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Lawrence elementary students break ground on home they helped design

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It started with one question that one Limestone Community School student, Quillan Dutro, asked — “What if everyone had a home?”

That question became an idea, and now that idea is being built from the ground up, as a home for people experiencing homelessness.

First and second graders out of this school in Lawrence broke ground on what will eventually be affordable housing.

“They had been hearing their parents talk about how this has been a growing issue in our area,” said Madeline Herrera, the director of Limestone.

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Design your dream home in real life using Midjourney and ChatGPT

Design your dream home with Midjourney in ChatGPT

Artificial intelligence (AI) has radically reshaped diverse sectors around the globe, and home construction is no exception. If you are fascinated by the idea of designing and constructing your personal dream home, hard-hat in hand, you’ll be thrilled to learn about the expanded capabilities offered by AI – specifically through the fusion of OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Midjourney.

Traditionally, designing a home required considerable time, energy, and deep dives into architectural knowledge. Now, these powerful AI tools can streamline that process and bring your vision into reality with unprecedented accuracy and speed. They harness their extensive databases and cutting-edge algorithms

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Furniture, decor shop in Walhalla shows unique charm of small town businesses – Grand Forks Herald

WALHALLA — It’s a quiet afternoon at Blu Soul Design in Walhalla as the whir of a saw signals that another refinishing job is in full swing.

Desiree Kintyhtt is the owner and sole employee of the store, which is for people seeking refinished and redesigned farmhouse-inspired home decor and furniture. Not only does she run the store, but also has a booth in Grand Forks’ Midtown Marketplace. She has clients booked six months in advance with custom orders, such as remodeled kitchens and repainting of old furniture.

The business started out as a hobby for Kintyhtt. She would refinish

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Your Home and Garden Are About To Get a Big Boost in Yakima

Did you recently purchase a new home? Maybe you’re looking for ideas to spruce up and modernize the home you’ve been in for years. Whatever the case you’ll find plenty of ideas and plans at the annual Central Washington Home and Garden Show set for this weekend, March 10-12 in the Yakima Valley Sundome.


According to a press release the “2023 Central Washington Home & Garden Show’s Design Delights: A Journey of Intention and Meaning is an interactive event that delights your senses and excites your imagination as you

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Solid Teak Furniture Is Tech Entrepreneur’s New Opus One

Ken Phillips, a successful entrepreneur, and founder of TheTableCompany.com, is leading the way in providing high-quality solid hardwood teak tables to the market. With a passion for craftsmanship and an eye for design, Phillips has created a business that not only satisfies his clients’ needs but also represents a sign of success.

TheTableCompany.com specializes in creating bespoke, handmade tables that are crafted from the highest quality teak wood. Each piece is made to order, ensuring that every client receives a unique and personalized product. The company’s dedication

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Interior & Design Manila Lifestyle back-to-back with Philippine International Furniture Show this March at SMX Manila

The first and only trade exposition dedicated to interior designers is rebranding in 2023. This year, Interior & Design Manila is staging two separate events—the first focusing on lifestyle and residential spaces, while the second on hospitality and commercial spaces. The move is aimed at further expanding its reach and influence across these interconnected industries, showcasing the latest in design trends and technology while setting up connections with industry leaders.

The first, Interior & Design Manila Lifestyle, is set from March 9–11 at the SMX Convention Center Manila in the SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. The three-day event

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“Localscapes” is a landscape design style created specifically for Utah

Localscapes is a landscape design style created specifically for Utah based on what works here.

Cynthia Bee with the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District explains that localscapes look like a traditional yard, but are so much more!

She says they create spaces to enjoy with friends and family and require fewer inputs — like water and maintenance time.

“The curb appeal is through the roof, but they don’t just look like great yars, they function that way too,” Cynthia says.

The Salt Lake Home + Garden Show is a great place to get energized and see all sorts of ideas

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Furniture tip-over accidents declining, but parents need to be more aware

The Consumer Product Safety Commission released updated data on Thursday indicating that the number of injuries and deaths involving furniture and television tip-overs continues to decline.

The new data indicate that 17,700 injuries required a visit to the emergency room in 2021, down from 18,100 in 2020 and 22,400 the year before. The numbers also indicate the number of such injuries has been cut in half since 2014.

When talking to parents about tip-overs, Kimberly Amato, vice chair of Parents Against Tip-Overs, says using personal stories about past incidents resonates with parents more than the statistics. She conveys to them

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Gardening with Jo: Terraces and paving to finish the garden

This week we completed a lovely garden in Limerick. We designed the garden, built and planted it. One of the lovely things about the garden was the different styles of paving, tiling and stone products included in the design, so this week I wanted to talk to you about terraces and paving.

A nice paving can really sharpen a garden and elevate it, but it can also change the feel of a garden immensely. We supply paving and outdoor tiles as well as wood composite and all sorts of pebble options too.

If we look at stone first, which is

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Whatever happened to the Kenyan farmer who turned a dump into a garden of giveaways?

In July 2020 NPR highlighted the work of Victor Edalia of Kenya, who turned a trash dump into an urban farm in Kibera, one of the world’s largest slums, on the outskirts of Nairobi. When the 32-year-old part-time driver signed a deal with a local chief for a quarter acre of land to farm, he had planned to sell vegetables to hotels. But during the pandemic, he began supplying free produce to struggling families. We returned to the former dump to find out what’s cropping up for the new farmer.

Once you open the brown rusted padlock, the inside

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