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We asked designers: What are the best strategies for small spaces?

Is tiny living a sustainable lifestyle? And what design options are available for small spaces? BLANCO reached out to designers and fabricators, asking what their top choices are to help maximize small kitchen spaces. 

Ninety percent of those surveyed said quartz or granite…

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Perfect pairings: The influence of wine on design

The U.S. is the biggest consumer of wine in the world, surpassing even the French (since 2000).  We connect wine with food and also to relax with friends or family. Wine is a pervasive part of the culture and it influences design as we incorporate a love…
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BLANCO PANERA, a modern addition to today’s forward-thinking designs

Gone are the days of formal dining rooms and closed off seating spaces. Today we are seeing a demand for open-concept floor plans that seamlessly blend the kitchen and living areas to create the ideal environment for entertaining and convenience. With the pervasive open-concept trend comes the…
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The trend that is here to stay in kitchen architecture and design

Gone are the days of backroom kitchens hidden away from the rest of the home. The trend of an open floor plan has been widely adopted as the new norm in kitchen architecture and home design. This trend appears to be here to stay based on busy…
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The apron front sink—a transitional country design style that made it all the way to the big city

// <a href=";loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4" target="_blank"><img src=";loc=300;key=key1+key2+key3+key4" border="0" width="234" height="60"></a> From downhome country to big city living, the apron-front sink has made its way into kitchens everywhere. With beautiful designs, a variety of material options and large convenient bowls, the apron front sink seems to be the current trend of choice for…
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How nature influences architecture

Brought to you with support from // Nature is often an influencer in the world of architecture. Known as biomimicry, humankind has studied nature for inspiration in solving all kinds of problems, not just architectural or building. Leonardo da Vinci studied birds in his quest to create…