A few weeks ago, your day-to-day world consisted of your home, your car, an office, maybe a school. Now, you are among the millions across North America who are spending most of their time inside because of restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19. While a comfortable home is a good place to spend your … Continue reading "How to Improve Your Living Space, Simplify Life, and Build Comfort During COVID-19"
Whether you call it social distancing or quarantine, millions of families are now spending more time together at home than ever and kitchens are being tested to live up to their reputation as a multi-use space. What was a kitchen yesterday is now also a classroom and perhaps a home office. Parents are teaching, in … Continue reading "Working at Home? Homeschooling? Making your Kitchen Functional During the COVID-19 Quarantine"
Scent is an integral part of our memory. Consider the smell of chocolate chip cookies, your brain jumps to the people and places associated with the scent so quickly that the cookies almost become an afterthought. Conversely, thinking of a bad smell probably brings you to a specific place in your mind, like a garbage … Continue reading "Scents of Home: Use a diffuser to create your home’s identity"
Is it time to remodel your kitchen? If you are ready to make that significant investment of both time and money, you should think about the project as more than just choosing and installing new countertops, cabinets and appliances. You are not just remodeling. You are reshaping your kitchen into a space that reflects and … Continue reading "Trends, Technology, Transformation: Designers discuss kitchen redesign possibilities"
Ah, summer. The sound of waves crashing as you relax at your favorite vacation spot. Late-afternoon breezes chasing away the heat of the day. Beads of condensation forming on the glass of perfectly chilled, crisp white wine as you lift it to your lips, ready to let the cares of the day drift away. Whether … Continue reading "Age, Store, Serve: Wine refrigerators will help you pour the perfect summer glass"
If you’re redesigning your kitchen, take time to think through what you’re looking for and the styles and finishes that appeal most to you. Your decisions will impact your living space for years to come. Though trends come and go, it’s likely they’ll have an influence on your choices in appliance style and finish. And … Continue reading "Color accents, more ovens and sleek finishes: Designers talk 2018 appliance trends"
In case you haven’t heard, retail is changing. You have probably heard the stories of classic brands closing stores and shoppers migrating to online sales. But it might surprise you to hear that construction spending on retail establishments has actually increased—up by more than 10% in 2016, and that store openings are also on the … Continue reading "Watch for These Retail Trends in 2018 and Beyond"
Before we jump into 2018, let’s take a moment to revisit our most-read posts from 2017. We covered a wide range of topics, from chef-approved ways to grill indoors, to keeping your home safe after a hurricane. That variety is evident in our top posts of the year. We are grateful to our readers – … Continue reading "AHAM’s Top 5 Posts of 2017"
What comes to mind when you think about the kitchen of the future? Robotic servers? Automated cleanup? Sci-fi imagery aside, the kitchen is likely to keep its status as the household gathering space and hub for entertaining. But certain elements will trend toward personalization, and we’re likely to see both expanded and more specialized roles … Continue reading "What the future may hold for kitchen design and appliances"
During a redesign, your appliances, cabinetry and counter space work together to create a balance between function and style. Choices like the size of your range and other appliances can directly affect cabinet space, and choosing more storage or counter space could mean you’ll have to make concessions elsewhere. Kitchen design is a personal process, … Continue reading "Kitchen redesigns: Appliances, Cabinets and Space"