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? […]
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
March 11, 2014

Top 10 Kitchen Upgrades

Hannah Wigton, writer for Susquehanna Style, spoke with me about the Top Ten Kitchen Upgrades that a homeowner might consider. I thought the article was really well done, and her top-ten list includes: Contrasting cabinetry Old fashioned flooring Carefree countertops Innovative islands Smart sinks and faucets Beautiful backsplashes Low energy lighting […]
January 30, 2014

Create a pro-style kitchen in your home

Mary Boone, writing for Zillow and Fox News, penned a really smart article on giving your remodeled kitchen that pro-style look. You’ll note even with a more traditional cabinetry style that you’re likely to find in Hershey or Carlisle, it’s still a great look. Touchless faucets, restaurant-style sprayer, pro-style sink […]
January 13, 2014

Kitchen Appliance’s New Aesthetic

A little piece by Bloomberg Businessweek on the new aesthetic of kitchen appliances. Caroline Winter is the writer. new aesthetic involves more furniture-like appliances, with rounded edges and handles, less metallic sheen, and sometimes even a little color Stainless steel appliances remain the runaway favorite Bloomberg Business Week, “Kitchen Appliances’ […]
January 12, 2014

Thinking Kitchen Remodel? Avoid These 8 Trends

Forbes featured a few comments of mine in their online article that discusses what NOT to do in a kitchen remodel. Read more to see their list of remodeling “dont’s.” Forbes.com, “Thinking Kitchen Remodel? Avoid These 8 Trends”, May, 2013
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
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 […]
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 […]