Monday, March 6, 2017 / by Nicole Solari
2017's home design trends are all about creating lush spaces by taking traditional designs and making them modern with unique color, texture and material choices.
As far as color, experts suggest grays with warm beige undertones for living rooms and kitchens, and bold reds and rich caramels for bedrooms.
When it comes to remodeling, homeowners are favoring upgrades that make day-to-day life more convenient and luxurious.
As the new year approaches, everyone is looking for ways to improve their lives — whether it’s shedding a few pounds, taking on a new hobby or completely revamping their living space for renewed inspiration.
Take note: The next year’s home trends call for lush colors, plush textures and modernistic takes on traditional designs that make the perfect environment to create a “new you.” (Or for staging a buyer’s new home!)
Although it may not be advisable to incorporate all these trends into a home ...
Monday, November 7, 2016 / by Nicole Solari
Every year, the United States chucks nearly 40 percent of its food. Dana Gunders, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the author of The Waste-free Kitchen Handbook, offers money and planet-saving tips.
Portion sizes have grown tremendously, and its become normal for restaurants and caterers to produce excessive menus and buffets and for consumers to buy more than they need.
Research NRDC has done found that people are not comfortable with empty white space on plates or in fridges or grocery carts. There’s an urge to fill those spaces with food. And in our culture, throwing food out is acceptable. In fact, leaving something on your plate is considered posh.
What else contributes to food waste?
A lot of produce won’t get picked for market because it’s not pretty enough to be sold. It gets tossed or turned into the soil.
What’s the environmental impact?
About 70 percent of our water ae ...