Secret Rooms and Futuristic Features! The Year’s 8 Biggest Kitchen Design Trends Will Blow You Away

Of all the rooms in your house, your kitchen likely saw the most action in 2020. With so many people staying at home making artisanal pizza and using their countertops as an office or classroom, this room endured plenty of wear and tear. And that means it might just be the room that’s most in need of a refresh.

But where to start? For inspiration, we consulted with top designers from coast to coast to uncover the hottest kitchen trends in 2021—what you need and what you’ll totally want. Some of these design changes were expected after a year of staying at home, while others might totally surprise you.

“We’re seeing some dramatic shifts as a result of the pandemic,” says Janice Costa, president and founder of KB Designers Network.


No matter what, 2021 will see the kitchen transformed into a space that can do the heavy lifting in

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Top 10 Must-Have Tools for Roof Repairs

Many homeowners in Sydney refuse to repair their own roof because roofing is considered one of the most dangerous jobs. According to the statistics, many accidents happen on the job. Many roofers fall, slip, and trip while working. Many factors contribute to these hazards, such as heights, seasonal weather, daily conditions, and slippery surfaces.

Also, not using the proper roofing tools designed for the job can cause accidents. So if you’re planning to fix something on your roof without getting professional help, make sure that you have the right tools for the job.

To give you an idea about it, here are the tools you need for repairing your roof:

Fall Protection

Staying safe should be a priority. Even if you’re climbing in one-story, low-pitched roofs, be sure to wear a lightweight harness that won’t hinder your movement. Also, your protective vest must allow you to carry or strap some … Read More

NW Indiana home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright sells for $1M

A home designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright that’s one of only two surviving Wright-designed residences in northwest Indiana has sold for more than $1 million.

Oak Park, Illinois, resident Brian Bobek bought the Armstrong House for $1.02 million in April, The (Northwest Indiana) Times reported, citing Porter County property records.

The dramatic, light-filled home was built in 1939 in Ogden Dunes, a Lake Michigan lakefront town about 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of Chicago. It’s sometimes also called the Armstrong Dune House because of its location on a sloping sand dune.

The two-story, 3,696-square-foot (343.4-square-meter) brick home overlooks landscaped, wooded lots. It boasts four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a retro carport, two fireplaces, a sauna, and many other features, including a screened-in porch that showcases the surrounding woods.

The house was built for the family of Andrew Armstrong, an advertising director in Chicago, and was the

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When working from home is much more than emailing

Ere Santos remembers that he once had to animate a fight between his character, the sidekick, and the hero of the film.

The sidekick lands on the hero’s head, and the scene cuts. Luckily, the hero’s animator sat next to Mr Santos.

Much like their creations, the two colleagues went to battle on how the interaction should work.

Instead of drawing, these feature film animators create computer simulations based on physics.

Mr Santos likens it to making a puppet that the computer will bring to life.

Trouble ensues if the build is even fractionally inaccurate, because the puppets will slice through their world like a ghost, rather than a real being.

“You can have a hand going through a table, or through another hand if they are clapping,” says Mr Santos.

Eventually, he and his neighbour ironed out their characters’ skirmish.

Animators need to co-operate when their characters interact

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