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What Consumers Need to Know about CARB 2 Compliance

Deciphering the rules for formaldehyde regulation and labeling, and how to know if the product you want to purchase is compliant. If you’re building a home, in the middle of...

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9 Homes More Beautiful with Modern Italian Flooring

From Poland to Palo Alto, these homes, apartments, and townhouses are built to impress—from the engineered hardwood floor up. One of the most exciting things about home design is the...

Makio Hasuike Minimalist Kitchen Design

Love Minimalist Design? This Is the Kitchen Designer for You

Renowned industrial designer Makio Hasuike is behind Sipario, a new modern kitchen collection from Aran Cucine. At the intersection of Japanese simplicity and Italian modernist design is Sipario, a new...

Fenix NTM nanotech kitchen countertop cabinets

Fenix NTM: A Space-Age Material for Healthy, Sustainable Living

This granite alternative uses nanotechnology to make better, more sustainable kitchen countertops and cabinets. At Salone del Mobile, we found it used for tables, chairs, and even showers and sinks....

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Tour Salone del Mobile with European Cabinets

We made our bi-annual trip to Salon del Mobile last month to see what's new in interior design. https://youtu.be/BhyLC_V3_mA Most of our vendors were represented in at Milan Design Week:...

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The Most Beautiful Modern Glass Front Door You’ve Ever Seen

And it’s bulletproof, too. Oikos Venezia, the world’s leading manufacturer of custom-made high-performance safety doors, has unveiled a new line of modern glass front doors. Nova is an innovative new...

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Your Complete Guide to Better Bathroom Lighting

The most common mistake made when lighting a bathroom is not using enough of it. Once a strictly utilitarian space, the modern bathroom has evolved to become the place where...

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It Takes Courage to Design a Magnificent Kitchen

Technically a renovation, the structure of this Monte Sereno home was taken down to the footprint, with significant modifications including a large, open kitchen, new bathrooms, and an in-law unit....

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European Cabinets & Design Studios Earns 6th Best of Houzz Award

Over 40 million monthly unique users nominated the best home building, remodeling, and design professionals in North America and around the world.   European Cabinets & Design Studios, a Palo Alto-based...

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5 Wall Coverings to Improve Comfort and Add Style to Your Home

Reinvent your walls with these unique, eye-catching, and sustainable wood wall coverings. It’s a well-established practice to make one’s home more sustainable by replacing traditional incandescent light bulbs with LEDs,...