The Worst Kitchen Designs That Will Make You Cringe

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Everyone is always sharing the top designs and photos to inspire the kitchen of your dreams. In this post, we thought we would share the worst kitchen designs to inspire you what not to include in your future home.

Behold! The all-time strangest kitchens.

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This kitchen is plagued with multiple visual problems. The red wall is not only fake brick and not even proper fake brick (i.e., architectural veneer stone). It’s a paint job or wallpaper. And don’t even get us started on the green- tiled floor.

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We understand wall decals and we get that a child’s room can enjoy some stickered-up surfaces; but this is neither of those. Not to mention the aqua and blue color selection.

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Stylist Maude Smith has decorated her kitchen cupboards with corks, shells and broken china. While we appreciate the artistic creativity behind this look, there is just too much for the eye to take in.

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This has to be one of the weirdest kitchen islands we’ve ever seen! Would you rather have this or no island at all?

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We have to applaud the homeowner’s creativity with this Alice and Wonderland inspired kitchen. It’s not the worst kitchen we’ve ever seen, but it’s certainly not the greatest.

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Lots going on in this funky kitchen but we especially enjoy the shelving that blocks the oven and cupboard access. Luckily, this kitchen was recently renovated to a much more spacious feel!

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Last but not least, a kitchen that opens up to your bathtub. Nothing like a drink by the pool…or a meal in the jacuzzi? Well, if you like to relax while you eat, I guess this is the perfect way to do it.

Which of these would you say is the worst kitchen? Do you have an even worse example? Share your photos with us on Facebook!

10 Kitchen Trends to Expect in Spring 2019

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Building a new home this spring? Or thinking about renovating your outdated kitchen to something fresh and new? Stay ahead of the curve with these current and upcoming trends in the kitchen industry.

Walls of Storage

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Beautiful yet functional storage will never go out of style so if this is something you are considering going for, do it. This trend is nothing if not kitchen design heaven and hides all the visual chaos of small appliances, dishes, food containers etc.

Concealed Vents

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Industrial hood vents are fine and dandy if you’re running a restaurant, but in the residential sphere, a seamless look will heat up kitchens going into spring 2019. Whether in a traditional or modern design, it’s all about quieter, artful look over the oven.

Matte Everything

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Who doesn’t love the slick touch of matte finishes? And lucky for you, we’ve noticed showrooms chock full of matte cabinetry and appliances that while attractive, are ultimately much easier to keep clean and are certain to not go out of style anytime soon thanks to their forever-cool allure.

Heated Countertops

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Taking luxury to a new level, homeowners are including heated countertops in their latest kitchen renovations. This trend is widely popular among those who love the look of granite and quartz, but hate how cold it is to lean on. Click here to see how to install heated countertops without hiring a professional.

Glass and Steel Room Dividers

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When used to separate a kitchen and living room, these transparent dividers can keep food smells and noise in the kitchen, while creating the visual effect of a large, open floor plan. If you aren’t sold on an open floor plan, yet want to make your space feel connected, this is the solution.

Bespoke Pantries and Larders

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“When redesigning your kitchen, a bespoke larder is still one of the biggest trends this year and next,’ reveals Naked Kitchens. “A must–have in the modern kitchen, with storage at the right temperature and ingredients easily accessible, a well-designed bespoke larder is also a thing of great beauty.”  

Moveable Islands

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Islands are handy as prep surfaces and extra seating, but they don’t need to be set in stone. This slim, moveable island offers flexibility when entertaining, and has an airy base perfect for small spaces. Of all the trends this spring, this one seems to be the most practical.

Smart Fridges

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While they may not be popping up in every new home just yet, the trend of smart appliances has become significantly more popular in 2019. And there’s no denying that a smart fridge could actually be pretty useful.

