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TRENDS 4. 5. 4. From Arpa Industriale, FENIX NTM is highly resistant to scratches, abrasion, rubbing, dry heat, impacts, acid solvents and household reagents. Along with antibacterial properties that make the surface hygienic and easy to clean, FENIX NTM is also waterproof and moldfree. Circle No.216 or visit kbbonline.com/freeinfo 5. Tackling the problem of food storage, the Pantry Box from Hailo Built-in Technology is based on all common frames and drawers and consists of a dimensionally stable, wipeable plastic box. Open foods are stored on a plastic base with drip and ventilation slits or an elegantly shaped wooden crate. Circle No. 217 or visit kbbonline. com/freeinfo 6. The Line N Collection from Nobilia, recently introduced to the U.S., is known for high-end contemporary styles at a more modest price. The collection includes straight lines without cabinet pulls or handles and is finished in high gloss. Circle No. 218 or visit kbbonline. com/freeinfo 6. Traditional cabinetry directly secures the cabinet doors to the frame, which allows for easier installation. Framed cabinets often use partial inset doors, where part of the door is inset into the opening and part overlays the opening. Inset doors, where the door fits completely in the opening and is flush with the cabinet surface, are also common. Also known as full-access cabinetry, Euro-style cabinets differ the most from traditional cabinetry because of their frameless make. Instead relying on thicker box construction for stability, the cabinets only use overlay doors with the hinges directly attached to the sides of a cabinet box. "European cabinetry is also installed differently - it's all on adjustable legs and a hanging rail system," explained Amir Ilin, kitchen industry marketing, branding and sales expert at Pedini. "In American cabinetry, the box is on the floor and shims are used to level it, and the cabinets basically get screwed into the wall." While framed cabinets often expose part of the hinge, frameless cabinets completely conceal the hinge with cup hinges. Since there is no visible face frame when the doors are closed, the hinges allow the doors to open without hitting adjacent doors and drawers. "Frameless, European-style cabinets are made up of panels finished on both sides and edged with a simple composit panel banding or narrow strip," said Sandro Marini, corporate communications manager and art director of Arpa Industriale. "European hinges, cabinet joinery fittings, drawer slides, shelf pins and other hardware fasten to the holes of this strip, providing plenty of versatility and adaptability." Euro hinges are known for their innovation, providing for situations like glass doors with narrow frames, bi-fold doors and 45-degree corners. Most Euro-style hinges are also adjustable. "European cabinetry is also known for its innovation in engineering," said Hans Henkes, president and CEO of SieMatic Möbelwerke USA. "And designed for endurance and longevity, it's typically easy to maintain and clean - a must for today's fast-paced lifestyles." The Big Difference Without a frame, Euro-style cabinets allow for the fullest access to the box and therefore the most storage - often increasing space by 10 to 30 percent compared to traditional cabinets. "It's the most efficient use of space possible," said Michael Soltoff, CEO of Eggersmann USA. Within the extra space, storage solutions, lighting and mechanized drawers customize the cabinetry. Finishes are often laser edged so the colors stand the test of time while appearing seamless. Most European companies embraced environmentally friendly policies early on, so Eurostyle cabinets use materials like UV lacquers, 100 percent natural ceramic, tempered glass and engineered wood. "American cabinets are traditionally all wood," said Ilin. "It's beautiful, but when you think about it, wood is not the best material for a kitchen where you have changes in heat and humidity." Storage also takes into account personal lifestyle. Customization, from spice racks to magnetic accessories and cutlery dividers and waste systems, help clients better organize their kitchen spaces. "If you are ahead of your time, it's likely you will want a European www.kbbonline.com / October 2015 K+BB 55 http://www.kbbonline.com/freeinfo http://www.kbbonline.com/freeinfo http://www.kbbonline.com/freeinfo http://www.kbbonline.com/freeinfo http://www.kbbonline.com/freeinfo http://www.kbbonline.com

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

KBB - October 2015
Contents
Online Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
People & Places
Better Business
Solutions
All Abroad
Cover Story
Great Gatsby Baths
Design Features
Making an Entrance
Readers’ Choice Award Winners
KBIS Countdown to Design & Construction Week®
Trends
Products
Learning Corner
KBB - October 2015 - Intro
KBB - October 2015 - KBB - October 2015
KBB - October 2015 - Cover2
KBB - October 2015 - 1
KBB - October 2015 - Contents
KBB - October 2015 - 3
KBB - October 2015 - Online Contents
KBB - October 2015 - 5
KBB - October 2015 - Editor’s Note
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KBB - October 2015 - Show Director’s Note
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KBB - October 2015 - People & Places
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KBB - October 2015 - Better Business
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KBB - October 2015 - Solutions
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KBB - October 2015 - All Abroad
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KBB - October 2015 - Design Features
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KBB - October 2015 - Making an Entrance
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KBB - October 2015 - Readers’ Choice Award Winners
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