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February 24, 2024 |

House of Rohl Acquires Emtek and Schaub

This year at KBIS, House of Rohl is excited to announce the expansion of its brand portfolio and the debut of new luxury plumbing collections that seamlessly blend richness, heritage and design. House of Rohl proudly welcomes the recently acquired…

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February 22, 2024 |

GE Appliances, Savant Partner for Net Zero Energy Homes

GE Appliances, a Haier company, and Savant Systems Inc. are partnering to launch a revolutionary whole-home, connected solution that allows consumers to take control of their energy efficiency and management, plus provide options for home builders and homeowners to streamline…

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February 21, 2024 |

Lighting Design Insights from David Trubridge

We recently spoke with David Trubridge, founder of David Trubridge Lighting in Hastings, New Zealand. He shared his thoughts about some of the compelling concepts in lighting, from both aesthetic and functional perspectives in our latest From the Tap podcast….

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February 21, 2024 |

LG Launches New LG Pro Builder Division

Global home appliance leader LG Electronics has launched LG Pro Builder, a U.S. division made up of dedicated sales and service teams with extensive builder-specific experience, bringing the company’s broad portfolio of home appliances to building and design professionals nationwide….

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February 20, 2024 |

DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen Celebrates 25 Years

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, a pioneer in the home remodeling industry, is thrilled to announce its 25th-anniversary milestone. Over the past quarter-century, DreamMaker has consistently grown and established itself as a leader in the field, driven by a commitment to…

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February 19, 2024 |

Kohler Signature Store Opens in Houston

Kohler Co., a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, opens its first Signature Store in Houston, Texas. Located on Post Oak Boulevard, the 4,038 square foot store displays products by Kohler, Kallista and Robern, as well…

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February 18, 2024 |

ADAC Unveils New Showrooms, Expansions

Continually committed to serving the design industry with fresh offerings, Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) is starting the year off strong by bringing on two new showrooms and three current tenant expansions set to open this spring. Milieu and French…

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February 17, 2024 |

2024 K&B Remodeling and Construction Outlook

Just as it has been for the last few years, most homeowners are still opting to stay where they are and renovate/upgrade their spaces versus purchasing a new house. According to John Cialone, chair of the American Society of Interior…

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February 12, 2024 |

Rev-A-Shelf Acquires Omega National Products

Rev-A-Shelf, the leading innovator in home organization and storage solutions, proudly announces its acquisition of Omega National Products, a renowned name in wood cabinetry accessories, hoods, and components. The strategic acquisition aligns seamlessly with Rev-A-Shelf’s dedication to providing innovative, functional,…

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February 9, 2024 |

PDI Opens New Showroom in Atlanta

PDI has opened and begun serving customers at its newly constructed 12,000 square-foot showroom conveniently located near the West Midtown Design District. The occasion marks the company’s official foray into the display and sale of appliances in the Atlanta metropolitan…

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February 3, 2024 |

Americh Unveils New Website

Americh, the Made-in-the-USA bathtub and shower base designers and manufacturers, has redesigned its website to more fully showcase the brand’s myriad collections in an eye-catching and easy-to-navigate way. “With more than 100 customizable baths and over 100 shower base sizes,…

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February 2, 2024 |

KCMA Stresses Key Benefits of Certification

The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) has doubled its efforts to remind architects and designers about the importance of certification in cabinetry through its ANSI/KCMA A161.1 Quality Certification Seal program. The KCMA is the leading certification program in the cabinet…

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January 29, 2024 |

Wilsonart Opens Austin Showroom and Distribution Center

Wilsonart, a world-leading engineered surfaces company, announced today the opening of its 45,000-square-foot showroom and distribution center in Austin, Texas. The 10,000-square-foot flagship Showroom and Design Center with office space is the first of its kind for the company. In…

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January 26, 2024 |

Wolf Home Products Expands Offerings into Michigan

Wolf Home Products, an innovator and leader in the building products industry, announced that they are expanding their distribution reach to service the building product dealers in Michigan, effective immediately. Michigan dealers will be serviced out of the company’s state-of-the-art,…

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January 25, 2024 | ,

How to Navigate KBIS 2024

On our most recent podcast, we spoke to Laura Eagan, owner of and senior designer with Estrella Cabinetry and Design Center, about how to navigate KBIS 2024 and make the most of your three days. The show will be here…

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January 24, 2024 |

Kohler Completes Acquisition of KLAFS

Global kitchen and bath leader Kohler completed its acquisition of KLAFS – a market-leading manufacturer of saunas, steam rooms, and other hydrothermal features – from EGERIA. Financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed. Headquartered in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany,…

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January 22, 2024 |

Nora Lighting Celebrates 35 Years

Nora Lighting, a leading name in the industry, proudly announces its 35th anniversary, marking three and a half decades of innovation, dedication, and excellence. To commemorate this significant milestone, the company is thrilled to unveil the stunning transformation of not…

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January 21, 2024 |

Ferguson Announces Three Acquisitions

Ferguson has signed definitive purchase agreements to acquire Yorkwest Plumbing Supply Inc. and Grove Supply, Inc., and closed on the acquisition of Harway Appliances. These acquisitions have aggregate annualized revenues of approximately $220 million.   Yorkwest Plumbing Supply Inc. Yorkwest…

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January 20, 2024 |

Remodelers Share Success with Designers

Like almost every remodeling company, ours boasts of humble beginnings. In comparison to many companies, we may still be rather humble. My dad, a custom home builder, started his business in the late 1970s. As a kid, I remember sitting…

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January 20, 2024 |

Re-Bath Expands into NYC Boroughs

Re-Bath, the nation’s largest complete bathroom remodeling franchise, has announced a multi-unit signed agreement in New York that will cover Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island. Re-Bath is actively expanding its presence along the East Coast and is set…

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January 16, 2024 |

Kelly-Moore Paints Shuts Down

The article was originally published on January 16, 2024; it was updated on February 9, 2024. Kelly-Moore Paints Shuts Down Kelly-Moore Paints announced today that the company plans to immediately cease operations and commence an orderly, out-of-court wind-down of substantially…

