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Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – Wikipedia

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (EM:HE; sometimes informally referred to as Extreme Home Makeover[2][3]) is an American reality television series that premiered on December 3, 2003 on ABC. The series is a spin-off of Extreme Makeover that features a family that has faced some sort of recent or ongoing hardship receiving a makeover of their home.

The series was produced by Endemol USA in association with Disney-ABC Television Group’s Greengrass Television. The original run was formerly hosted by Ty Pennington; the HGTV iteration is currently hosted by actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson. The executive producers were Brady Connell and George Verschoor.

On December 15, 2011, ABC announced that Extreme Makeover: Home Edition would end its run on January 13, 2012, but continue to air network specials.[4] Another spinoff, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition: How’d They Do That?, aired for one season between November 1, 2004 and

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Interior design – Wikipedia

Interior design is the art and science of enhancing the interior of a building to achieve a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment for the people using the space. An interior designer is someone who plans, researches, coordinates, and manages such enhancement projects. Interior design is a multifaceted profession that includes conceptual development, space planning, site inspections, programming, research, communicating with the stakeholders of a project, construction management, and execution of the design.

History and current terms

Typical interior of one of the houses in the Folk Architecture Reservation in Vlkolínec (Slovakia)

In the past, interiors were put together instinctively as a part of the process of building.[1]

The profession of interior design has been a consequence of the development of society and the complex architecture that has resulted from the development of industrial processes.

The pursuit of effective use of space, user well-being and functional design has contributed

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Home Improvement – Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

Home Improvement (Mejorando la casa en Latinoamérica, Un chapuzas en casa en España) fue una sitcom de la televisión estadounidense, emitida por la cadena ABC desde 1991 hasta 1999. Durante esa década fue una de las comedias más vistas y ganadora de varios premios, además de ser la encargada de catapultar la carrera de Tim Allen como actor, y marcar el inicio de la carrera de televisión de Pamela Anderson,[1]​ quien fuera parte del programa en las primeras dos temporadas.

Posterior al final de su emisión, Tim Allen, Richard Karn y Debbe Dunning protagonizaron un reencuentro en un programa llamado Tim Allen presents: A user’s guide to Home Improvement en el 2003. En él, Tim mostró una recopilación de sus momentos favoritos en el show, reflexiones personales y una sesión de preguntas y respuestas en directo con la audiencia.

Home Improvement cuenta las desventuras en

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Kitchen Cabinet – Wikipedia

The Kitchen Cabinet was a term used by political opponents of President of the United States Andrew Jackson to describe his ginger group, the collection of unofficial advisors he consulted in parallel to the United States Cabinet (the “parlor cabinet”) following his purge of the cabinet at the end of the Eaton affair and his break with Vice President John C. Calhoun in 1831.[1][2]

Coinage[edit]

Secretary of State Martin Van Buren was a widower, and since he had no wife to become involved in the Eaton controversy he managed to avoid becoming entangled himself. In 1831 he resigned his cabinet post, as did Secretary of War John Eaton, in order to give Jackson a reason to re-order his cabinet and dismiss Calhoun allies. Jackson then dismissed Calhounites Samuel D. Ingham, John Branch, and John M. Berrien. Van Buren, whom Jackson had already indicated he wanted

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Home improvement – Wikipedia

The concept of home improvement, home renovation, or remodeling is the process of renovating or making additions to one’s home. Home improvement can consist of projects that upgrade an existing home interior (such as electrical and plumbing), exterior (masonry, concrete, siding, roofing), or other improvements to the property (i.e. garden work or garage maintenance/additions).

Types of home improvement[edit]

While “home improvement” often refers to building projects that alter the structure of an existing home, it can also include improvements to lawns, gardens, and outdoor structures, such as gazebos and garages. It also encompasses maintenance, repair, and general servicing tasks. Home improvement projects generally have one or more of the following goals:[citation needed]

Comfort[edit]

Maintenance and repair[edit]

Maintenance projects can include:

Additional space[edit]

Additional living space may be added by:

  • Turning marginal areas into
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Public toilet – Wikipedia

A room or building with toilets available for use by the general public

A public toilet is a room or small building with toilets (or urinals) and sinks that does not belong to a particular household. Rather, the toilet is available for use by the general public, customers, travellers, employees of a business, school pupils, prisoners etc. Public toilets are commonly separated into male and female facilities, although some are unisex, especially for small or single-occupancy public toilets. Increasingly, public toilets are accessible to people with disabilities. Public toilets are known by many other names depending on the country. Examples are: restroom, bathroom, men’s room, women’s room in the US, washroom in Canada, and toilets, lavatories, water closet (W.C.), ladies and gents in Europe. In some parts of the world, they are referred to as the loo.

