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Tile of Spain Mourns the Death of ASCER President, Isidro Zarzoso

Tile of Spain USA

It is with great sadness that Tile of Spain announces the death of Mr Isidro Zarzoso, president of the Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers’ Association (ASCER).

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A Porch Tiles in Granada Cement Tile Is One Of The Most Popular Outdoor Rooms On Houzz

Granada Tile

Need a touch of summer to carry you through the winter chill?

How to Plan Your Next Remodel Like a Pro (Without Going Nuts in the Process)

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Though a tremendous undertaking, you can get through your next remodel with our tips. Image: John Dancey Custom Designing/Remodeling/Building Anyone who’s ever tried to manage a remodel can tell you that it’s a huge undertaking.

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Metal Shelf of Awesomeness

Life of an Architect

It all started with a party – getting ready for one to be exact. It is not lost on me that it always seems to take having people before you decide to fix things up.

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AlysEdwards Ceramic & Porcelain Tile Display in the Twin Cities

Rubble Tile

Now is the perfect time to head over to the showroom at Rubble Tile! Come see the Abitare La Terra collection from AlysEdwards. The collection, whose name translates to Inhabit the Earth, utilizes rich natural tones and is available in twelve colors of ceramic.

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Trendy Welcoming Entryway Ideas

Trendir Magazine

Instead of walking into your home and being welcomed by a boring, dull corner, why not add a bold sense of style that is trendy, cozy and matches your personality? These trendy entryway ideas are sure to give your home a stylish welcoming effect as soon as you walk through your front door.

The Year was 1980-Something

Life of an Architect

There are few moments in your life where the time span between the current and younger versions of yourself collide. I had such a moment yesterday and despite my aversion to “celebrity sightings”, this is basically what happened.

A Pinterest Board Celebrating Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

JG Kitchens

Every winter, color authority Pantone announces its color of the new year. This time, it’s one of my favorites! My bedroom walls at Chez J are painted a slightly lighter violet. I find it both warm and soothing. Plus, it also sets off my art collection beautifully.

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We Asked The Pros: Which Home Improvements Have the Best ROI in 2018

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

These are a few home improvements that will give you the biggest bang for your buck in 2018. Image: My House Design Build Team Every homeowner wants to get the biggest impact possible out of their home improvements.

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Behind the Scenes – North Tustin Bath Remodel

Burgin Construction

Everyone dreams of having their own private oasis within their home. We all want something reminiscent of a 5-star resort bathroom with spa features and the feeling of luxury all around. For one North Tustin family, they are one step closer to making this dream a reality!

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15 Open Shelving Ideas To Consider For Your Home Revamp

Trendir Magazine

Are you thinking about some new and improved ways to organize and style your house? If so, we have some fun and quirky ideas to peek at. Below, you’ll find 15 open shelving ideas to consider for your home revamp.

U.S. Presidents, Former Classmates, Ourselves - All Blessed in Different Ways

JG Kitchens

Just about all would-be lawyers probably wish they could be what U.S. president Donald Trump claims he is : A Genius. Stable.    With those two attributes, they could sail through law school and have no trouble being admitted to the state bar. 

It’s Time! Get the Scoop on 2018 Interior Design Trends

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

It’s time for a sneak a peek at the most anticipated 2018 interior design trends. Image: Stephen Graver Ltd. It’s that time of year again! The holidays are behind us and now you’re wondering what the new year will bring in terms of new style trends to enjoy. It turns out 2018 will bring big changes. We’re seeing old aesthetics come back into favor and entirely new looks take shape. If you’re ready to find out about the top 2018 interior design trends, read on.

5 Questions You Need To Ask Before You Decide To Buy A Plot And Create Your Own Perfect Home

Kitchen and Residential Design

Are you sure about closing the deal on that plot? A lot of couples who want to start a family are. And because of the costs of buying a house, many are opting to just buy a plot and start from there. This actually puts pressure on you.

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Trendy Breakfast Nook Ideas

Trendir Magazine

Having a breakfast nook where you can sit and have a warm cup of coffee while enjoying a good article is always ideal. There is something very country, yet modern about having a space that is specifically designed to allow you to enjoy breakfast with your loved ones in a cozy space.

Adventures in Dining:: Spezzo, A Taste of Italy in the Ukraine

The Ace of Space

Ukraine isn’t the first place that comes to mind when we think of Italian restaurants, but one look at Spezzo, and we might consider booking a special trip the next time we’ve got a craving for a heaping plate of linguine alla carbonara or a slate of Piedmont cheeses and a robust Barolo.

What to Look for When Shopping for Accessories

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

A few tips can make shopping for accessories much easier. Image: Studio Duggan Ltd. If you’ve been an interior design aficianado for any length of time, you know that including the right accessories can make or break a room.