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January 14, 2024 |

OHM International Expands Distribution of Valiant Surfaces

OHM International, a well-established distributor of natural stone, quartz, porcelain, and recycled surfaces, has partnered with Virginia Tile to provide its exclusive brand, Valiant Surfaces, to their customers. Initially, the products will be available at Virginia Tile’s locations in Troy…

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January 10, 2024 |

The Economic Forecast of the K&B Industry

As soon as the Fed indicated the possibility of three rate cuts, my email lit up with this question: “What does this mean for the 2024 economic forecast?” The answer: It’s complicated. Below are seven economic issues we think the…

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January 10, 2024 |

ISFA Names 2024 Board of Directors

The International Surface Fabricators Association (ISFA) welcomes three new members to its board of directors in 2024. Fabricators Todd Scott, Smokey Mountain Tops, and Troy Ellsoos, The Countertop Factory Midwest, will serve as directors, while Meagan Hegland, Park Industries, will…

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January 9, 2024 |

Houzz Releases Emmy-Inspired Home Designs

Home design and remodeling platform Houzz used the Houzz Pro business management and marketing software to create designs inspired by five of this year’s Emmy®-nominated television shows: The Bear, Ted Lasso, The White Lotus, Succession and Wednesday. Created with Houzz…

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January 2, 2024 |

Gaggenau Launches Flagship Showroom in Miami

Gaggenau announced the opening of its Miami flagship showroom. Distinctly perched above the buzz of the Miami Design District, the new showroom offers a serene respite for culinary enthusiasts, architects and designers to be inspired by the intersection of innovative…

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January 1, 2024 |

Karndean Designflooring Acquires GO Resilient 

Karndean Designflooring, a leading supplier of premium LVT, is proud to announce acquisition of the GO Resilient Canada luxury vinyl flooring assets. With the acquisition, Karndean continues its growth by expanding North America sales and operations, establishing the Karndean Designflooring…

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December 27, 2023 |

SIXmm Opens Flagship Warehouse Near Atlanta

This article was originally published on December 27, 2023; it was updated on January 15, 2024. SIXmm Opens Flagship Warehouse Near Atlanta SIXmm has unveiled its groundbreaking 50,000-sq.-ft. porcelain and sintered stone warehouse near Atlanta. This cutting-edge facility will house…

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December 22, 2023 |

The Importance of Brand-Owned Showrooms

This article was originally published on December 22, 2023; it was updated on December 29, 2023. The Importance of Brand-Owned Showrooms In the world of luxury appliances, the brand-owned showroom stands as an opulent theater where innovation, craftsmanship and sophistication…

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December 18, 2023 |

Kitchen & Bath Brands Doing Good

Kitchen & Bath Brands Doing Good From housing to education to public health causes, here’s a look at how some kitchen & bath brands are doing good and giving back to the community. Doing Good: Ferguson   Photo credit: Ferguson…

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December 18, 2023 |

REHAU Opens Edgeband Plant in Mexico 

REHAU celebrated the grand opening of Plant Celaya 3, an expansive, modern facility capable of securing the company’s position as the leading North American edgeband supplier for decades. The new plant is located in central Mexico, next to the company’s…

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December 14, 2023 |

Miele to Open First US-Based Factory

In order to pave the way for further growth, Miele announced in March that it would be setting up an additional production facility in the United States. The exact location has now been finalized: the German family-owned company’s first plant…

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December 13, 2023 |

‘Damn Good Designer’ Podcast Launches

In Detail Design Collective (In Detail Interiors) has announced the launch of its groundbreaking podcast, “Damn Good Designer.” In a world of conformity and industry norms, this podcast aims to shatter the mold, offering a refreshing perspective on running and…

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December 12, 2023 |

WAC Completes Construction of Manufacturing Facility in Thailand

WAC Lighting has completed the construction of its new wholly owned manufacturing facility in Thailand. The state-of-the-art factory encompasses 600,000 square feet of manufacturing space, utilizing the latest techniques in material technology and sustainable engineering.   The construction uses modular materials…

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December 1, 2023 |

House of Hackney Adds Mother Nature to the Board

House of Hackney founders Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle have made an innovative change to their business by legally appointing two new directors to the board — Mother Nature and Future Generations.  The B Corp luxury interiors brand championing…

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November 30, 2023 |

Effectively Managing Your Resources

On this week’s From the Tap Podcast, we welcomed Cheryl Kees Clendenon, owner of In Detail Interiors in Pensacola, Fla. We talked about an important part of running your business – effectively managing your resources – your employees and your…

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November 30, 2023 |

WOW Design Opens Third US Logistics Center

As part of its growth strategy and commitment to the U.S. market, Spanish tile company WOW Design has recently opened a new logistics and distribution center in Stafford, Texas, to supply the Southern and Central regions. This new warehouse joins…

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November 28, 2023 |

Rev-A-Shelf Celebrates 40 Years With Giveaways

Rev-A-Shelf®, the pioneer in the storage, organization, and lighting industry, proudly announces its 40th-anniversary celebration, marking four decades of innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction. To commemorate this milestone, Rev-A-Shelf is launching an exciting 40-day giveaway event, culminating in the grand…

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November 27, 2023 |

Modulnova Miami Studio Opens in the Design District

Modulnova, the international kitchen, bath, and living manufacturer, has arrived in the Design District located at 3925 Federal Highway. Offering modern kitchen, bath and minimalist cabinetry design with its precise details and cutting-edge technology, Modulnova Miami Studio is poised to make…

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November 23, 2023 |

Antolini Inaugurates Photovoltaic Plant 

Antolini has inaugurated a photovoltaic plant producing 3,400 MWh per year with the main roof at its Verona, Italy, headquarters housing the new system. These important new efforts on the topic of sustainability have been promoted by Antolini, as confirmed…

