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May 25, 2018 |

Hardware Resources Acquires Gap Supply

Hardware Resources, a designer, engineer and manufacturer of kitchen cabinet, bath and closet products, has acquired Gap Supply Inc. Based in Wilmington, North Carolina, Gap Supply provides low-voltage linear lighting solutions for kitchen cabinet, retail display and other applications. “I…

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May 23, 2018 |

JSI Cabinetry Unveils Atlanta Experience Center

JSI Cabinetry, manufacturer of kitchen and bath cabinetry, is set to unveil the transformation of its Atlanta Experience Center. Designed by award-winning firm Studio M, the 2,600-sq.-ft. space includes more than thirty distinct kitchen and bath vignettes. “Studio M conceptualized…

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May 17, 2018 |

How to Thrive in the Age of Amazon

At this year’s #KBIS2018 show, one of the main topics of conversation was how kitchen and bath designers, showroom owners, builders and remodelers can compete effectively, with respect to product sales, in the Age of Amazon. I was a member…

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May 11, 2018 |

Wetstyle Announces Groundbreaking of New Montreal Factory

Wetstyle, a manufacturer of bath furnishings, has announced the groundbreaking of brand’s new factory complex in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Quebec, Canada. Strategically selected, the factory’s location will house the brand’s expanded manufacturing operations alongside a new dynamic showroom space. “We searched high and low to find the perfect…

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May 10, 2018 |

KCD Software Offers Integra Powder-Coated Doors

Cabinetmakers looking for something newer, greener and more enduring can now direct–order custom powder-coated MDF doors straight from their KCD Software designs. Through a new technology partnership with Integra Doors of Greer, SC, KCD Software has added another industry option…

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May 7, 2018 |

Aitoro Appliance Debuts Monogram Experience at Norwalk Showroom

Aitoro Appliance, a family-owned and operated luxury appliance store serving Fairfield County, Connecticut, and beyond, announced that it has opened the exclusive Monogram Experience at its award-winning, 12,000-sq.-ft. showroom. Monogram brand kitchen appliances selected Aitoro as the location for its first Monogram Experience on the…

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May 1, 2018 |

Keeney’s Mobile Catalog App Now Available

Keeney is pleased to announce its new mobile catalog app. This free app offers an expanded catalog of Keeney, Plumb Pak, Stylewise and Bélanger products as well as a few extra features. Transforming the company’s traditional catalog into a mobile…

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April 25, 2018 |

Construction Resources Announces New Logo and Website

Construction Resources, an Atlanta-based family of design and construction supply businesses, reveals new branding, including a new logo, positioning and website. Last fall, the company announced its plan to further integrate all of its independently operated entities. Known for its…

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April 9, 2018 | ,

Luxury Defined

ROHL, a company that has been bringing authentic luxurious products to the market for 35 years, debuted its Auth Lux Designer Guild earlier this year. As an extension of that, the company recently hosted it first 2018 Auth Lux Summit…

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April 6, 2018 |

You Don’t Have to Be a Techie

Adam Gibson, CMKBD is the brains behind Adam Gibson Design — he’s an architectural designer who specializes in high-end kitchen and bath projects in the American Midwest. His watchwords are “warmth, simplicity and clarity in design,” but that doesn’t mean he’s…

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April 2, 2018 |

AXOR Brand Launches New Website

The AXOR brand announces the launch of a new, dedicated, US website. Shining the spotlight on AXOR, a brand of the Hansgrohe Group, the site www.axor-design.com offers an informative and visually rich digital design experience. Anchored by several core feature areas, the…

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March 28, 2018 |

Artisan Group Adds Two New Members and Welcomes Back a Previous Member

Artisan Group welcomes new members Summit Stone Works in Buda, Texas, and True Blue in San Antonio and Austin, as well as welcoming back previous member Lakeside Surfaces Inc., which is based in Western Michigan, making the group of independent countertop fabricators nearly 35 strong. “We are strategically growing the group with premier fabricators in cities…

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March 27, 2018 |

PMI Releases Product Category Rule Guidance Document for Kitchen and Bath Fixture Fittings

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), in collaboration with its members, has issued a Product Category Rule (PCR) Guidance Document for Kitchen and Bath Fixture Fittings. The document was developed to help program operators apply consistent rules and calculations when developing PCRs for these fixture fittings and has been distributed to them for their use. The PCR guidance document fulfills…

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March 23, 2018 |

Superiore Names Luwa Luxury Products as Distribution Partner

To amplify market momentum across North America, Superiore, the Italian appliance brand, has announced that the company has partnered with Luwa Luxury Products as its exclusive Canadian and Northwestern United States distributor. Luwa will bring established connections to Superiore’s distribution network,…

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March 12, 2018 |

The Container Store Announces Trade Program

The Container Store has launched the Trade Program. Through this program, the store will offer exclusive benefits and pricing on its storage and organization products for qualifying architects, designers and organizers including: -15 percent off elfa (excluding sliding doors) -10…

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March 5, 2018 |

Federal Brace Adds Catalog to Chief Architect

Federal Brace has added its complete product catalog to Chief Architect, software that enables designers and architects to complete drawings, 3-dimensional renderings, and 360-degree panoramas of projects, enabling them to perfect their design through modern technology. Federal Brace added their…

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March 2, 2018 |

Big Chill Launches Refreshed Website

Big Chill, an international professional-grade kitchen appliance manufacturer, has unveiled a re-energized website equipped with improved navigation aimed at enhancing customer service. Truly modern in capability but retro in aesthetic, the new interface affords customers a way to engage with Big…

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February 21, 2018 |

Braxton-Bragg Donates to Habitat ReStore

Supplier Braxton-Bragg donated nearly $2,500 in new stainless steel sinks to the Knoxville Habitat for Humanity ReStore to help families in need. “We knew that the sinks could benefit the community from a donation and sales point of view and…

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February 9, 2018 |

Hanwha Surfaces Launches HanStone Rewards Program

Hanwha Surfaces, the American subsidiary of the international conglomerate Hanwha L&C, has announced the launch of HanStone Rewards, a program that allows surfacing fabricators, kitchen and bath dealers, designers, remodeling contractors, and other design and construction professionals to earn points and airline miles…

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February 5, 2018 |

Sherwin-Williams Launches New Tools

Sherwin-Williams has unveiled ColorsSnap Match, its new handheld color-matching tool aimed at helping everyone from painting contractors to designers, remodelers and homeowners with quick and confident color matching. The new device connects to Sherwin-Williams free ColorSnap Match app via Bluetooth to…

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February 1, 2018 |

Top Knobs Unveils New Logo

Top Knobs, a manufacturer of decorative knobs and pulls, unveils its new corporate logo for  2018. The new logo represents the most dramatic change to the brand’s identity since the turn of the century. Developed by the Top Knobs award-winning…

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January 24, 2018 |

NKBA Expands Suzie Williford’s Role

The National Kitchen & Bath Association has promoted Suzie Williford to Executive Vice President of Industry Relations and Chief Strategy Officer. The appointments were effective Jan. 1, 2018, and Williford report to Bill Darcy, Chief Executive Officer. In her expanded…

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January 19, 2018 |

Beko US Sponsors Chicago Community Rink and Youth Hockey

Beko US joins the Chicago Blackhawks’ star-studded lineup with its sponsorship of MB Ice Arena – Chicago Blackhawks Community Rink and Chicago youth hockey. Beko, the European freestanding home appliance brand recently introduced into the North American market, is based in the Chicago…

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January 9, 2018 |

Hardware Resources Acquires Task Lighting

Hardware Resources, a designer, engineer and manufacturer of kitchen cabinet, bath and closet products, has acquired Task Lighting. Based in Kearney, Nebraska, Task Lighting manufactures under-cabinet and interior-cabinet LED Lighting, as well as Angle Power Strips, which provide power access…

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December 19, 2017 |

Bostik Introduces Pro Rewards Contractor Loyalty Program

Bostik Inc., a manufacturer of specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction, has created an incentive program specifically tailored for installation professionals. Bostik Pro Rewards offers contractors the opportunity to earn reward points which ultimately may be redeemed for…

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November 7, 2017 |

Woodwork Career Alliance Redesigns Website

The Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA), celebrating its 10th anniversary as the champion of woodworking skill standards, is pleased to announce the relaunch of WoodworkCareer.org. The newly redesigned website has been reorganized and updated to make it easier…

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November 2, 2017 |

Grass America Celebrates 40 Years

October marked 40 years that Grass America Inc., a manufacturer of high end functional hardware, has been in Kernersville, North Carolina. The celebration for its four-decade milestone was held recently  on the company grounds. The event started with plant tours for…

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November 2, 2017 |

MORSCO Launches Suite of E-Commerce Solutions

MORSCO Inc., a Fort Worth, Texas-based distributor of commercial and residential plumbing products, heating and cooling equipment (HVAC), pipe, valves and fittings (PVF) and underground utility products, is launching a suite of online solutions offering customers a robust e-commerce experience…

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October 26, 2017 |

Florim Opens Flagship Store in Moscow

Earlier this month, Florim inaugurated a new space for the Russian market. Designed in collaboration with Florim project professionals, the flagship store in Moscow offers a platform for events, meetings, training and expositions. The space is wider and more functional…

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October 19, 2017 |

Eldorado Stone Opens State-of-the-Art Facility in Greencastle, Pa.

Eldorado Stone, manufacturer of architectural stone veneer, recently hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony, to announce the commencement of operations for its new, state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facility in Greencastle, Pennsylvania. The 432,000-sq.-ft. facility will consolidate activities from two preexisting locations—an aging…

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October 13, 2017 |

Ferguson Grows Revenue by More Than 10 Percent

Ferguson‘s parent company, Ferguson plc, a specialist trade distributor of plumbing and heating products, announced its financial results for the 2017 fiscal year. In the U.S., Ferguson ended the year with sales of nearly $15 billion, an increase of 10.4 percent,…

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October 12, 2017 |

Vinotemp Announces Plans to Manufacture LA Facility

Vinotemp, a 30-year-old manufacturer of wine storage and technology announced it will move all manufacturing to a 100,000-sq.-ft. facility beginning December 2017. In addition to the extra space necessary to meet forthcoming manufacturing demands – and Vinotemp’s continued production of its…

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October 10, 2017 |

FLEXFORM Opens Flagship Store in Singapore

The first FLEXFORM Singapore flagship store has been inaugurated. For the new store, which displays a large use of glass, the company supplied all the materials, such as the precious and large marble slabs and curtains that gently brush the floor….

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October 6, 2017 |

Leucos USA Announces New CEO

John J. Jenkin is the new CEO of the US branch of Leucos, an Italian company manufacturing glass decorative lighting fixtures. Known in the industry as “JJJ”, Jenkin can boast ample experience as a manager in some of the most prestigious international…

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October 5, 2017 |

Coverings 2018 Registration Opens

Coverings, the largest international tile and stone show in North America, has opened online registration for its 2018 show, taking place in Atlanta, Georgia from May 8 – 11. Coverings provides a stage for the most innovative tile & stone…

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October 5, 2017 |

Hanwha Surfaces Launches New HanStone Quartz Website

Hanwha Surfaces, the North American subsidiary of the international conglomerate Hanwha L&C, announced the launch of an innovative, user-friendly website for its signature HanStone Quartz brand. Bringing to life the brand’s tagline “Handles Life Beautifully,” the new site offers visitors…

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September 28, 2017 |

Houzz Study Reveals Master Bathroom Trends

Showers are the most common splurge during master bathroom renovations, according to the 2017 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study. The survey of more than 1,200 U.S. homeowners using Houzz who are in the midst of, are planning, or recently completed a…

