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Staged To Sell

One key to achieving the room-enhancing effect Huang mentions is decluttering. This is arguably the most important step in the staging process, allowing you to notice the architecture of a space and creating a blank slate for adding furniture, art and accessories. Speaking of architecture, you’ll definitely want highlight any interesting features. The easiest way to do so is with color, though you’ll want to be selective in choosing hues. “Keep the tones neutral, but don’t be afraid to accent architectural details with color and tone,” says Laurie Messman, designer and owner of staging company Two Blu Ducks. She mentions using a richer color to emphasize a sleeping alcove, for example.

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Gloss Black now offered as a Standard Color for the ILVE Majestic Collection

EDGEWOOD, N.Y., Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ILVE, known for their handcrafted Italian appliances, adds Gloss Black as a standard color option to the ILVE Majestic collection of ranges and hoods. With the addition of the new color consumers can now choose between eight standard colors and over 200 RAL colors.

ILVE Majestic Range in New Gloss Black Color


“Black finishes in the kitchen have re-emerged as a trending design element this year and ILVE has taken it to the next level,” states Melissa Haber, Director of Sales and Marketing for EuroChef USA. “We’ve received so many requests for custom gloss black ranges through our Custom Color Program that we decided to make it a standard color in addition to our popular matte graphite option. The gloss black finish is so rich, it adds a layer of elegance, drama and sophistication to the kitchen.”

ILVE’s Majestic line of ranges is available in both dual fuel and all gas (30″ 36″ only). The ranges are offered in five standard American sizes including 60″, 48″, 40″, 36″ 30″ with both single and double oven options available. The line is fully customizable with over 220 colors, three trim options and four leg options allowing for a wide range of choices for personalization.  Additionally, ILVE Majestic Ranges are equipped with green energy features, triple-pane glass doors for better heat insulation and an 8-minute electric oven preheat to 350° – the fastest in the industry.

For press release and high-res images, click here.

About ILVE: Founded in 1952, ILVE is steadfastly committed to exceptional handcrafted quality in residential cooking appliances including ranges, cooktops, ventilation and accessories. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, located near historic Venice, Italy represents more than 50 years of tradition, continuous technological research and relentless innovation. Bringing a unique brand of Italian craftsmanship to the devoted chef, ILVE has become known as the brand for people who are passionate about cooking and fine kitchen appliances. Although crafted in Italy, each appliance is made to U.S. market specifications. EuroChef USA is the exclusive importer of the ILVE brand for the U.S. and distributes the collection through an authorized network of retailers and distributors throughout the country.

For more information visit http://ilveappliances.com.

         Twitter:  @ILVEUSA                               Pinterest: pinterest.com/ILVEUSA 
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Anti-dumping duty on import of PTFE-stick coating for pans and other cookware- extended for 5 yrs

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Anti-dumping duty on import of PTFE-stick coating for pans and other cookware- extended for 5 yrs

New Delhi, Aug 16 (KNN) Anti-dumping duty on import of chemical compound PTFE, used as a non-stick coating for pans and other cookware, has been extended by five more years in order to save the domestic industry.

The revenue department has issued a notification imposing USD 2,637 per tonne as anti-dumping duty on imports of polytetraflouroethylene (PTFE) from China.

The duty was initially imposed for a period of five years in August 2011 and extended by one year last August.

The department said that “there is continued dumping of the product concerned from China, both in absolute terms and in relation to production and consumption in India causing injury to the domestic industry.”

The notification said the review found that the performance of the domestic industry has deteriorated in terms of profits and return on investments and the dumped imports from China continue to cause injury to the domestic industry despite imposition of the anti-dumping duty.

Chinese producers have “significant capacity which establishes that in the event of cessation of duties, exports to India will intensify”, it said while adding that the dumping of the product under consideration from China is likely to continue and intensify should the anti-dumping duty be revoked.

“The anti-dumping duty imposed shall be effective for a period of five years (unless revoked, superseded or amended earlier),” the notification added.

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Doctor up your grilled burgers

Many times when folks grill burgers, it can be downright boring. The same ole’ thing. Throw a patty over the coals or the flame, press it, flip it, press it again and flip it an additional time or two. Today, let’s open our creative mind and talk about how to make a burger that will rival any burger you can buy at a nice restaurant.  For me, it’s about properly grilling the burger, making sure to not overcook it, and the cool things you put on it.  

For this episode of BBQ My Way, we used a cast iron skillet. Don’t have one you say? Well please get one, preferably an older one that you might pick up at an antique shop, an auction or a flea market. The older ones (pre-1960) are so much better that the more current versions. Why? Because the cooking surface is as smooth as glass.  You will probably need to clean it up and go through the process of seasoning it again, but if you find the right one and take good care of it, teflon skillets will be in your rearview mirror. 