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November 20, 2023 |

Casa Bertazzoni Opens at Trail Appliances in Vancouver

Thanks to Distinctive, its exclusive distribution partner in Canada, Trail Appliances has teamed up with the world’s oldest family-owned appliance manufacturer, Bertazzoni, to develop the world’s fifth “Casa Bertazzoni” kitchen, designed by Vancouver-based interior designer Sarah Gallop. At the new…

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November 20, 2023 |

New Book from FREDERIC Magazine

This article was originally published on November 30, 2023; it was updated on January 18, 2024. Following the successful release of Schumacher and Monacelli’s two recent publications — “Charm School: The Schumacher Guide to Traditional Decorating for Today” (2023) and…

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November 19, 2023 |

Re-Bath Expands East Coast Footprint

Re-Bath, the nation’s largest complete bathroom remodeling franchise, has announced a signed agreement in Buffalo, New York. A first for the brand, Re-Bath will enter a new market in the state while continuing to grow its footprint across the East…

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November 19, 2023 | ,

World Toilet Day – Ferguson’s Initiatives

This World Toilet Day, November 19, 2023, Ferguson asks homeowners to reconsider their relationship with an essential yet often overlooked household fixture: the toilet. This year’s theme, “Accelerating Change,” is a reminder of everyone’s role in promoting sanitation and sustainability….

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November 10, 2023 |

Moderno Porcelain Works Nashville Grand Opening

Moderno Porcelain Works has launched its newest location in Nashville, Tennessee. The official grand opening event was held on Oct. 26 and signifies another milestone as it marks the company’s 15th location in the United States as part of its…

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November 8, 2023 |

Portobello America Celebrates Grand Opening of U.S. Plant

The doors to Portobello America’s 986,000-sq.-ft., cutting-edge manufacturing facility in Baxter, Tennessee, were opened last month, as more than 500 guests from around the globe assembled in celebration of the event. The opening inauguration ceremonies kicked off outdoors with light breakfast…

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November 7, 2023 |

Belwith Returns to Chicago and The Mart

Belwith Keeler Décor Solutions returns to The Mart in downtown Chicago, as Katonah Architectural Hardware welcomes its luxury hardware brand Keeler Brass Company into its showroom. “For generations, the Keeler name has been associated with true craftsmanship, and we are…

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November 5, 2023 |

Re-Bath Inks Dual Territory Deal

Re-Bath, the nation’s largest complete bathroom remodeling franchise, has announced a two territory signed agreement for Mississippi and Alabama. The territory covers Biloxi, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, and Laurel, Mississippi along with a second territory in Mobile, Alabama. Expanding Re-Bath’s presence in…

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November 4, 2023 | ,

Crossville Wins Planet Positive Award

The Crossville® Native Metal collection, one of its new carbon-neutral porcelain tile series, has been recognized with a Planet Positive Award. The Crossville Native Metal collection was recognized as the winner in the Surfaces, Tiles, and Materials category. Recognizing the…

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November 3, 2023 |

Houzz Pro Now Includes Outdoor Spaces

Houzz Inc. has introduced outdoor features for the 3D Floor Plan tool in Houzz Pro, the all-in-one business management and marketing solution for residential construction and design professionals. Pros can now create outdoor spaces in their 3D Floor Plans to…

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November 2, 2023 |

KBMI Sees 2024 Optimism

NKBA’s Q3 2023 Kitchen & Bath Market Index indicates that despite a current slowdown in business, many industry professionals forecast a rebound in the second half of 2024. The quarterly KBMI report examines current and future demand for kitchen and…

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November 1, 2023 |

PIRCH to Open New Showroom in Santa Monica

PIRCH, a leading retailer of luxury kitchen, bathroom and outdoor appliances in Southern California, is proud to announce its Santa Monica location, bringing its total showroom count to eight. With plans to open the doors in early 2024, PIRCH will…

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November 1, 2023 |

L’Atelier Paris Launches Configurator Tool

L’Atelier Paris, has launched a new configurator, which is now live on its website.  With this new online tool, the cooking appliance manufacturer offers customers the opportunity to design, configure and create a customizable cooking range, hood and kitchen island…

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October 29, 2023 |

SieMatic Opens New Montréal Showroom

Earlier this month, SieMatic Montréal celebrated the grand opening of its new location at 1327 Green Ave. in Westmount. Now under new ownership, the showroom is nestled among the exclusive area’s boutiques, fine restaurants, and art galleries. On opening day,…

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October 28, 2023 |

Porro Opens New Milan Showroom

The new Porro showroom in via Visconti di Modrone 29 officially has opened in Milan, confirming its ever-changing interior concept. “Porro is a company that has always tried to overcome its limits by moving, each time, with a different creative…

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October 22, 2023 |

Bristan Group Releases New ESG Report

The UK’s market leader for taps and showers, Bristan Group, has today released its first Environmental, Social and Governance report outlining the organisation’s ongoing commitments to a series of sustainability initiatives. The group, which is a trusted manufacturer of high-quality,…

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October 21, 2023 |

Fabuwood Cabinetry Broadens Reach in Orlando

Fabuwood, a leading manufacturer of semi-custom cabinetry, has expanded its presence to the strategic Southeast location of Orlando, FL. This underlines Fabuwood’s commitment to excellence and continual development while providing excellent service and efficient delivery to customers in the Southeast….

