I bet when you read the headline you were thinking, “Hey! That’s kind of a cool idea: a refrigerator with two doors and panes of glass to tempt you into eating those leftovers” Well the new GE French Door model refrigerator due out this summer is not quite as revealing as the French Doors to your patio, but it is generating buzz among kitchen remodelers and homeowners looking for the latest in kitchen appliance design and technology.
It’s sexy and has all the tech bells and whistles including an on-door auto-fill water/ice dispenser. That’s right, no hands. Just place the glass and it will be refilled with no spillage. “So what?” you may be thinking, but wait. How about dispensing hot water for tea and instant oatmeal? Yup, it does that too.
Thanks to the Appliancist blog for sharing this story.
Just the name makes you want to sit down, kick your shoes off, and take a deep cleansing breath, doesn’t it? http://www.couchkarma.com/ But you won’t check out for long because this design blog takes you on a wild ride through interior design, new latest books on the subject, travel, and a great deal more. We let our eyes rest here for a few moments. http://www.couchkarma.com/?cat=65 Maybe it was the luscious blues and silver of the featured sofa at MetroSofa. You’ll have to decide for yourself. I am so intrigued by CK’s description of the book “Interior Desecrations” by James Lileks that I might have to buy it just to see what’s inside. http://www.amazon.com/Interior-Desecrations-Hideous-Homes-Horrible/dp/0307238725/ref=pd_bbs_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1236129370&sr=8-1
While home exercise equipment might not be the rage it once was it is still a great option for working out in the privacy of your own home. Whether you are going to spend your hard earned money on an elliptical machine or a smartphone app make sure you do your homework. Like Karla Bowsher of MoneyTalksNews.com who breaks down the best-rated models with the best prices:
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Apple’s top supplier, Sharp, is getting a $1.6 billion infusion from Taiwan’s Hon Hai Group, which includes Foxconn, Apple’s supplier for iPads and iPhones. Sharp, which earlier announced a big expected loss this year, seems an unlikely place to park that kind of money, but if Apple TV is on the horizon, maybe billionaire Terry Gou is onto something big, and not just large scale TV screens. http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-03-28/sharp-investment-makes-sense-if-apple-tv-is-coming
Every home remodeling show you go to seems to feature stainless steel appliances. They are the most sought after appliances for consumers and interior designers. Ever wonder what the attraction of stainless steel appliances is? Here are a few reasons why stainless steel appliances are the best choice for kitchen remodeling projects:
Design neutral: They fit with any color palette and this versatility gives kitchen interior designers greater freedom.
Easy to clean and maintain: Wet and wipe, stainless steel appliances couldn’t be simpler to keep clean.
Long lasting: Stainless steel appliances won’t fade or discolor. That white refrigerator you bought ten years ago probably isn’t exactly white any longer and if you have a bunch of kids, there are probably finger prints galore if you look real close around the handle and edge of the fridge.
Buyer neutral: Stainless steel appliances are most acceptable to home buyers. They generally eliminate potential objections a home buyer may have when considering a property.
Hygienic surface: Stainless steel appliances are the most hygienic surface. Stainless steel is non-porous which resists germs and bacteria better than other materials.
More places to check out stainless steel appliances and their advantages include: