News: Trends & Inspirations

August 6, 2018 |

The Lap of Luxury

It’s often said but never truer: the kitchen is the heart of the home. In today’s open-floor home designs, the kitchen takes center stage as the place where the family’s lifestyle starts. Kitchens are the most important selling point for…

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August 6, 2018 |

Designers Share Technology in Their Own Homes

Elements like smart lighting, electronic door locks, intelligent thermostats, automation systems and whole-house audio and video setups are becoming increasingly mainstream. As home tech becomes more widely available, less expensive and less complicated to install, consumers are clamoring for cool…

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June 28, 2018 |

Keeping Up with Smart Kitchens

It’s no secret that technology is a growing part of all aspects of our daily lives. We hold increasingly more sophisticated devices in our hands with every new generation of smart phone, so it’s only natural that almost anything that…

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June 11, 2018 |

Kohler Expands Environmental, Health Disclosures for Kitchen and Bath Products

In recognition of World Environmental Day last week, Kohler Co. announced the expansion of its environmental and human health product disclosures for its kitchen and bath products. Kohler has released its first Declare human health product labels for two enameled cast iron fixtures – the Villager bathtub and the Brockway sink. Declare labels, similar to food ingredient labels, detail the…

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June 4, 2018 |

Renovating for Quality of Life

Safe and healthy design for all ages and needs is at the forefront of everyone’s minds these days. Last month, KBB asked the Houzz community – which includes industry professionals and consumers – what today’s main requests are for building…

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April 1, 2018 |

Back to Nature

According to a recent survey by the Northern California Interior Design Guild, the newest trend in countertops is mud. The state, long known for being a kingpin of sustainability, is embracing the natural material, and design professionals say it’s only…

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March 30, 2018 |

Meet Today’s High-Tech Kitchen

Custom integration company Barrett’s Technology Solutions in Naperville, Ill., knows how important the kitchen is to any homeowner, which is why the company set out to create a high-tech kitchen vignette in its showroom so clients can see the latest,…

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December 22, 2017 |

ASID Releases Comprehensive Study on Design’s Impact in the Workplace 

The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) completed a full spectrum of pre- and post-occupancy research on its new Washington, D.C. headquarters. The research shows how workplace design positively influences health, wellness, employee satisfaction and work performance. “We’re proud to share all aspects of this journey with the design community and the world…

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December 18, 2017 |

New Realism

One of the hardest parts of selling a remodel is convincing a client to understand the design vision. Today, new technology is helping clients see potential designs more clearly and even “walk through” and manipulate a future room. “Not all…

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December 7, 2017 |

Pantone Unveils Color of the Year 2018

Pantone, a wholly owned subsidiary of X-Rite, Incorporated, and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions, today announced PANTONE 18-3838, Ultra Violet, as the Pantone Color of the Year for 2018. A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE…

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December 1, 2017 |

Drummonds Opens NYC Showroom

Drummonds, a designer and manufacturer of bathroom products, has announced the opening of its newest showroom within the A&D Building in New York City. The Drummonds showroom in the A&D building houses and displays a number of Drummonds collections including…

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November 21, 2017 |

Cambria Launches Style Magazine Winter Issue

Cambria Style magazine, a luxury design-focused lifestyle publication published by Cambria, the family-owned natural stone producer, is now available on newsstands nationwide as part of a new partnership with Sandow. The current winter issue, Cambria Style Issue #17, features a cover…

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November 9, 2017 |

Helping Your Clients Age in Place

HomeAdvisor has released the results of its third-annual Aging in Place Report, and results show that while aging is a fact of life, aging uncomfortably, unsafely or unhappily in your home doesn’t have to be. As one survey respondent in the…

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November 2, 2017 |

KBIS 2018 Products & Events Peek

If you are a kitchen and bath professional, KBIS 2018 promises to be an unforgettable event. Several brands are joining the exhibitor list, and many returning companies have confirmed larger booths spaces this year with the newest products and trends…

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July 24, 2017 |

Monogram Appliances Connect with Google Assistant

Monogram connected appliances just got smarter, making multitasking even easier with its connected appliances integration with Google Assistant. “Consumers with high-end kitchens are looking for personalization of their appliances,” said Michael Mahan, general manager for Monogram. “Integrating our Monogram suite of connected appliances with Google Assistant makes it easier for owners to control their appliances and adds an element…