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October 20, 2023 |

Ferguson Publishes FY2023 ESG Report 

Ferguson plc has published its fiscal year (FY) 2023 ESG Report, outlining the company’s progress on its ESG strategy and vision to minimize the environmental impact of its operations and foster a culture that is safe, inclusive, accepting and engaging…

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October 18, 2023 |

Emser Tile Opens State-of-the-Art Testing Facility

Emser Tile, a leading designer and producer of tile and natural stone, has announced the opening of Emser Tech, a state-of-the-art product testing facility that is equipped to effectively conduct all industry standards tests. The new facility allows Emser to validate…

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October 15, 2023 |

Liv-Connected Team Lobbies DC Lawmakers

Modular housing offers a solution to the current housing crisis in the United States. Typically, 15-20% less expensive per square foot than traditional site-built homes of similar quality, modular housing costs are lower because they are built in a controlled…

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October 13, 2023 |

Why Hire a Design Pro? Benefits to Convey to Clients

In today’s competitive market, designers face the challenge of conveying the true value they bring to their clients. While their skills are undeniable, effectively communicating these attributes can really help attract and retain clients. This article answer the question, why…

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October 9, 2023 |

Cole & Son Opens Flagship Gallery in Chelsea

Cole & Son has opened its first flagship gallery in the heart of Chelsea in London. Since 1875 the company has been creating exceptional wallpapers with savoir faire. Throughout its almost 150-year history the design house has worked with best-in-class…

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October 8, 2023 |

Dal-Tile Brands Release ESG Report

Dal-Tile, LLC and its tile brands Daltile, Marazzi and American Olean are pleased to highlight their ESG efforts in tandem with the newly-released Mohawk Industries environmental, social and governance report (ESG). Dal-Tile, a subsidiary of Mohawk Industries, is making the…

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October 1, 2023 |

Designs of Distinction Joins NBMDA

Designs of Distinction [DOD] recently joined NBMDA – the North American Building Material Distribution Association – adding to their associations and memberships within the industry. With this new membership, DOD aims to reach commercial and residential trade professionals with a…

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September 30, 2023 |

PIRCH Hosts Fund-Raising Golf Tournament

PIRCH raised over $80,000 in charitable donations during this year’s San Diego Golf Classic, a golf tournament of 120 participants. These proceeds benefited the company’s long-time partner, Savvy Giving by Design, and the Veterans Village of San Diego. This was…

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September 29, 2023 | ,

Radiant Heating Product Trends

According to a recent industry report, radiant heating sales were driven so far in 2023 due in large part to bigger snow melting projects. WarmlyYours, a radiant heating manufacturer that specializes in radiant heating products like electric floor heating and…

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September 27, 2023 |

Talking With Clients About Money

On our most recent From the Tap podcast, we spoke with designer Colleen Primm of Colleen Primm Design in Cleveland, Ohio. A former banker, she shared with us her expertise in talking with clients about money and remodeling – a…

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September 27, 2023 |

Stonepeak Ceramics Expands Investments in U.S. Production

Stonepeak Ceramics, the U.S. manufacturer of high-tech porcelain stoneware solutions, reaffirms its commitment to excellence, innovation and customer satisfaction through a series of strategic investments in its U.S. operations. With these investments, the company aims to expand and upgrade product output,…

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September 26, 2023 |

Ferguson Reports Fourth Quarter & Year End Results

Ferguson has released its 2023 fourth quarter and year end reports. Kevin Murphy, Ferguson CEO, commented, “Our teams continued to execute, delivering strong full year results with continued market outperformance, as our balanced business mix served us well in challenging…

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September 26, 2023 |

Houzz Upgrades Schedule Tool in Houzz Pro

Houzz Inc. has introduced new Schedule upgrades in Houzz Pro, the all-in-one business management and marketing software for residential remodeling and design professionals. The Houzz Pro Schedule tool helps pros map out a project timeline, track progress and visually communicate…

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September 17, 2023 |

Lakes Showering Spaces Joins NKBA Global Connect

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), representing nearly 50,000 North American kitchen and bath industry professionals and the owners of the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS), announces its newest NKBA Global Connect program member, U.K. brand Lakes Showering…

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September 17, 2023 |

Education Options: Vocational or Academic?

Education Options: Vocational or Academic? This article was originally published on September 17, 2023; it was updated on September 27, 2023. As a European immigrant to the U.S., it’s virtually impossible not to compare the lifestyle, culture and nuances of…

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September 17, 2023 |

Fabuwood Partners With ZLINE

This article was originally published on September 17, 2023; it was updated on September 25, 2023. As part of their continued commitment to excellence and pushing industry boundaries, Fabuwood Cabinetry is proud to announce its upcoming strategic partnership with ZLINE,…

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September 16, 2023 |

Elmwood Celebrates 50 Years of Custom Cabinet Artistry

Elmwood, North America’s high-end and iconic custom cabinetry brand, is delighted to announce its 50th anniversary, celebrating a five-decade legacy of excellence, authenticity and innovation. For half a century, Elmwood has stood as a beacon of quality and refinement in…

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September 15, 2023 |

Tulip Cooking Launches New Production Facility

Tulip Cooking, an innovator in gas and induction cooktop systems, has announced the inauguration of its state-of-the-art production facility in Gaanderen, the Netherlands. Simultaneously, the company has solidified distribution agreements in Germany, France, Israel, Ukraine, Jordan, Australia, Oman, Brazil and…

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September 11, 2023 |

Belwith Keeler Décor Solutions Launches B2B Portal

Celebrating its 130th year in business, Belwith Keeler Décor Solutions is again leaving its mark on the kitchen and bath industry with the launch of the Belwith Keeler Décor Solutions B2B Portal. “This platform is a one-stop, seamless, customized shopping…

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September 9, 2023 |

PPG Opens New Customer & Employee Experience Center

PPG announces the opening of a customer and employee experience center at its global headquarters in Pittsburgh. The center showcases innovative paints, coatings and specialty materials and technologies from across the organization. The 1,400-square-foot experience center is part of a recent…

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September 8, 2023 |

Reform Opens Fifth US Showroom

This article was originally published on September 8, 2023; it was updated on September 18, 2023. The design-driven Danish kitchen brand Reform has opened its newest US showroom in Paramus, New Jersey. With the latest showroom addition, the Copenhagen-based design…

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September 7, 2023 |

Renovation Demand Continues, Houzz Survey Finds

One in 7 homeowners has put their home renovation project on hold (15%), according to a new study from Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home remodeling and design, including the all-in-one software solution for industry professionals. Conducted in August…

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September 6, 2023 |

StonePeak Ceramics Opens Nashville Showroom

Stonepeak Ceramics, a leader in innovative surfaces with a U.S. based factory in Crossville, Tennessee, has announced its new Nashville showroom located at 770 Melrose Avenue in Nashville, in partnership with Alabama-based Robert F. Henry Tile Co. The 7,000-sq.-ft. showroom…