Griswold and Wagner are great collectible brands. Just do some research and homework online so you know you are buying the real thing and not a reproduction. We could write an entire book on cast iron cookware. In fact, many have. 

I like to use “80-20” ground beef, which means simply means the beef has approximately 20 percent fat. Much leaner and the burger will become dry. 

Form a ball about the size of a baseball, or just slightly larger. Don’t pack it tightly. This will result in a 1/3 pound burger. Flatten it out and make sure the center of the burger is thinner that the perimeter. Why? Because as the burger cooks, it pulls inwards. This insures that the burger is the same thickness from end to end when it’s cooked. Liberally sprinkle both sides of the burger with kosher salt, coarsely ground black pepper and granulated garlic.  

In your cast iron skillet, place sliced mushrooms, sliced vidalia onions, a couple tablespoons of olive oil and a couple dabs of butter. Season with salt and pepper. Place the skillet over the hot coals and saute’ away until the onions are slightly caramelized (a light golden color) and the mushrooms are browned. At the same time, place your burgers over the coals around the cast iron skillet. 

After a few minutes you will see fluids develop on the top of the burger. Flip and be ready for some flaming. Don’t, please, I beg of thee, ​don’t​ push down on the burgers. All you are doing is making the burger dry. I cook my burgers to medium. This is usually four to five minutes on the first side and three to four minutes on the second side. 

Once the burgers are cooked, move them to the side to where they are not directly over coals. Pile on the onions and mushrooms and layer a slice of your favorite cheese over the burger. Place the lid on and let the cheese melt for one minute or so. Take them off, place on a bun and enjoy!  

 

Dave Lobeck is an Edward Jones Financial Advisor in Jeffersonville, Ind., by day and a BBQ enthusiast on nights and weekends. Liz is his wife. You can contact Dave with your BBQ, cooking or grilling questions at davelobeck@gmail.com. You can also visit their YouTube channel at ​www.YouTube.com/BBQMyWay​. 

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Open House to Celebrate Grand Opening of Freedom Design …

The event on Saturday, August 19 will introduce Cleveland-area homeowners, remodeling professionals, and interior decorators to the KraftMaid Vantage(R) Design Studio. This innovative in-showroom display, featuring removable samples of KraftMaid (R) cabinets and accessories, simplifies and builds confidence in the process of selecting products and deciding on the design.

North Royalton, Ohio (PRWEB) August 16, 2017

What ambitious homeowner, enthusiastically setting out on a major remodeling project, won’t at some point feel overwhelmed by today’s vast and growing array of fittings and furnishings for the kitchen and bath?

There are so many styles, colors, materials, finishes, and accessories to choose from.

This feeling of “options overload” especially arises when today’s Internet-savvy consumers begin to pre-shop for home improvement products online.

The situation calls for a kitchen and bath showroom that greatly simplifies and builds confidence in the process of selecting products and deciding on the design. But where to find it?

Good news! The Cleveland area’s homeowners now have exactly this kind of “easier, faster, better” kitchen and bath design center. The region’s remodeling professionals and interior decorators are excited to welcome the groundbreaking new showroom’s arrival too.

This Saturday’s grand opening and open house at Freedom Design Kitchen Bath’s newest showroom, in North Royalton, will highlight how this long-preferred resource for the area’s home remodelers has significantly stepped up the product selection and design process with the KraftMaid Vantage® Design Studio.

Freedom Design’s aim with the new showroom, their second in the Cleveland area, is to help homeowners achieve their dream kitchen and bath designs more easily, quickly, and confidently than ever before. The Design Studio is key to making this happen. Within its innovative display and work spaces, the homeowner can see, touch, and compare products, and collaborate with the designer to visualize colors and door styles for their new kitchen or bath.

The Design Studio is centrally located in the showroom to create an ideal environment for engaging homeowners and designers in their collaborative selection and design process.

See and Learn the Way to a Better Design

The grand opening and open house will happen this Saturday, August 19, from 9 am to 4 pm in Freedom Design’s new North Royalton showroom at 6285 Royalton Rd.

Staffers from all of Freedom Design locations will participate in the event. The company has another showroom in Stow, also featuring the KraftMaid Vantage Design Studio, and offices in Hudson. Overall, Freedom Design employs 14 people.

Also on hand for the grand opening and open house will be Sarah Reep, KraftMaid(R) Cabinetry’s Director of Designer Relations and Education. Reep, a Master Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer, will answer attendees’ questions about design trends, how to personalize the kitchen or bath design, and working with the designer for best results. She is an internationally recognized thought leader and consultant in kitchen and bath design and showroom strategy. Reep regularly writes for Kitchen Bath Design News and has served as an expert advisor to ABC-TV’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Anyone with interest in home remodeling and enthusiasm for design is welcome to attend the new showroom’s grand opening and open house. Light refreshments will be served.

