Expert tips for choosing the right window for your kitchen remodel
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What are the hottest updates for homes in 2015? The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in the home to remodel, and for good reason. According to HGTV and Trulia, a kitchen update is one of the secrets to selling your home.

When it comes to remodeling your kitchen you must consider many aspects – cabinets, counters, floors and appliances – but you may not have thought about windows. According to Remodeling.com’s 2015 Cost Vs. Value Report, window replacement – whether wood, vinyl or fiberglass – provides a good return on investment compared to other replacement projects, increasing the value of your home financially and aesthetically. So whether you’re making small updates or completely gutting your old kitchen, including window replacement in your project is a smart addition.

Here are three key elements to keep in mind when choosing a window for your kitchen:

Style

Kitchen windows are often placed above counters or sinks, making them hard to reach and prone to moisture. Choosing a window style that is easy to open and close, such as an awning, sliding or casement, is a smart move.

Awning windows – which can be pulled in or pushed out – are perfect for ventilation, which can be especially helpful in a hot kitchen. Since hot air from the oven or stove typically rises, awning style windows perform the best when pl…………… continues on nwitimes.com

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Learn DIY crafts, safety tips at Equal Streets today
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If you think that well begun is half done, then this Sunday morning promises to set you off to a good start for the coming week. The occasion is none other than the popular Equal Streets movement and its main event: a traffic-free Sunday morning along a 6.5km stretch in Bandra and Santacruz that allows pedestrians and cyclists full freedom so Mumbaikars get used to the idea that roads are for everyone and need to be inclusive and sustainable spaces.

This Sunday, there will be more than 35 free activities. For the first time, experts from Prakruti SSPC will show how you can prevent injuries caused during cycling by demonstrating the various stretches that need to be done before heading out on your bike. There will be story-telling sessions using mud and clay, puppet-making modules, an outdoor board game on traffic rules, a puppet show and an open air painting with wheels. You will also get to learn how to create handmade jewellery, cards, artifacts and sculptures.

There will be a Zumba session and a Poi demonstration with experts showing you how to make the equipment at home. These are apart from the array of fitness and yoga sessions, fun with musical instruments and flash mobs, cycles for hire, net football and cricket, and the mini-tennis game of pickle ball. There will also be origami, street graffiti, pop-up card-making, mask-making, clay modelling…………… continues on Times of India

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