LG LFX31935 refrigerator
This French door fridge, available in sizes ranging from 25 cubic feet to 33 cubic feet, has an Energy Star-Tier 1 rating, considered 10 to 20 percent more energy efficient than non-rated models. $2,199.
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Save natural and monetary resources with these eco-friendly and energy-efficient home products.
Your home could be killing trees, destroying the ozone layer, curtailing water supplies, and burning a hole in your pocket. The good news is, you can make a few changes to render your house more environmentally friendly and energy efficient, and less of a burden on your pocketbook, too.
Add some Far Eastern flavor to your favorite rooms with Asian decor.
Simplicity. Depth. Drama. Nature. They’re more than spirituality buzz words; they’re also the signature elements of Asian decor. Many Asian-style interiors play to the Japanese concept of sabi (a philosophy attuned to chic simplicity) with clean lines and minimal ornamentation, while organic elements like greenery in clay pots and bamboo mats provide naturalistic texture contrasts.
Make your home glow with exterior lighting accents
“So much architecture in the Southwest flows from the inside out, so you have to look at outdoor lighting as an extension of the interior of the house,” says Sue Calvin, managing partner at Scottsdale interior design firm Wiseman and Gale.
Add some panache to your pad with these awesome home accessories
“Every room needs a slap in the face,” according to Geoffrey Ross, co-owner of New York-based Dransfield and Ross home furnishings. But if your D.I.Y. decor style runs slightly less pugilistic than knocking out walls and wrestling carpet away from concrete, you could play makeover instead and adorn your home with awesome accessories that upgrade the aesthetic of your rooms and express your personality – not so much a slap in the face as a dab of glitter on the cheeks.
LG Smart ThinQ Fridge
With 30.7 cubic feet of space, an alarm that sounds if the door’s left open more than 60 seconds, and multiple shelves and crispers, this refrigerator offers just about everything, including device-to-device connectivity and Smart ThinQ technology. $3,500. Available at Best Buy stores, bestbuy.com/LGAppliances
Get cooking with these amazing appliances and futuristic foodie tools.
Be hearth-healthy with these inviting and innovative fireplaces.
Fireplaces are hot in every sense of the word. But they’d be even hotter and smokier if not for the efforts of a 17th century Bohemian prince, a Count of the Holy Roman Empire, and a Founding Father of the United States. In 1678, Prince Rupert (nephew of Charles I) improved fireplace airflow by raising the grate; in the 18th century, Count Rumford designed tall, shallow fireboxes to improve ventilation, and Benjamin Franklin developed a convection chamber to more evenly distribute heat.