Last month, I attended NAHB’s midyear meeting in Miami and had the pleasure of sitting in on a presentation by Daniel Swift, president and CEO of Des Moines-based architecture group BSB Design.
Kitchen and Bath
Whether it's used for cooking, dining or entertaining guests, the kitchen is the hub of the home. The way the room is arranged can be a major time-saver and allow the family to make the most of the common space. Kitchen appliances, plumbing, tile, sinks, counter space, and dining space all influence how the kitchen is used and how much the homeowners enjoy it. Choosing the right appliances for energy efficiency constitutes a greater concern than ever, allowing families to go green and to save money on utility bills. The bath, while ultimately a utilitarian space, can be a personal oasis. Choices such as whether to include a bathtub versus a shower can optimize the space for the family's needs.
Here's a sampling of new cabinets for 2007 from top manufacturers
Here are faucets for the kitchen and bath from manufacturers including Moen, American Standard, Danze, Delta Faucet Co., KWC and Grohe among others.
Toilets, vanities, shower and more.
Cabinets — they're not just for kitchens and bathrooms anymore. And the ones that are still there are being used in new and creative ways. Necessity is the mother of invention, and homeowners are finding themselves on a relentless quest for more space to put all of their things.
With the evolving trends that sweep in and out of the building world, there's one particular trend that seems to be evolving beyond attics and basements — unlimited storage space. For some, organizing comes easily; for others organization is the result of having available space. As the number of material possessions grows, it's only a matter of time before homeowners run out of places to ...