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October 2016

e d i t o r ' s

n o t e

ASK AND YOU SHALL RECEIVE

've been playing something called the "Question Game" with friends and family since longer than I can remember. All I know is it's
gone on long enough that when I insinuate
I want to start up a new installation, I hear a
resounding sigh of impatience - aren't we tired
of this game?
I, however, NEVER get tired of it, and I use that
to my advantage while we are watching football games, chatting at brunch
and most recently during my two-week-long birthday celebration. Hey, I just
turned 45 so it was a special occasion.
My curiosity doesn't wane - I am always interested in learning something
new and different about people. Now, some of my questions may seem a bit
irrelevant: Which actor could play you in a movie? If you could invite five
people to dinner - living or dead - who would you choose as your guests?
What's something on your bucket list?

I

06

› My dad and I celebrating our
recent birthdays at Caps on the
Water in St. Augustine.

What I love is that even when it seems no one
REALLY wants to play, there is inevitably a question in the mix they want to answer, and it sparks
up a loud conversation among the group.Tada! A
humble gathering has now turned into something
to talk about.
So, the next logical step was to start including
our industry experts in the mix. We've asked questions of the KBB Editorial Advisory Board in a
recent news article (http://bit.ly/2d7rJQ6) and
some of the NKBA's 30 Under 30 recipients (who
are in this issue). I'm not asking them questions of
which you have no interest, but I am delving a little
deeper so you can learn such things as their biggest
achievements, favorite design styles, important
lessons learned, tips for success - the list goes on.
At KBB, we always want to help you learn. We
provide information on such topics as how to stay
on budget and schedule, how to incorporate sustainable and universal design elements in your
projects, how to build your business and how to
overcome challenges. But isn't it also fun to take a
little break from that level of learning and really get
to know the people who make up your industry?
In this issue, we honor the most innovative
kitchen and bath products in our 2016 Product
Innovator Awards, and we asked more questions
there, too. What makes the product innovative?
To which audience is it geared? What was the idea
behind its design? What impressed the judges?
We are going to keep asking the important
questions for you, our readers, so you can keep up
with industry trends and innovation and be the
best at what you do.
˜

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

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Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016

Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
Happenings
Trends
Better Business
Solutions
KBIS Countdown
Before & After
Sustainable Design
What’s Hot
What’s Cool
Product Innovator Awards
Balanced Budget
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Intro
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Cover2
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 1
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 2
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 3
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 4
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 5
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Editor’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 7
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Show Director’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 9
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Happenings
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 11
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 12
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 13
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Trends
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 15
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 16
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 17
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Better Business
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 19
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Solutions
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 21
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 22
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 23
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 24
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - KBIS Countdown
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 26
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 27
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 28
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 29
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 30
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 31
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 32
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 33
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 34
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 35
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Before & After
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 37
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Sustainable Design
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 39
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - What’s Hot
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 41
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - What’s Cool
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 43
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 44
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Product Innovator Awards
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 46
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 47
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 48
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 49
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 50
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Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 62
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - 63
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Balanced Budget
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Cover3
Kitchen & Bath Business - October 2016 - Cover4
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