New Strategies for a Shifting Market

Owner and president Bill Staycheff founded Freedom Design in 2002 after nearly a quarter-century of success in sales for window, door, and cabinet manufacturers. “Our new showroom and Design Studio,” he says, “are the natural outgrowths of our evolving business strategy.”

Staycheff explains: “We started out primarily serving home builders and contractors. That’s where we got about 80 percent of our initial business. But we began to see our market shift. Builders were increasingly turning to commodity suppliers. Then came the Great Recession and a near halt to new home construction. Our future clearly pointed to homeowners and remodeling specialists. They’re the people who most value our product lines and personalized services.”

Indeed, the by-category breakout of Freedom Design’s clientele has almost completely inverted over the years. “Today,” says Staycheff, “about 90 percent of our sales come from homeowners and remodeling specialists. They look to us for cabinets, countertops, tiles, fixtures, flooring, and appliances – and, of course, for their custom kitchen and bath designs.”

Along the way, Freedom Design has significantly reformulated their location and merchandising strategies. Per Staycheff, “When we used to focus on builders and contractors, we could afford to be in an industrial park or another out-of-the-way place. People could find us when they needed us. But that doesn’t work with our retail homeowners today.”

Staycheff continues: “Homeowners need to see us and get drawn in. That’s why we moved to our North Royalton and Stow showrooms. They’re in highly trafficked areas, with clear visibility. Homeowners who are looking for us can easily find us, and other homeowners who are passing by may become interested and stop in.”

Dedicated Space for Design Collaboration

Freedom Design’s showrooms, with their KraftMaid Vantage Design Studios, tell a distinctly Northern Ohio story of business success. KraftMaid cabinets are manufactured in Middlefield, Ohio, only an hour’s drive from the Stow and North Royalton stores. “Homeowners love to support the local community,” Staycheff says. “They also like the family feeling here.” Staycheff’s son Mark helps him lead the business, and many employees have been with the company from the start.

From KraftMaid Cabinetry’s perspective, Freedom Design has been practically the perfect test case for the Design Studio concept, which the cabinetry manufacturer recently began rolling out after several years in research and development. KraftMaid offers the Design Studio in a range of sizes and configurations to fit the varying spaces of their KraftMaid Vantage dealers’ showrooms.

The Design Studio puts samples of a strategically selected set of KraftMaid products – the hottest new styles along with the best sellers – at the fingertips of the customer and designer as they collaborate. The display can feature samples of up to 152 colors, 78 door styles, and 93 hardware accessories, depending on which Design Studio configuration is installed.

All product samples are easily removed for comparing and combining in color and design palettes. This lets the homeowner see, touch, and feel – for real – what they have likely already explored online.

At the Design Studio’s center is a collaborative design table with comfortable chairs. From the lowered ceiling panels above, a pendant lamp controls brightness for viewing styles and colors accurately. The ceiling panels also work to muffle distracting sounds from outside the studio. Special flooring in the signature KraftMaid Cabinetry aubergine color helps set the space apart from other showroom activity.

A Kitchen or Bath to Fall in Love With

“Homeowners love the hands-on experience of the Design Studio,” says Karen Brawn, Director of Marketing for KraftMaid Cabinetry. “It’s essentially a playground for pulling colors and styles together. The homeowner can quickly make design decisions and keep their renovation project moving forward.”

The KraftMaid Vantage Design Studio helps Freedom Design deliver on their promise to provide the Cleveland area’s best one-stop shopping resource for the kitchen and bath. The display easily installs as a turnkey solution, and can be easily updated as KraftMaid Cabinetry’s product line changes.

Bill Staycheff says, “We’ve watched as homeowners walk in, engrossed in their smart phones or conversations. They look up at the Design Studio, they like what they see, and they begin engaging with the display and our designers. It’s the right shopping experience. The Design Studio starts the homeowner on their way to a kitchen or bath design they can fall in love with.”

About Freedom Design Kitchen Bath

More information about Freedom Design Kitchen Bath can be obtained by contacting the company’s headquarters at 5115 Hudson Dr., Hudson, Ohio 44236. Phone: 330-342-0584. Email: info(at)freedomdesignllc.com. Online: http://www.freedomdesignllc.com. To stay up to date on the latest news from Freedom Design, visit the company’s Facebook and Houzz pages.

