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EDITOR'S NOTE

Coveting
Convenience
I recently took a cooking class with some
friends to learn how to make gnocchi. Because
I didn't follow the rule of forming the potato pasta in small, ladylike twists and instead worked
mine into pretzel-like lumps, my gnocchi tasted
uncooked and highly unprofessional. Even so,
it was a fun experience. I remember everyone
taking turns washing their hands and noticed
the faucet was covered in potatoes clumped
together with flour. A hands-free faucet would
really have been useful in that scenario.
Today's consumer is about convenience and ease of use - whether it is hands-free technology in the kitchen and bathroom (no more
touching the toilet flusher at home) or appliances that can actually help
your cooking improve by maintaining exact temperatures or letting you
know when you are running out of a specific ingredient. See our Kitchen
Trends piece on page 44 and Bathroom Tech Savvy on page 30 for
more in-depth information on ever-changing technology options.
Other trends discussed in this issue include bolder use of color, creative storage solutions and personalization of such items as cabinetry
and appliances. See our Special Report on page 26, where six K+BB
Editorial Advisory Board members took note of the trends and products
that impressed them most during KBIS to report back to you.
Our Cover Feature on page 60 highlights a kitchen that is anything
but typical. Instead of a wall of cabinets, the homeowners desired
more open shelving and creative storage solutions, such as shelves
on either side of the island. Open shelving - another trend noted in
our Special Report - also plays a part in Before and After on page 18.
Universal or aging-in-place design is becoming much more the
norm with multigenerational families living under the same roof and
people who need a flexible environment that can adapt to changes. In
our Universal Design column on page 14, the goal of the project was
to design a home that was not only accessible to the ailing husband
but that also catered to other family members caring for him.
To help you build your career in this dynamic industry, Last Word
on page 72 emphasizes the benefits of furthering your education, and
Learning Corner on page 68 guides you through creating your profile
and building your brand on Houzz.
Attending ICFF in May? Take a look at pages 34-40 for a sneak
peek of highlights and products that are not to miss. Feel free to do
as our Editorial Advisory Board did and report back to us with what
"wowed" you there. As always, we look forward to hearing from you. n

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KBB - April 2015

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

Contents
Online Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
People & Places
Universal Design
Before & After
Solutions
Special Report
Tech Savvy
ICFF Special Section
Trends
Products
Design
Hidden Agenda
Not Your Typical Kitchen
The Rest Is History
Learning Corner
Last Word
KBB - April 2015 - Intro
KBB - April 2015 - Cover1
KBB - April 2015 - Cover2
KBB - April 2015 - 1
KBB - April 2015 - Contents
KBB - April 2015 - 3
KBB - April 2015 - Online Contents
KBB - April 2015 - 5
KBB - April 2015 - Editor’s Note
KBB - April 2015 - 7
KBB - April 2015 - Show Director’s Note
KBB - April 2015 - 9
KBB - April 2015 - People & Places
KBB - April 2015 - 11
KBB - April 2015 - 12
KBB - April 2015 - 13
KBB - April 2015 - Universal Design
KBB - April 2015 - 15
KBB - April 2015 - 16
KBB - April 2015 - 17
KBB - April 2015 - Before & After
KBB - April 2015 - 19
KBB - April 2015 - 20
KBB - April 2015 - 21
KBB - April 2015 - Solutions
KBB - April 2015 - 23
KBB - April 2015 - 24
KBB - April 2015 - 25
KBB - April 2015 - Special Report
KBB - April 2015 - 27
KBB - April 2015 - 28
KBB - April 2015 - 29
KBB - April 2015 - Tech Savvy
KBB - April 2015 - 31
KBB - April 2015 - 32
KBB - April 2015 - 33
KBB - April 2015 - ICFF Special Section
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KBB - April 2015 - 36
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KBB - April 2015 - Trends
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KBB - April 2015 - Products
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KBB - April 2015 - Not Your Typical Kitchen
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KBB - April 2015 - The Rest Is History
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KBB - April 2015 - 67
KBB - April 2015 - Learning Corner
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KBB - April 2015 - 71
KBB - April 2015 - Last Word
KBB - April 2015 - Cover3
KBB - April 2015 - Cover4
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