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Affordable housing project takes top honors for green design

EVERETT — HopeWorks Station gave 102 people a home when it opened in October. The center at 3315 Broadway Ave. provides housing, job training and social services for people who are homeless or live in poverty.

Now there’s another reason to celebrate.

HopeWorks recently learned that its new building took top honors for green design and energy efficiency.

The development received a Platinum Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certificate from the U.S. Green Building Council, a non-profit group.

Only 10% of buildings that apply for certification receive a LEED platinum rating, according to the council.

The group’s ranking system consists of four levels — certified, silver, gold and platinum.

“We think this is may be the first building in Everett to be awarded a platinum level certificate,” said Cynthia Eichner, director of community engagement at HopeWorks, a Housing Hope affiliate.

Housing Hope and HopeWorks Social Enterprises developed the

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Christian Siriano, Rebecca Minkoff & Jason Wu Curate Affordable Home Decor Collections for Lowe’s

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High fashion is coming home with a new collaboration between Lowe’s and New York Fashion Week. 

The home improvement store has paired up with three of fashion’s biggest names — Christian Siriano, Rebecca Minkoff and Jason Wu — to show how fashion and interior design are uniquely intertwined. 

Each designer handpicked a collection of home decor items from Lowe’s that they will be using to style their NYFW runway shows later this month, curating an “edit” of products that speak to them and their personal aesthetic. The products, which range from lighting fixtures to furniture to wall art and everything in between, are all shoppable now on the Lowe’s website — and while they may be runway-ready, they’ve got sample sale-worthy price tags.

Inspired by the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has left people spending more time in their

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5 Affordable Kitchen Remodels To Improve Your Home In California

This post is sponsored and contributed by a Patch Brand Partner. The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.

These simple fixes can improve your daily routine and boost the value of your home.
These simple fixes can improve your daily routine and boost the value of your home. (Shutterstock)

Here in California, the kitchen is the hub of activity at home. From plating food for outdoor gatherings to entertaining and daily lunch prep, the kitchen is command central.

Kitchen improvements also yield a great return on your home’s value in our state. That said, you don’t need to invest in an expensive kitchen renovation to reap the benefits. These small upgrades offer a big boost on a budget.

Appliances

New appliances can instantly update and tie together a room. Stainless steel appliances are popular for their durable, smudge-resistant characteristics, and things like built-in ovens and microwaves reduce clutter. Plus, energy-efficient appliances can help reduce your monthly utility bills.

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