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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.
The Cerana apron front sink from Blanco is the brand’s first fireclay sink in the U.S.
Pulte, kitchen, design trends, storage, homeowners, colors, islands
As the kitchen continues to occupy a more prominent role in the life of a homeowner, the interior design team at PulteGroup has recently identified a series of key design trends that homeowners are moving toward.
Bertazzoni Design Series Segmented cooktops
Bertazzoni’s Design Series Segmented Cooktops offer the versatility of three different cooking options in a unit that is no larger than a standard cooktop.
Fleurco's Alessa acrylic base
Fleurco’s Alessa acrylic base offers more options for bathrooms. The bench will appeal to people looking for a seat, a stool, or a footrest while showering.
Formica says goodbye to the ugly brown seam lines found with typical laminate countertop edges.
MasterBrand Cabinets’ Base Corner with Curved Pullout
MasterBrand Cabinets’ Diamond Cabinets with the Base Corner with Curved Pullout option provide a 48-inch, maximum-storage cabinet that swings out for easy accessibility.
Timberlake Cabinetry's Aluminum-and-Glass Cabinet Doors
Timberlake Cabinetry’s Aluminum-and-Glass Cabinet Doors allow builders, remodelers, and homeowners to add a crisp European accent to classic wood cabinetry.
TOTO 1G Double Cyclone
TOTO’s 1G toilet is a one-gallon-per-flush, ultra high-efficiency unit that offers the company’s Double Cyclone flushing system.
Samsung Radianz Quartz
Samsung has added four new colors to its line of Radianz Quartz surfaces: Gold Canyon Gray, Midnight Sapphire, Imperial Gray and Gentle Gray.
Moen’s new Twist handheld shower allows users to quickly adjust between four spray settings with a simple twist of the showerhead.