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September 28, 2017 |

Vauth-Sagel Welcomes 25 Vocational Trainees

Earlier this month, 25 youth began vocational training with Vauth-Sagel, the German system component manufacturer. For many of them, the training is the first step towards a successful career with the Vauth-Sagel group of companies. This program actively counteracts the…

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September 27, 2017 |

HOUZER Announces Peter Raleigh as New CEO

HOUZER, A Division of Hamat Group, is pleased to announce that Peter Raleigh has been named its new CEO. Peter, an alumni of the State University of New York College at Brockport, started his 30 years in the industry with…

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September 21, 2017 |

ICFF Miami Moves Locations

The Miami Beach Convention Center, due to structural damages caused by Hurricane Irma,will NOT be able to provide facilities for ICFF Miami. Fortunately, ICFF management and South Florida city officials were able to identify alternative space available during the scheduled…

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September 15, 2017 |

What Happened with Pirch?

Photo by Mark Steele Known for its innovative showroom experiences, Pirch recently announced it has plans to close its Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta and Paramus, N.Y., locations by Sept. 30. Pirch, a recent Showroom of the Year award winner for KBB‘s…

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September 13, 2017 |

Aston Partners with EnduroShield

In anticipation for its new collections of Completely Frameless Shower Doors, Tub Doors and Shower Enclosures, Aston Global has announced an exciting new partnership with EnduroShield and its partner company, PCT Global, a market leader in hydrophobic coatings. With the…

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August 15, 2017 |

Tresco Lighting Wins AWFS Visionary Award

The Association of Woodworking and Furnishings Suppliers presented Chris Tress, director of Tresco Lighting, with the Product Innovation Award in Components for their innovative Snap LED Panel Lighting at this years AWFS Exposition in Las Vegas. Sold in 12-in. by…

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August 14, 2017 | ,

Honoring Our Design Neighbors

The Canadian Decorators’ Association (CDECA) has announced the winners of the Canada-wide 2017 Decorating and Design Competition, now in its 23rd year. Industry leaders from across Canada selected gold, silver and bronze medal winners in nine categories. The submissions are…

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August 8, 2017 |

Paxton Countertops in Lansing, Mich. Joins Artisan Group

Paxton Countertops in Lansing, Michigan, has been selected as the newest member of the Artisan Group, a national organization of independent countertop fabricators. The group offers its own brands of premium countertops including Aventine Quartz, Artisan Stone Collection granite and marble, Saratoga Soapstone and Heritage Wood. “I am so…

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August 3, 2017 |

DXV Launches Photography Initiative

Luxury plumbing brand DXV has launched #ProjectDXV, a photography initiative that partners with North American interior designers to assist in getting their work published, and to build the DXV library of quality interior design installation photos. This program is now…

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August 3, 2017 |

Florida Stone Fabricator Makes Donation to Local Nonprofit

NSM Florida Enterprises, known as NSMotif, a female-owned and family-operated countertop fabrication company in Central Florida, donated $1,350 to SafeHouse of Seminole, a non-profit organization dedicated to domestic abuse prevention, intervention and protection. The donation will be earmarked for the…

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August 2, 2017 |

Rev-A-Shelf Launches Supplemental Website, Rev-A-Buzz.com

Rev-A-Shelf, LLC recently launched their new educational resource website which directly supplements the Rev-A-Shelf website. Rev-A-Buzz.com was designed with interior designers, direct consumers, and cabinetmakers in mind to focus on straightforward product descriptions and photography for each Rev-A-Shelf product series….

