By Corinne Clements

Hey everyone, and welcome to this week’s installment of TraQing News! We’ve rounded up some content for you as you wind down your work week. From black stainless steel appliances to the ins and outs of good lighting design, here are some of our favorite articles from this week:

The Appeal of Black Stainless Steel Appliances | Kimberly Janeway: Black stainless steel in the kitchen is a trend with staying power. Beyond the visual appeal, Consumer Reports looked into the other reason for it’s popularity: it’s simplicity to keep clean. Additionally, they’ve given tips for how to keep black stainless steel appliances looking their best, regardless of what type of finish individual manufacturers use.

The 5 Layers of a Well-Lit Kitchen | David Warfel: As kitchens become a central gathering point in the home, it’s important to make sure the lighting is up to all the tasks that might be required of it. This guide breaks down the different types of lighting that help homeowners maximize the time they spend in the kitchen each day- from chopping veggies to spending time with family and loved ones.

Circuit City Launch Delayed | Alan Wolf: Circuit City closed its brick and mortar doors back in 2008, but people are eagerly awaiting its resurrection as an e-commerce focused retailer. In fact, people have been so eager that Circuit City’s planned re-entry to the market place is being pushed back in order to accommodate expected web traffic, rather than let visitors have a sub-par experience.

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