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More finds from KBIS

Metrie Display at IBS

My apologies for the lack of posting last week: the day job work load got a bit hefty and my next book is almost ready. More on that later. In the meantime, I thought I would show you a couple more finds from the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas last month: Ditra-Heat […]

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BLANCO’s New ONE™ Sink Collection


BLANCO debuts a new customizable sink collection for 2014 and I finally had the chance to pour over the specifications and details this week. The ONE™ Sink is a collection of three sinks and five accessory kits so that you can create your own customizable workstation. BLANCO has done a lot of research into generational […]

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Tech in the kitchen

Legrand Adorne Lighting System

The challenge that we face, both as homeowners and designers, is a place for our tablets, pads, and phones. Where do we charge them? Where do we store them? How do we charge them without leaving a cord octopus in a tangled mess on the counter or in a drawer? Well, looky what I found […]

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2014 Home Trends from KBIS & IBS: LED lighting


At the KBIS 2014/IBS Vegas show, I noted a small, but growing trend: LEDs making a quiet foray into all things home. They’re highly efficient, don’t cast heat into the room, are dimmable, give some pretty pure light, and they last a long time. If you’re asking what LEDs are good for other than general […]

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Kitchen flashback: 1946

KBIS 2014: 1946 Merillat kitchen display

So check out this kitchen from KBIS last week: No, it’s not “what’s old is new again” but it is a nod to the past: Merillat Cabinetry decided to recreate one of the first kitchens they had ever made, back in 1946.  Merillat has been around as long as I remember (well, not 1946!) and […]

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KBIS 2014: First Impressions

Teeny tiny sign

POSITIVE Okay, this post is going to be a bit more industry-related as I had quite a few professionals asking me to report back. I’ve attended a lot of shows over the years, and I have to say that combining both the kitchen/bath show with the building show was smart smart smart. Apparently I wasn’t […]

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