• Nestron plans to manufacture the Legend One, an eco-friendly $21,500 tiny home with a bedroom, living room, kitchen, and bathroom.
  • For $12,500 more, the 167.92-square-foot home — which is available for preorder — can come fully furnished and move-in ready.
  • The Legend tiny-home lineup was designed to appeal to the traditional tiny-home customer who is drawn to container or cabin homes.
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Nestron has plans to manufacture an eco-friendly, $21,500 tiny home known as the Legend One.

The company, which was founded three years ago, has two tiny-home “series” in its current product lineup: the Legend and the Cube, which have differing exterior appearances but similar interior amenities, like eco-friendly components and an artificial-intelligence system.

The Cube tiny homes — the company’s more popular series — were designed to appear “futuristic,” according to their maker. To contrast this modern, spaceship-like look, the Legend series

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Cameron Diaz is notoriously private about her personal life so when she shared a video inside her stunning family home her fans went wild.

The star, 48, filmed a little cooking segment for her Instagram and in the process gave her followers a look at her sleek kitchen.

Cameron – who shares her home in Los Angeles with her baby daughter, Raddix, and her husband, Benji Madden, 41 – was sipping a glass of wine and preparing a cucumber salad in the video. 

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WATCH: Cameron Diaz gives fans a glimpse inside her kitchen and you won’t believe how tidy it is

Despite

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Working from home for the last eight months has certainly created its share of challenges for me as an entrepreneur and I’m willing to bet that I’m not alone. It took me a short while to get myself and my team situated, and, thanks to their adaptability and dedication, we were able to flex to our new reality and demands rather easily.

As the months of working remotely wore on, I decided to begin adapting my home office to better meet my needs on a more sustained basis. I did a lot of research and was pleasantly surprised to find some key products that have made my home office a work environment that really supports both my work style and productivity as well as my comfort. I thought that it might be interesting to share some of the more innovative and helpful office enhancements that I’ve

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The Fall Dispatch Home & Garden Show goes “on demand” this year, with a virtual exhibit hall and lots of giveaways.

For years, the Fall Columbus Dispatch Home & Garden Show presented by Rosati Windows has been the expo to attend for all things related to outdoor décor, lawn and garden care, home improvement and interior design as homeowners prepare for winter. This year is no different in that respect, but to avoid concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Show’s format will change for 2020.

“The health and safety of attendees and vendors at the Fall Home and Garden Show is paramount to us,” says Stephen Zonars, vice president of Ventures Events for Dispatch Media Group, which produces the expo. “That’s why we’ve decided that instead of encouraging guests to come to the show in person, we’re bringing the show to them.”

That’s right—like many events of 2020, the

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The New Home Company Inc. (NYSE: NWHM) today announced selected preliminary results for the 2020 third quarter. These estimated results are preliminary and unaudited.

Preliminary 2020 Third Quarter Financial Highlights (Estimated Results)

  • Net new orders of 251 as compared to 124 in the 2019 third quarter, a 102% increase

  • Monthly sales absorption of 3.5 per community as compared to 2.0 per community in the 2019 third quarter, a 75% increase

  • September net new orders of 99, a 106% increase compared to September 2019

  • Homes in backlog of 329 homes, representing $207.1 million in backlog value, as compared to 207 homes at the end of the 2019 third quarter, a 59% increase

  • Ending actively selling community count of 25, a 14% increase compared to the end of the 2019 third quarter

  • Homes sales revenue of $117.4 million as compared to $118.8 million for the 2019 third quarter

    • Deliveries of 157 as

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As temperatures begin to plunge, the fall décor comes out. For some, that means black cats, ghosts, and witches. For others, it is all about pumpkins. Pumpkins can go out as a decorative introduction to fall in September and last through Thanksgiving. They come in all colors, shapes and sizes, giving a home a splash of color and lots of texture.

Pumpkins are made from all kinds of materials, including porcelain, metal, wool, fabric, paper, leaves, plastic, and mercury glass. They can be artisan-made, vintage, or manufactured. Then, of course, they can also be real. Some are realistic, while others are whimsical.

We found these great pieces of pumpkin decor at downtown Franklin shops. Now is a great time to shop in downtown Franklin, as downtown Franklin is celebrating the fall season with their Paint the Town Orange campaign (read more about that here).

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An artisan-made pumpkin

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Multitudes are working from home. This changes how business' networks work.
Enlarge / Multitudes are working from home. This changes how business’ networks work.

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We’re 10 months into 2020, and businesses are still making adjustments to the new realities of large-scale telework (which, if you’re not in the IT biz, is just a fancy term for “working from not in the office”). In the Before Times, telework was an interesting idea that tech companies were just starting to seriously flirt with as a normal way of doing business—whereas now, most businesses large or small have a hefty fraction of their workforce staying home to work.

Unfortunately, making such a sweeping change to office workflow doesn’t just disrupt policies and expectations—it requires important changes to the technical infrastructure as well. Six months ago, we talked about the changes the people who work from home frequently need to make to accommodate

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This kitchen, designed by Melanie John of Cube Dentro for first-home owners moving into a new house, received the NKBA Kitchen Distinction Award for a kitchen under $25,000.

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This kitchen, designed by Melanie John of Cube Dentro for first-home owners moving into a new house, received the NKBA Kitchen Distinction Award for a kitchen under $25,000.

The owners of this new house in Glenbrook, Auckland lived in a caravan for two years to save enough money for their first home.

And of course there was a tight budget when it came to the kitchen design, says Melanie John of Cube Dentro in Takanini. “Their budget was around $20,000, but the kitchen came in closer to $22,000. But they were very happy with it.”

And John was happy also to see her project win the NKBA Kitchen Distinction Award 2020 for a kitchen under $25,000.

Melanie John says she "future proofed" the house, providing more storage than the first-homeowners' current requirements.

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Melanie John says she “future proofed” the house, providing more storage than the first-homeowners’ current requirements.

“In a simple kitchen, details matter,” the judges said. “This kitchen is the perfect example of

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Reader, I will level with you. When I was assigned to track the best Amazon Prime Day Deals 2020 had to offer in the kitchen, design, and home categories, I was less than thrilled. Amazon sells a lot of stuff! And the vast majority of it, whether home goods, tech, or menswear, consists of overpriced and poorly-made garbage that has no place in your home. But after digging through the available deals list for more hours than I care to admit, I must say—I want to buy a lot of this stuff. This year’s Prime Day sale includes quality heritage cookware, top-of-the line appliances, and actually-good robot vacuums. Unfortunately, I must say: I am impressed. See below for the best Amazon Prime Day deals 2020 has surprised me with, many of which I either already own or plan to pick up for myself. And, a quick plug: Do

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The humble candle has undergone a massive transformation in the past few years. What was once a mere household necessity for when the lights went out, today is an indulgent luxury item. From being lit for cultural purposes to being a home decor staple, candles have come a long way, and the market for candles has grown by leaps and bounds. From encrusted statement piece to dainty ones in pastel hues, there seems to be a candle for every occasion.  

The best part is that multiple pieces of research state that scents and fragrances play a crucial role to uplift your mood. Science and studies state that essential oils have anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties that help you to keep your home germs free by using them regularly. So yes, lighting a candle does seem to be good for the mind and body.

Nothing beats the simple pleasure of

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