Quick Update

My apologies for not posting lately; work has been busy and productive. I hope you’re having a wonderful summer! A little housekeeping here. In a few short years, I find the website needs to be completely restructured. In the next week or so, I will be deactivating the subscription service as I move forward.  During […]

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 […]

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 […]

Zephyr Hood Giveaway

ENTRIES NOW CLOSED. WINNER ANNOUNCED SEPT. 18TH All right, so it’s time for a contest. Remember last November when I went on the blog retreat with Zephyr hoods? Well, I’ve been sitting on a little secret. As part of the sponsored blog tour, they also generously offered a Zephyr hood fan to give away to […]

Remodeling for Empty Nesters and Boomers

My designer compatriot, Mitzi Beach, in her Boomer Smarts blog talks about how to rethink appliance design for boomers, empty nesters, and those of us who simply are at the stage of life when we need to scale down. Her current blog post is near and dear to my heart: “What’s in your Appliance Graveyard?” […]

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