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A LITTLE DIFFERENCE CAN GO A LONG WAY

y boyfriend, Scott, is tired of living in our house.
He bought it more than 15 years ago, and he wants
something bigger, more functional and - most importantly - more updated. Before we put it on the
market though,there are some upgrades that probably need to be done, and the first one we decided
to tackle was installing new kitchen countertops.
I am really not sure what we had before, but it was some sort of white
laminate material that was warped from years of use. With the same color of
cabinets and very light-painted walls, all I could see was a WHITE kitchen,
and I think you know my affinity for some contrast.
I knew Scott wanted something neutral-toned for the countertops, so I
didn't hold my breath, but after we visited a slab shop, I was pretty pleased
with what we chose. Although the word white is definitely in its name, the

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› From drab to fab countertops!
If you look really close, you
can see Scott's mom's famous
recipe for Swiss Chicken.

granite we selected has a ton of gray veining in it,
and it adds just enough color to a primarily white
space without being overwhelming.
We decided to use the stone as a backsplash
instead of using tile, which was something Scott
was antsy about, but the impact makes our kitchen
look a hundred times better. Since the granite was
installed, we keep heading in there to stare at it
with wonder.
Now that we have that complete, there are a ton
more things he wants to do ASAP, and when it
comes time to replace the bathroom countertops,
we will use the same companies to provide the services. The project was done like clockwork in just
two days, and everyone on the team moved fluidly
with one another. When you do reliable work that
looks amazing, clients will call you back for more.
Those qualities build a level of trust between you
and the homeowner, and your reputation will soar.
Our kitchen doesn't look nearly as amazing as
the show stoppers of our winner for Person of the
Year in this issue, but the brilliant new countertops
do make a huge difference. His skill in designing
kitchens, baths and products makes him a gamechanger in our industry, and his future is bright.
Please let us know what you think about our
choice for Person of the Year, as well as our Praiseworthy Picks!
˜

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

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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019

Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019
Contents
Editor’s Note
NKBA Note
Happenings
Hot Topic Enlightening a new generation
Trends Today’s luxury master baths
ICFF 2019 What not to miss!
Tech Savvy A smart home with all the bells & whistles
NKBA List Connecting with smart home tech
Learning Corner 4 ways to design for accessibility
Sustainable Design Steps toward a greener way of thinking
Better Business Gain project add-ons to raise profit
Before & After Closed-in kitchen makes room for a family
Balanced Budget Cutting costs in a California kitchen
Small Spaces Using color & patterns to enlarge rooms
KBB’s Person of the Year Celebrating one overall winner and six notables
What’s Hot Sinks & faucets
What’s Cool Everywhere else
Designer adds a touch of the Southwest by mixing plenty of textures
Ohio home is infused with rustic, Texas style
Solutions Solving challenges in a small bath
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Contents
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 4
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 5
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Editor’s Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 7
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - NKBA Note
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 9
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Happenings
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 11
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Hot Topic Enlightening a new generation
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Trends Today’s luxury master baths
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - ICFF 2019 What not to miss!
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Tech Savvy A smart home with all the bells & whistles
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 31
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - NKBA List Connecting with smart home tech
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 33
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Learning Corner 4 ways to design for accessibility
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 35
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Sustainable Design Steps toward a greener way of thinking
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 37
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 38
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 39
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Better Business Gain project add-ons to raise profit
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 41
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Before & After Closed-in kitchen makes room for a family
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 43
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Balanced Budget Cutting costs in a California kitchen
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 45
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 46
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 47
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Small Spaces Using color & patterns to enlarge rooms
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 49
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - KBB’s Person of the Year Celebrating one overall winner and six notables
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 53
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - What’s Hot Sinks & faucets
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - What’s Cool Everywhere else
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 61
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Designer adds a touch of the Southwest by mixing plenty of textures
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 63
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 64
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - 65
Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Ohio home is infused with rustic, Texas style
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Kitchen & Bath Business - May/June 2019 - Solutions Solving challenges in a small bath
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