2013’s trendy colors, life-saving air conditioning, inspiring islands, arguing against spray foam, and other product news from the past week.
• Perhaps primary colors are more your style? Try these strategies for working with basic blue, red, and yellow.
• Though it takes its fair share of knocks for inefficiency, air conditioning is now being called a lifesaver, as a study reveals it has helped cut heat-related deaths by 80%.
• From country chic to modern sleek, these 20 kitchen islands will inspire.
• 13 reasons Treehugger thinks foam insulation doesn’t belong in green buildings.
• Perhaps NanoSonic’s Hybridsil is an exception to these concerns? The new 100% silicone-based foam insulation claims to be less toxic than spray polyurethane foam.
• Researchers in Spain have devised bricks made from paper-production waste.
• Can’t get enough products? Peruse Residential Architect magazine’s most popular products and product collections of 2012.
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• Quartz countertops, clean cabinetry, charcoal hues, and seven other remodeling trends expected in 2013.
• How to choose appliances for universal design.
• Everything you need to know about pellet stoves.
• Sick of boring hearths? Check out these 4 inspiring fireplaces.
• 6 portable islands that add style and function to the kitchen.
• The U.S. is finally emerging as a global force in solar as the fourth quarter sees record PV installations.
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• 10 unique and beautiful vessel sinks, from basic brushed nickel to pricey solid bronze.
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