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Cool Kitchen | According to The Research Institute for Cooking & Kitchen Intelligence, clean transitional styling leads the trend in kitchen renovation projects. Cabinet manufacturers are focused on the technology that goes into making a space efficient without foregoing style. Additionally, consumers want to see less on counters and more integrated storage spaces.Hot Bath | Artful design aided by enhanced technology enables personal baths to take on spa-like refinement. The emphasis is on efficiency and convenience, with wall-mounted everything to open up floor space, universal design that increases the comfort quotient for everyone, and luxurious detailing like crystal or metallic enhancements for a more Zen-like appeal.

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Growing Pains

You are in a sweet dilemma. Fortunately, there are sweeter solutions. Look for a baby bed that will convert to a child’s bed. The one featured here can be converted at four different stages of growth. Also, select wall colors or coverings that will work long term and change up decorative accessories and linens as the child gets older.

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Contemporary kitchens surge in popularity at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show

Contemporary is the watch word for North American kitchen design, according to the 2015 Kitchen & Bath Design Trends report from the National Kitchen & Bath (NKBA). Here are the top 10 overall kitchen design trends NKBA expects for the near future:

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Living for all Seasons

Jackie Hirschhaut is vice president of the American Home Furnishings Alliance and executive director of its outdoor division, the International Casual Furnishings Association. Here, she proves that as seasons change, South Floridians don't need to pack away outdoor furnishings. These new products will weather well on hot tropical days and cool seasonal evenings.

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