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New York Homeowners: Stay Connected With Smart Kitchen Appliances

Every New York state homeowner wants to use technology to save money and make their home more energy efficient. But a smart home isn’t limited to using devices to control indoor temperature and turn on music. A smart home also has a smart kitchen.

There are many exciting and new appliances on the market to help get you organized and keep your kitchen running smoothly. Here are five appliances that can help you work smarter in the kitchen:

1. Interactive Refrigerators

Manufacturers such as Samsung have developed a smart refrigerator that’s interactive for the entire family. Not only will you be able to keep food cool at just the right temperature, you can keep track of expiry dates. You can also use the LCD screen on the outside of the fridge as a family calendar and message center and to watch the latest episode of your favorite television show.

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Posted in lowe's home improvement

Lowe’s Is Bringing New York Fashion Week From Runways to Homes

Key insight:

  • Fashion and interior design are linked by storytelling and self-expression.

With large swaths of the U.S. still hunkered down at home, Lowe’s is teaming with leading fashion designers Jason Wu, Christian Siriano and Rebecca Minkoff to bring New York Fashion Week from the catwalks into the home.

The collaboration is among chief brand and marketing officer Marisa Thalberg’s efforts to reimagine the home improvement retailer since joining in February.

“One of things I love about being at a brand of this scale is it allows you to do things in a different way,” she told Adweek.

The decision to launch the admittedly unexpected partnership—pairing a home improvement store with clothing, rather than interior, designers—was born out of the insight that the connection between style and home has never been stronger, Thalberg said.

It hinges on two ideas: that the home is central to the thinking of the fashion

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Mark Cunningham Creates a Chef’s Dream Kitchen in New York City

New York City isn’t exactly known for its generous kitchen space, but a professional chef’s needs go beyond the gloomy galley setups many urbanites are accustomed to at home. When one such culinary master and his husband called up designer Mark Cunningham for help with their duplex home in the West Village, he dreamed up a spin on the open-concept kitchen and living room.

69 bank street, ny, ny residence designer mark cunningham inc owner lapham location west village, ny
Back-of-House Prep Area Behind a jib door built into the cabinetry, Cunningham designed a hyperfunctional butler’s pantry, which contains a coffee station, a second dishwasher, and a pull-down
stool to access ceiling-height storage. The space allows the homeowners to keep the main island clear while hosting.

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You won’t find a sprawling white marble island or bare shelving here: With the space’s industrial bones, “the biggest thing was trying to bring warmth,” explains the designer, who worked with Michael Gilmore of Weddle Gilmore on the

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New York authorities found materials that could be used to make explosives in a Queens home following a fire

Materials that could be used to make explosives were found in a Queens home after a fire was reported in part of the house Tuesday, authorities said.



a truck that is driving down the street: Authorities are investigating after materials that could be used to make explosives were found in a Queens home.


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Authorities are investigating after materials that could be used to make explosives were found in a Queens home.

The property’s landlord found items that raised concern after the fire in the downstairs portion of the residence was extinguished, deputy commissioner of intelligence and counterterrorism for the New York Police Department said.

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Investigators discovered books on military explosives and boobytraps in the home, as well as chemicals and some written material, Miller said.

The individual who lives in the residence was described as “distraught” and was taken to a local hospital for observation, Miller said. He could face charges.

“Right now he is a patient in a hospital as an emotionally disturbed person,” Miller said. “While we continue this investigation,

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New York Homeowners: Tips For A Successful Kitchen Renovation

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Getting your kitchen ready for your contractor will make the project run smoother.
Getting your kitchen ready for your contractor will make the project run smoother. (Shutterstock)

Fall is on its way here in New York state, and it’s time to put away the lawn mower and gardening tools and turn your eye to indoor projects. Why not start with a kitchen renovation and give the most popular room in the house a new look? No matter what your budget, kitchen remodels are a great way to update your home.

Make it easy for your contractor to work by clearing out your kitchen ahead of time. One

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