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AD’s 2020 Great Design Awards: Kitchens

For people all around the world, the home has never been closer to the heart. And the heart of the home? It’s the kitchen. So show yours some love. As inspiration, AD has rounded up the best new products on the market. (Think smart appliances, stunning surfaces, and vibrant accents galore.) To the winners of the 2020 Great Design Awards, chef’s kiss….

Free Spirit

Today’s country kitchen rewrites the rules with bohemian flair and urbane sophistication; shown is a California home designed by Studio Shamshiri with a La Cornue range

Free Spirit

<cite class="credit">Stephen Kent Johnson</cite>
Stephen Kent Johnson

Code Red

Cherry, currant, or crimson—these vibrant accents steal the show; pictured is the Hamptons kitchen of Kate Rheinstein Brodsky

Code Red

<cite class="credit">William Abranowicz</cite>
William Abranowicz
<cite class="credit">David Anderson</cite>
David Anderson
<cite class="credit">Ty Mecham/Food52</cite>
Ty Mecham/Food52

Hands-off Approach

Touch-free taps in fine forms and finishes make a splash

Brizo Odin Smarttouch Pull-down Faucet with VoiceIQ; $1,167. brizo.com
Brizo Odin Smarttouch Pull-down Faucet with VoiceIQ; $1,167. brizo.com
Grohe Ladylux L2 Smartcontrol Faucet; $800. grohe.us
Grohe Ladylux L2 Smartcontrol Faucet; $800.
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Cape Cod-Based Interior Design Firm Wins Four Top Awards

CAPE COD, Mass., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Casabella Interiors was recently honored with four design awards from three different organizations. Luxe Interiors Magazine awarded Casabella the “Best of the Rest, Landscape Design/Outdoor Rooms” award for 2020. The Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (EM NARI) awarded Casabella the 2020 EM NARI Contractor of the Year (CotY) Gold Award for Residential Exterior, and America’s Property Awards selected Casabella for both Bathroom Design and Residential Interior Private Residence Design awards.

These awards reflect Founder and Principal Designer, Michele Holbrook’s continuous pursuit of design excellence for her clients. Says Holbrook, “”Our top priority is to provide an ultra-premium design experience for our clients. Each client’s interior reflects a completely distinctive approach – no two homes are alike. I am always thrilled to see the efforts of me and my team be professionally recognized.”   

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2020 Aurora Awards: Single-Family Detached Homes and Kitchen + Bath

The annual Aurora Awards competition held by the Southeast Building Conference recognizes outstanding housing-related professionals for their work in 12 southeastern states and the Eastern Caribbean. Pro Builder is proud to present a selection of this year’s winners in the highly competitive Multifamily category, including the Project of the Year.

 

Provence

Location: Austin, Texas
Category: Single-Family Detached – 2,500 to 2,999 sq ft
Builder: Brookfield Residential, Calgary, Alberta
Architect: Danielian Associates Architects + Planners, Irvine, Calif.

Surrounding scenery played a large part in this single-family homes’ construction. With views of rolling green hills, the builder and designer aimed to showcase the area’s natural beauty through large, covered porches in both the front and rear. Think the South of France, but in Texas—that’s the feeling designers wished to capture.

 

Provence single family home exterior
The Provence single-family home design offers a flexible floor plan that allows changing uses for rooms over time. | Photo: courtesy Rachel
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Harwick Homes honored with three silver Aurora awards

Wilson Creative Group, Special to Naples Daily News
Published 6:01 a.m. ET Oct. 3, 2020

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Harwick Homes was recently recognized with three Silver Aurora Awards for two of its Naples residences. The Florida Home Builders Association bestowed honors to Harwick’s Mediterra and Caxambas Bay projects for Best Custom Home 6,000-8,000 Square Feet; the Mediterra project also received a Silver Aurora Award for Best Interior Detailing of a Home priced over $2 million. The Caxambas Bay project is located on Marco Island.

