

The unique office space is set to break all traditional boundaries and formality to inspire teams to work collaboratively and productively. Key aspects of the design are to encourage working mothers to have a better work-life-balance, promote healthier living in a relaxed atmosphere and spaces to encourage staff to discover and build their talent.

Over 40 interested interior design companies responded to the RFP, of which 5 companies were selected to make an initial submission. After a competitive process which lasted, 3 weeks a-design studio in collaboration with Nela De Zoysa Design Corporation (Pvt) Ltd and Westgate were appointed to design and execute the project.

Sanjula Amaraseka- Architectural Designer of a-design studio said, “Nela De Zoysa Design Corporation (Pvt) Ltd, in collaboration with a-design studio are thrilled to present a fresh new design outlook for the interior space of MullenLowe Group. We are honoured to have been commissioned with the interior designer’s scope for this project and will strive to create multifunctional

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Top Sea Island Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design, Explores the Visual Impact of a Gallery Wall

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Sea Island Luxury Interior Designer, VPI Design by Dina Varner, discusses creative ways to incorporate different elements to display on a gallery wall, and its visual impact.

SEA ISLAND, GA / ACCESSWIRE / February 3, 2021 / A Gallery Wall is a curated mix of photo, print, fine art, and/or sculpture display. Additionally, lighting and wallpaper can be incorporated to enhance the wall display. The gallery wall can be personalized to showcase the personality of the homeowner, but also can tell a story via the collaboration of the elements chosen.

A gallery wall helps add style and character to a home. Breathe life into a home by selecting pieces that have meaning, and a story behind them to make the space inviting and intriguing. This display wall can add sophistication to your décor, while still expressing your interests.

Gallery walls can suit any space to create a visually immersive experience. Implement one in the foyer, kitchen, office, library room, living room, and so on. It can also provide a solution to make use of large horizontal, or vertical spaces. A

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MullenLowe Group retains top architects and interior designers to inspire a new work culture post COVID

Sri Lanka’s leading multinational advertising company, The MullenLowe Group has entered into a partnership with Nela De Zoysa Design Corporation (Pvt) Ltd, a-designstudio and Westgate, to design its new premises in Colombo 5 under the theme “Luxury Play”. The unique office space is set to break all traditional boundaries and formality to inspire teams to work collaboratively and productively. Key aspects of the design are to encourage working mothers to have a better work-life-balance, promote healthier living in a relaxed atmosphere and spaces to encourage staff to discover and build their talent. Over 40 interested interior design companies responded to the RFP, of which 5 companies were selected to make an initial submission. After a competitive process which lasted, 3 weeks a-designstudio in collaboration with Nela De Zoysa Design Corporation (Pvt) Ltd and Westgate were appointed to design and execute the project.

Sanjula Amaraseka – Architectural Designer of a-designstudio said, “Nela De Zoysa Design Corporation (Pvt) Ltd, in collaboration with a-designstudio are thrilled to present a fresh new design outlook for the interior space of MullenLowe Group. We are honoured to have been commissioned with the interior designer’s scope for this project and will strive to create multifunctional workspaces with

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