Colored Cabinetry

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“Many people are beginning to incorporate colored cabinets in kitchens while moving away from all white cabinetry. Making a statement and creating a mood with cabinetry, like using deep or grey-washed blues and greens is in high demand. These are being beautifully paired with fixtures and hardware in brass and other contrasting metals.” – Sara Ianniciello

Quartz Countertops Still on Top

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For high-end kitchen countertops, quartz still reigns supreme. The material is extremely hardy, can last virtually forever, is a breeze to maintain and is anti-microbial. Granite, the main competitor in the high-end bracket, requires slightly more maintenance.

Which of these trends is your favorite? Click here to ask yourself the hardest “would you rather” home renovation questions. 

9 Items You Didn’t Realize Could Be Heated in Your Home

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Modern technology has allowed us to heat just about anything to bring you more comfort both inside your home and out. If you’re the type of person who is always cold or is always complaining about how cold it is, then this post is for you. Below are 9 items in your home that you never knew you could heat.

Heated Desk Chair

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Helping to increase circulation and relieve tension, this heated desk chair with massaging functions does more for your body than just heat it up. This is the perfect chair for anyone is who works from home and has to uncomfortably sit at a desk all day.

Heated Towel Rack

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There’s no need to endure the post-shower cold. This list of 20 different towel warmers will keep you snug and feeling luxurious in your bathroom every morning (or night if you’re a PM shower taker).  

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Leaning against a cold surface every morning while trying to enjoy your cup of coffee can be very unpleasant. See how you can enjoy heated countertops without having to install new counters at all.

Heated Rugs

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Like an electric blanket for your floor, this innovative heating system turns area rugs into “invisible” space heaters and lets you stay warm and keep your sense of style. You can also use this as a warmed pet mat!

Heated Toilet Seat

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Talk about keeping every area of your body warm! The LumaWarm heated nightlight toilet seat offers the luxury and comfort of a warmed seat – with the added convenience of an illuminating LED nightlight.

Heated Driveway

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Have you ever seen snow fall on an already warm car? It melts instantly. This is the essential idea behind snow melting systems—a heating element is embedded in your driveway (or patio, walkway, etc.) and it melts the snow that falls on it. Say goodbye to snow shoveling forever!

Heated Patio Bench

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Perfect for those chilly spring or fall evenings, heated seating will enhance the comfort of your outdoor patio or deck. Plug the bench in, turn it on at the press of a button and set it to your desired temperature!

Heated Desk

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If you work at a desk made of granite or quartz, take a moment to feel just how cold the surface feels against your skin. These stick-on desk heaters will raise the temperature of your surface 20-25°, leaving you with a much more soothing feel during your work day. Simply apply the mat under your surface and plug it into a standard outlet!

Defogging Mirror

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Previously available only in spas or luxury hotels, the luxury of a fog-free mirror can be yours to enjoy in your own master bathroom. With a fogless mirror as part of the home, you will no longer have to wipe mirrors after warm showers and leave streaks on them as a result.

Which of these luxurious items do you want in your home? Follow us on Instagram & Twitter for more luxury home inspiration. 

9 Home Desk Ideas That Will Make You Want to Work All Day

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With the modern convenience of Skype and other online tools, working from home has become increasingly popular for professionals everywhere. Not leaving the house all day can be relaxing, but only if you enjoy the ambiance of your home office.

Here are 9 unique home desk ideas for you to spruce up your work space and stay productive all day.

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This large corner office is perfectly designed for two and is neatly tucked away for ultimate privacy. Plenty of storage options to keep the surface nice and tidy!

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Avoid sitting all day by creating your own adjustable standing desk. You’ll feel more energized throughout the day when you are able to alternate between sitting and standing. See how to build your own adjustable desk here.

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How inviting is this gorgeous marble and chrome desk? The natural linen slip-covered chairs and gray table lamps add a sense of comfort and elegance to this beautiful office space.

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Charge, connect, and store absolutely anything with the Hollow Core Connect IT Desk. The unique slide-to-open design makes it easy to organize your devices while keeping your home desk clean and clutter-free. Tangled cords are yesterday’s problem.

