Vinyl siding loses lead as top cladding for new homes

Vinyl siding has lost its 25-year lead to stucco as the most popular cladding choice for newly constructed houses, while fiber cement gained ground to round out the top three exterior wall materials.

Stucco was installed on 27 percent of the 903,000 single-family houses built in 2019 compared to vinyl siding on 25 percent and fiber cement on 21 percent, according to the characteristics of new housing data collected in a survey of construction by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Of the other exterior siding materials, brick was installed on 20 percent of new houses, wood on 5 percent, and “other,” as in concrete block, stone and aluminum, on 2 percent, the survey says.

In the latest shift, stucco gained 2 percent, fiber cement picked up 1 percent, vinyl siding and brick each lost 1 percent, and use of wood and other materials held steady, the survey also says.

The figures,

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Our top picks to shop now

On offer for one day only, shop these savings while they're still available: The Independent/iStock
On offer for one day only, shop these savings while they’re still available: The Independent/iStock

If you’re planning a staycation, trip abroad or simply need to stock up on skincare and make-up essentials, make sure you bag a bargain while you’re at it with Boots £10 flash sale.

Every Tuesday the retailer releases a carefully selected edit of products that have all been reduced to a tenner each, available in-store and online.

The offer is available for one day only and includes everything from tanning to toothbrushes, so we’ve trawled through the deal to bring you the best ones to add to your basket.

Here we’ve listed the must-have items not to miss out on, whether you’re hoping to do a spot of sunbathing in the garden or your bathroom cabinet needs a top-up

You can trust our independent round-ups. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but

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Top Bathroom Trends of 2020

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Oh, the joys of the new year. January 1st has become our opportunity for a reboot, and arbitrary as it may be (why not July 12th?), it’s a time to leave behind what’s bad and embrace what’s new and good. And if you—like us—can’t imagine tackling a full renovation in one shot, a perfect place to start is in your bathroom. Whether you’ve finally had it with those pink subway tiles (the ones you pledged to rip out when you moved in), or are finally ready to bid adieu to that horribly leaky faucet (you know the one), there’s endless design inspiration to kick-start your bathroom remodel.

From petite powder rooms to sprawling master baths, we asked some of our favorite designers about the bathroom trends they predict will dominate this year. Read on for the top 2020 bathroom trends we’re loving so far.

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Top 5 Kitchen Design Trends 2020 (Photo+Video)

Kitchen is one of the most important rooms of the entire house. This is where the magic happens. Kitchen design 2020 is all about improvements. Modern technology and classical styles and stylistic approaches will make the best modern kitchen 2020.

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Appealing combinations of contrasting colors will make the uniqueness stand out. Various textile solutions will also work with spotless finishes perfectly.

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In order for the kitchen ideas 2020 to be among the most stunning works of art, you should consider fusion. As much of it as possible. Kitchen decor 2020 creators have gathered up a list of tricks and tips for you to use. Meanwhile, the manufacturers who provide the materials for those ideas to become reality have their own suggestions.

Continue with our article to be aware of the latest kitchen design trends 2020.

Live kitchen design 2020

As we have already mentioned, kitchen is one of the most

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Office Interior Design Dubai | Top Interior Design Firm Dubai

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Interiors.R.US is a professional Dubai based Design and Fit-Out company with in-house Joinery facilities to make the concept designs a reality.

With more than a decade of experience in both interior design and production, we design interiors knowing the practicalities – an understanding that “form follows function”. We design interiors Knowing the practicalities of production and the stresses of everyday use. We are a professional, qualified turnkey solutions Within company who are well conversant with the entire design and the fit out process.

We can help you with anything from planning your inner designing and making furniture buying Decisions, facia to fabricating and installing fittings. Our track record Proves That We Have Been successful in providing the fit out solutions for diverse indoor environs.

With newer ideas and business concepts making space in the market, entrepreneurs and companies are also looking at sophisticated and innovative workspaces

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Top 10 Best Large Bathroom Rugs in 2020 Reviews

A bathroom is a room in which we spend quite a lot of time, so it is worth to take care of its decor in a proper way. It’s not just about furniture, mirrors, or even a choice between a bathtub and a shower. An important role can also be played by rugs. Often, it is them that protect us from slipping on plates after finishing the bath. In addition, they can also facilitate cleaning the bathroom and reduce the movement of dust particles or dust on the floor. Thanks to this guide you will learn which bathroom rug to choose.

The bathroom is important not only fittings, a washing machine, or cabinets, but also additional elements, such as a rug. Why? When leaving the bathtub or from the shower, you can slip on the tiles. A small rug will protect us from this. In addition, you will have much

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Calgary Painting Company | Top Rated Interior House Painters

Want a fresh and sparkling new look? Perhaps the interior of your home is looking a little dull and worn out. If you are searching for the perfect painting company to give your space a new and rejuvenated look, you’ve come to the right place.

As a highly rated Calgary painting company, we pride ourselves on putting the customer’s needs first. We do our best to provide exactly the look you desire and more. Couple that with our unmatched, high-quality services and you can see why we are one of the best-rated painting contractors!

Our painters understand that reputation and referrals mean everything in our line of business, and with years of experience, we aim not only to meet but exceed any expectations our customers may have. No matter the size of the job, residential or commercial, inside or outside service- we guarantee 100% customer satisfaction and the job isn’t

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Top 50 Home Decor Youtube Channels for Home Decor Ideas, DIY Projects and Interior Decorating

1. Simple Home Art Decor Ideas

Simple Home Art Decor Ideas About Youtuber We give you ‘Simple Home Art Decor Ideas’ included with unique tips related to the topic.
Frequency 2 videos / month
Since Nov 2014
Channel youtube.com/channel/UC2Go..
Youtube Followers- n/a . Views Count- 36,532,764 . Video Count – 138

2. Hermione Chantal | DIY Home Decor YouTube Channel

Hermione Chantal | DIY Home Decor YouTube Channel England, United Kingdom About Youtuber I love making DIYS, crafts, clothes and room decor, and I’m always creating things on a budget! My channel is all about DIYS, life hacks, and things you need to know to get organised and create your dream space!
Frequency 1 video / week
Since Feb 2013
Channel youtube.com/user/LillaRosax/..
Youtube Followers- 463,000 . Views Count- 45,120,311 . Video Count – 329

3. HomeMadeModern

HomeMadeModern Boston About Youtuber HomeMade-Modern.com is an online design source that shares design ideas with hopes of inspiring people to make more of the

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Top 5 germiest places in your kitchen and how to clean them

The kitchen’s the heart of the home, but, according to Dr. Charles Gerba, a microbiologist and professor at University of Arizona, it’s also the heart of its germs. Between prepping and cleaning, the kitchen is a veritable incubator for bacteria. Here, Gerba (his nickname is Dr. Germ, BTW) revealed the five germiest places in your kitchen.

1. Kitchen sponge

“The kitchen sponge is wet and moist, always soaking up coliform bacteria. It’s like bacterial heaven,” said Gerba. In addition to coliform bacteria, Gerba also found 15% of sponges in a random study had salmonella growing in them.

Solution: Use paper towels to wipe up spills. Clean counters with an antibacterial kitchen wipe like Lysol or Clorox. Make it a habit to microwave thoroughly wet sponges for 1 to 2 minutes every day to sanitize them.

2. Kitchen sink

“Kitchen

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