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KBIS Trends 2017

Last month, I traveled to Orlando, Florida to see what was new in residential construction and design at KBIS. KBIS is short for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and is our biggest trade show in North America. Combined this year with the International Building Show (IBS), there were over 2100 displays featured in the […]

Happy Holidays!

Taking the opportunity to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season as I head off. I have to say, I’m looking forward to the brand new year. 2016 was a bit challenging for many of us. See you in 2017 as I cover the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Orlando Florida Jan […]

Design News

Hello! All right, what do I have in my goodie bag for you this week? Heading to KBIS 2017! Just submitted my press credentials for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Orlando, January 10-12, 2017. This is combined with International Builders’ Show (IBS) for one big mega-event. It’s going to take both the […]

Solar Roof Tiles

One of my designer buddies, Jeremy Parcels, AKBD, spotted this first and I thought it was too good not to share: Tesla is coming up with a version of solar roof tiles. Made of quartz glass, the company announces that they should be less than the cost of a traditional roof while providing enough electricity […]

Design Life: Take Two

I apologize for the long silence. For the past year, I’ve been sole caregiver to my designer mother.  This August, she died of complications from years of smoking. For over 35 years, she dedicated her life to designing. Kitchens were always her first love and even with our busy schedules, she always found time to […]

We have a Zephyr hood winner!

I asked you all to pick your favorite Zephyr hood fan. if you were picked as a winner. I would have thought there would have been a general consensus on which hood was the most favorite, but no — you were all over the board with your picks. This morning, I put all the entries […]