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September 5, 2023 |

CNC Cabinetry Expands Arlington, Texas, Facility

CNC Cabinetry, a respected name in cabinetry solutions, celebrated the expansion of its Arlington, Texas, facility with an open house and ribbon cutting event. The event brought together the local community, valued customers, Mayor Jim Ross of Arlington and members…

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September 4, 2023 |

Cultured Stone Introduces Digital Visualizer Tool

Cultured Stone has announced the launch of its new visualizer, a digital design tool that provides interior designers, architects and consumers an interactive platform to envision how the brand’s products, profiles and color palettes would look in their project. Whether…

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August 30, 2023 |

Compassionate Design for Kids in Medical Crisis

  We recently spoke with designer Susan Wintersteen of Savvy Interiors in Solana Beach, Calif. She shared with us her experience in making a positive impact through compassionate design by establishing Savvy Giving by Design, a non-profit organization dedicated to…

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August 28, 2023 |

Kitchen & Bath Brands Doing Good

Kitchen & Bath Brands Doing Good From healthcare causes to educational opportunities, here’s a look at how some kitchen & bath brands are doing good and giving back to the community. GE Appliances, a Haier company, announced today the launch…

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August 28, 2023 |

Managing Online Reviews

It probably comes as no surprise to most kitchen and bath design firm owners that a customer’s journey to find them starts with an online search. Most potential customers immediately turn to Google or other search engines when they are considering a home…

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August 26, 2023 |

KCMA Welcomes J Eberle Woodworking

The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) has announced J Eberle Woodworking, the Watertown, N.Y. woodworking company, is now a member of the association, the leading non-profit organization founded in 1955 to representing companies who manufacture cabinets, bath cabinets, or other…

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August 20, 2023 |

Hulu Premieres “House of Ali” Design Show

Hulu Premieres “House of Ali” Design Show This article was originally published on August 20, 2023; it was updated on August 31, 2023, September 27, 2023 and October 5, 2023. This month, Hulu has officially unveiled its new design docuseries…

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August 16, 2023 |

Signature Kitchen Suite Opens East Coast Showroom

Signature Kitchen Suite, the industry trailblazer in the built-in luxury kitchen appliance category, debuted its new Skyline Showroom, a highly anticipated showroom addition for the brand. Located within LG Electronics’ LEED Platinum-certified North American headquarters, this innovative East Coast showroom…

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August 12, 2023 |

Schonbek Upgrades Website

Schonbek has launched an entirely redesigned and visually exciting website to showcase its three brands: Schonbek Signature, Schonbek Beyond, and Forever by Schonbek. The new website features a beautiful design, custom product imagery, a new section featuring stunning finishes and…

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August 9, 2023 |

Kohler Opens Two New Signature Stores

Kohler Co. has opened two new Signature Stores – in Cherry Hill, NJ, and Gilbert, Ariz. The openings of these stores provide the trade and consumers the ability to experience the Kohler Co. family of brand products for the bath…

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August 8, 2023 |

Ferguson Acquires Three U.S. Distributors

Ferguson has announced the acquisition of thee U.S. distributors — Bruce Supply Corp, (Bruce Supply), a plumbing distributor; The Kennedy Companies (Kennedy), a waterworks distributor; and S. G. Torrice, an HVAC distributor. All three acquisitions closed in the fourth quarter…

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August 3, 2023 |

Laminam Advancing Growth in North American Market

Laminam, a global leader in producing natural surfaces for interior and exterior design applications, is rapidly growing in the North American market. The company is set to open five new state-of-the-art showrooms with adjoining distribution centers across key locations in…

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August 2, 2023 |

ThermaSol Launches New Website

ThermaSol, a leader in smart shower, steam and sauna technology, proudly unveils the launch of its new website: www.thermasol.com.  Designed with enhanced features and an easy-to-navigate interface, the new site introduces a modern look with improved functionality and dynamic tools…

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July 24, 2023 |

Thompson AI-Designed Sink Headed to KBIS

Thompson AI-Designed Sink Headed to KBIS This article was originally published on July 24, 2023; it was updated on July 31, 2023 and August 16, 2023. Thompson, a leader in luxury metal products for the kitchen, bath and home, will…

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July 24, 2023 |

Justin Page Wood Unveils New Brand and Vision 

Website design company JPW Design Studio has revealed its name change to Justin Page Wood, reflecting its new niche focus on crafting luxury websites for interior designers. The web design firm exclusively focuses on creating websites for interior designers and…

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July 22, 2023 |

Arçelik Releases Sustainability Report

Arçelik, one of Europe’s leading home appliances companies, continues to lead the industry by example in sustainability as it releases its 15th Sustainability Report. Highlighting its continued commitment to sustainability, the report reinforces the importance Arçelik lends to sustainability across…

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July 17, 2023 |

Kohler Co. Releases 2022 ESG Report

Kohler Co. released its 2022 Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report with key metrics of the company’s Believing in Better philosophy outlining ambitions and progress across environmental sustainability; diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and social impact initiatives. “Over the past…

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July 14, 2023 |

Lapitec Obtains CE Mark for Sintered Stone

Lapitec has obtained the CE mark, becoming the only official sintered stone on the market, an achievement that has brought to light a previously non-existent product category. Since 2012, when the first Lapitec slab was produced after 20 years of…

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July 10, 2023 |

AkzoNobel Opens North American R&D Center

AkzoNobel has announced its opening a new Research and Development Center in High Point, North Carolina. It functions as a product development facility and customer support center for the wood coatings business.  The company’s community of North America R&D Centers…

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July 8, 2023 |

The Portland Group Appears on The American Dream

The Portland Group, the family-owned, multi-generation plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning company with twelve locations across New England, is excited to share that they will be showcased on The American Dream TV show on Bloomberg Network, airing on Saturday, July 8…

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July 7, 2023 |

Häfele Completes NC Distribution Center Expansion

Häfele America Co. has launched its expanded distribution center in North Carolina, which features dramatically improved efficiency and a rooftop solar array. When founder Wolfgang Häfele chose to build the company’s current Archdale, N.C. campus, he left quite a bit of…

