Kitchen updates that won’t go out of style

We talked to designers about how to make classic updates that will stand up over time. Here are their suggestions.

Use marble counters

Whether you’re doing a whole-kitchen remodel or making savvy moves to refresh the space, Wendy Blackband of Blackband Home & Design in California likes marble counters. “It’s been around for a long time, and you see it whenever you’re traveling through Europe,” she says. Blackband suggests Calacatta, a whiter marble with veining.

Marble is an investment, at $40-$100 per square foot. But Leanne Ford, a Pittsburgh-based interior designer and HGTV star, says it’s worth it. “Being that the kitchen is the most-used room in the house, anything you love is worth the investment,” she says. “Scrimp somewhere else.”

If you want a similar look with less expense and upkeep — marble requires sealing every six to 12 months to prevent stains and acid etching — Blackband also likes the engineered Neolith countertop material.

Quartz countertops from companies such as Caesarstone and PentalQuartz are another good option. Blackband recommends sticking with white or, if you don’t like white, a neutral color, such as tan, beige or ivory. Go with a subtle pattern and low veining

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Tesla Updates Model Y Interior Design

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Elon Musk’s car company Tesla has updated the interior design of the electric Model Y.

On the Chinese page of the vehicle company, you can see the new images. What will be innovative? This is a new wood panel on the front door, it will also have a new center console with an integrated cordless phone charger.

Image: Tesla

Tesla has started production in the Asian country but it is expected that in the near future it will be manufactured in the United States, according to the Electrec portal.

As for deliveries, they will begin this January but only in China. Tesla confirmed that the Model Y will cost $ 52,000

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Fig Linens and Home Updates Website to Better Serve Houseware and Home Design Shoppers

WESTPORT, Conn., Jan. 28, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Fig Linens and Home, a bedding and linens shop in Westport, Connecticut, is pleased to announce that they have recently updated their website. This was to ensure that the website is up-to-date, can easily be navigated, and is mobile responsive. The company offers bedding, linens, and home furnishings to purchase online throughout the United States.

The staff is friendly and knowledgeable, eager to meet your unique design needs. The experts at Fig Linens and Home assist customers select the finest bedding, luxury bath items and home décor.

Fig Linens and Home offers an extensive selection of luxury linens and textiles for your bedroom, bathroom & table. Along with bedding and towels, you will find many other wonderful items for your home. They specialize in custom bedding, custom bath and decorative pillows, while also offering upholstered pieces, case goods furniture, mirrors and apothecary delights.

Brands carried include Pratesi, Sferra, Matouk, John Robshaw, Yves Delorme, Nancy Koltes, Kevin O’Brien, Home Treasures, Abyss, Habidecor, Kim Seybert, Bodrum, Beatriz Ball, Scandia Down, Downright Pillows and Comforters, Ryan Studio and many more.

Those who are interested in bedding and linens in Fairfield County, CT and surrounding areas

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10 interior design updates homeowners regret, according to a new survey

Vessel sinks, open shelving and leather sofas are just a few interior design updates which homeowners apparently regret the most, according to a new survey.



a living room filled with furniture and vase on a table: Vessel sinks, open shelving and shabby chic furniture are among some of the interior design updates homeowners regret the most, new research has found.


© KatarzynaBialasiewicz – Getty Images
Vessel sinks, open shelving and shabby chic furniture are among some of the interior design updates homeowners regret the most, new research has found.

HomeHow.co.uk analysed responses from 2,489 Brits to discover the top trends homeowners no longer desire. And, at the top of the list is industrial design, with 61 per cent saying this is something they now regret.

While many have been experimenting with their homes during lockdown, going overboard with the industrial style could actually decrease your property value. ‘If your home looks more like an industrial warehouse or an abandoned building, you could end up losing money on your property by as much as 5 -10 per cent off the asking price, as potential buyers will want to redo your home aesthetics,’ HomeHow explain.

‘Industrial overdo is a no, and a trend that’s slowly fading away. Industrial accents here and there are acceptable but try not to go overboard with it.’

As fun as keeping up with interior design trends is, there are some which households

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10 interior design updates homeowners regret

Vessel sinks, open shelving and leather sofas are just a few interior design updates homeowners regret the most, new research has found.



a living room filled with furniture and vase on a table: Vessel sinks, open shelving and shabby chic furniture are among some of the interior design updates homeowners regret the most, new research has found.


© KatarzynaBialasiewicz – Getty Images
Vessel sinks, open shelving and shabby chic furniture are among some of the interior design updates homeowners regret the most, new research has found.

HomeHow.co.uk analysed responses from 2,489 Brits to discover the top trends homeowners no longer desire. And, at the top of the list is industrial design, with 61 per cent saying this is something they now regret.

While many have been experimenting with their homes during lockdown, the team explain that going overboard with the industrial style could actually decrease your property value. ‘If your home looks more like an industrial warehouse or an abandoned building, you could end up losing money on your property by as much as 5 -10 per cent off the asking price, as potential buyers will want to redo your home aesthetics,’ HomeHow explain.

‘Industrial overdo is a no, and a trend that’s slowly fading away. Industrial accents here and there are acceptable but try not to go overboard with it.’

As fun as keeping up with interior design trends is, there are some which

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Tesla updates interior design of Model Y electric SUV

Tesla has updated the interior design of the Model Y electric SUV, starting with the new one produced in China, to match the changes introduced in the 2021 Model 3.

With the new 2021 version of the Model 3, Tesla introduced several new design changes, especially to the interior design of the vehicle.

Model 3 and Model Y share a very similar interior design, but the 2021 model year changes created some differentiations.

The main one is the introduction of a new center console with an integrated wireless phone charger and an updated design.

New Tesla Model Y design

Now with the launch of the Model Y made at Gigafactory Shanghai in China, Tesla has updated the interior design of the electric SUV to match the changes introduced in the 2021 Model 3, like the new interior console:

Interestingly, Tesla also appears to have made some changes to the Model Y interior that are not from the 2021 Model 3 refresh.

One change is visible from the new picture in the online configurator; a new wood panel in the door:

While these changes are currently only seen on the Chinese Model Y configurator, they are expected to make it to

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Minnesota Homeowners: Smart Updates For The Perfect Kitchen

When you’re thinking about a kitchen remodel, it can be confusing to know where to begin. This essential guide has expert advice and tips to help Minnesota homeowners get started.

Today’s kitchen isn’t just a space in your home where you cook. It’s also where your family and friends gather to socialize and spend quality time together. A redesign and upgrade can both modernize your kitchen and make it more enjoyable to spend time in. It can also increase the value of your home if you’re thinking about selling in the coming months.

Whether you’re just making a few changes or want a complete makeover, here are 7 ideas to help you create your ideal kitchen.

1. Custom cabinets

If your cabinets are old and outdated, installing custom cabinets can give your kitchen a fresh new look that matches the rest of your home décor. Custom cabinetry also lets you make the most of your kitchen space by fitting into corners and between windows.

2. Countertops

New countertops are another way to spruce up the kitchen. Trending right now are quartz and stone, which come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. To add even more character, install ceramic

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