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Fixr Report on Smart Home Tech Trends

Our homes are evolving in a world where technology becomes ever more integrated with our daily lives. You cannot escape the rise of smart technology in recent years and the…

Trends & Inspirations May 20

Design for Backyarding

“Backyarding” – the act of taking activities typically associated with the indoors outside into the green space around us – will continue taking root in 2024, according to the TurfMutt…

KBB Collective Blog May 20
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Kohler Opens New Manufacturing Facility in AZ

Kohler Co., a global leader in kitchen and bath products headquartered in Kohler, Wisconsin, officially opened the doors to its new manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona, with a ceremonial…

Business & People News May 18

Coverings 2024 Post-Show Report

Coverings, the leading international ceramic tile and natural stone event in North America, captivated the tile, stone and design-build industries with an electric show and conference. Nearly 25,000 industry professionals…

Event News May 17

The Latest Developments in Green Design

Cradle to cradle. Circularity. Urban mining. Red list. Greenwashing. HERS. LEED. The vocabulary of green design is expanding beyond “Energy Star” and “WaterSense” as evidence of environmental degradation – both…

Trends & Inspirations May 17
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A Closer Look at Trends in Outdoor Spaces

The advent of the outdoor kitchen may have happened in the 90s, but today they have become pivotal spaces in any home renovation and/or new build. According to, the…

Trends & Inspirations May 16
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Daltile Honors Eddie Schukar from FEI Group

It was a special trip to St. Louis, MO for FEI Group’s Eddie Schukar, who was presented with the Kitchen and Bath Lifetime Achievement Award by Patrick Warren on behalf…

Business & People News May 16
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Vacation Rental Design Strategies

On our most recent From the Tap podcast, I spoke with Nikki Watson, founder of the Design Quad, an interior design, staging and construction firm serving clients in Dallas and…

Trends & Inspirations May 16

MrSteam Wins 2024 Red Dot Award

MrSteam, maker of steam shower systems and experiences, announces its iSteamX steam shower control has been awarded with a 2024 Red Dot Award: Product Design. The Red Dot is the…

Award News May 14
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Julie Schuster on Starting and Growing a Design Practice

The former president of the Manhattan chapter of NKBA, Julie Schuster, founder of New York City-based Julie Schuster Design Studio, talks with KBB about her perspective on starting and growing…

Business & People News May 13

Thermador Assembles New Design Council

Thermador, the iconic American luxury home appliance brand, is proud to announce the newest members of its esteemed Design Council, bringing expert insights that inspire the next generation of the…

Business & People News May 12

Bellmont Cabinet Acquires Cabinets Northwest Corp.

Bellmont Cabinet Company (“BCC”) is pleased to announce the signing of a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Cabinets Northwest Corporation (“CNW”), a prominent manufacturer of multifamily kitchen and bath…

Business & People News May 11
Design for Well-Being in the Kitchen and Bath

Design for Well-Being in the Kitchen and Bath

Safety in the kitchen and bath has been a concern for many decades. With global health events, including COVID-19, and the growing awareness of the everyday presence of hazardous chemicals…

Trends & Inspirations May 10

TOTO Achieves Two Sustainability Milestones

TOTO, the world’s largest plumbing manufacturer with over $5.34 billion in annual sales, announced today major strides in its commitment to environmental sustainability. The company’s 2030 greenhouse gas reduction targets…

Business & People News May 10
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