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Kitchen ripe for renovation? Be inspired by these kitchen trends for 2020, featuring statement stone, accent colours and new ways to use wood.



a kitchen with a sink and a mirror: Modern kitchen design ideas for 2020 and beyond. Inspiration for making a stylish statement, including the kitchen trends to know now, from marble islands to reclaimed materials.


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Modern kitchen design ideas for 2020 and beyond. Inspiration for making a stylish statement, including the kitchen trends to know now, from marble islands to reclaimed materials.

Kitchen ripe for renovation? Take heed of these inventive ideas that use statement stone, accent colours and glorious wood, showcased in a host of creative guises. Inspiration starts here…

PAVE THE WAY

A floor treatment that’s more commonly seen in exterior spaces, crazy paving is the latest eye-catching surface to be reclaimed by interior designers and architects, and not only for its practical, hard-wearing properties. In this project by Studio Esteta, irregularly shaped slabs of slate inject subtle texture and movement – the perfect foil to the smooth swathes of oak and polished blue-grey stone above it – and lead the eye from the monolithic island to the matching marble-wrapped nook on the rear wall. studioesteta.com.au



a room filled with furniture and vase on a table: kitchen design ideas marble island and crazy paving slate floor


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8 products that inspired today’s smart home

The 2010s ushered in the modern age of smart home technology, complete with affordable voice assistants, design-forward thermostats that adjust for you and robot vacuums you control from your phone

But smart home products existed long before the 21st century. 

Let’s travel back in time to acknowledge the early tech that inspired today’s smart home innovations. While they weren’t called “smart home” products and they didn’t sit in a designated section on store shelves, they shared the same core goal as the 2020 smart home: to make daily life easier. 

Here I’ll highlight eight devices that were important precursors to the smart home industry of today. This isn’t an exhaustive list. Instead it focuses on products that both provided a bridge to newer technologies and continue to be

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Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Design Home By Former St. Pete Mayor

SAINT PETERSBURG, FL — Experience beautiful and refreshing nature right outside the doors of this home that is described as a masterpiece with its updated interior and Frank Lloyd Wright inspired design.

There is nothing ordinary about the designs inside this five bedroom home that sits on lush landscape that offers privacy.

Take the virtual tour and experience the luxurious and dream qualities of this $2.5 million home in Snell Isle.

A Frank LLoyd Wright inspired design, this contemporary home was built in 1968 by master architect and former mayor of St. Petersburg, Randolph “Randy” Wedding.

In 2006, with the help of architect Jovica Millic, the interior was renovated into the masterpiece it is today in Snell Isle Estates, on half an acre with lush landscape that offers complete privacy. This stunning 5,878-square-foot home offers five bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths with floor to ceiling windows that brings in plenty of

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Expert cooking advice to get you inspired again in the kitchen

If the summer heat is getting to you, stick to cold platters and dishes.

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I live in Atlanta, GA and my kitchen doesn’t have any ventilation — it gets hot! Whenever the temperatures go up I tend to do a lot of cold cooking: crudos and noodle dishes in particular. One of the recipes I return to often is my DIY Bibimguksu (mixed cold noodles).

Yes, you do have to boil the noodles for this dish, but you end up rinsing them under cold water before serving, and all of the toppings are super easy and interchangeable. If you have leftover pulled pork, pop it on! Cold cucumbers, carrots, raw tomatoes, it all works.

If you have a mandoline it’s easy to make it look beautiful, but not necessary for it to be delicious. The noodle holds up really well, too. I like to make two portions and save

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