Kitchen & Bath Design News

OCT 2013

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Industry Update { Noteworthy developments impacting the kitchen and bath market } KBDN Seminar Slated This Month in Chicago Area Melville, NY — The suburbs of Chicago will be the site this month for the latest in a series of allday seminars being sponsored by Kitchen & Bath Design News throughout 2013 in key markets across the country. The educational initiative, enjoying unparalleled success among sponsors and attendees this year, is scheduled to take place Oct. 17 at the Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Suites Hotel, in Oak Brook, IL. The fnal seminar in this year's series is set for Nov. 14 at the Wyndham Atlanta Galleria Hotel, in Atlanta. KBDN's 2013 seminar series – entitled "Art + Science: How Contemporary Design & CuttingEdge Technology Can Increase Profts & Resonate With Today's New Clients" – kicked of its eight-city tour with presentations in Orlando (February), Palo Alto (March), Pittsburgh (April), Mahwah, NJ (May), Minneapolis (June) and Boston (September). " W O W" J U ST GO T B ET T ER. The roster of corporate sponsors for the program, which now comprises a record 12 companies, includes BEST, Delta Faucet, Elkay Mfg., Geberit, Hafele, Jenn-Air, Longleaf, Plain & Fancy, Rev-A-Shelf, Samsung Staron/Radianz, Showplace Wood Products and LUXE Bath Works/Twin Star International. Designed for kitchen & bath designers looking to refresh their creative talents and expand their technological skills, "Art + Science" is aimed at identifying "what's next" in design and technology so that design professionals can better address the needs of a younger, less-traditional client while increasing company profts in the New Digital Age. "Art + Science" spotlights the growing trend toward contemporary kitchens and baths that require an entirely new way of managing the space and connecting the elements of the room. Also featured is a multi-media program that presents a vision of the industry's digital present and future, including ways design professionals can leverage cutting-edge technological tools from initial client contact through fnal contract. Leading the programs is a pair of KBDN contributors: Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS, widely considered to be the nation's premier kitchen and bath design authority, and Eric Schimelpfenig, AKBD, a leading authority on cutting-edge technology impacting the kitchen and bath industry. Information about attending any of the 2013 programs can be obtained by visiting the KBDN Web site, www.forresidentialpros.com. Noble Company produces products that make shower installations easier and faster - saving installers time & money. Noble Products for Thin-Bed Showers: NobleSeal ® TS Thin-Bed Drain or FreeStyle Linear Drain (see below) Thin-Bed Waterproofing Stunning doesn't begin to describe the BLANCO KONTROLE ™ . With a sleek, modern design and extremely elegant features, this faucet isn't just impressive, it's incomparable. • Fastest waterproofing system available • Thin CPE sheet membrane • Bond with NobleBond EXT for fast cure time • Low water/vapor transmission rate • Provides crack isolation • High capacity – up to 36 GPM • Allows the use of larger floor tiles • Low profile is ideal for barrier-free applications • Strainer options include: Tile Top & 4 stainless steel designs October 2013 Circle No. 7 on Product Card NobleBond EXT Noble Solid Curb FreeStyle Linear DrainsTM www.blancoamerica.com 12 | Kitchen & Bath Design News Noble Niche Noble Bench Circle No. 10 on Product Card

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