Tricks for concealing gadgets, accessible appliances, inspiring fireplaces, and other product news from around the web this week.
• Electrical outlets ruining the décor? Here are some tips for camouflaging these wall blemishes.
• Quartz countertops, clean cabinetry, charcoal hues, and seven other remodeling trends expected in 2013.
• How to choose appliances for universal design.
• Everything you need to know about pellet stoves.
• Sick of boring hearths? Check out these 4 inspiring fireplaces.
• 6 portable islands that add style and function to the kitchen.
• The U.S. is finally emerging as a global force in solar as the fourth quarter sees record PV installations.
Product news from around the web, including kitchen island design tips, energy-generating toilets, outdoor wallpaper, and air conditioning’s anniversary.
Cool screen door applications, 15 products architects love, unique lattice designs, selecting efficient ceiling fans, and other product news from around the web this week.
The Kitchen & Bath Show (KBIS) was held last week in Chicago, with no shortage of cool new products, hot trends, and innovative technologies on display. Here’s a roundup of 8 finds from the exhibit floor. (And check out Part 2 of our coverage for 8 more products.)
Products and trends from KBIS, self-healing concrete, HOA solar wars, and other product news from around the web this week.
The National Kitchen & Bath Association recently released the results of its 2012 NKBA Design Trends Survey, which analyzes the materials, products, and styles being specified by more than 350 member designers. Here are the key trends revealed: Read the rest of this entry »
A collection of product-themed stories from the past week, including Builders’ Show product previews, how plywood changed the world, and 13 celebrity kitchens.
With the vast array of glass, porcelain, and metal tiles on the market, the options for creating one-of-a-kind backsplashes in the kitchen and the bath are limitless. Here are 10 that stand out for their elegant simplicity, creative combinations, or artful aesthetics.
A truly one-of-a-kind option, this colorful backsplash made with recycled skateboards is featured in a kitchen in the Lofts at Cherokee Studios multifamily project in L.A. Read the rest of this entry »