Design Construction Concepts Completes Summer Camp Improvement Project

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Design Construction Concepts, a full-service design-build renovation firm, is pleased to announce the completion of a series of construction and renovation updates at JCC Chicago’s ‘Z’ Frank Apachi Day Camp in Northbrook, IL. Designed to be welcoming and accommodating, the 14,000-square-foot renovations to the pool house and outdoor pavilion are ready for a new season of campers this summer.

“We are proud to partner with JCC Chicago on its Apachi Day Camp renovation and contribute to creating a positive, accessible and inclusionary camp experience for all,” said Andy Poticha, Principal at Design Construction Concepts. “We truly value our long-standing relationship with JCC Chicago and the Jewish United Fund (JUF), and are especially excited for this project as it is located in our own backyard.”

        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

 

The renovated 9,500-square-foot pool house features new shower rooms, new bathrooms and new outdoor lockers with an eight-foot-high shade tree canopy and playful tile, all built

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Gigi Hadid shared photos of her colorful apartment, and it includes everything from pasta-filled cabinets to a magazine-covered bathroom

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Gigi Hadid posing for the camera: Gigi Hadid decorated her New York City apartment with the help of her mom. Angela Weiss/Getty Images


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Gigi Hadid decorated her New York City apartment with the help of her mom. Angela Weiss/Getty Images

  • Gigi Hadid took to Instagram on Saturday with photos of her newly-decorated apartment.
  • According to the model, she designed her New York City space with the help of various designers and her mom, Yolanda Hadid.
  • Hadid’s colorful apartment is comprised of everything from pasta-filled cabinets to a magazine-covered bathroom.
  • Though many people seemingly love Hadid’s home, others on Twitter have criticized the model’s eccentric decor.
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In addition to being a fashion expert and soon-to-be mom, Gigi Hadid can also call herself an interior designer.

On Saturday, the model took to Instagram with photos of her New York City apartment, which she recently renovated. Hadid said in the caption of her post that she spent a year reworking the space, and did so with

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Rare hotel featuring inclusive design opens in Amherst | Local News

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Uniland in 2018 won $1.15 million in incentives from the Amherst Industrial Development Agency by arguing the project qualified as a tourism destination. The developer later bought the property from the town.

Uniland from the beginning set out to design a hotel that could better accommodate sled-hockey players and other athletes with disabilities.

Universal, or inclusive, design is different than accessible design, said Levine of UB’s IDEA Center. Accessibility is a minimum standard and can be an afterthought in the design process.

The standard also usually centers on people with mobility or vision impairment and doesn’t address the needs of people with, for example, cognitive disabilities, colorblindness, chemical sensitivity, she said.

“Accessibility is not good enough and as designers we need to go beyond that,” Levine said.

There are no standard Hampton rooms in the hotel at 1601 Amherst Manor Drive. Seven of the 107 rooms are fully accessible, as

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Sticky notes on the bathroom door and wipes by the coffee pot. Employees find new rules as they return to the office.

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CHICAGO — When employees of Cushman & Wakefield started trickling back into the office Monday, they were given face masks, hand sanitizer and sticky notes.

The face masks and hand sanitizer were fairly obvious pandemic accoutrements, but the sticky notes?

The Chicago-based commercial real estate firm is using them to make sure there aren’t more than two people in a bathroom at a time.

“I’ve got a sticky, so when I go to the bathroom I put it on the door,” said Vicki Noonan, managing principal and Chicago market lead for the company. “There shouldn’t be more than two stickies on the door.”

Some offices are starting to reopen with a limited number of employees who are volunteering to return. As they do, companies are piloting new safety policies to protect workers from a health crisis that shows few signs of waning. The early steps, from practical safeguards to quirky

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GHBA Remodelers Council: Here are some shower design trends for 2020 and beyond

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Whether you are adding a new shower in your bathroom or updating an old shower, walk-in showers with glass doors are still very popular.

When you are planning the project, you and your shower glass professional need to discuss what type of shower enclosure and glass doors will best meet your lifestyle.

The exact dimensions of your shower space will be needed, as well as how much room you have between the shower and other fixtures, and the amount of time you want to invest in daily cleanup.


