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The Way to Choose Kitchen Appliances

There are a number of things to consider when setting up your kitchen to accommodate people with different heights and mobility requirements. The placement of appliances should be planned so they’re simple to operate and secure for everyone. Almost every appliance today comes in a number of styles and with myriad features that have real benefits for people looking for a safer cooking environment for everybody without compromising features and aesthetics. GE Profile Slide-In Induction Range PHS925STSS – $2,759.99 Cooktops and RangesInduction cooktops and ranges would be the most powerful cooking appliances to use, as no open flame or hot burner coils are found. Curious littles ones and endangered individuals can not burn themselves by accidentally touching the stovetop. Induction cooking is based on an electrical process that produces a high-frequency electromagnetic field. This method induces the cooking vessel to create heat — perhaps not the cooktop. Once the vessel…

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A Midcentury Gem on a Wooded Acre in Dallas

With a passion for honoring their midcentury house’s background, Mike and Jill Wood decorated it with furniture and color to fit its roots. The home, built in 1962 from Ju-Nel Homes architects Lyle Rowley and Jack Wilson — protégés of Howard Meyer and Frank Lloyd Wright — is one of about 50 that helped to crack the ranch-house mould in Dallas. Open floor plans, exposed rafters, natural materials and expansive windows created for a refreshing change for postwar households, and for the Woods. Using locally sourced classic furniture, both Mike and Jill have successfully paid tribute to the house’s roots. in a GlanceWho lives here: Mike and Jill Wood and brothers Chloe (8 years old) and Devon (4)Size: 2,400 square feet: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathsLocation: DallasThat is intriguing: The previous owners had installed a pet door for Rocky, their domesticated raccoon. Sarah Greenman The previous owners had tastefully upgraded the…

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Two Apartments Enthrall in 2012 Kips Bay Show House

New york is lined with canyons of skyscraper-like apartment buildings, so it’s actually somewhat surprising that this is the very first time in the 40-year history of the Kips Bay Decorator Show House that it’s being held in a high-rise construction on the town’s Upper West Side. Each of those two-story units in the showcase has 6,000 square feet of indoor living space plus a 3,000-square-foot terrace. There were a number of tributes, big and small, into the mythical decorator Albert Hadly and colour, colour everywhere. Come along as we start by opening the door to Apartment 2101. Rikki Snyder Bryant Keller created the foyer. He used red to brighten a place that receives little natural light. The zebra wallpaper, tiger-print cushions (both from Scalamandre) and animal accessories are a tribute to Albert Hadley, who had been a huge animal lover. Keller imagined his client to be a young working…

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Vintage Treasure Trove in Chicago

A self-proclaimed thrifting enthusiast, Dean Fisher picked up 90% of the bits in her house from thrift shops or antique shops, or found or inherited them. “I love owning items using a background,” Fisher says,”and can frequently linger when I pick up something from Craigslist, pressing the seller for any backstory they can give me.” Fisher, that chronicles her apartment decorating experiences on her blog, My Small Apartment, has a flair for an eclectic combination of 1970s and mid-century modern style. in a Glance: Who lives here: Dean Fisher and her corgi-beagle combination, BunnyLocation: Logan Square, ChicagoSize: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom That’s interesting: The mirror in the living area is constructed in and was original to the apartment — it’s what ended up completely selling Fisher on the area. Fisher moved to Chicago from Los Angeles, and a lot of her style reflects the laid-back desert vibe of her prior…

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Modern High-Rise Singleton in Austin

Towering 323 feet into the skies, the Monarch building is one of the tallest residential buildings in downtown Austin, Texas. Its prime location only blocks away from beautiful Town Lake makes it among the most coveted places to live in the city, so it is not surprising that it brings young professionals such as 23-year-old Zac Goldman. “I love Austin because of its hip, young and active lifestyle,” Goldman says. The Monarch’s design is modern and modern, and fits right in with Goldman’s personal style. “Everyone in my family has a very clean, modern style. I like things to be very neat,” he states. Goldman embraced the all-white walls of this bare apartment and transformed the area into a minimalist’s dream. in a GlanceWho lives here: Zac GoldmanLocation: Austin, TexasSize: 914 square feet, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom That’s intriguing: Not merely is your sofa curved, but its three seats recline…

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Early 20th Century Meets Contemporary

The home of the Dutch and Argentinean couple is in Marlot, a residential area on the outskirts of The Hague. It was designed and constructed in 1925 by Dutch architect Co Brandes (Jacobus Johannes Brandes), among the most important architects of this Nieuwe Haagse School, popular between the 1920s and 1950s. Brandes made four other homes in the neighborhood, all constructed in precisely the same style. The façade includes a stripe of black bricks that runs horizontally around the house. This is a normal quality of Brandes’ work and of this period, as is the symmetry of this construction, the large chimney along with the mansard roof. in a GlanceWho lives here: Geert, Cecilia and their one-year-old daughter, IsabelLocation: The Hague, South HollandSize: The home is a 375 sq. meter, three-story detached house, with four bedrooms, two baths and a huge office. There is also a spacious kitchen, a semi-combined…