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14 Kitchen Design Terms You Need to Know Before Renovating

By MiaCucina SoFla

Embarking on a kitchen renovation? You need to know these common design terms to ensure you’re communicating properly with your contractor. Failure to do so could result in major miscommunication, leading to costly errors and serious post-renovation blues. From cut-outs to plinths, here are 14 commonly used kitchen renovation terms and what they actually mean.

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The Ultimate Home Maintenance Checklist for Every Season

By MiaCucina SoFla

Like a regular health check-up, a home maintenance schedule is important for every house’s upkeep. Continuing to check on your exterior, appliances, heating and cooling, plumbing, security, and electrical systems will help prevent breakdowns, save money, and keep your home looking its best. Use this home maintenance checklist to help schedule your seasonal updates, repairs, and cleaning, along with a handful of monthly tasks. Revisit the list monthly and at the beginning of each season to keep your home in prime working condition. If any of the jobs go beyond your skill level or lead to more involved repairs, consider hiring a professional to help.

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42 Magnificent Modern Bathrooms of Your Dreams

By MiaCucina SoFla

Whether we like to talk about it or not, the time we spend in the bathroom is precious. It’s where some of our most intimate moments take place. So not only should it function well, it should be designed for optimal comfort and luxury. While some bathrooms are grand enough to have all the fixings like walk-in showers, smaller bathrooms can still make a decor splash. Designed with luxurious materials like marble and brass, here are 42 modern bathrooms that you’ll want to share with the world.

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8 Spring Decorating Trends to Make Your Interior Design Bloom

By MiaCucina SoFla

Seasons are a splendid excuse for revamping, sprucing, and enhancing your interior design. Winter is turning a corner, so inviting new pieces and experimenting with fresh colors and lines is the thing to do. We asked for expert advice from our team of professional Decorilla interior designers and with buzzing anticipation, here are several spring decorating ideas that will make your space pop, blossom, and bloom. Read more at Decorilla.com

 

 

Home Sweet Home: Keeping Things Positive During a Health Crisis

By MiaCucina SoFla

In these difficult times, uncertainty brings on stress and fear. It’s our responsibility to take care of ourselves and each other. Now more than ever, taking care of ourselves and others is a daily priority. We’ve gathered this list of things we love to help you ease any tedium you might be experiencing during this unexpected downtime and try something new (or just relax in the bath, honor how you feel!).

Grocery shopping? As you probably know by now, this virus can live on surfaces for some time, so treat everything you bring into your home like it’s covered in glitter. Here is a great guide on how to stay safe while unpacking anything you’re bringing into your home.

If you are having a hard time finding disinfecting products to purchase, here is a great resource on how to make your own.

Make your own face masks. This innovative helper has a video tutorial and printable .pdf files you can use to fit the masks for adults and children.

Gather in the kitchen and explore the newest baking trend: BREAD!

We found this article for 10 easy bread recipes you can make and share (or not) with the family.

No yeast? Here’s how to make your own at home.

Another thing you can whip up to help with some indulgent self-care is your very own homemade bath soak. We love this moisturizing detox bath. Bonus- enjoying a relaxing bath has a whole slew of benefits, including helping you sleep better and feel more rested.

One way to disconnect before you go to bed is to stop scrolling through today’s scary information, put down the phone, and pick up a book. Staff at Vanity Fair has put together what they call the “most absorbing, distracting, engaging books they can think of”.

Go to Yale, via Coursera. Join over two million students in the free online course offered by Yale University “The Science of Well-being”. Coursera has 1,534 absolutely free courses available online, so if you find yourself mindlessly surfing the web, turn this into an opportunity to go Ivy League. 

No matter what your circumstances during this unprecedented time, please be gentle with yourselves and others. The most important things are to stay healthy and look for the good. There are many resources for the happy stories happening now. We like positive.news for a pick me up of wonderful empathetic humans doing great things.

Pro tip! You can order these (and many other things) online from your local grocery store, or pharmacy to either pick up curbside or get delivered right to your home. Support your local businesses now if you can.

Be well, stay safe. We’ll see you soon!

16 Made-in-Italy Kitchen Essentials

By MiaCucina SoFla

On my recent vacation in Italy, so many accessories caught my attention: an all-glass cooking pot that had me wide-eyed and wanting, tiny glass wine tumblers for pouring civilized quantities of red wine, and woven rattan serving trays too beautiful to try to describe. I wanted to lug all of them home with me. Instead, on return, I figured out where to source most of my finds from the US, priced from $12 to $200, and all made in Italy.

That last point is no mean feat: Of late many venerable design houses have moved production to cheaper markets, making it hard to tell which–if any–of their products are still made in Italy. (Alessi, DeLonghi, and others are guilty of this.) But these 16 standouts are still all-Italian. I also should add that I got help on this roundup from my two best Italian friends. When I asked them to fill me in on kitchen essentials from home, they talked about Parmesan graters, espresso makers, and the all-important (but oddly absent in the US) mezzaluna. Read on–that, too, is easily attainable.

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35 Modern Wardrobe Furniture Designs

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Wardrobe closets are not just small private hidden spaces for old clothes to retire. They are an excellent and artistic way to display your taste for modern and stylish furniture. Modern and contemporary wardrobes have evolved over the years into more user friendly and attractive pieces of furniture.

Take some time to locate the wardrobe of your choice. Remember, it is going to hold your favorite clothes so you will want it to be beautiful and unique. To your houseguests and visitors, your wardrobe gives the impressive first impression. Then it is your clothes. Wardrobe closets are coming back into fashion.

Wardrobe closets are meant to hold your clothes for a long time. Treat it as a friend of your clothes. Take the time to clean and polish the wardrobe as you would any other piece of fine furniture. A wardrobe closet can be added as an extra clothing storage space if you feel you need more space to store your finer pieces of clothing. Wardrobes are spacious, sturdy bedroom armoires, which are crafted to last a long time and are made from quality solid wood.

Select a wardrobe closet that is made from the finest materials. Choose a unit that is ergonomic, stylish and the perfect match for your current bedroom design. Once you have purchased your wardrobe, it is time to fill it. Get a few boxes together to store items that you will not be keeping. Then you can donate them to a local charity that collects clothing. This step is needed to make sure your wardrobe closet is going to hold only the best of your clothes. Wardrobe closets are a wonderful addition to any modern and contemporary bedroom or guest room. They were quite popular during our parent’s youth and are now making a comeback in homes today. Check Out 35 Modern Wardrobe Furniture Designs at Feed Inspiration.

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8 Spring Decorating Trends to Make Your Interior Design Bloom

By MiaCucina SoFla, Uncategorized

Seasons are a splendid excuse for revamping, sprucing, and enhancing your interior design. Winter is turning a corner, so inviting new pieces and experimenting with fresh colors and lines is the thing to do. We asked for expert advice from our team of professional Decorilla interior designers and with buzzing anticipation, here are several spring decorating ideas that will make your space pop, blossom, and bloom.

Read more at Decorilla.com