 Frameless clear glass enclosures are still the most popular choice for showers. A protective coating can be added to protect the glass from hardwater and soap scum.

Frameless glass makes a space feel modern, larger and open. Clear glass allows you to showcase tilework, and beautiful hardware inside

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Demi Moore blames ex-husband Bruce Willis for controversial bathroom furnishings

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Demi Moore has blamed her ex-husband Bruce Willis for design features in the home where she is isolating which have gone viral.

The actress discussed the design of her bathroom on the Late Night With Seth Meyers programme after images of her recording a podcast in a bathroom with a thick brown carpet and a sofa were widely shared.

Moore said the design was a “Bruce Willis choice”.

She added that the house is in the mountains “where it gets very cold”.

“In all of the comments, I was most disappointed that nobody commented that the couch that was in there, which I’m sitting on right now, is a miniature couch,” she added.

Moore spoke to Meyers from the bathroom via videolink and added that she has been recording her Dirty Diana podcast in the room as

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Office rules require sticky notes on bathroom door, wipes by coffee pot | Articles

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In break rooms, most companies have cordoned off dining areas and rendered shared refrigerators off-limits. What once was a place where co-workers chatted or jockeyed for fridge space likely will be empty.

“We have closed our cafeteria food service, given the potential for touch contamination, and have limited seating available in the cafeteria,” said Lauren Russ, spokeswoman for Baxter International, which is restricting attendance at its Deerfield, Illinois, headquarters to 20%.

Kraft Heinz’ Chicago corporate headquarters occupies floors 72 to 76 in the Aon Center, and those floors are only accessible through shared elevators. That’s a long, shared ride for an employee to take each time they want to go on a coffee or food run.

“Safely facilitating coffee breaks, snacks and lunch is a crucial component of our return to office planning,” Michael Mullen, senior vice president of corporate affairs, said in a statement. “We are considering many different

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Modern Bathrooms is the Expert when it comes to all things Bathroom, from Renovation to Remodel – Press Release

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When it comes to a bathroom remodel and renovation, there is no better expert than Modern Bathrooms. Years of experience has taught them how to handle all types of bathroom projects, from the minimal to the luxurious. From bathroom design to ideas down to tiling and bathroom furniture, they can handle it all.

It could be said that the bathroom is the soul of any home. It is where residents feel most comfortable and how it looks and style speaks volumes to the people who live in the house. It’s important that homeowners spend as much effort in making sure their bathroom is as beautiful as the rest of the house. At Modern Bathrooms, they offer reliable bathroom remodeling services that are top-notched no matter the style or design of the bathroom. Their team of skilled and certified workers and specialists can transform an old and bland bathroom into one

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10 Small Shower Ideas That’ll Make Your Bathroom Feel Spacious

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As with any small space, you need to get creative to make the most of it. That means diving deep into all of your options and boiling them down to the absolute best one for you and your space. Whether you have a super tiny apartment bathroom or less square footage to work with in a large house, these shower ideas will help you design a space that feels anything but confined. Every time you walk into your bathroom, you’ll know that you’re getting maximum function and style out of it.

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Make It Cozy

Use brass accents and neutral tile to make a small shower feel like a super cozy oasis. This shower by Cilla Bonfim Interiors has a beach view, which makes it even more comforting.

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Use Fun Tiling

No room for decor? No problem.

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Rethinking the design of restrooms

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It’s certainly not the sort of thing one mentions in polite company, so forgive us for mentioning public restrooms – but COVID is changing them, and before too long, you are bound to notice.

“The state of the American restroom? Well, it’s evolving,” said Kathryn Anthony, an architecture professor who thinks a lot about American restrooms. In fact, she is vice president of the American Restroom Association.

“There’s great room for improvement,” she told correspondent Richard Schlesinger. “And in this era of COVID, it’s more and more important that we all have clean, safe restrooms to go to.”

Right now, the American Restroom Association believes there are too many surfaces to touch, and too little privacy in the privy.

“These days, with COVID you just don’t want things spreading from one place to another,” said Anthony.

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Experimenting with new designs in plumbing.

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You don’t have to be Dr.

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