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Tim Ellis named NAHB Remodeler of the Year

Tim Ellis named NAHB Remodeler of the Year

October 30, 2014

Tim Ellis, CAPS, CGR, MCGP, president of T.W. Ellis LLC in Bel Air, Md., was honored as the 2014 NAHB Remodeler of the Year in recognition of his professional remodeling achievements. Ellis was recognized during the NAHB Remodelers’ gala on Oct. 23 at...

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Laminate Collection

Laminate Collection

From Arborite

Arborite's 2014 Collection of laminates includes a range of on-trend colors and textures in keeping with autumn. Warm wood grains have been scaled up to reveal fine details; red and yellow patterns play on the colors of fall leaves, and shades of gray...

NY Collection Wood Carvings

NY Collection Wood Carvings

From Art for Everyday, Inc.

Characterized by clean, contemporary lines and made from North American hardwood, the NY Collection of wood carvings from Art for Everyday includes corbels, molding, corner posts and island posts. Drawing inspiration from Art Deco motifs and styling...

Wood Countertops

Wood Countertops

From Caron Industries

Playing on the popularity of wood surfaces in the kitchen, Caron Industries offers the Top Style Collection of wood countertops with laminated surfaces. The countertops are available in a range of tones.

Mortgage Standards, the Economy, and You

Mortgage Standards, the Economy, and You

How changes to the Qualified Residential Mortgage standards may trickle down to you. Have an umbrella handy.

KRION Solid Surface

KRION Solid Surface

From Porcelanosa

KRION is a new solid surface material from Porcelanosa that is smooth to the touch like natural stone but can be molded like a plastic. The solid surface is fireproof, and has a high resistance to chemicals, steam and light, according to the firm. 

Designer Series

Designer Series

From Best Bath Systems

Best Bath Systems offers its Designer Series showers with a range of barrier-free and residential curbed options. Featuring recessed panels for inlaid tile accents, the single- or multi-piece showers incorporate composite construction, a polyester...

GeoScapes Architectural Stone Surfaces

GeoScapes Architectural Stone Surfaces

From VT Industries

VT GeoScapes Architectural Stone Surfaces from VT Industries encompasses a full line of quartz and granite surfaces. With the introduction, VT is launching TruQuartz, an exclusive quartz line made up of three collections - Terra, Designer and Lux - in...

Lava Stone Countertops

Lava Stone Countertops

From Pyrolave

Pyrolave's glazed lava stone countertops can be formed into original shapes and are available in a wide variety of colors. The lava stone can withstand high temperatures, acids, corrosive products and other harsh elements, according to the company...

Phoenix Nebula Alpha Silestone

Phoenix Nebula Alpha Silestone

From Cosentino North America

Silestone by Cosentino has expanded its Nebula series of quartz surfacing with the addition of the Nebula Alpha collection. Inspired by the look of marble, Nebula Alpha is available in four complex colors: Ariel, Orion White, Calypso and Phoenix. The...

NRCP Condensing Tankless Water Heaters

NRCP Condensing Tankless Water Heaters

From Noritz

The ENERGY STAR-qualified NRCP98-DV and the NRCP1112-DV, with an Energy Factor of 0.95, use a built-in pump to circulate hot water on demand, eliminating long waits at the shower and the wasting of water and energy down the drain.

Calacatta Inspired Quartz

Calacatta Inspired Quartz

From Caesarstone

Calacatta Nuvo is the latest quartz surface in Caesarstone's Classico collection. Inspired by Calacatta marble, the surface displays cascading veins and a distinctive texture.

River Gold Laminate Surface

River Gold Laminate Surface

From Formica Corp.

Formica Corporation  has added four granite patterns to its 180fx Collection of laminate surfaces: River Gold (shown), Lapidus Brown, Magma Black and Red Dragon. Each pattern is available with IdealEdge laminate edge profiles. Suitable for...

Showhouse Kitchen Gets Classic, Modern Update

When working with an older home, any designer knows that unexpected challenges are a given. For those creating a kitchen for a showhouse, those challenges are compounded by the need to stay true to the home’s character yet still serve the client...

Translucent Onixaa Quartz

Translucent Onixaa Quartz

From Vicostone USA

Vicostone USA has added Onixaa to its Quartz collection of surfaces. The surface combines the look of traditional Carrara and the translucency of Onyx for a distinctive countertop. As a quartz engineered stone, Onixaa provides high scratch, heat and...

Home-value growth has peaked

October 27, 2014

  Appreciation in home values is slowing definitively after nearly two years of accelerating year-over-year growth, according to the third quarter Zillow Real Estate Market Reports. Homebuyers who have been priced out of hot markets will welcome the...

Caspian Laminate Profile

Caspian Laminate Profile

From Hartson-Kennedy Cabinet Top Co.

Hartson-Kennedy Cabinet Top Company's Caspian profile provides a contemporary look with a double, tight-radius profile. The profile end capping for laminate countertops complements both classic and contemporary kitchen styles, notes the firm.

OKITE Quartz Surfacing

OKITE Quartz Surfacing

From Okite

Every OKITE quartz countertop is 93% quartz, and is heat-, stain- and scratch-resistant, according to the company. Non-porous and durable OKITE surfacing is Green Guard and NSF Certified and never needs to be polished or resealed.

Serenity Quartz Surface

Serenity Quartz Surface

From Hanwha L&C/Surfaces

This layered natural quartz - Serenity from Hanwha L&C/Surfaces - features a creamy tone with an umber vein, blending texture and design. Part of the company's HanStone offering, the quartz features natural-looking veins throughout the design, notes the...

Marble-Look Quartz Collection

From Cambria

Six new designs have been added to Cambria's Marble, Desert and Waterstone collections of quartz surfaces. From the Marble Collection comes Fairbourne and Ramsey, which are inspired by the classic look of marble. 

Satin Glass Countertop

Satin Glass Countertop

From Studio G3 Glass

Anti-scratch satin glass countertops from Studio G3 Glass feature a special coating that allows the glass to withstand tough conditions, according to the company. The matte finish can be virtually any solid, metallic or pearl shade, and the firm can match...

Stratificato Laminates

Stratificato Laminates

From Abet Laminati

Abet Laminati's Stratificato is a decorative, high-pressure compact laminate used for countertops, cabinets, furniture, backsplashes and other laminate applications that require extra strength, durability and design. The self-supporting laminate is...

Acanthus Pull

Acanthus Pull

From Keeler Brass

The Legacy Acanthus collection of decorative hardware from Keeler Brass draws upon Medieval art, Romanesque architecture and the Renaissance classic decorative arts. The traditional-styled pull features stippled textures and tiny ribs that complement the...

Argyle Inspired Hardware

Argyle Inspired Hardware

From Du Verre Hardware

Du Verre Hardware's Argyle decorative hardware is based on the famed Argyle pattern that was born in the Scottish Highlands. Designed by Du Verre co-founder Gina Lubin, Du Verre’s Argyle is a simplified version that plays on the strong graphic pattern...

Subtle Designs, Warm Finishes, Textural Elements Define Decorative Hardware

When it comes to decorative hardware, subtle looks, organic shapes and warmer finishes are trending. Textural interest continues to be evident, while refined details help hardware tie the look of the space together, without overwhelming it. Below...

Marvin Named Most Ethical Large Business in U.S.

October 22, 2014

The window and door manufacturer is the 2014 American Business Ethics Award recipient.