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Sure, the kitchen sink is a place to wash your dishes and prep your meals. But it also serves as a design focal point that should harmonize with your appliances, countertops and cabinets. Whether you’re building a new kitchen or remodeling an old one, think about the look you’re going for —sleek or homey, contemporary or nostalgic — and choose a sink to match. The 20…

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Chris Naugle knows what you are going to ask. When is the show going to air? It was supposed to be in February, then March. Now it’s scheduled to premiere June 24 at 2 p.m. on HGTV. Chris and Lorissa Naugle’s Williamsville enterprise has caught fire in Western New York, with local media attention surrounding the debut of their home-flipping TV pilot featuring Buffalo, “…

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This distinctive French Second Empire brick home is an architectural standout in the historic Fargo Estate district on Buffalo’s West Side. The neighborhood’s heterogeneous mix of long-time residents, young entrepreneur types and refugees is mirrored by homeowner Vanessa Fineberg’s diverse and vibrant tastes. The 33-year-old’s playful design style is evident throughout …

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Sometimes the most interesting and dynamic things come from some of the most unassuming spaces. Custom lighting designer Andrew Emerson of Emerson James is a perfect example. Though he works out of a sparse, unadorned warehouse space on a residential street in Lockport, he produces some fantastic, and extremely unique designs. “It’s a creative outlet for me,” Emerson sa…

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As Buffalo becomes better known for its gardening scene — Garden Walk Buffalo is the biggest in the country — more people are getting into the act. Their reasons, motivations and results vary: Some do it for joy of nurturing life, some to get closer with family. Most seem to enjoy the reward of seeing others appreciate what they’ve created. Here’s an introduction to a few …

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For many of us, pickles are a comfort food that remind us of our parents and grandparents, and the fermented foods they kept in jars on the shelves in basements. Just one sight, or more likely one whiff, of those jars of vinegary, preserved foods brings us back to our childhoods. Now, the pickle lovers among us have a home on Buffalo’s West Side in the form of Barrel + …

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From the front of the hardware store, you can already tell which fixtures in the home lighting section are going to be the perfect fit. Little LED bulbs, matte black finish – the kitchen is going to pop as soon as they’re installed. And that’s where the trouble begins. You bought the light fixtures, so why not save a few bucks and install them yourself? How hard can it …

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Clutter. It’s the nemesis of every homeowner. Let it get too unruly and you’ll end up in a never-ending spiral of disorganization. That extends to the garage, especially in a region like ours with four seasons. From lawnmowers and snow blowers to garden tools and snow shovels, there’s a lot to store. Creating a storage system that is both functional and practical can ma…

Buffalo Magazine: Photo Galleries

See the form and function hiding behind closed doors at three local homes — from a slope-centric hangout and a car lover's workshop to an organizational dream.

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The sweet, warm smell of donuts fresh from the fryer wafts from the kitchen to greet all visitors — an intoxicatingly cheery promise of what’s to come. And while Paula, her family and staff (one and the same, really), have become immune to that delectable scent, their customers — and even the local bank — certainly haven’t. It’s not uncommon, when making their routine depo…

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The Taste of Buffalo is the largest two-day food festival in the U.S., with more than 450,000 annual attendees. No wonder surrounding WNY towns have adopted the model, which features local restaurants and food vendors offering tasty morsels priced between $1 and $5. If you can’t make it downtown this year for the big Taste event (July 7 and 8), you can still experience …

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Sarah Machajewski, a 29-year-old Buffalo writer and editor, is a self-described foodie. She follows food blogs and likes to try new ways to prepare meals. In October, she received an Instant Pot for her birthday and has since been “obsessed.” You can see why: The Instant Pot promises to do just about everything but set the table. It combines an electric pressure cooker,…

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Stop waiting for signs of spring to appear out your window — bring the greenery inside instead. Houseplants can improve your indoor air quality, not to mention enliven your space. But before you head out to your local nursery, know that some common plants can be toxic to animals. Here are a few lush options that will make you happy and your pet safe, no gardening prowes…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

New York State is full of natural wonder and beautiful scenery, and one of the best ways to enjoy the splendor is to immerse yourself in it. A hike in a beautiful place is one of the best ways to spend a summer day with your family. Western New York is dotted with dozens of parks, each with their own trail systems waiting to be explored — so consider these hikes as a go…

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Letterpress isn’t novel to brothers DJ and Matt Schutt — but rather the old-fashioned technique their father, who had decades of experience in commercial printing, taught them in the garage. That was Donald’s makeshift printing shop, a retirement project turned family business sparked by the discovery of a 1907 Chandler & Price press in someone’s attic nearby. It wa…