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August 2, 2017 |

Watermark Designs Becomes Member of Be Original Americas Organization

Watermark Designs, the creators and manufacturers of original plumbing fixtures, is pleased to announce that it has become a member of the organization known as Be Original Americas. Members are approved by a membership committee that reviews each applicant’s product designs and manufacturing history. Be Original Americas is a non-profit organization committed to informing, educating and…

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July 31, 2017 |

SieMatic Debuts Showroom Space in Montreal 

SieMatic has relocated its Montreal showroom, providing a sophisticated, inspirational space for designers and consumers to experience the brand’s lifestyle collections. The new SieMatic Montreal location is ideally situated among other design houses and upscale showrooms, providing convenience while complementing the timeless and distinctive elegance for which SieMatic is…

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July 25, 2017 |

Victoria + Albert Moves US Headquarters

Victoria + Albert has recently moved its warehouse and offices to new facilities that will make its operations more efficient and allow room for growth. The new headquarters is indicative of the ongoing support and investment that the brand is…

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July 21, 2017 |

Prizer Works to Acquire Premium Kitchen Hood Ventilation Company ABBAKA

Prizer Works, owner of BlueStar, manufacturer of high-performance appliances for the home, and Prizer Hoods, a line of professionally-inspired luxury kitchen hoods, has announced it has agreed to acquire ABBAKA, a manufacturer of handcrafted, custom range hoods. Founded by Vibeke and Frank Paone, the Sonoma, California-based ABBAKA has been designing and manufacturing American-handmade luxury kitchen hoods since 1980. “ABBAKA has been delivering…

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July 17, 2017 |

Project Backlogs Across the Industry, Houzz Barometer Finds

Houzz has released the Q2 2017 Houzz Renovation Barometer, which tracks confidence in the home renovation market among industry professionals. The Q2 2017 Barometer reflected high quarter-over-quarter confidence for all industry sectors including architects, designers, general contractors (GCs)/remodelers, design-build, specialty building/renovation…

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July 13, 2017 |

Jacuzzi Brands LLC Acquires BathWraps

Jacuzzi Brands LLC is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of BathWraps, the supplier of one-day bathroom transformation services. BathWraps, previously doing business as Liners Direct, brings two decades of professional experience and innovative products sold through premiere…

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July 10, 2017 |

Rev-A-Shelf Acquires Glideware

Above: Dave and Jenny Hall of Glideware Rev-A-Shelf, LLC is excited to announce the acquisition of Glideware, LLC of Grand Junction, Colo. Rev-A-Shelf General Manager David Noe alongside Dave and Jenny Hall of Glideware issued joint statements confirming the intention to…

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July 10, 2017 |

NARI and LIPI Announce Living in Place Certification Class

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), the trade association dedicated to the professional remodeling industry, announces a Joint Education and Marketing Partnership with the Living In Place Institute (LIPI). LIPI has developed the nationwide Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP)…

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June 28, 2017 |

More Than 300 Ferguson Locations Feed the Need

More than 13 million children in the U.S. live in homes where they are unable to get enough nutritious food; more than half a million people are living on the streets, in cars or shelters; and nearly seven million dogs and cats enter shelters nationwide…

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June 23, 2017 |

Houzz Introduces Sketch for the Web

Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, today announced that Sketch, its popular communication, collaboration and design tool in the Houzz App, is now available as a web experience. With Sketch, home professionals and their clients can…

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June 16, 2017 |

THG-Paris Showroom in the D&D Building, New York

THG-Paris, the leading French atelier in luxury bath fittings, announces the opening of its first North American-based design center showroom, located in the prestigious D&D Building in Manhattan, New York – considered the heart of the design district. Situated on…

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June 15, 2017 |

Connected Homes Are Coming

– Image courtesy of PwC Ready or not – and it would behoove you to start getting ready – the connected home is here. According to a recent Statista report, the smart home household penetration, while only at 15 percent in…

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June 14, 2017 |

Cosentino Opens New City Center in San Francisco

Cosentino, the global leader in the distribution and production of innovative surfaces for architecture and design, announces the opening of its third North American City Center in San Francisco. Located in the renowned San Francisco Design Center Galleria Building, The…

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June 14, 2017 |

Artistic Tile Launches eCommerce Website

Artistic Tile has launched a mobile response eCommerce site featuring several new interactive design features. The new website replaces the existing site, www.artistictile.com, and for the first time in the company’s 30-year history will give clients the opportunity to purchase…

