kitchen trends study

Houzz Kitchen Report: Open concept kitchens are growing in popularity, white is still hot

According to a new study by, the online design platform, homeowners embarking on a major kitchen renovation are not pursuing as open-minded concepts as they used to be, although white cabinets remain popular. The US Houzz Kitchen Trends study of 2021 found that only 43% of those renovating their kitchens wanted to open them up to other spaces, compared with 53% in 2019. The study also found that countertops and backsplashes were the most popular Features for upgrades are. White cabinets remain the most popular color choice – 43% chose white, more than any other color – but 41% chose a contrasting color for their island cabinets. The average cost of a major kitchen renovation remained stable at $ 35,000, the study found.

King Hickory's Savannah Sectional is part of a new line that is now available from Fenton Home Furnishings.

Fenton Home Furnishings acquires a new line of upholstered furniture

King Hickory is a range of upholstered sofas, chairs, sections and thresholds known for their solid craftsmanship. And now the line is available in the Catawba Valley, North Carolina at Fenton Home Furnishings, which recently acquired it. Each King Hickory piece is made from hardwood plywood and features double-cone coil springs made of hardened steel with high carbon content for maximum seating comfort. Prices start at $ 2,295. Fenton Home Furnishings has four locations in Michigan – Fenton, Waterford, Lapeer, and Frankenmuth. To see the collection, go to and click on “Namebrands”.

Several local orchid societies have canceled their spring shows for 2021.

Virus Cancels Michigan Spring Orchid Shows

COVID-19 was another popular annual tradition: the orchid shows usually take place every spring in Michigan. The Ann Arbor Orchid Society has canceled their spring show, as has the Michigan Orchid Society. No events are planned for the Michigan Orchid Society for the foreseeable future, according to the society’s website. An orchid show that is scheduled will take place February 12-28 at the Toledo Zoo. According to the zoo’s website, it will contain “Stories and Species of the Victorian Era,” and will take place on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Further details were not available.

LG's newly redesigned InstaView Door-in-Door Fridge has a larger pane of glass that you can look through without opening the door.

The new LG Instaview door-in-door refrigerator has UV technology

LG’s newly redesigned InstaView Door-in-Door Fridges feature larger panes of glass on the door to better see what’s inside without opening the door, voice technology to open a door when your hands are full , and UV technology to kill bacteria around the water dispenser. The new model was introduced last week at the virtual consumer electronics show. The InstaView control panel is 23% larger than previous models and tinted to make it easier to see inside. It also features UVnano technology, which uses light to maintain a hygienic and sterile water dispenser. “LG Furniture Concept Appliances are multipurpose products that deliver the best of form and function,” said Lyu Jae-cheol, president of LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solution Company, in a press release. The new InstaView refrigerator will hit the market sometime in 2021.

The Ritual & Flow Collab includes a 2021 Naturally Empowered Planner and Detroit Rose Patchouli + Amber Candle for $ 55.

The package includes a Detroit made candle, 2021 planner

It’s the ritual candles offer that Elaine Stojcevski, owner of Detroit Rose candles, really appeals (it’s featured in this week’s cover story). She likes the process of not only making candles, but what her clients do with their candles – lighting a candle to meditate, journal or work. Now, she has teamed up with a local wellness coach to create a product package that includes a 2021 Empowered Life planner, plus a Detroit Rose patchouli and amber candle. “Even the smallest daily rituals give us balance and peace, keep us grateful and healthy,” writes Stojcevski on her shop’s website. Naturally Empowered’s planner provides space to set and track short and long term goals. The Ritual + Flow package is $ 55.

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