August 25, 2017
freestanding bathtub

What you need to know before buying a freestanding tub

David Keeps of the Wall Street Journal authored an excellent article describing the things that you should know when considering a freestanding bathtub.  While thoughts of a rusting cast iron claw foot tub might be the first image to pop into your mind, today you can find freestanding tubs made from […]
August 18, 2017

Water Conservation One Flush at a Time

As a kitchen and bathroom designer, I help design and specify products for the two rooms that use almost all of a household’s water. Did you know that the toilet, shower and lavatory faucet, consume on average 41 gallons per-person, per-day, or about 60% of a home’s daily indoor use? […]
May 19, 2014

Hansgrohe: Leading the Way in Water Conservation

This past week I had the opportunity to travel to Schiltach and Offenburg in Germany to visit Hansgrohe, manufacturer of luxury kitchen and bath faucets, showers and hand showers. Made in Germany has always been Hansgrohe’s recipe for success. For more than 100 years, the bathroom professionals from the Black […]
April 3, 2014

Your handbook for what’s hot and what’s not in kitchens and baths.

Dave Swanson writing for Reviewed.com interviewed me on the subject of what’s hot and what’s not for 2014. Rather than steal his thunder, I’ll tease you by suggesting that there’s a surprise in cooking appliances! Reviewed.com, “Your handbook for what’s hot and what’s not in kitchens & baths”, April, 2014
April 2, 2014

Large showers are in and bathtubs are out

Ann Hoak of Marketwatch penned an article that really covered a number of trends for 2014. Here’s punch-list of her thoughts: Large showers are often winning over bathtubs Microwave drawers are offering new convenience LED lighting is making better economic sense Style is trending towards the simple and contemporary Quartz countertops […]
March 2, 2014

What’s hot, what’s not in the American home

Lauren Beale of the LA Times provides her take on kitchen and bath design trends for 2014. She was kind enough to interview me at KBIS in February. The American home is continuing to get bigger Bathrooms – wall-hung floating vanities are “in” as are under-mount sinks, jetted tubs are […]
February 1, 2014

Bathed in Color, Warmed by Wood

Debra Pinzing, writing for Alaska Airlines magazine, was kind enough to ask for my opinion about Kitchen and Bath trends in 2014.  Here’s some article highlights. People are increasingly drawn to clean lines, softer color pallet, open spaces with natural lighting, squared off edges – toned down modern.  Homes are […]
January 31, 2014

The Well-Connected Bath

The NewHomeSource Blog writer Patricia Garcia chatted with me about the growing connectedness of bathrooms. We’re not just talking about consumers using phones while in the bathroom – fixtures, radios and a host of other devices can all be controlled remotely. showers are customizable to each person, shower with sound […]
January 9, 2014

Gotta be flush with cash for these high-tech bathrooms

USA Today’s Geri Coleman tackled the question of technology in the bathroom in this article.  It’s accompanied by a video that showcases some of the newest high-tech bathroom fixtures. Homeowners spent $11,000 on average fixing up bathrooms in 2011 Popular bathroom digital upgrades USA Today, “Gotta be flush with cash for these high-tech […]
January 8, 2014

The Last Drop: Guide to Water-Saving Products

The NewHomeSource Blog featured a timely article on water saving fixtures for the home. Patricia Garcia covered a number of ways that consumers can save water without sacrificing functionality. New Home Source, “The Well-Connected Bath”, August, 2013