About KraftMaid

KraftMaid Cabinetry is a leading manufacturer in the semi-custom cabinetry industry, designing and building kitchens for the way that people actually use them. Since 1969, KraftMaid Cabinetry has carefully observed how people live, and has responded with innovative product design that allows any homeowner to create a kitchen that serves as the true “living room” in their home, regardless of their budget or how they live their lives. KraftMaid brand cabinetry is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

KraftMaid and KraftMaid Vantage are brands and registered trademarks of Masco Cabinetry, LLC. Merillat(R) cabinetry is another brand and registered trademark of Masco Cabinetry.

Learn more from Masco Cabinetry at 4600 Arrowhead Dr., Ann Arbor, Mich. 48105. Phone: (517) 263-0771. Email: info(at)mascocabinetry.com. Online: http://www.kraftmaid.com, http://www.merillat.com, http://www.mascocabinetry.com.

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Idea Farmer Named One of Ad World’s Top Ten Fastest Growing …

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Idea
Farmer
, an independent, full-service creative agency, announced
today it has been named one of the ad world’s top ten fastest growing
companies by Inc. Magazine. The LA-based agency took the number seven
spot in the Advertising Marketing category in this year’s Inc. 500,
finishing #95 overall on the list. The Inc. 500 represents the elite top
ten percent of the broader Inc. 5000 list also published today.

Launched as a content studio in 2011, Idea Farmer has since expanded
into a full-service creative agency, developing global campaigns for
clients including KitchenAid, Shutterfly, Subaru and Muscle Milk. Recent
highlights include powering the launch of KitchenAid’s Artisan Mini
Mixer with a four-continent, multi-language content/influencer blitz
that reached nearly a quarter of a billion consumers. The firm’s
story-driven approach helps brands connect with their audiences
meaningfully and authentically with engaging and useful content that
integrates naturally into consumers’ multi-platform media journeys.

“It’s an incredible honor to be included as one of the top ten ad
companies on this year’s Inc. list and reflects the amazing talent and
dedication that our team brings to the office every day,” said Idea
Farmer founder and CEO Josh Beane. “We’re continually pushing ourselves
to do the best work and our clients have really responded.”

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an
interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other
criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Idea Farmer

Idea Farmer is an independent, full-service creative agency specializing
in the development and distribution of branded entertainment for some of
the world’s most iconic brands. With a focus on classic storytelling and
influencer amplification, the firm helps clients forge meaningful
connections with audiences across cultures and around the world. For
more information, please visit www.idea-farmer.com.

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Gloss Black now offered as a Standard Color for the ILVE Majestic …

EDGEWOOD, N.Y., Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ILVE, known for their handcrafted Italian appliances, adds Gloss Black as a standard color option to the ILVE Majestic collection of ranges and hoods. With the addition of the new color consumers can now choose between eight standard colors and over 200 RAL colors.

ILVE Majestic Range in New Gloss Black Color


“Black finishes in the kitchen have re-emerged as a trending design element this year and ILVE has taken it to the next level,” states Melissa Haber, Director of Sales and Marketing for EuroChef USA. “We’ve received so many requests for custom gloss black ranges through our Custom Color Program that we decided to make it a standard color in addition to our popular matte graphite option. The gloss black finish is so rich, it adds a layer of elegance, drama and sophistication to the kitchen.”

ILVE’s Majestic line of ranges is available in both dual fuel and all gas (30″ 36″ only). The ranges are offered in five standard American sizes including 60″, 48″, 40″, 36″ 30″ with both single and double oven options available. The line is fully customizable with over 220 colors, three trim options and four leg options allowing for a wide range of choices for personalization.  Additionally, ILVE Majestic Ranges are equipped with green energy features, triple-pane glass doors for better heat insulation and an 8-minute electric oven preheat to 350° – the fastest in the industry.

For press release and high-res images, click here.

About ILVE: Founded in 1952, ILVE is steadfastly committed to exceptional handcrafted quality in residential cooking appliances including ranges, cooktops, ventilation and accessories. Their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, located near historic Venice, Italy represents more than 50 years of tradition, continuous technological research and relentless innovation. Bringing a unique brand of Italian craftsmanship to the devoted chef, ILVE has become known as the brand for people who are passionate about cooking and fine kitchen appliances. Although crafted in Italy, each appliance is made to U.S. market specifications. EuroChef USA is the exclusive importer of the ILVE brand for the U.S. and distributes the collection through an authorized network of retailers and distributors throughout the country.

For more information visit http://ilveappliances.com.

         Twitter:  @ILVEUSA                               Pinterest: pinterest.com/ILVEUSA 
         Facebook: Facebook.com/ILVEUSA      Google +: plus.google.com/+ILVEUSA 
         Instagram: @ILVEUSA        

  

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