Kitchen & Bath Design News

FEB 2019

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DEPARTMENTS 9 Editorial 10 Market Pulse 12 Barometers 14 Consumer Buying Trends 16 Industry Update 21 Appointments 32 Winners' Circle 36 What's App 38 Designer Profile 42 Project Case Study 46 Trend Spotting 98 Product Index 99 Advertiser Index 100 Classifieds 101 Product & Services Showcase 102 Transformations COLUMNS 24 Inside Today's Showroom by Sarah Reep, ASID, IIDA, CMKBD, CMG, CAPS 26 Future Forward by John Morgan 28 Design Technology by Eric Schimelpfenig, AKBD 30 Planning & Design by Mary Jo Peterson, CMKBD, CAPS, CLIPP 51 GLOBAL TRENDS Design Without Borders Global trends continue to impact the kitchen and bath market, with designers finding ways to translate these trends to their clients' needs and tastes, even as the NKBA expands its presence into the global market. 54 STYLE ALERT Artisan Kitchens Artisanship has the ability to elevate kitchen design, offering designers the chance to do the unexpected. This month, kitchen designers from across the country discuss artisanal design. 60 PERSONNEL SURVEY Hire Powers A strong economy, low unemployment and a lack of skilled workers have put the squeeze on the personnel front for kitchen and bath dealers and remodelers. 64 NETWORKING Social Media Superstars KBDN profiles social media-savvy industry professionals and influencers, who share their tips and tricks for creating a unique and profitable digital presence. 54 68 74 80 2 / 19 ON THE COVER Artisan touches are dotted throughout this Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired kitchen by Thomas Trzcinski of Kitchen & Bath Concepts in Pittsburgh, PA, just one of the kitchens showcasing artisan style, with coverage beginning on page 54. Photos: Craig Thompson 68 DESIGN IDEAS Dimensional Design Designers share how they showcase levels of textural elements – or textural illusions – to create layers of depth, contrast, warmth and drama in their kitchen projects. 74 PRODUCT TREND REPORT Outdoor Style Outdoor kitchens have become extensions of the indoors, mirroring indoor spaces in style and functionality as the trend toward guests gathering in open air spaces continues to grow. 80 PRODUCT REVIEW Lighting It Up In today's super-functional and high-tech spaces, lighting has shed its identity as an afterthought, landing front and center as a critical element in a room's overall design. 85 KBIS 2019 KBIS Lands in Las Vegas Design and Construction Week returns to Las Vegas with a host of new products, new programming and a star-studded array of special events designed to inspire kitchen and bath professionals. February 2019 • KitchenBathDesign.com 7 CONTENTS VOLUME 37 • NUMBER 2 • FEBRUARY 2019

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