How To Plan A Bathroom Remodel In Ohio

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Your bathroom remodel checklist.
Your bathroom remodel checklist. (Shutterstock)

But to ensure the end results meet your needs, you’ll need to do some planning ahead of time. Take these five steps before reaching out to a professional bathroom remodeler.

1. Plan Your Design

While professional bathroom remodelers will be able to help you make structural decisions, it’s wise for you to know ahead of time what you’d like the end result to look like. Do a little brainstorming to come up with concrete ideas, like, “I’d like a freestanding tub and separate shower,” or “I prefer a pedestal sink to a drop-in model.”

Browse sites like Pinterest for inspiration

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Kmart’s big change will help you shop their products using AR tech

Kmart Australia has released new technology that allows you to see what homewares, furniture and other items will look like in your home before you buy them.

The Kmart “KBot” uses augmented reality (AR) features on modern smartphones to simulate how products from its online catalogue could look at your place.

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You’ve probably heard of virtual reality (VR), the dorky headsets that people use for video games and other immersive activities like digital tours of a real estate listing.

Augmented reality is slightly less involved.

Rather than fully shutting out the real world, it blends digital renderings into it using your smartphone camera.

It works by using the phone to capture a view of the room and then places digital renderings of products in them on your screen.

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The renderings

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Cleveland approves tax breaks topping $100,000 a year for new apartment building

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland City Council has approved tax incentives topping $100,000 a year for development of an 83-unit apartment building in Tremont.

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Sustainable Community Associates has proposed a $24 million, four-story building known as the Lincoln Building at Scranton Road and Willey Avenue. It also would have about 6,500 square feet of commercial space.

The council on Wednesday approved a 30-year tax-increment financing package that will divert property taxes generated by the Lincoln Building toward improvements to the property. Mayor Frank Jackson signed the legislation Wednesday afternoon.

The value of the finance package is expected to be slightly less than $143,500 a year. It will be based on the assessed value of the completed building. The financing package does not affect Cleveland schools, which is expected to gain about $215,000 a year in new taxes from the building.

Since the project involves new housing, it qualifies for

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12 Best Kids Cooking Utensils 2020

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Cooking with your kids is a great way to bond as a family and have fun at home, but if your little ones are younger, you might be (understandably!) too worried about their safety in the kitchen to really enjoy the process. Outfitting your kitchen with some cooking utensils geared towards children—and made with their smaller hands in mind—is a smart idea to make it easier and safer for them to participate. And in the case of these kitchen tools, it makes things more fun for them, too—without looking like an eyesore in your kitchen, either.

From kid-friendly knives and miniature whisks to rainbow ingredient bowls and the cutest sprinkle-print oven mitt you’ll ever see, these are some of the best kitchen utensils and necessities for kids that adults are sure to appreciate, too. Baking with your loved ones (of all ages!) just got so much better.

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Interior Secretary will lead BLM after judge ousts Pendley from public lands role

The Department of the Interior will not name a new acting director to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) after it’s leader was ousted by a federal judge, top officials told employees in an email obtained by The Hill.



a man wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Interior Secretary will lead BLM after judge ousts Pendley from public lands role


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Interior Secretary will lead BLM after judge ousts Pendley from public lands role

Instead the job will be left to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

A Montana-based U.S. district judge on Friday ruled William Perry Pendley, the controversial acting director of BLM, “served unlawfully … for 424 days” and enjoined him from continuing in the role.

The decision was in response to a suit from Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D), who argued Pendley, whose nomination to lead the BLM was pulled by the White House last month, was illegally serving in his role through a series of temporary orders.

A Wednesday email makes clear that

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