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July 5, 2023 |

Website Design for Interior Designers

Website Design for Interior Designers This article was originally published on July 5, 2023; it was updated on July 10, 2023. It used to be customary to hire generalists or hobbyists to develop a company’s website: people who don’t view…

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July 2, 2023 |

Century Components Opens New Ohio Facility

Century Components has begun production and warehousing at its new facility in Sugarcreek, Ohio. This facility, coupled with their component processing center a few miles to the east, gives the company over 81,500-square-feet in Holmes County, Ohio. Mark Miller, Century…

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July 1, 2023 |

WAC Lighting Opens Texas Facility

WAC Lighting hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony at the grand opening of its new warehousing and distribution facility in Cedar Hill, Texas, on Tuesday, June 20. Attending the event from WAC were Shelley Wald, Co-CEO, Dirk Wald, Co-CEO, Jenifer Walsh,…

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June 28, 2023 |

Laminam 2022 Sustainability Report Released

Laminam’s data are positive, announced company CEO Alberto Selmi at the beginning of its 2022 Sustainability Report. Performance levels have been more than satisfactory in 2022, a year that put the most consolidated businesses to the test. Laminam is reaping…

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June 27, 2023 |

Niagara Opens New Global Headquarters

Niagara, a manufacturer of high-performance, water-saving toilets, has opened a new state-of-the-art global headquarters located at 300 Old Gerault Road in Flower Mound, Tex. The facility houses an expansive distribution center spanning over 117,000 square feet, geared toward serving Niagara’s…

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June 24, 2023 |

Emtek Hardware Acquired by Fortune Brands

Fortune Brands Innovations, Inc. (NYSE: FBIN or “Fortune Brands” or the “Company”), an industry-leading home, security and commercial building products company, has completed the acquisition of the Emtek and Schaub premium and luxury door and cabinet hardware business, and the…

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June 19, 2023 |

Rev-A-Shelf Opens a New Facility in Mexico

This article was originally published on June 19, 2023; it was updated on June 26, 2023. Rev-A-Shelf, the industry leader in kitchen cabinet storage, organization and lighting accessories, recently celebrated opening a new facility in Juarez, Mexico. The state-of-the-art plant…

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June 17, 2023 |

House of Rohl Founder Pens Book

Ken Rohl was 50 years old when he decided he’d had enough of corporate life. Political in-fighting and conflicting opinions stifled his creativity and inspiration. He took his experience from his stint in corporate America and used it to start…

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June 14, 2023 |

Florim Publishes 15th Sustainability Report

Florim has published the 15th edition of its Sustainability Report, the document that transparently describes the economic, social and environmental results achieved in 2022 and presents the objectives planned for the near future.  “I must first start by noting that…

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June 13, 2023 |

EGGER Announces New Fully Operational Recycling Center

With its new recycling center fully operational, EGGER Wood Products, a manufacturer of wood-based materials, is further demonstrating its commitment to producing sustainable materials for interior design and furniture applications. This investment offers architects, designers and millworkers an option for…

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June 12, 2023 |

Nora Lighting Opens Learning and Experience Center

Nora Lighting, a leading provider of lighting solutions, has announced the opening of its new Learning and Experience Center (LEC) in Los Angeles. The Nora LEC, located at 6505 Gayhart Street, Commerce, Calif., showcases Nora Lighting’s full line of products,…

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June 10, 2023 |

Tulip Cooking Debuts New Website

“Tulip Cooking is proud to introduce our new website showing a full spectrum of state-of-the-art, high-end gas and induction cooktops made for seamless integration into virtually any countertop,*” said Michael Walker, president and COO of Tulip Cooking. “We are pleased…

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June 9, 2023 | ,

Diane Plesset: NKBA Member Profile

Diane Plesset, CMKBD, has had a keen interest in architecture all her life. The Portland, Ore., native recalls enjoying rides into downtown Portland on the bus, absorbing the design of the Greek-inspired buildings surrounding the main square and the architectural…

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June 5, 2023 |

Very Simple Kitchen Opens Milan Showroom

Very Simple Kitchen has a renewed brand identity and a first permanent location in Milan inside BasicVillage. The new space was designed by architect Davide Fabio Colaci and expands on the concept of the traditional courtyards that Milan holds so…

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June 4, 2023 |

Berenson Expands Display Program

Berenson, a leading provider of decorative hardware, is adding a new board to their Premium by Berenson display program. This board will feature two new collections launched at KBIS 2023: The contemporary bar pulls of Radial Reign and the transitional…

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June 3, 2023 |

Lutron Opens Los Angeles Design Studio

This article was originally published on June 3, 2023; it was updated on June 12, 2023. Lutron Electronics, a leader in lighting control and automated shading solutions, has opened a brand new studio in the city of Los Angeles at…

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June 1, 2023 |

Moderno Porcelain Works Expands to Charlotte, NC


Moderno Porcelain Works Charlotte hosted the grand opening of its showroom and state-of-the-art fabrication facility in April.  “The Carolinas were lacking a fabrication and installation company focusing exclusively on large format porcelain slabs,” said HK Patel, Charlotte managing partner. “Now…

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May 30, 2023 |

Chicago Faucets Resumes Quick-Ship Program

This article was originally published on May 30, 2023; it was updated on June 1, 2023. Chicago Faucets, a leading provider of high-quality plumbing fittings, is excited to announce the return of CFNow!, its quick-ship program designed to streamline and…

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May 28, 2023 |

Savant Systems Acquires POMCube

Savant Systems, Inc., a global industry leader in smart home and energy anchored by power storage and a patented award-winning flexible load management system, announced today that it has acquired POMCube, Inc. “As part of our vision to create brighter…

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May 26, 2023 |

Century Components & Häfele Distribution Agreement

Häfele America Co. is pleased to announce the company has entered into a nationwide distribution agreement with Century Components, one of North America’s leading manufacturers of American-made, kitchen cabinet and organizational accessories.  An innovator in the space, Century Components offers…