Some public toilets are free of charge while others charge a fee. In

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Modern Bathroom – Wikipedia

Modern Bathroom is a California-based manufacturer and retailer of bathroom fixtures and furniture, specializing in modern and traditional bathroom vanities. Founded in May 2004 by Martin Symes, the company has bathroom showrooms in Orange County and Los Angeles, with the Los Angeles showroom being the largest of its kind in the state of California.[1] Apart from its own Modern Bathroom brand, the company sells brands such as Kohler, Grohe, Fairmont, Danze, Toto, and MTI.[2] In 2011 it began distributing the Wyndham Collection, which was custom designed for Modern Bathroom by Christopher Grubb, a Beverly Hills-based interior designer and HGTV contributor.[3]

Overview[edit]

Modern Bathroom was founded by President[4] and CEO Martin Symes on May 20, 2004.[5] The company began manufacturing contemporary bathroom remodeling[2] products and accessories, and opened its first retail showroom in early 1995.[1][2] According to the Better Business

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Kitchen (novel) – Wikipedia

Kitchen
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First edition (Japanese)

Author Banana Yoshimoto
Original title キッチン
Translator Megan Backus
Illustrator
Cover artist Soonyoung Kwon
Country Japan
Language Japanese
Publisher MK

Publication date

1988

Published in English

1993
Media type Hardcover
Pages 226
ISBN 4-8288-2252-6
OCLC 25676042
895.6/35 20
LC Class PL865.O7138 K5813 1993
Preceded by None 
Followed by English: NP (novel) 

Kitchen (キッチン)is a novel written by Japanese author Banana Yoshimoto (吉本ばなな)in 1988 and translated into English in 1993 by Megan Backus.

Although one may notice a certain Western influence in Yoshimoto’s style, Kitchen is still critically recognized as an example of contemporary Japanese literature; The Independent, The Times, and The New Yorker have all reviewed the novel favorably.

Most editions also include a novella entitled Moonlight Shadow, which is also a tragedy dealing with loss and love.

There have been two films made of the story, a Japanese TV movie in 1989

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Restroom – Wikipedia

Restroom is a euphemism for a public toilet, in a publicly accessible location, or less frequently a toilet room, in a private residence. Different dialects use “bathroom” and “restroom” (American English), “bathroom” (usually includes a bathtub or shower) and “washroom” (just toilet and sink) (Canadian English), and “WC” (an initialism for “water closet”), “lavatory” and its abbreviation “lav” (British English).

The term restroom derived from the fact that in early 1900s through to the middle of the century up-scale restaurants, theatres and performing facilities would often have comfortable chairs or sofas located within or in a room directly adjacent to the actual toilet and sink facilities, something which can be seen in some movies of the time period. An example of this is the description of a “movie palace” which was opening in 1921 which was described as including ” … a rest-room for the fair sex and a lounging

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Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A bathroom (also known as a restroom, washroom, toilet or lavatory) is where people go for personal hygiene activities. This includes use of the toilet, wash their hands, brush their teeth, take a bath, or take a shower. The room may also contain a sink, often called a “wash basin”, “hair basin” or “hand basin” (in parts of the United States) and often a “lavatory.” In the United States, “bathroom” mostly means “a room containing a lavatory.” In other countries this is mostly called the “toilet”. The word “bathroom” is also used in the United States for a public toilet or “restroom.” Bathrooms also have bathroom cabinets.

Baths go back to 3,000 B.C. Usually, a town would have a special building for people to take baths, which sometimes were part of a religious ceremony. Starting in the 16th century, public baths started declining. People at this time

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