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 are gaining on granite Wall Street Journal Marketwatch, “Bathtubs are out, big showers are in”, April, 2014
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 coming directly from the showerhead lighting in their bathrooms to create different moods high tech toilets medicine cabinet mirror with a TV built into it […]
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 bathrooms”, April, 2013
January 7, 2014

Classic Style, Clean Lines and Hands-Free

Particia Garcia of the New Home Source reported on the latest trends in faucets and fixtures for the kitchen and bathroom. Highlights of the article include: Consumers are demanding products that are smaller, practical and efficient products that makes their life easier brushed chrome and nickel and bronze-like finishes are quickly becoming favorites – desirable because they don’t show many marks Expect to see more tech in your kitchens and bathrooms New Home Source, “Classic […]
January 3, 2014

Bathroom remodeling guide: Dos and don’ts

More people trust Consumer Reports to help guide them through kitchen and bath remodeling than just about any other resource. Here’s their March 2012 list of bathroom remodeling do’s and don’ts where they are kind enough to refer to my comments. Build a 10 to 15 percent cushion into your budget. Hide the toilet away, either in its own “room-within-the-room” or behind a half wall Porcelain tile is a favorite among designers, for use on […]