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Trends
LEFT The Barrier-Free BEST-

BATH Shower helps ensure
safer transitions in and out
of the bathing space. This
shower is shown in Molten
Stone, a new finish that
provides the look of granite
without the maintenance.

BELOW BLUM's newest tech-

nology, TIP-ON BLUMOTION
for MOVENTO, combines a
mechanical opening support
system that lets the user
touch the drawer front to
open it and a light push for
a soft close. This is ideal for
arthritic hands and is suitable for cabinetry with and
without handles.

The DELTA Trinsic Collection
blends styling consistent
with popular urban and Euro
design trends with the latest
in kitchen functionality. Along
with a pullout option ideal
for countertops where lowprofile faucets are needed,
the collection is available with
Touch20 Technology that
allows the flow of water to be
activated with a single tap.

THE SEVEN UNIVERSAL
DESIGN PRINCIPLES
1. Equitable Use
2. Flexibility in Use
3. Simple and Intuitive Use
4. Perceptible Information
5. Tolerance for Error
6. Low Physical Effort
7. Size and Space for
Approach and Use

who need help now, we are not providing longterm solutions."
Fortunately, manufacturers are providing for
future possibilities like arthritis, limited visibility
and poor mobility with functional and aesthetically
pleasing products, such as touch-to-open cabinets
and easy-to-read indicators on faucets. The style
trend of open floor plans and consistent flooring also promotes safer spaces, since there are less
obstructions and transitions that could cause a fall.
"If every home is designed with accessibility
and safety as a primary importance, it does not
matter what ages currently live in the home,"
said Listou.
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

Universal design is all about considering not only
age but also changes in household members and
different circumstances of life. New innovations
in technology in particular are making these considerations easier.
"Manufacturers are making homes smarter by
seamlessly adding conveniences such as mobile
video home monitoring and home app controls,"
said Peter Wells, Amerock senior manager of new
product design and engineering.
The ability of these smart home systems to
monitor the occupants' movements, falls or lack
of action can save lives. Through voice control
technology, such as Amazon's Echo or Google
Home devices, homeowners can also control
their environment easily and with little physical
effort. These innovations, as well as self-diagnosing appliances and refrigerators that can take
their own inventory, help both the elderly and the
time-constrained.

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"In the future, I hope there is no distinction between universal design projects and other projects; universal design is just good design, period,"said Lea
Mendoza, senior product designer for TOTO. "Good design puts people's
needs and abilities at the heart of innovation, and I hope more architects and
interior designers recognize this and create design spaces that are accessible
and enjoyable by all ages and abilities."
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November 2017
Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Tech Savvy
Trends
Hot Topic
Better Business
Skill Set
Dealer Dish
Countdown to KBIS 2018
Solutions
Before & After
Balanced Budget
What’s Hot
What’s Cool
Small Spaces
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - 1
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Contents
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - 3
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - 4
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - 5
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Editor’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - 7
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Show Director’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - 9
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Happenings
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - 11
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - 12
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - 13
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Tech Savvy
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - 15
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Trends
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - 18
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - 19
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Hot Topic
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - 21
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Better Business
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - 23
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Skill Set
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - 25
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Dealer Dish
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - 30
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Countdown to KBIS 2018
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Solutions
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - 43
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Before & After
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - 47
Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - Balanced Budget
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - What’s Hot
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Kitchen & Bath Business - November/December 2017 - What’s Cool
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