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Caren Rideau Designs a Pattern-Filled Kitchen With Lots of Function

When, after nearly a decade of slowly renovating the rest of their home, a Pacific Palisades, California, family of seven finally faced their kitchen, they turned to their go-to designer, Caren Rideau, founder of the Kitchen Design Group, with a request to rework it into a multifunctional room.

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This dramatic Waterstone faucet is one of four in the room.

Meghan Beierle-O’Brien

Well, they had a few more specific requests too. “They wanted a place for coffee, an area for wine. A walk-in pantry. A drop-off zone for the kids. And most important, direct access to the backyard,” says Rideau. “We weren’t adding square footage, so we needed to get a lot into this space.”

Since the family eats and cooks together nearly every night, and mom in particular is an avid pasta maker, Rideau chose a 60-inch BlueStar range “that can handle commercial-size trays,” and added a pot filler so

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The 1.8.3.0 patch for Microsoft Flight Simulator includes lots of fixes



a large passenger jet sitting on top of a runway


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The expectations for this patch are sky high.

What you need to know

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator is a premium, high quality flight simulator that combines powerful hardware with cloud technology.
  • It’s already garnered incredible reviews, but the team is hard at work with constant improvements.
  • The latest patch update, 1.8.3.0, is now available, and includes a rather lofty changelog.
  • The changelog primarily focuses on two things: performance, and simulation, meaning changes to physics, audio, and planes.

The latest patch update for Microsoft Flight Simulator is here, and it brings the version number up to 1.8.3.0. The changelog for this patch update is certainly a long one, and includes a ton of fixes, improvements, and optimizations that are focused in two separate areas. Performance and stability is important here, with several tweaks to improve CPU and GPU usage. The other important area is simulation factors, which

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