Kitchen & Bath Design News

JUN 2019

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DEPARTMENTS 5 Editorial 6 Market Pulse 8 Barometers 10 Consumer Buying Trends 12 Business Insights 14 Industry Update 28 What's App 30 Designer Profile 32 Trend Spotting 36 Project Case Study 62 New Products 64 Classifieds/Product Index 65 Showcase/Ad Index 66 Transformations 40 COUNTERTOPS & BACKSPLASHES The Dynamic Duo Designers discuss trends, utility, style and other considerations behind selections of cohesive countertops and backsplashes. 48 KITCHEN TRENDS Small but Mighty Tight kitchen spaces present a range of challenges, but savvy designers rely on creative storage, color cues and visual tricks to make them live large. 52 TECH TALK Techno Challenges While most design professionals appreciate the benefits of technology, the fast-paced growth of today's tech has led to some challenges. 54 PRODUCT TREND REPORT Pretty in Paint Painted kitchen cabinets are on the rise – in colors that extend beyond the standard white or gray. Other top trends include Shaker-style doors, creative interiors and designs. 60 PRODUCT REVIEW Royal Flush The toilet is one of the most critical items in the home when it comes to function. In this issue, KBDN takes a look at a few of the latest toilet and bidet fixtures available on the market. 40 60 6 / 19 COLUMN 22 Design Technology by Eric Schimelpfenig, AKBD 24 Business Management by Bruce Kelleran, CKD, CPA 26 Digital Media Strategies by Denise Grothouse 36 6/19 THE DYNAMIC DUO The leading business, design and product resource for the kitchen & bath trade COUNTERTOPS & BACKSPLASHES • 40 Designs for Small Spaces Technology Challenges KITCHEN TRENDS • 48 TECH TALK • 52 ON THE COVER Richard Ryder of Clearcut Construction utilized attic space above this kitchen to raise the ceiling to 12 feet high and give the space a fresh, open feel. See Transformations, page 66. Photo: Bob Fortner Photography 54 Photo: Dave Adams Photography Photo: Jonathan R. Beckerman; Beckerman Photography June 2019 • 3 CONTENTS VOLUME 37 • NUMBER 6 • JUNE 2019

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