Kitchen Magic Design Staff and Management Awarded Leading Industry Accreditations

Suzi Dia, Kitchen Design Consultant, has achieved certification as Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) from NKBA. In 2019, a kitchen designed by Dia was awarded a Contractor of the Year Award for Kitchen Magic by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI.)

J.T. Norman, Director of Business Development, Product and Design Innovation, was certified by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Norman oversees all aspects of design and product development at Kitchen Magic. 

The AKBD and ASID certifications are recognized achievements in the competencies necessary for kitchen and bath design. Industry accreditations ensure precise solutions to ensure functional & beautiful results for the customer. 

“These individuals are exemplary designers and remodeling specialists that demonstrate the utmost dedication to the kitchen and bath industry and our customers,” said Bacho. He added, “This combination of experience and education ensures that our staff represents the highest qualified professionals in the

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Crispin Odey Accused of Assaulting Young Banker at His Home 20 Years Ago

(Bloomberg) — Crispin Odey pleaded not guilty in a London court to an accusation of groping a young female banking employee after inviting her back to his home more than 20 years ago.



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Odey, one of Europe’s highest-profile hedge fund managers, appeared at a London court for the first time Monday since being charged with indecent assault. The 61-year-old faces a trial next year where he will contest the allegation that he took advantage of the woman, who worked at one of his clients.

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Odey is alleged to have invited the woman, who was in her 20s, to his Chelsea home. He changed into a dressing gown, only to “launch himself” at her and assault her, Aaron McCalister, a lawyer for the prosecution, said at Westminster Magistrates Court. It was an “abuse of trust” that required a “significant degree of planning,” he said.

The

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Inuvo’s IntentKey Uncovers Changing Home Renovation Audience Behaviors in Midst of COVID-19 for National Home Improvement Retailer Client

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Sept. 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Inuvo, Inc. (NYSE American: INUV), a leading provider of marketing technology, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) that serves brands and agencies, today announces how the IntentKey artificial intelligence (AI) technology has built strong brand awareness with new audiences for a national home improvement retailer client by uncovering changing audience behaviors in the midst of COVID-19.

The pandemic has created a boom in home remodeling, as more time at home has changed the way people need their homes to function. Houzz reported a 58% increase in professional referrals for projects year-over-year. In a Porch.com survey, more than 75% of consumers said they plan to take on a new project within the next 12 months. CNBC coverage also boasts record high equity is giving homeowners the financial flexibility and confidence to reinvest in their homes as real estate prices increase amid record low

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HOME PROFILE: Beautiful home has 9 fireplaces, in-law apartment – News – Wicked Local Wenham

Built for Captain John Cross (mariner) in 1804, this stately classic is a breathtakingly gorgeous blend of Old World craftsmanship and modern amenities with the unique ability to adapt easily to 21st Century lifestyles. This residence has a few extra perks, too.

 

ADDRESS: 8 Washington Square, Marblehead

BEDROOMS: 5

BATHROOMS: 3 full

LIVING SPACE: 4,399 sq. ft.

PRICE: $1,650,000

 

Built for Captain John Cross (mariner) in 1804, this stately classic is a breathtakingly gorgeous blend of Old World craftsmanship and modern amenities with the unique ability to adapt easily to 21st Century lifestyles. This residence has a few extra perks, too.

One is that iconic Abbott Hall is a constant backdrop. Another is that this home has nine fireplaces, a scuttle and offers the option of a luxurious first-floor (no stairs) in-law unit or rental. Oh, a private porch is also part of the package!

We’ll come back to all

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Museum renovation aims to create treasure trove

HARLINGEN — For decades, the two old buildings formed the Harlingen Historical Museum, standing along the courtyard of the Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum.

Five years ago, city leaders envisioned reviving its exhibits to tell the story of a town that rose from the White Horse Desert.

Now, the money’s rolling out to help preserve parts of the city’s legacy.

The Rio Grande Valley Museum Association has raised $119,900 to complete the five-year renovation of two buildings that once housed the Harlingen Air Base’s police squadron and brig.

The project includes upgrading exhibits to tell the story of the city’s evolution from a rough-and-tumble railroad stop to an agricultural center, Joel Humphries, the city’s arts and entertainment director, said yesterday.