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May 7, 2017 | ,

A Grand Renovation

The story of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase began in 1977, with local interior designer Nan Rosenblatt and the first president of the San Francisco University High School’s Parents Assn., Philip Fernandez. Rosenblatt was a former San Francisco University High…

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March 17, 2017 |

Home Appraisals to Include HERS Scores

As reported on NAHBNow.com, the National Association of Home Builders blog, a new partnership between the Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) and the Appraisal Institute plans to include Home Energy Rating System (HERS) scores in appraisals. This inclusion will allow consumers to better gauge a home’s…

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February 27, 2017 | ,

Designing Hope

When a child is seriously sick or injured, the treatment they need might not be close to home. Rather than be separated during a critical time, families can stay at a nearby Ronald McDonald House – where parents can better…

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December 29, 2016 |

KBIS Pre-Show Product Peek

KBIS 2017 and Design & Construction Week are right around the corner – are you prepared for your show? This installment of the leading kitchen and bath industry event will take place from Jan. 10-12 at the Orange County Convention Center…

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November 16, 2016 |

The Perfect Bath

KBB recently spoke with Barbara Sallick, co-founder and senior vice president of design of Waterworks about her new book, The Perfect Bath. “The Perfect Bath takes you inside the highly personalized domain that is both part of life’s daily rituals…

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October 24, 2016 | ,

More than a Background

In our October issue, KBB went in depth on countertops, looking at the different varieties, the benefits of each and the stunning innovations done with surface materials. But countertops are only part of the story, and now we have spoken…

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October 10, 2016 |

Bountiful Bologna

Cersaie 2016, the international exhibition of ceramic tile and bathroom furnishings, recently welcomed a record-breaking 106,599 visitors during five design-filled days in Bologna, Italy. Within six exhibition sectors covering an exhibition floor of 156,000 square meters, Cersaie hosted 852 exhibitors…

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October 3, 2016 |

The Coming Housing Revolution

The Florim Showroom and the International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) in New York City recently hosted an evening panel with experts identifying three distinct new interior design trends. The evening was facilitated to help design experts determine which fits…

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September 29, 2016 |

Get Your Trends On!

As the nation’s largest bath, kitchen, and lighting showroom chain, Ferguson has spot-on insight on what’s trendy and what’s not. Through exclusive product research and discussions with leading designers, manufacturers and industry insiders, the company compiled an extensive guide to…

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September 14, 2016 |

Houzz Launches Visual Match

Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design, today launched Visual Match, a new visual recognition tool that makes it easy for people to discover and buy on Houzz the types of products and materials that inspire them in photos….

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June 9, 2016 |

Poggenpohl Creates Kitchen Design for New Residence Project

Poggenpohl has created a bespoke kitchen concept for the contemporary new residences, The River Oaks, located in Houston, Tex. The historically significant renovation project embodies a collective vision of some of today’s most respected architects and designers, including Poggenpohl. “Poggenpohl is so honored to be a part of such an iconic development project in Houston,” states…

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May 20, 2016 |

Innit Unveils Connected Food Platform

Innit today unveiled its Connected Food platform at the groundbreaking Pirch SoHo showroom, which opens this weekend in New York City. The Innit platform leverages information within food using advanced sensors, machine learning and nutritional science and seamlessly connects that…

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January 15, 2016 |

Geberit Highlights Bathroom Trends at KBIS 2016

Geberit North America will showcase the latest trends for bathroom spaces with three of the industry’s leading design and technology experts at the 2016 KBIS in Las Vegas, from January 19-21. Geberit representative Kelley DeBetta will give a series of Inspire presentations to attendees, while interior designer Liz Murray will discuss trends and design challenges with visitors…

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June 17, 2015 |

Top 2016 Paint Trends for the Home

Dunn-Edwards Paints has examined color inspiration in literature, art, film, history and fashion to forecast five color trends that will be popular next year. The trends report, titled “2016:Home,” outlines five paint palettes that can evoke different themes and moods…

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