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June 9, 2017 |

Bostik Appoints New Architectural Project Manager

Bostik, Inc., maker of specialty adhesives and installation systems for building construction, has announced that Ben Aulick has joined its staff as architectural specification program manager. In this position, which is new to Bostik, he will develop and maintain the…

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June 7, 2017 |

Gaggenau Unveils Flagship Showroom in Chicago

The latest Gaggenau flagship showroom opens its doors in the iconic Merchandise Mart in Chicago. The design by einszu33 architecture firm draws inspiration from Mies van der Rohe’s architectural philosophy with free flowing spaces created amidst structural order. Van der…

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June 6, 2017 |

Houzz Launches Trade Program

Houzz Inc. today launched the Houzz Trade Program to provide industry professionals with multiple ways to profit from purchasing and recommending products in the Houzz Marketplace. The Houzz Marketplace offers everything from items for major remodeling projects and custom home builds, such…

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June 2, 2017 |

Low Appraisals Cause Buyers’ Remorse

By Chelsie Butler It’s not news that home inventories are low on a national basis. According to an article on foxbusiness.com, “A dearth of new construction and strong demand from buyers are pushing up prices twice as fast as the…

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May 26, 2017 |

Kohler Launches Experience Centers

Kohler Co. announced it will launch a new retail concept – the KOHLER Experience Center (KEC) – offering a global immersion in the full offering of KOHLER products. The first KEC opened at 6 West 22nd Street in New York…

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May 19, 2017 |

Hamat Group Acquires Houzer, Inc.

Houzer is pleased to announce that it has recently been acquired by Hamat Group, a leading Israeli manufacturer of kitchen and bathroom faucets, fireclay sinks, luxury showers, shower stalls and ceramic sanitary products. “It has been our desire to bring…

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May 17, 2017 |

Speakman Announces Design Partnership with Clodagh

Speakman is proud to announce its exclusive design partnership with CLODAGH, the internationally known designer of luxury products and experiential environments for hotels and multifamily residences. The company has also partnered with Rejuvenation as the distributor of the subsequent product…

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May 10, 2017 |

Tresco Lighting Unveils New Logo

Tresco Lighting unveiled their new logo at this year’s LIGHTFAIR International 2017 in Philadelphia, Pa. The new logo will be implemented immediately with the digital rollout, while physical assets such as literature and packaging will take place throughout the year. This…

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May 2, 2017 |

IAC’s HomeAdvisor to Combine with Angie’s List

IAC  and Angie’s List, Inc. today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to combine IAC’s HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List into a new publicly-traded company, to be called ANGI Homeservices Inc. The combined business, which will maintain both Angie’s…

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April 6, 2017 |

hobsons|choice Celebrates 40 Years

Established in 1977, hobsons|choice has showrooms in Bath, Swindon, and Winchester and is the UK’s longest standing independent retailer of bulthaup kitchens. To celebrate its 40th anniversary, the company has carried out a complete refurbishment of its flagship showroom in…

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March 30, 2017 |

Service Matches Dealers to Potential Clients

Showroom Worldwide, a database for kitchen and bath dealers across the U.S., Canada and Mexico, has launched its new website. The company’s database helps designers and clients who would like to find a showroom near them or where they are…

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March 14, 2017 |

Duravit Expands BIM Portfolio

Duravit is now expanding itsBuilding Information Modeling (BIM) data portfolio (Revit files) and has joined the BIMobject global network. On the BIMobject website and on its own professional portal pro.duravit.com, Duravit offers all the necessary BIM files to download for…

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March 7, 2017 |

Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. Mobile App Now Available

Available now, the Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. mobile app allows you to find the right cabinetry for every room of your new construction or remodel. Users are able to browse by room, style, material, product line, door style, finish and finish technique,…

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March 3, 2017 |

Brands Launch New Websites for 2017

With the new year, several brands have launched updated websites. Responsive, as well as useful for inspiration and project ideas, websites provide an important point of contact between designers, homeowners and product companies. Here are some of the sites that…

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