Kitchen & Bath Design News

JAN 2018

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 9 Editorial 10 Market Pulse 12 Barometers 14 Consumer Buying Trends 16 Industry Update 23 Appointments 46 What's App 48 Openings 50 Designer Profile 54 Trend Spotting 58 Project Case Study 64 Winners' Circle 115 Product Index 116 Advertiser Index 116 Classifieds 117 Product & Services Showcase 118 Transformations COLUMNS 26 Consumer Insights by Leslie Hart 30 Design Technology by Eric Schimelpfenig, AKBD 34 Digital Media Strategies by Denise Grothouse 38 Inside Today's Showroom by Sarah Reep, ASID, IIDA, CMKBD, CMG, CAPS 40 Future Forward by John Morgan 68 2018 INDUSTRY FORECAST In a Sweet Spot The kitchen and bath industry is expected to continue its strong upward trajectory, driven by a surging stock market, gains in home equity, and higher employment and wage growth. 74 DESIGNER'S NOTEBOOK The Connected Kitchen Even if they don't sell appliances, designers need to understand how today's smart appliances work, as well as how these will interface with high-tech household management systems, now and in the future. 82 PUBLICITY Media Matters Designers looking to grow their brand, their reach, their credibility and their client base should consider how they can make themselves more 'media friendly.' 86 NEXTGEN CONFERENCE REPORT Leading the Way Future leaders of the kitchen and bath industry gathered for the first NEXTgen Future Business Leaders Conference to learn business, marketing and financial strategies for success. 88 58 96 100 1 / 18 ON THE COVER Designed by Cammi Werling of the Jupiter, FL-based Cammi Werling Designs, this award-winning kitchen uses color to make a splash. For more info on using design pizzazz to win media attention, see Media Matters, page 82 Photo: Ron Rosenzweig 88 STYLE ALERT Modern Farmhouse For 2018, KBDN introduces a new Style Alert series, which will take a look at several different design styles throughout the course of the year. This month, designers talk about Modern Farmhouse design. 96 PRODUCT TREND REPORT Expanded Entertainment As more people embrace fresh air living and entertaining at home, outdoor kitchens are growing in scope and sophistication to more closely mirror their indoor counterparts. 100 DPHA AWARDS Plumbing Pinnacles The Decorative Plumbing & Hardware Association recognized leading plumbing and hardware products at the recent DPHA Conference and Product Showcase held in Chandler, AZ. 105 KBIS 2018 Magic in Orlando This month's Design and Construction Week, a collaborative event featuring KBIS and IBS side by side, offers expanded floor space, new educational offerings and a host of on-trend products. January 2018 • 7 CONTENTS VOLUME 36 • NUMBER 1 • JANUARY 2018 ON THE COVER

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