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May 25, 2023 |

Canova & Nero Cucine Open NYC Showroom

Italian kitchen brands Canova and Nero Cucine have opened a new flagship showroom in the Little Singer Building located in the heart of Soho. The opening, which took place during the NYCxDesign Festival, was a collaborative effort with Pianca &…

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May 25, 2023 |

Cosentino Announces First-Ever U.S. Manufacturing Location

Cosentino Group, a Spain-based global leader in the production and distribution of innovative and sustainable surfaces for the world of architecture and design – including premium hybrid mineral surface Silestone and ultra-compact Dekton– has announced its first U.S. manufacturing location,…

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May 22, 2023 |

Changes to the NKBA Certification Program

To recognize its members’ objectives and the needs of today’s design world in an ever-changing kitchen and bath industry, changes have been made to the longstanding NKBA Certification Program. This includes revisions to the CKBD program, the CMKBD program and…

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May 21, 2023 |

Dornbracht CYO Wins NY Product Award

Dornbracht AG & Co. KG is proud to announce that the Dornbracht CYO bathroom fitting series is among the winners of the 2023 NY Product Design Awards. The awards seek to honor and recognize the efforts of talented product designers, design teams, and manufacturers…

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May 18, 2023 |

Houzz Pro Launches Selections Tool

Houzz Inc. has introduced the Selections tool within Houzz Pro, the all-in-one business management and marketing software for residential remodeling and design professionals. The Houzz Pro Selections tool provides a collaborative platform for custom builders and remodelers and their clients to…

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May 17, 2023 |

Avoiding Costly Design Mistakes

https://www.kbbonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/KBB-From-the-Tap-Casey-Ridley-social-1.mp4 This article was originally published on May 17, 2023; it was updated on May 23, 2023 and June 13, 2023, We recently spoke with designer Casey Ridley of The Designery. He shared with us his tips on avoiding common mistakes…

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May 15, 2023 |

AXOR Center for Excellence: A Tour

Earlier this month, KBB was invited to be part of a select group of journalists to get a first look at the AXOR Center for Excellence at the brand’s headquarters in Shiltach, Germany. We were the only North American media…

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May 15, 2023 |

Lunada Bay Tile Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Lunada Bay Tile is celebrating its 20th anniversary, building upon a reputation for design, innovation and artistry.  Lunada Bay Tile was started in a residential home garage by Carl Steadly, president and CEO. The name Steadly chose for his company…

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May 14, 2023 |

The Designer Alliance Launched by Sara Malek Barney

Sara Malek Barney, founder and principal designer of BANDD/DESIGN, has officially launched the Designer Alliance, a networking group to unite industry professionals in Austin, Tex. and beyond. The Designer Alliance sets out to create a range of opportunities for its…

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May 10, 2023 |

Belwith Keeler Expands Creative Team

Belwith Keeler Décor Solutions, including Hickory Hardware, Belwith Keeler and its newly launched high-end hardware brand, Keeler Brass Co., continues its momentous anniversary year with the announcement of several promotions and new hires expanding its creative team. “We are excited…

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May 8, 2023 |

Emtek and Schaub to be Acquired by Fortune Brands

This article was originally posted on Dec. 2, 2022; it was updated May 8, 2023. Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (“FBHS,” “Fortune Brands” or the “Company”), an industry-leading home and security products company, announced it has entered into a…

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May 8, 2023 |

Tech Tools for Design Industry Pros

This article was originally published on May 8, 2023; it was updated on May 16, 2023. From practicing designers and project managers to showroom staffs and product specialists, tech tools for design are the optimal way to spark creative solutions and…

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May 7, 2023 |

Crestron to Improve New Wellness Community

Magleby Development announces ground-breaking partnerships for the company’s latest project, Velvaere, a residential wellness community adjacent to Park City’s iconic Deer Valley Resort. As part of this endeavor, Magleby has connected with industry-leading partners, including Crestron Electronics, Lutron and more,…

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May 6, 2023 |

Roca Group, Plug and Play Join Forces

Roca Group Ventures (RGV), the corporate venture capital and Open Innovation platform of Roca Group, has joined forces with the innovation platform Plug and Play. This partnership will help Roca Group discover new technological solutions from sources outside the company,…

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May 5, 2023 |

Kohler Acquires Kast Concrete Basins

This article was originally published on May 5, 2023; it was updated on May 16, 2023. Kohler continues to grow its global leadership in the design, innovation and manufacture of kitchen and bath products with the acquisition of UK-based Kast…

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May 5, 2023 |

Scandinavian Brand Reform Opens Philadelphia Showroom

Danish kitchen design brand Reform is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest showroom in Philadelphia’s vibrant Fishtown neighborhood. The B Corp-certified company is known for its award winning kitchen designs made in collaboration with internationally acclaimed architects and…

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May 3, 2023 |

Creating Accurate Project Contracts

Designer Sharon Sherman, founder and principal of Thyme & Place Design in Wyckoff, N.J., talked to us on our From the Tap Podcast about what every designer needs to know about creating accurate project contracts aka letters of agreement, which…

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May 2, 2023 |

Kitchen & Bath Brands Doing Good

This article was originally published April 17, 2023; it was updated on May 2, 2023 and May 16, 2023. With the advent of spring – a time of renewal – it’s a great chance to share some good news about…

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April 30, 2023 |

Wood-Mode Charts Path to Success in 2023

In early 2022, Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry announced its Focus Forward program, an 18-month initiative that represented one of the largest strategic financial investments in the company’s history. Backed by more than $10 million in funding, the Focus Forward Initiative…

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April 26, 2023 |

Houzz Pro Now Offers Payments on the Go

For payments on the go, Houzz Inc has introduced Tap to Pay within Houzz Pro, the all-in-one business management and marketing software for residential contractors and design professionals. With Tap to Pay, industry professionals can turn their iPhone into point-of-sale devices…

