Great Gadgets & Innovations at KBIS 2018

A great idea is often illustrated with a lightbulb turning on, or described in terms of a “switch being flipped.” Some of the most interesting innovations lighting up this year’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) can be accessed with just a flip of a switch. From small, inexpensive solutions to big, bold lighting fixtures, homeowners are looking for more useful, more beautiful ways to illuminate their homes, and our industry friends have delivered.

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Cabinets & Designs Showroom Update: Breezy Beach Bathroom

One of our favorite designs taking shape in our new showroom at The Shoppes at Memorial Villages is what we call our “beach bathroom” display. We love the laid-back vacation vibe, which is a bit of a departure from the ultra-trendy ‘spa retreat’ bathroom but achieves many of the same ends—a relaxing space to retreat for privacy and pampering.

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Hardware Inspiration at Morrison Showroom

A recent trip to Morrison Showroom reminded us how infinite the options are when it comes to kitchen and bath hardware. “This is where our designers would refer homeowners making decisions about a renovation,” said Cabinets & Designs President Maria Frank, as we entered the front doors. “They can see just about everything here, from hardware to full kitchens, sinks, tubs, and appliances.” Continue reading

2016 Trends: In the Kitchen with Kohler

This year’s trend for kitchens is technology, technology, technology, says Houston-area Kohler representative Lori Smith. Homeowners don’t have to choose between form and function with the new generation of sinks, faucets, and accessories for the kitchen (and the bath, for that matter). At Kohler, the marriage of high-tech and high-end design allows you to fully integrate your kitchen and bathrooms in a unique style that’s all your own. Continue reading

C&D President Maria Frank Shares Her ‘Best of KBIS’ Products

When Cabinets & Designs President Maria Frank returned from Las Vegas, she was bursting with excitement over the new products and trends she found at KBIS 2016.

“It’s just such a huge show, and I try to see as much as I can,” said Maria. “I couldn’t wait to see what Wood-Mode would be showing at their booth, and I also had to see the new GE Monogram Pizza Oven in person. I tried to take a lot of pictures, and talk to a lot of people. It’s important to get as much out of KBIS as possible, so I took a lot of notes!” Continue reading

KBIS Sneak Peek: Trend Watch

You know that old joke: “I just flew in, and boy are my arms tired!” Well, we just returned from the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas and boy, are we tired! It was a jam-packed, non-stop adventure and we can’t wait to share details of our trip with you over the next few weeks. We’re going to be bringing you the latest innovations from Wood-Mode, a round-up of C&D President Maria Frank’s top picks from the show, and more. Today we are going to touch on some of the larger, overarching themes and trends that were featured that we think will take hold in 2016. Continue reading

Before & After: GHBA Remodelers Council Charity Project Work Day

On Saturday, April 25th, the GHBA Remodelers Council held the annual Charity Project Work Day, benefitting the Family Time Crisis & Counseling Center. We shared information about the project last month on the blog, and today we will share before and after photos of the project, as well as hear from Sherry Pruitt, RMC Chair for the Charity Project Work Day, and owner of Whodid It Designs. Continue reading