Kitchen & Bath Design News

JAN 2019

Kitchen & Bath Design News is the industry's leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen and bath trade.

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DEPARTMENTS 7 Editorial 8 Market Pulse 10 Barometers 12 Consumer Buying Trends 14 Industry Update 24 What's App 26 Charitable Endeavors 28 Designer Profile 32 Project Case Study 34 Trend Spotting 72 Classifieds 72 Product Index 73 Advertiser Index 73 Product Showcase 74 Transformations 38 2019 INDUSTRY FORECAST Changes Ahead Economists and dealers agree, the outlook for kitchen and bath activity looks strong, but change is afoot driven by higher interest rates, flattening home prices and a huge demographic shift. 42 PORTFOLIO Showroom Inspirations Designers share their insights about creating innovative spaces dedicated to experiential inspiration. 50 DPHA AWARDS Decorative Delights Luxury plumbing and hardware products were tapped with 2018 Product of the Year Awards based on uniqueness, design, functionality and more. 54 PRODUCT TREND REPORT Classic Style, Modern Flair Distinctive materials and finishes add a contemporary touch to standard favorites, while current technology and accessories boost convenience in kitchen sink and faucet functionality. 60 2019 KBIS PREVIEW KBIS Connections With the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show right around the corner, KBDN previews products that will be showcased on the exhibit floor. 42 50 54 1 / 19 COLUMN 22 Business Management by Bruce Kelleran, CKD, CPA 60 Changes Ahead Amid Underlying Strength Hot Products To Watch For FORECAST 2019 • 38 KBIS PREVIEW • 60 KitchenBathDesign.com 1/19 The leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen & bath trade PORTFOLIO • 42 SHOWROOM INSPIRATIONS ON THE COVER This fully functional kitchen provides client inspiration and acts as an event hub for the Empire Kitchen & Bath showroom in Calgary, Alberta Canada, one of the showrooms highlighted in the Portfolio of Showrooms on page 42. Photo: Eymeric Widling Photo: Rob Moroto, Calgary Photos January 2019 • KitchenBathDesign.com 5 CONTENTS VOLUME 37 • NUMBER 1 • JANUARY 2019

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