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Kitchen Remodeling – Planning Guide

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Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen designed by Chris Novak Berry and Emily Castle, Brooksberry & Associates. Photo: Alise O

Kitchen makeovers remain popular as homeowners continue to invest to create a warm, stylish, comfortable, and efficient heart of the home. In addition to improved aesthetics and organization, kitchen remodels also hold reasonable resale value. According to Remodeling magazine’s 2011-2012 Cost vs. Value Report, midrange minor kitchen remodels—new countertops, appliances, cabinet fronts, and hardware—have an average national cost just shy of $20,000 and get 72% return on investment. Midrange major remodels, which include new appliances, cabinets, countertops, flooring, and lighting, have a mid-range average of $57,824 and a nearly 66% return. High-end renovations can easily cost $100,000 and up.

Though aesthetics are important, the driving remodeling force is functionality. Start by doing some research and tour show houses and kitchen show rooms to see product up close and personal. Next, set a budget that reflects

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Modern bathroom design is a direct response to pandemic planning / Boing Boing

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I spent the first two weeks of my quarantine shitting in a portapotty in the parking lot of my building. It wasn’t great — but hey, at least it was always stocked with hand sanitizer.

The contractors I’d hired to renovate my bathroom were not so good on timeliness or communication before the pandemic started. And it only got worse from there. So I drove 300 miles in late March where I could at least be with my pregnant wife, and where at least I could shit indoors.

I returned home the other day to find that the bathroom still wasn’t finished (though at least I could shower and shit now). Disappointed, I began to unpack my things, and ended up listening to this new NPR Short Wave podcast, which strangely made me feel better. It traces the history of indoor plumbing — including the uphill battle of trying to

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Planning a Garden | Home & Garden Information Center

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Garden Vegetables

Garden Vegetables
Millie Davenport, ©2015 HGIC, Clemson Extension

Home garden vegetables can be grown abundantly in most areas of South Carolina with proper care. Many who have grown vegetables for the excellent fresh flavor or as a hobby now find home gardening profitable with today’s high food costs.

The number of home vegetable gardeners is steadily increasing in the state. Success or failure of home vegetable production can depend on many things, but some major reasons for failure are negligence, not following the proper instructions and not keeping up with current vegetable developments.

Planning the Vegetable Garden

When planning a garden, it is important to ask a few basic questions:

  • Who will be doing the work? Will the garden be a group project with family members or friends who will work willingly through the season to a fall harvest, or will you be handling the hoe alone in between camping
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Kitchen Recessed Lighting – Layout and Planning – Ideas & Advice

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Lighting is a critical element to the comfort and function level of any kitchen. A good kitchen lighting plan should include the placement of a variety of lighting sources and types.

For example, you need lighting to accomplish specific tasks, such as food preparation and cooking. You’ll also want ambient lighting that will help illuminate the entire space and make it an appealing and inviting place to work and socialize in. And you’ll want mood lighting that helps highlight kitchen cabinets, special collections, counter spaces and architectural details.

With its sleek, minimalist appearance, recessed lighting can help you accomplish all these tasks and more.

Where to Use

Kitchen recessed lighting offers a clean look and can be used throughout the room space.

• It’s ideal for counter tops and island bars.

• Use it for general lighting in open floor plan areas.

• Highlight counter areas, stove tops and other

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Interior Planning Group, Interior Design and Space Planning, Interior Deisgner Lancaster, PA

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Creating the right environment for your business requires a plan that combines visual appeal with practical design solutions. Interior Planning Group achieves exceptional results for its clients by first understanding their overall needs and requirements, and then working in close partnership throughout the project to develop their ideal space.

Interior Planning Group was established in 1987 as an independent interior design firm that is solely focused on our clients individual needs. The highest priorities are design excellence and creative solutions that stay within budget and on schedule.

Interior Planning Group has extensive experience with a broad range of industries, professions, facility types and project scopes. Clients have included large corporate offices and recreational facilities, state-of-the-art healthcare facilities and physician offices, small shops and professional offices, and many more.

Each project and client can expect total focus and commitment from Interior Planning Group’s team, led by principal Alexandra (AJ) Weisensale. Ms.

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AAPA Commends Senate for Including Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act in COVID-19 Emergency Legislation

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Change Authorizes PAs to Move Patients Home, Free Up Hospital Beds

Alexandria, VA, March 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The American Academy of PAs applauds the U.S. Senate for passing the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act (S. 296/H.R. 2150) as an inclusion in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the “CARES Act” (H.R. 748). The CARES Act also takes actions to bolster our nation’s healthcare response, including more than $1.6 billion for the Strategic National Stockpile to procure pharmaceuticals, personal protective equipment (PPE), and other medical supplies, which can be distributed to state and local health agencies in areas with shortages.

The legislation will provide significant assistance to American families and small businesses, bolster the healthcare response, and stabilize the economy during the coronavirus emergency.

Including the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act in the CARES Act will permanently authorize PAs and NPs to order home

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Garden city | urban planning

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Garden city, the ideal of a planned residential community, as devised by the English town planner Ebenezer Howard (q.v.) and promoted by him in Tomorrow: A Peaceful Path to Social Reform (1898). Howard’s plan for garden cities was a response to the need for improvement in the quality of urban life, which had become marred by overcrowding and congestion due to uncontrolled growth since the Industrial Revolution.

Howard’s solution to the related problems of rural depopulation and the runaway growth of great towns and cities was the creation of a series of small, planned cities that would combine the amenities of urban life with the ready access to nature typical of rural environments. The main features of Howard’s scheme were: (1) the purchase of a large area of agricultural land within

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