Poway home’s remodeled kitchen is up for national design award

Semi-retirees Steve and Barbara Velazquez said they enjoy hosting their large extended family in their Poway home.

But the frequent gathering spot, their relatively dark and dated kitchen, was not as hospitable as the rest of their Old World-styled home that has undergone several renovations over their 30 years there.

“We have a large family and host a lot of family functions at the house,” Steve Velazquez said. “The kitchen is where everybody congregates … so everything needed to be new and made nicer.”

They decided to make a change — one that cost $300,000 and took nearly a year.

Steve and Barbara Velazquez's kitchen before its extensive remodel. They described it as dark and dated.

Steve and Barbara Velazquez’s kitchen before its extensive remodel. They described it as dark and dated.

(Courtesy of Jackson Design and Remodeling)

Now their extensively remodeled kitchen is up for a national design award after winning the Southwest region honor in the “residential kitchens over $150,000” category.

Jackson Design and

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Key Land Homes earns Reggie Award for Lakeville home | Free

Key Land Homes has earned a Reggie Award from Housing First Minnesota for its five-bedroom model home in Lakeville in the 2021 Fall Parade of Homes.

The award was presented during Housing First Minnesota’s Building Industry Gala (BIG) Night on Oct. 29 at Mystic Lake Center.

Since 1968, Housing First Minnesota has presented the Reggie Award to builders for outstanding achievement in the design, construction quality and value of their homes as judged by builders and professionals within the industry. All of the homes judged were on display to the public during the 2021 Fall Parade of Homes.

“Homes that earn our coveted Reggie Award are truly the best of the best,” said Housing First Minnesota Executive Director David Siegel. “The builders and industry professionals who evaluate each home bring a keen and knowledgeable eye toward quality in their selection of the winners.”

“It is an honor to earn this

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Lexon Breaks Company Record with 6 Wins at the Red Dot Design Award 2021

The French brand turns 30 and proves its continuous leadership in innovative product design

PARIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 13, 2021–

Lexon today announced that it has received 6 Red Dot Awards for its outstanding product design quality in multiple categories, setting a new company record for the number of awards won in a single competition. Sister company MyKronoz also takes home a Red Dot Award for its MyScale, a smart and design body scale with a large and intuitive color display.

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Lexon's award-winning products, from left to right: C-Pen, Mino+, Mina M, Mino T, Powersound and Oblio (Photo: Business Wire)

Lexon’s award-winning products, from left to right: C-Pen, Mino+, Mina M, Mino T, Powersound and Oblio (Photo: Business Wire)

This announcement comes only a few weeks after Lexon’s best-selling Oblio was honored with two prestigious international prizes – a TIME Best Invention Award and a CES Innovation Award – confirming the French brand’s continued leadership in innovative product design,

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