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April 25, 2023 |

Vacation Rental Designers Launches Membership Program

Luxury interior design brand Vacation Rental Designers launched a new membership program for designers during the inaugural VRD Summit. “Our goal in launching the membership and mentorship program is to combine our trifecta of experience and knowledge in the vacation rental…

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April 23, 2023 |

Roca Group Acquires Madeli

Roca Group has strengthened its position in the US market with the acquisition of bathroom furniture specialist Madeli. The Florida-based company brings a network of 500 stockists in the United States to the Roca Group portfolio. In acquiring Madeli, Roca…

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April 18, 2023 |

Aging-in-Place Bathroom Design

If you’re a designer, you are one of the first people a homeowner will meet when they are considering a bathroom renovation. While it can be tempting to say all the right things to make the sale, great designers understand…

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April 15, 2023 | ,

SEN Introduces Showroom Design Services

SEN Design Group announced today that it has added showroom design services to its industry-leading portfolio of business development assets for its growing membership. Lori Leistico, longtime corporate showroom designer for KraftMaid Cabinetry, has been selected to perform these services…

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April 12, 2023 |

Grass America Takes Stock in 2023

Grass America, a leading supplier of functional hardware within the cabinet industry, looks back on its last two years, as well as what is coming in 2023 and beyond. Grass continues to make advancements across the board, cementing itself as…

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April 9, 2023 |

Re-Bath Expands on East Coast

Re-Bath, the nation’s largest complete bathroom remodeling franchise, has announced a two-territory signed agreement in the New York market servicing Suffolk County, Long Island and Westchester County, N.Y. With large retailer partnerships contributing to the brand’s growth and market share…

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April 7, 2023 |

Miele To Open US Production Facility

Miele has announced plans to open a new production facility in the United States. This facility will be the first production plant developed in either North or South America. The United States was selected as the newest location to serve…

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April 4, 2023 |

LG Named 2023 Energy Star Partner of the Year

LG Electronics has been named 2023 Energy Star Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy. This prestigious honor recognizes the company’s exemplary commitment to protecting the environment and tackling climate change…

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April 3, 2023 |

Brian Brown Opens San Diego Showroom

Renowned interior designer Brian Brown expands his Brian Brown Studio offices and adds a San Diego showroom with a move to the historic Hillcrest Design Center. The airy and tree-dappled Brian Brown Studio & Showroom officially debuts May 2023. It…

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April 1, 2023 |

Are Smart Appliances Too Smart?

April Clementine, a resident of East Muncie, Ind., and a mother of two, recently found herself in a situation that was at once both familiar and very, very strange. She was caught in a verbal crossfire between her smart kitchen…

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March 29, 2023 |

Reform Earns B Corp Certification 

As a B Corp Certified company, Reform joins a leading movement pledging to use business as a force for good. The certification, administered by nonprofit B Lab, is globally recognized as a mark of excellence and commitment to sustainable and…

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March 28, 2023 |

CNC Cabinetry Joins SEN as Vendor Partner

SEN Design Group is pleased to announce that CNC Cabinetry has joined the organization as its newest vendor partner. CNC Cabinetry is a leading manufacturer of high-quality cabinetry, and the company’s addition to SEN Design Group further strengthens the organization’s…

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March 19, 2023 |

ARAN Continues to Expand Into Contract Sector

“Think big to build big.” These are the words of Renzo Rastelli, ARAN World CEO and owner, speaking about the genesis of the new showroom in Lugano, Switzerland  dedicated to the contract sector. The Abruzzan company continues to plainly approach…

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March 18, 2023 |

Cultured Stone Gets Brand Refresh

Cultured Stone, the originators of the manufactured stone veneer category, has announced a refreshed brand position that encourages unleashing personal creativity and exploring the limitless boundaries of individual expression. Through branding elements, including logo designs and color palettes, Cultured Stone…

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March 15, 2023 |

Creating a Client-Centric Design Firm

On this week’s From the Tap podcast, I spoke with Veronica Solomon of Katy, Texas-based Casa Vilora Interiors about creating and maintaining a client-centric design firm, something she has done since she started her own business. She started by telling…

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March 14, 2023 |

Dura Supreme Launches Manufacturing in North Carolina

Dura Supreme Cabinetry has announced a multimillion-dollar initiative to launch manufacturing operations in Statesville, North Carolina. The company expects the new manufacturing site to create more than 200 new jobs in the first few years, including cabinet making, furniture making,…

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March 13, 2023 |

Coohom Introduces AIGC Lab

Coohom has established the AIGC Lab to further deliver an outstanding smart 3D spatial solution, allowing users to easily create a fully furnished room scene. Coohom’s AIGC Solution uses an algorithm similar to ChatGPT to simulate and build a 3D…

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March 12, 2023 |

Premier EuroCase Receives Investment from Saturn Five

Premier EuroCase is pleased to announce the company has taken on a capital partner, Saturn Five. Saturn Five is a Denver-based investor group that invests in enduringly profitable businesses with distinct competitive advantages in their industry. Saturn Five is committed to…

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March 9, 2023 |

Tulip Cooking Partners with SEN Design Group

After introducing the next evolution in cooking technology with 100% customization of induction and gas cook tops at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show 2023, Tulip Cooking announces its new partnership with SEN Design Group. SEN Design Group is the…

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March 4, 2023 |

EGGER Invests $42M in US TFL Production

Wood-based materials manufacturer EGGER Wood Products announces the start of production on a third lamination line at its Lexington, N.C. facility. The $21 million investment will expand the company’s thermally fused laminate (TFL) production capacity by 50%, increasing production to…

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March 3, 2023 |

Salvatori Opens Soho Showroom

Salvatori, the award-winning Italian design company specializing in natural stone, announces the grand opening of its Soho showroom, the brand’s first flagship in North America. The showroom and boutique are located at 102 Wooster Street, the epicenter of New York…

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February 26, 2023 |

Infinity Drain Releases New Online Spec Tool

Infinity Drain, the manufacturer at the forefront of architectural and decorative drains, introduces a tool for homeowners, showrooms, designers and specifiers that takes the guesswork out of choosing a shower drain. The new Product Selector is a step-by-step, visual and…

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