KBB - January 2015 - (Page 8)

SHOW DIRECTOR'S NOTE Making the Most of Your KBIS Experience Now that we have all survived the holidays and welcomed another New Year, our team is ready to welcome you back to Las Vegas for the 2ndAnnual Design & Construction Week. We have taken your feedback and are thrilled to offer you a Bigger, Bolder and Better KBIS experience! You will see more of the leading brands, discover the latest product launches and gain broader industry exposure. As you make your final plans to attend KBIS, I encourage you to take full advantage of everything KBIS and the expanded Design & Construction Week have to offer. Here are just a few things you might consider adding to your itinerary. - Voices From the Industry. More than 90 sessions are being offered at KBIS 2015 - many will offer continuing education units (CEUs) from the NKBA, as well as other industry associations, such as NAHB, NARI, and AIA. All VFTI sessions are aligned to one of NKBA University's Learning Paths: Design & Inspiration, Focus on the Customer, Business Management and Sales & Marketing. - Virginia Tech FutureHaus. Located in booth S9005 (South Hall), the FutureHaus research project will explore a more efficient approach to the way we construct buildings. The project proposes that buildings are manufactured utilizing an assembly-line process in a way similar to the manufacturing of cars and planes. - DCW Concept Kitchen. Located in the Central Hall Lobby, this kitchen showcase will explore how sustainability and high performance, resource conservation and universal design can result in a high-tech, beautiful and very innovative kitchen design. - The Party, VIP Lounge hosted by Danze. Come join the NKBA for this annual kick-off event on Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. at Tryst Nightclub (Wynn, Las Vegas). Tickets are available at KBIS.com - Innovative Showroom Awards, sponsored by the Hearst Design Group. On Jan. 21 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the KBIS NexT Stage (South Hall), the winners of the first-ever Innovative Showroom Awards will be announced, immediately followed by a panel discussion on what made the showrooms so unique. - State of the Industry Address. On Jan. 21 from 1:45 to 3:00 p.m., Ferguson's COO Kevin Murphy will deliver a powerful message on the "State of the Industry." Located at the Westgate Hotel - LVH Ballroom A. - The BASH, Sponsored by Cosentino. The NKBA hosts this casual event to thank all of our attendees on Jan. 21 from 8:00 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at the XS Nightclub (Wynn, Las Vegas). Tickets are available at KBIS.com. - IBS Spike Concert. Close out the show on Jan. 22 with a private concert by the one and only ZZ Top at the Westgate Hotel, Paradise Event Center. Tickets are available at KBIS.com. - Open Auditions. HGTV and DIY Network are always looking for new people with the right skills and personality to host their TV shows. If you have what it takes, this is your chance to be discovered! HGTV and DIY Network will hold network-wide open auditions at KBIS 2015 at the NKBA Center Stage booth N2163. Visit KBIS.com for audition times. Remember, your KBIS badge will also get you show floor access to The International Builders' Show and the International Window Coverings Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, as well as the Las Vegas Winter Market (World Market Center Las Vegas) and the International Surface Event (Mandalay Bay). We hope that you will take advantage of all we have to offer. Please visit KBIS.com to see a full list of events. You can also stay connected by downloading the KBIS 2015 app or by following us on any of our social platforms. We hope to see you in Las Vegas! n Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2015 January 20-22, 2015 Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas www.kbis.com 1145 Sanctuary Parkway, Suite 355 Alpharetta, GA 30009 SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Joe Randall joe.randall@emeraldexpo.com VP KITCHEN AND BATH GROUP Brian Pagel (770) 291-5438 brian.pagel@emeraldexpo.com SALES MANAGER Amy Hornby (770) 291-5434 april.hayslip@emeraldexpo.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Maria Hill (770) 291-5419 maria.hill@emeraldexpo.com ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Diana Gallagher (770) 291-5436 diana.gallagher@emeraldexpo.com MARKETING MANAGER Rebecca Corbett (770) 597-8166 rebecca.corbett@emeraldexpo.com OPERATIONS MANAGER Lane Vento, CMP (770) 291-5538 lane.vento@emeraldexpo.com President Maria Stapperfenne, CKD, CBD President-Elect Mark Kovich Vice President Denise Dick, CMKBD Treasurer Lorenzo Marquez Secretary Blue Arnold, CKD, CBD Immediate Past President John Petrie, CMKBD Chief Executive Officer Bill Darcy Senior Director of Finance Stephen Graziano General Counsel and Director of Legislative Affairs Edward S. Nagorsky Director of Governance and International Initiatives Suzie Williford Director of Learning Nancy Barnes Brian Pagel Vice President, Kitchen and Bath Group brian.pagel@emeraldexpo.com 8 + K BB January 2015 / www.kbbonline.com / The Official Sponsor of KBIS www.kbis.com Director of Marketing Loren Barrows http://www.kbis.com http://www.kbis.com http://www.KBIS.com http://www.KBIS.com http://www.KBIS.com http://www.KBIS.com http://www.KBIS.com http://www.kbbonline.com http://www.kbis.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - January 2015

Contents
Online Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
People & Places
Dealer Dish
Tech Savvy
Business Practice
Sustainable Design
Universal Design
Solutions
Favorites
Before and After
Industry Outlook
KBIS 2015 and Design & Construction Week
Trends
Products
Design
Living Joyfully
Bittersweet Symphony
The Glamorous Life
New Lines, New Look
Learning Corner
Last Word

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