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American Bathing and Hot Water Preferences
New study gives insight into American bathing habits, cites hot water preferences

From Supply House Times
December 18, 2012

A recent study commissioned by tankless water manufacturer Noritz America and conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs* revealed the importance of hot, continuous water among homeowners and how American bathing habits range from efficient to excessive. The 2012 Noritz Continuous Hot Water Report includes telling infographics about age and gender differences and positive data about homeowner willingness to save energy and reduce strain on utilities. Read more >>

hottest trends

Unveiled! The Hottest Trends in Kitchen & Bath Design

By Mary Umberger
December, 2012

You're planning a new kitchen, as the heart of your new home. Should you go for the trend, for what's hot? Or go for staying power? Well, as with many things in life, it depends. Read more >>

Countertops are King

KBDN Most Asked About Products: Countertops are King

November 6, 2012

There's no denying there are a lot of products and materials available to help kitchen and bath designers take client spaces from ordinary to extraordinary. Throughout the year, KBDN highlights hundreds of products in its Product Trend Report and Product Review sections, everything from appliances, hardware and Universal Design accessories to sinks, faucets, cabinetry and lighting. Read more >>

The Green Truth: 6 Myths to Bury, 6 Realities to Respect

October 3, 2012

Green construction: a moving and often controversial target. The luster is off of some practices, products and materials that were lauded only recently. Greenwashing remains pervasive. Some say the notion of "green" itself has become meaningless. Read more >>

Simple Solutions

Simple Solutions
With today's bath faucets, water savings and transitional looks are still key

From Kitchen + Bath Business Magazine's
May 17, 2012

Consider this a time of self-expression. In the home, consumers are having it their way, unwilling to settle for products that don't have the right look, functionality and price. Read more >>

what's hot in shower systems

What's Hot in Shower Systems
With today's bath faucets, water savings and transitional looks are still key

From Kitchen + Bath Business Magazine's
May 8, 2012

There's nothing like a hot shower to wash away the day's ills. Following are some of the latest launches to hit the market with the promise of ultimate relaxation. Read more >>

Faucets Get Flair
Bath sinks and faucets are an essential part of creating a bath space that reflects the owner's personal taste and style

From Kitchen & Bath Design News
by Elizabeth Richards
April 11, 2012

Designers' selection of these elements is important to creating a cohesive design that will enhance the feeling of comfort and refuge that today's consumers so desire. Read more >>

Kitchen Products Promote Ageless Design

From Kitchen & Bath Design News
April 2, 2012
Today, functional design has become an expected component in most kitchen products – from appliances to cabinets to fixtures. Read more >>

Sinks and Faucets Balance Form & Function

From Kitchen & Bath Design News
by Elizabeth Richards
February 8, 2012

Functionality and utility are essential when it comes to the kitchen sink area. At the same time, consumers expect a clean, aesthetically pleasing design that will enhance the overall look of the kitchen and add a note of elegance. Read more >>

Serenity Now: Rich Materials Transform This Master Bath into a Desert Oasis

Serenity Now: Rich Materials Transform This Master Bath into a Desert Oasis

By Christina Trauthwein
May 20, 2011

As visitors to Arizona will tell you, and as residents already know, the 48th state is known for its dry, sunny weather, native wildlife, amazing golf courses and world-class resorts. Read more >>

Bringing Sexy Back to Accessibility

Bringing Sexy Back to Accessibility

May 27, 2011

“Bring 'Sexy Back' to accessibility and UD will be a big competitive advantage for remodelers / manufacturers in the coming years”. The remodeler was responding to a live-tweeting of an AARP webinar called "Transform Your Bathroom Through Good Design and Innovation." UD means universal design, and by sexy, the remodeler could have been referring to any of the designs that Mary Jo Peterson, the designer leading the webinar, showed as proof of progress toward what might be the new normal in bathrooms: accessible, adaptable and appealing for people of any age or ability. Read more >>

New App Gives Access to Kitchen and Bath Professionals

May 20, 2011

The Kitchen & Bath Channel has released its smart phone app, which will provide homeowners with immediate access to more than 15,000 kitchen and bath and remodeling professionals. Read more >>

Hollywood sign

Star Power:

What luxurious bath elements do celebrities have in their homes?
By Ellen Sturm Niz
February 14, 2011

There's a reason people pile onto tour buses in Los Angeles hoping to see the "homes of the stars." Celebrities' houses are some of the most luxurious spaces, and we all just want to sneak a peek at their opulence. While tourists only get to see the outsides of the homes (never mind that many tours are less than accurate), one imagines the rooms within to be furnished with the best of the best—and the bathrooms the ultimate in spa-like bliss. Read more >>

Kitchen colors

How to Choose Color:

10 tips for selecting colors for a fab kitchen
By Amy Wax
January 14, 2011

Choosing the right colors is crucial when you are designing a kitchen, be it for cabinetry, tile, flooring or even hardware. When reviewing cabinet options, for example, not only should you be looking at whether you want a raised or flat panel door style, a durable surface on both the inside and outside, as well as an efficient layout to fully accommodate your client's needs, but you should also be really "fussy" about selecting the perfect hue, shade, tint and/or tone. Creating the right color combination is critical and can mean the difference between a space that is ho-hum and one that is stunning. Read more >>

Kitchens Transformed

Kitchens: Transformed… in Shoreview, Minn.

“The owners of this Victorian home felt the original kitchen was no longer adequate for their lifestyle. They wanted a one-of-akind space crafted for their busy lifestyle, their school-aged kids and the family pooch.” Laurie Butler, CKD, of Sawhill Custom Kitchens & Design in Minneapolis presents the "before" and "after" of a Victorian home with a focus on the latest trends. Read more >>

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