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GOLD NOTES

NUGGETS FROM THE WORLD OF RESIDENTIAL DESIGN
Thanksgiving Edition – Why You Might Want Kitchen Composting Convenience

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

What are you grateful for this year? I have so much abundance in my life — great friends, great family, great career, great place to live. I appreciate all of it. I hope you have much to toast tomorrow too. Even just being alive this year is cause for celebration. If you have a table full of loved ones and delicious food tomorrow, enjoy the moment. Then be conscientious…

If you’re a California resident like me, you’ve probably already started diverting your food scraps for composting. The state passed a law that took effect this year, though condo communities like mine aren’t fully implemented yet. If you don’t have a full composting setup like one of my past clients – or a full garden to take advantage of this bounty – your approach is going to be more minimal, like mine.

My latest Forbes.com piece looks at your kitchen-based options for making composting more convenient and, dare I say it, more designer-friendly too!

Kitchen countertop with sink, cutting board and built-in countertop compost receptacle.

Built-in countertop receptacles are a sleek, sustainable option for your remodel
(Photo Courtesy: BLANCO)

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BONUS NUGGETS

Here’s my annual year-end wrap-up/forecast for Kitchen & Bath Design News on the latest trends. This column tied into my latest Clubhouse event. Here’s a link to the recording from our November 16 conversation. If you’re planning to update your kitchen in the new year, I recommend giving it a listen.

New construction kitchen with large island, four stools, gray stained cabinets and gray floor.

Large islands that can be used for dining, studying, working are a continuing trend
(Photo: Toll Brothers)

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Here are three of my Forbes.com pieces from last year that could be helpful in hosting your holidays this season too — without losing your sanity!

NB: Reading these three links and the featured post will max you out on Forbes.com reads for the month. You can subscribe if you wish for as little as $6.99 or — best deal — $29.99 for the year.

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GOLD DUST — HOLIDAY EDITION

In honor of Thanksgiving, I’m sharing links to help you with your holiday cooking and entertaining this week.

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SOCIAL GOLD

My guest moderators and I will be talking about the best healthy home upgrades for the new year. The convo takes place on December 7 at 4 pm EST, 1 pm PST (and all the related time zones). I hope you’ll join us. This will be the last Clubhouse of 2022.

COMING IN 2023

  • 1/4 Creating Home Fitness Rooms
  • 1/18 Healthy Home Improvements with Best ROI
  • 3/1 Kitchen & Bath Industry & Builder’s Show Recap
  • 4/5 Coverings Show Preview
  • 5/17 Wellness Benefits of Water Features (Swim Spas, Fountains, Pools, Etc.)

What other topics do you want to hear about in the new year? Comment below and let me know.

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PAST CLUBHOUSE RECORDINGS

Here are links to Clubhouse recordings from past sessions.

2022 Recordings:

Bathroom with freestanding tub, two open wall shelves, towel ladder.

 

2021 Recordings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS,  MCCWC

Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS, MCCWC
San Diego, CA

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