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May/June 2018

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PERFECT "STRANGERS"

ave you ever had an experience where you encountered a total stranger with whom you just clicked?
That happened to me when I met this year's guest
editor at KBIS 2018 last January.Tina Ramchandani was the guest of honor for a party Mirabel was
hosting, and I found out just in time to make an
appearance and introduce myself to her.
I had learned of her about five years ago when
I became KBB's executive editor. She was one of
the first people in the industry I chose to follow, and I have been doing so ever
since. Back then, I thought she seemed like a genuine, down-to-earth person
with a penchant for hard work, and I was totally right.
At the party during KBIS earlier this year, I finally got to meet her, and
it felt to me as if two old friends were reuniting. I knew immediately that I
wanted her to be our guest editor, but I didn't want to bring it up at our first

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meeting and put her on the spot. I waited until a
few weeks after KBIS - it takes that long for me to
catch back up - and sent her an email detailing the
opportunity with the photo on this page attached.
I waited with baited breath until she responded a
few days later, saying "YES!"
It's always a bit of a challenge trying to work
around someone else's busy schedule, but she took
the ball and absolutely ran with it. Everything I
asked for, she provided, and she was even available
for a few impromptu phone calls to make sure we
were on the same page.
I am honored that Tina made time for us, and
I love the input she has given in this issue. She
chose some amazing kitchen and bath projects and
products for you to peruse, and here is her feedback
on what it was like to work with the KBB editors.
"I'm a very tactile person, as I imagine most designers are. I prefer hand-drawn plans over those produced on the computer and recognize the importance of
feeling the fabrics, sitting on the furniture and reading
magazines printed on paper. I love flipping through
past issues and revisiting features that inspired me, so
much so that I have stacks of magazines and books in
my home. I save my favorites, and among them are
several issues of Kitchen & Bath Business.
Being asked to contribute as a guest editor for this
issue was humbling and exciting at the same time. It's
widely regarded as one of the best industry trade publications, as it's constantly moving the needle forward
with features, new products, industry coverage and
more. The experience was incredible, and as I sorted
through other designers' work, I felt a genuine responsibility to both the readers and the designers to analyze
the details through my creative lens, showcasing what
I think to be the very best. It was an eye-opening experience, and I applaud the team for their hard work
on every issue!"
˜

CHELSIE BUTLER
Executive Editor
chelsie.butler@emeraldexpo.com
Twitter: @kbbchelsie

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018

Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018
Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Trends
Trends from Salone
All Set for ICFF
Better Business
Learning Corner
Hot Topic
Solutions
Balanced Budget
What’s Hot
Favorites
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - Cover2
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - 1
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - Contents
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - 3
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - 4
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - 5
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - Editor’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - 7
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - Show Director’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - 9
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - Happenings
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - 11
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - Trends
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - 13
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - 14
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - 15
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - Trends from Salone
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - All Set for ICFF
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - Better Business
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - Learning Corner
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - 31
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - Hot Topic
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - 33
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - Solutions
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - 35
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - Balanced Budget
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2018 - What’s Hot
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