Kellogg Global Hub Receives LEED Platinum Certification

The A to Z of Building

The Kellogg School of Management’s Global Hub has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, joining Kresge Centennial Hall as a Northwestern

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15 Happy, Yellow Bedrooms That Will Inspire You

Trendir Magazine

There’s something smile-inducing about buttery shades or sunflower tones, don’t you think? We’re testing that theory today. We found 15 happy, yellow bedrooms that will inspire you to add a bit of these colors to your own space. From mixing with blacks or whites to contrasting with blues, there’s definitely something for everyone to grin about below. Growing Spaces is our first stop among our list of yellow, happy rooms.

Word for 2018: Tend

Margaret Almon Mosaics

Word of 2018: Tend. My #oneword for 2018 is Tend: to pay attention, direct energies, to stretch toward my life and take care of the things that matter. Stratoz kindly colored the background orange for me. I have it in my studio where I can see it every time I walk by.

‘The Rock’ House in Canada Hides Behind Maple Trees

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

ATELIER GÉNÉRAL architecture completed the design of The Rock House , a minimalist residence located in Shefford, Canada.

AeroBarrier Wins 2018 Most Innovative Building Product and Best in Show Awards

The A to Z of Building

The National Association of Homebuilders' (NAHB) awarded AeroBarrier the 2018 Most Innovative Building Product and Best in Show. This year's competition was competitive, receiving 324 entries

15 Large Sectional Sofas That Will Fit Perfectly Into Your Family Home

Trendir Magazine

Today we’re featuring beautiful pieces that were made for cozying up with your loved one. These 15 large sectional sofas will fit perfectly into your family home. From open floor plans to extra spacious rooms, as long as you have the square footage to display these beauties then it’s a no-brainer to go with the bigger designs. Let’s have a peek! West Elm starts us off with this gorgeous design. Hop on over and check out all of the fabulous selections that they have.

‘Incompetence reigns in the Senate': Comments of the week

Rubble Tile

Readers react to President Trump considering a credit union regulator to head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, debate a delay for top banking nominees, opine on the value of blockchain, and more. Bitcoin Blockchain Credit unions Real estate Behavioral economics CFPB Equifax

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‘Two Halves’ Residence in Australia Ensures Both Privacy and Connection

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Moloney Architects completed the design of a contemporary residence in Australia. Named for its split monolithic architectural form, Two Halves House is distinguished by two pavilions that appear to stand alone, but in fact live hand-in-hand.

AeroBarrier Helps 'The New American Home' Achieve 45 HERS Index and LEED Platinum

The A to Z of Building

For builders aiming to achieve high levels of energy performance, it just got easier, thanks to AeroBarrier. AeroBarrier is affordable, easy to apply, and dramatically improves the sealing of

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It’s Not About the Tool

Trendir Magazine

The biggest question I get after a workshop or training session is how did our iPad roll-out have so much success both in my classroom and for our school. What I tell them is that it’s not about the tool or the gadget. It’s about the school culture and the growth mindset of the teachers and administrators. . No teacher has ever said, “I don’t want to do what is best for my students.” Yet some sit in training and offer roadblocks.

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Alleged customer fraud hits WSFS earnings

Rubble Tile

The company will also record a charge tied to the impairmant of its deferred-tax asset. Community banking Tax deferments Delaware

Brick Bungalow in Canada Becomes Modern ‘Flipped House’

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Flipped House is a two-story residence with a modern, turnkey design located in a neighborhood dominated by more traditional architecture. The team at Atelier RZLBD renovated an existing brick bungalow in Ontario, Canada, and added a second level to the structure.

Minimalist Villa in Beijing Envisioned as a Spatial Narrative

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Wonder Architects Studio redesigned a traditional villa in Xicheng District, Beijing. The project features an unconventional layout, minimalist arrangements and a creative indoor-outdoor interplay. “Beijing is a city that lacks architectural variety,” the architects said.

Wood and Glass Boxes Define Contemporary Retreat in Norway

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Architecture Studio Snorre Stinessen completed the design of Malangen Retreat , a cluster of accommodation units located in Tromsø, Norway. The cabins are located on a ridge rising from the fjord below and neighbor a lush forest. The clients wanted to enjoy a high level of privacy, while also being able to receive guests during the weekend. The main residence and the annex are each composed of two boxes.

Banks, retailers, tech firms make rare joint call for federal data security rules

Rubble Tile

Twenty-two trade groups, including seven financial trade groups, sent a letter to House lawmakers calling for new data security standards that would preempt state law. Customer data Data security Cyber security Data breaches American Bankers Association ICBA NAFCU CUNA