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The International Surface Event 2017: Color Stories
The International Surface Event was held during the third week of January at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. The event is the largest display of floor coverings, natural and engineered stone, and tile in the world. Architects and designers, builders and fabricators, retailers and distributors, general contractors and restoration professionals, and kitchen/bath specialists gather to explore the newest trends, the latest innovations, and the engineering marvels at this multi-indus...
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Tuck Away the Bar Cart – Build a Bar

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Tuck Away the Bar Cart – Build a Bar
 A super hot trend in 2016 was a portable bar cart. The cart offered homeowners the option to tuck away the cocktail ingredients when not entertaining. The glassware had to be stored elsewhere, the accessories another place. Gathering the party pieces took some time, and space was severely limited. Enter 2017’s upscale trend – a built in bar. This home upgrade brings everything needed for a posh party into one permanent and prominent space. It can be customized to a homeowner&rs...
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Marble Demystified

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Marble Demystified
One of the hottest trends in stone is marble. Rich and opulent, sleek and stylish, marble is becoming a must-have material in modern homes. Used in sculpture by the ancient Greeks and Romans for centuries, there is a timelessness to it that reads classic and elegant. With the resurgence of the popularity of natural materials, marble is a stunning stone option. We work with Virginia Marble, a regional company offering both natural stone (granite and marble) and cultured marble, which allows for c...
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International Builders’ Show Trends Overview
The International Builders’ Show was held in January, 2017 in sunny Orlando, Florida. The show was full of fabulous ideas for fenestration, new and improved products designed to make a serious statement with curb appeal, and unique styles, colors, and textures that bring an increased level of personalization and customization. Door and Window Market Magazine put together an overview of some of the latest trends and innovations seen at this year’s market. Check it out! Image Sour...
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KBIS: Top Five Trends for Kitchens

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KBIS: Top Five Trends for Kitchens
The January KBIS event was chock full of innovative ideas for kitchens and baths. In the luxury kitchen market, being on the cutting edge of both design and technology is always desirable. Knowing what is new at market makes up-to-the-minute style and function decisions even more fun.Brenda Forman of Merlot Marketing shares her picks for the top five trends for luxury kitchens. We have to agree that her selections are on en pointe!Maybe you’ll find inspiration here too:  Image Source
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Matte Black – Updating a Classic

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Matte Black – Updating a Classic
 Imagine a sleek black sedan appointed with rich leather seats -- it is a car that commands attention, always classic and seriously sophisticated. Now imagine that the finish is not the high gloss shine you have come to expect from such a high-end automobile, but a muted matte black finish that makes you do a double take. While not a choice everyone would make, high-end auto manufacturers have been noting an upsurge in the number of consumers who request such styling. And now, that same hig...
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KBIS 2017 – Top Five Trends in Kitchens and Baths
January 10-12, 2017 the Orange County Convention Center in sunny Orlando was packed full of the latest and greatest innovations and products in the kitchen and bath industry. This annual event presented by the National Kitchen and Bath Association is a collaborative effort with the National Association of Home Builders. The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and the International Builders Show combine to provide a week of incredible inspiration and learning. Over 500 leading brands from the kitchen ...
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Design Innovation: 3D Printing

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Design Innovation: 3D Printing
As modern technology continues to advance at an incredible rate, the implications for virtually every industry are immense, and that includes the remodeling and design industry. Shelly Palmer, NKBA Tech Advisor, shares his thoughts on how 3D printing will change kitchen and bath design in the very near future. Fascinating and amazing!  Image Source
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Trend Lab: SuperNormal

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Trend Lab: SuperNormal
The Salone del Mobile Milano Trend Lab continues their fascinating work researching and articulating abstract ideas related to modern living. Their analysis of consumer trends, designer appeal, and the progressive direction of design continues to intrigue, digging into the underlying causes and psychology behind human choices in home design and décor. A recent exploration of the Trend Lab Livingscapes project is a concept they have named SuperNormal. At its most basic explanation, SuperNo...
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What’s In for Kitchens?

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What’s In for Kitchens?
In many ways, the kitchen is the heart of the home, the center of the action, and the hub of it all. Busy modern families use the kitchen for more than just food preparation. This space serves a myriad of other functions. Families want to be able to gather together around the table at the end of a busy day to share a meal, to connect after their hectic jobs and school days. They need a space to do homework and discuss bills. They require the ability to put away groceries efficiently, cook a heal...
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