As part of the project, the city will recognize the residents whose donations will help turn a vision into a historical treasure trove.

“The idea is to completely revamp all

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Will a Housing Market Crash Affect Home Depot Stock?

Will the housing market crash again? Maybe. Many aspects of the economy are cyclical, and housing prices do occasionally fall. Is a housing crash imminent? That’s harder to answer.

Some have sounded the alarm on housing for good reason. Consider the famous Case-Shiller Home Price Index, an inflation-adjusted metric created by Standard & Poor’s tracking housing prices. The index’s value was 100 back in the year 2000 and had been close to 100 when applying the index’s criteria backward to the 20th century. But since 2000, it has risen above 180 on two occasions. The first time preceded the housing crash of the Great Recession.

The second time the Case-Shiller index exceeded 180 is right now. In reality, it passed the mark way back in 2016, and it’s currently around 215. So no need to panic: Crossing 180 doesn’t immediately flip a housing-crash switch. It just shows housing prices have

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Pinehurst gains much, loses nothing with constant improvements

Give or take a DeChambeau drive, it’s about 3,750 miles from the town of St. Andrews in the Kingdom of Fife to the village of Pinehurst in the sandhills of North Carolina. But what distance separates, golf connects.



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St. Andrews and Pinehurst are often mentioned in the same breath as homes of the game in the Old World and the New, respectively, not least because both places don’t just embrace golf but rather seem to have grown organically around its finest canvases.

The village of Pinehurst is dominated by its eponymous resort, which can now boast more golf courses than Elizabeth Taylor could ex-husbands. There are nine standard courses, all numbered, and the most celebrated – the Richard Burton, if you like – is No. 2. It has hosted three U.S. Opens, a U.S. Women’s Open, a U.S. Senior Open, a PGA Championship, a Ryder Cup

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4 Ways COVID Has Changed Home Design

There’s no place like home. 

The phrase has always been true, but especially in the last six months. What used to be a place to return to after a long day now serves multiple purposes to people all day, every day. The home is now an office, school, restaurant, gym, playroom and more. 

And with most people around the world spending significantly more time in their homes than ever before, change has inevitably occurred. 

Spending so much time at home leaves people to look at their homes and want to make changes. Research has found that 70% of Americans have completed a home improvement project during the pandemic, with more projects planned for 2021. Consequently, sales and stock prices for companies like Home Depot, Lowe’s and Sherwin Williams have seen tremendous growth in recent months. 

Home design changes and improvements have long been linked to pandemics. In fact, the

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It’s not just your neighborhood. Contractors are incredibly busy with home renovations

From the sound of things in some neighborhoods, you might not think the economic downturn has been all that severe in Massachusetts.



a person standing in front of a building: President and owner of Golden Builder Construction Tomasa Pujol at a residential job site in Dorchester.


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President and owner of Golden Builder Construction Tomasa Pujol at a residential job site in Dorchester.

Saw blades are buzzing, nail guns are popping, and drills are spinning as contractors descend on home renovation projects in huge numbers. It’s a striking aberration in an economy where many businesses continue to suffer and unemployment remains high.

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The activity is also another indication of how unevenly the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has been distributed. Some homeowners ― often those whose incomes have not taken a hit ― have reduced costs for commuting, travel and other expenses, giving them more discretionary income. At the same time, interest rates for home equity loans and mortgages are historically low, making it cheap to borrow money.

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Renovation of Florida Hotel Turns Into 19th Century Treasure Trove



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Victorian-era Stairs, Fireplace: Renovation of Florida Hotel Turns Into 19th Century Treasure Trove

A hotel renovation in Florida has turned out to be an archaeologist’s dream project after developers discovered historical artefacts. The recent renovation of Detroit Hotel in St. Petersburg, Florida, which opened in 1888, has become a treasure trove of objects from the 19th century.

A report by Tampa Bay Times stated construction workers who were renovating the historic hotel building discovered an intact elevator which is at least 115 years old. The structure still has the old cage-like door and huge electric motor, as are the cables, however they had been cut.

The hotel is being renovated into a steampunk-themed restaurant and for the management, the recent discovery has made their place more authentic. As the publication reported, the Segreti’s Hospitality Group which has taken up the project decided to keep the discoveries.

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