The Aurora Awards program is affiliated with the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA) and the Southeast Building Conference (SEBC), one of two regional trade shows recognized by and affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Aurora Awards are presented annually to outstanding

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SECAF Announces Finalists for 2020 Government Contractor Awards

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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 1, 2020–

What:
The Small and Emerging Contractors Advisory Forum’s (SECAF) 12 th Annual Government Contractor Awards. Recognizing more than a decade of excellence, SECAF’s flagship event honors small and emerging government contractors and the players in the industry that rely on small business.


Who:

Award winners will be selected from a group of finalists in seven categories. The GovernmentContractor of the Year recognizes companies that have shown a compelling and profound commitment to excellence in financial performance. The Award of Excellence highlights an organization that represents excellence within their respective community, the government contracting industry, and towards employees. The Government Project of the Year is given to a company that has delivered an exemplary program with significant value to the federal government. Finally, Mentor-Protégé Program of

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Calgary renovation companies bring awards hardware home

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“There can be a lot of structural tie-ins — a lot of engineering that needs to be done. And it’s important to find a contractor you’ll be best suited with, who shares your beliefs. It’s a team effort between client and builder,” he says.

The planning and design department at Ultimate is preparing for work scheduled to begin the first week of January. Ritchie says he’s getting calls right now from people who want a kitchen done by Christmas, but he stresses the importance of doing the homework.

“People who accept our advice are happier in the end,” he says, with a grin.

Cold weather renos can be challenging, but Garth McDaniel of Allenbrook says that as long as things are reasonably warm, there’s no specific time to start.

“It’s whenever people are ready to engage,” he says.

Lytle has seen another shift since the double whammy

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State Funeral Homes Honored With National Awards For Excellence

Press release from Connecticut Funeral Directors Association:

Sept. 23, 2020

Nine (9) Connecticut funeral homes have earned 2020 Pursuit of Excellence Awards from the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). All are members of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association (CFDA). The national award is presented by NFDA annually to firms that have demonstrated a commitment to raising the bar on funeral service excellence by adhering to strict ethical and professional standards and providing outstanding service to families and communities.

Only 141 funeral homes in the world are being recognized with a 2020 NFDA Pursuit of Excellence Award for innovative community service programs, dynamic public relations efforts and professional integrity.

The Connecticut recipients are:

  • B.C. Bailey Funeral Home in Wallingford;
  • Carmon Community Funeral Homes in Windsor**;
  • Carpino Funeral Home in Southbury;
  • D’Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel in East Hartford**;
  • D’Esopo Funeral Chapel in Wethersfield**;
  • Duksa Family Funeral Homes at Burritt Hill in
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Department of Transportation awards $25 million to Polk County for Broadway Avenue Improvements project

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The Iowa Department of Transportation plans a record-busting $806 million in statewide road and bridge projects this construction season. (Photo: William Petroski/The Register)

Polk County’s plan to reconstruct a portion of Broadway Avenue just got a $25 million boost from the federal government. 

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced the grant, earmarked for the Broadway Avenue Multi-modal Improvements project, as part of a $1 billion investment from the Trump administration to improve infrastructure through its Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development program.

The BUILD grant will cover over half of the projected $40 million cost of the Broadway project.

“A federal grant like that … relieves the burden on the local governments to help pay for that,” said MPO executive director Todd Ashby. “It certainly helps speed the timeline of completing the project.”

According to local officials, the project, which focuses on a 5.2-mile stretch

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Gadget Roundup: Award-winning tech and products from the A’ Design Awards 2020

One of the A’ Design Awards’ standout features is just its vastly multidisciplinary nature. Conceived as the one award program to cover every single aspect of the design industry, the A’ Design Award looks at as many as 99 categories, spanning everything from Architecture to Interiors, Graphics, Packaging, Furniture, Film, Social Design, Medical Product Design, Transportation, Jewelry, and a category that’s truly close to our hearts… Consumer Technology.

Gadgets are perhaps an undeniable part of the ‘better human experience’. Whether it’s the presence of innovative features, or the lack of distracting elements, each product is designed to fulfill a certain need and achieve a certain end – which it believes is best for its user. It’s probably why technology and design are so interwoven into A’ Design’s approach. Currently in their 2020-21 edition, the awards are looking for the next generation of life-changing, life-bettering products, with as many as 218

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