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More time at home means more opportunity for you to design your personal kitchen, bath :: WRAL.com

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Every year we consider the colors and styles homeowners are gravitating towards when personalizing their new home kitchen and baths. The 2020 season, more so than ever, has given us the most poignant glimpse into how everyday living can affect our design choices. 

The global pandemic we continue to experience has resulted in families spending more time at home, altering both their needs and wants with regards to aesthetics, technology, innovative design options and energy-saving features.  

Buyers may have also found a little extra time to spend on Pinterest or watching HGTV to get inspired on the design of their new home.

“I have buyers that come in after months of being stuck at home with social distancing/COVID restrictions and they have learned what they don’t like,” said Rachel Anne Phelps, design consultant for Drees Homes.  “Through staying home,

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Kim Kardashian’s epic kitchen tour revealed her ‘plant-based’ diet. Here’s what that means

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Kim Kardashian loves eating a plant-based diet. (Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)
Kim Kardashian loves eating a plant-based diet. (Photo: Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)

Kim Kardashian gave a behind-the-scenes tour of her kitchen on Instagram this week — revealing both a bevy of frozen-yogurt sprinkles and her kept promise to stick to a plant-based diet.

The tour was Kardashian’s rebuttal to mockery she received on Tuesday, after posting a photo of herself promoting her SKIMS line. In it, the 39-year-old modeled the clothing while standing in front of a near-empty fridge that contained mostly milk products, prompting comments such as “Y’all eat air too?? coz I see no food in that fridge ma’am” and “I see nothing in that fridge that reflects a family with 4 kids haha! I just cant relate. Sorry.”

And so, on Wednesday night, Kardashian brought fans into her cavernous kitchen spaces through Instagram Stories. “OK, so since the inside of my fridge is so baffling, and I saw all

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Here’s what the Texas bathroom bill means in plain English

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SECTION 1. LEGISLATIVE FINDINGS; PURPOSE. The legislature finds that:

(1) in an effort to comply with the legislature’s duty under Section 1, Article VII, Texas Constitution, to provide for the general diffusion of knowledge and an efficient system of public schools, potentially harmful and distracting environments should be barred;

(2) the federal government’s mandate requiring Texas public schools to provide students access to restrooms, showers, and dressing rooms based on an individual student’s internal sense of gender is alarming and could potentially lead to boys and girls showering together and using the same restroom should such guidance be followed;

(3) children receiving an education in Texas public schools and open-enrollment charter schools are entitled to a safe and secure learning environment, including when using intimate facilities controlled by a school; and

(4) it is the public policy of this state that residents have a reasonable expectation of privacy when using

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