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
April 1, 2014

The Kitchen Sink: Material and Design Trends in 2014

Stacy Williams, a special contributor to the granite industry trade publication, Slippery Rock Gazette, chatted with me about trends in sink materials. Here are the takeaways. Interior designers and product dealers are instrumental in influencing product trends, and NKBA is proud to disseminate that information. Most appliances and fixtures are becoming more minimalist in style. Overall NKBA expects more contemporary kitchens and baths, with clean lines and little ornamentation, along with universal design amenities and […]
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 Surprising styling All-purpose appliances Multi-tasking tools – Charles Viancin Silicone Lid Susquehanna Style, “Top 10 Kitchen Upgrades”, September, 2013
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 falling out of favor, free-standing tub is in vogue, jets are desired in showers, which are becoming more luxurious Kitchen – paneled appliances that blend […]
March 1, 2014

Tomorrow’s Kitchens Will Be Connected to Your Devices

This USA Today article by Keith Barry not only highlighted the transition from cookbooks to tablets for cooks in the kitchen, but also the growing connectivity of appliances.  His take-aways included: People are increasingly using tablets, rather than cookbooks, to cook and companies are finding innovative ways to leverage that trend Connectivity for appliances is the next step towards the “smart kitchen” Inductive charging is coming to the kitchen counter, replacing the tangle of wires […]
February 28, 2014

Contemporary style cool in the kitchen

Shari Kuhla, of the Montreal Gazette, brought her take on the NKBA 2014 Design Trends survey in this February 2014 article. In her article, Contemporary style cool in the kitchen, she pointed to 5 trends that she drew from the report. Cool Contemporary Grey Hues Furniture-style pieces Spa-like bathroom Accessibility appeal  
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 getting greener. Toned down modern reflects the influence of Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, West Elm, Restoration Hardware. People are staying in current homes and […]
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 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 with a deep, wide bowl with flat sides and slightly curved corners LED lighting, layers of light Increasing demand for gourmet kitchens that can accommodate […]