Kitchen & Bath Design News

APR 2016

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 5 Editorial 6 Market Pulse 8 Barometers 10 Consumer Buying Trends 12 Industry Update 17 Appointments 22 What's App 24 Designer Profle 26 Project Case Study 28 Trend Spotting 58 New Products 61 Product & Literature Showcase 62 Classifeds / Advertiser Index 34 REGIONAL DESIGN TRENDS Coast-to-Coast Design Designers from coast to coast discuss top kitchen and bath trends for their region of the country. 40 DESIGNER'S NOTEBOOK High-Rise Design With increasing numbers of older homeowners downsizing, combined with younger homeowners seeking active communities to call home, high-rise condominiums present new business opportunities and design challenges. 46 HIGH-TECH APPLIANCES Smart Connections Kitchen appliances are getting more connected – to homeowners through remote-enabled apps, to online information that can enhance the cooking experience, and even to other appliances. 50 PRODUCT TREND REPORT Personal Tranquility Soft, organic shapes, scaled-down sizes, a variety of therapeutic technologies and greater demand for more freestanding models are among the hottest trends in soaking and jetted tubs right now. 54 PRODUCT REVIEW Working Kitchens A kitchen's design should be easy for anyone in the household to use, which is why smart devices and touch faucets, for example, are becoming a staple in today's kitchen. 34 26 54 50 4 / 16 COLUMNS 18 Inside Today's Showroom by Sarah Reep, CMKBD, ASID, CMG, CAPS, IIDA 20 Consumer Insights by Leslie Hart Photo: Ed Gohlich, Ed Gohlich Photography Photo: Courtesy of Häfele America Co. Photo: Roger Turk, Northlight Photography 40 April 2016 • 3 CONTENTS VOLUME 34 • NUMBER 4 • APRIL 2016 COVER STORY

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