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If you love the look of granite for your desk but hate how cold it is to lean on, a stick-on desk heater is the right product for you. Plugging into a standard outlet, this ultra-thin heating mat can be stuck directly underneath your stone, giving you a pleasantly warm surface to rest your arms all day.

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For those who can’t choose between a home office and a home gym, the Walkstation Desk by Steelcase will solve your problem. By combining a computer desk with a treadmill, this innovative product allows you to work and workout at the same time.

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A palette of white, green and a hint of blue with floor to ceiling storage creates a stunning home office. The window seat and built-in shelving give this space a homey and inviting feel.

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The simple UNO wall-mounted floating home desk set is an extraordinary product for consumers who have limited living space. The desktop offers adequate surface space for your laptop and provides you with two shelves for storing small office supplies and important documents.

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Who says that kitchen desks are outdated? This white kitchen office space boasts a light wood x-back chair placed in front of a framed cork board, allowing you to be productive in the part of the home you love most.

Which of these home desk ideas appeals to you the most?

12 Most Popular Electronic Items Bought in 2018

2018 came and went, with many online purchases made in the final month of the year. Whether it was for a gift or for a “treat-yourself” splurge, below are the top 12 electronic items purchased online in 2018. How many of these did you buy?

Apple Wireless Airpods

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Just take them out and they’re ready to use with all your devices. Put them in your ears and they connect instantly. Speak into them and your voice sounds clear. Introducing AirPods. Simplicity and technology, together like never before. The result is completely magical.

Instant Pot 7-in-1 Multi-Cooker

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The Instant Pot may have gained fame on Pinterest, but it’s not just for food bloggers! Nearly 28,000 people and a 4.5-star rating prove that it’s a worthy investment for anyone who likes to cook at home, but needs a few shortcuts along the way. 

Fire TV Stick 4K

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The Amazon Fire Stick allows you to watch from platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video directly on your TV in 4K. This version has an Alexa (aka voice-activated) remote, making it easier than ever to select what you want to watch. 

Apple iPad (Wi-Fi, 32GB) – Gold

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With a 9.7-inch Retina display, wide color and true tone, the latest version of the Apple iPad was a big hit in 2018. Users are praising the product’s quick speed, excellent camera features and so much more.

WarmlyYours Towel Warmers

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Imagine stepping out of a shower or bath to luxurious, freshly-warmed towels waiting for you on a stylish heated towel rack. Available in several different models, heated towel bath racks by WarmlyYours provide a sleek yet functional design, perfect for a variety of home decor styles. Treat yourself to the comfort of warm towels.

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The Nintendo Switch is the latest buzz in the gaming world. The continually growing selection of games attracts new users all the time — that and the fact that you can virtually play anywhere,and with another person using the Joy-Con controllers.

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Sticking directly under your overhang, these ultra-thin mats warm up your granite countertops 20-25 °. They come in standard rectangular sizes or can be customized to fit your exact surface. Homeowners everywhere are enjoying the benefit of no longer leaning on a cold surface everyday.

GoPro HERO7 Black

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This is an obvious top seller. It’s the best action camera you can buy. It has excellent video quality and amazing image stabilization for those more adventurous trips.

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader

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The new Kindle Paperwhite is one of the best, and buyers love that it’s waterproof. Heavy readers will enjoy not having to lug those massive hardcovers around with them.

Soft Close Damper for Cabinet Doors

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No more slammed cabinets! These dampers instantly allow cabinet doors to close smoothly and quietly. The brushed nickel blends well with the hinge and works for face frame cabinets on all door overlays & frameless cabinets on full overlay doors.

iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum

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The robot-vacuum craze hasn’t slowed down. This 690 iRobot Roomba — which has Wi-Fi connectivity and works with Alexa — is the Roomba brand’s best-seller as well as one of the top sellers on Amazon. 

Google – Home – Smart Speaker with Google Assistant

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Simplify your everyday life with the Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Use voice commands to enjoy music, get answers from Google and manage everyday tasks.