• 5 Trending Kitchen Looks To Inspire Your Next Home Design Project
    Home Improvement

    5 Trending Kitchen Looks To Inspire Your Next Home Design Project

    The holiday season brings with it a finer appreciation for the kitchen. It’s a place where loved ones gather, cocktails are mixed, and good meals are made (and hopefully not burned). But the seasonal spotlight on this space can also draw attention to its flaws—and inspire you to improve your kitchen’s form and function. For this week’s trending Instagram decor, we thought it would be fun to feast our eyes on impeccably designed kitchens and bookmark the ones that are particularly noteworthy. Here are five such looks we encourage you to emulate to make your kitchen the most beloved—if not most used—room in your home. 1. Light gray cabinetry One of…

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  • China Is Finally Trying to Fix Its Housing Crisis
    Real Estate

    China Is Finally Trying to Fix Its Housing Crisis

    More than a year after one of China’s biggest real estate developers began to collapse, trouble has rippled through cities across the country. Dozens of other developers have also missed debt payments, the sale of new homes has plunged and construction cranes have come to a standstill at many sites. This week the Chinese government, which until now has stayed largely on the sidelines of the country’s housing crash, has taken its most forceful steps so far to try to minimize the damage from the turmoil that has enveloped China Evergrande Group, the world’s most heavily indebted developer, and many of its competitors. Real estate development plays an outsize role…

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  • 33 Home Improvement and Tool Gift Ideas for Everyone Who Loves to DIY | Architectural Digest
    Home Improvement

    33 Home Improvement and Tool Gift Ideas for Everyone Who Loves to DIY | Architectural Digest

    Here at AD It Yourself, we’re in no short supply when it comes to home improvement and tool gift ideas every DIY’er should have in their arsenal. These essential tools are perfect presents for everyone, from a novice homeowner to an expert home renovation guru who has tackled everything from painting to woodworking projects, be it a birdhouse or a bedroom shelf. In addition to testing these must-have tools, we tapped creators who live and breathe home improvement projects. Though a gift card to Amazon, Home Depot or Lowe’s will always be welcomed by a handyman or a DIY’er who wants to make holiday tchotchkes, read on for 27 hand-picked…

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  • Santa on a door is better than on a toilet
    Bathroom

    Santa on a door is better than on a toilet

    Nov. 20—As we approach the holidays and the season of observing family traditions, I am breaking with one tradition of my own. Yes, for all you traditionalists and non-traditionalists out there, this is big — very BIG! The beloved Santa door decoration is going up on my front door today. The tradition has been to wait until the day after Thanksgiving, but not this year — not anymore. We need more happiness in our lives — at least I do. So I am breaking with tradition and I am putting Santa out on display for all the world to see — at least those that drive by my home. This…

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  • ‘Tis the season for Kenosha’s Gallery of Trees and a Holiday Lights Contest
    Kitchen

    ‘Tis the season for Kenosha’s Gallery of Trees and a Holiday Lights Contest

    Kemper Center Director Ed Kubicki talks about the 2022 Gallery of Trees event. Ed Kubicki is good at keeping secrets. Ed Kubicki holds one of the wreaths that will be available at this year’s Gallery of Trees at Kemper Center. On a “sneak peek” tour Tuesday of this year’s Gallery of Trees at Kemper Center, he walked among the trees — in various stages of decoration — but kept prying eyes (that would be me) away from Tom Preston’s second-floor creation. A space-themed tree reflects NASA’s current moon mission. “The big news this year is that Tom Preston is back after skipping last year’s event,” said Kubicki,…

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