Tapping into the trend toward industrial finishes, Caesarstone’s 2015 color additions include three designed as more consistent, more durable alternatives to concrete countertops.
Is the cheese behind door number one or door number two? The potential for this guessing game multiplies with the introduction of KitchenAid’s five-door refrigerator.
Thermador’s new five-burner Pro Harmony range and pro rangetop balance the utility of five burners with design features that make the 30-in.-wide appliances a possible fit in less-than-pro surroundings.
Dekton, the ultracompact surface from Silestone manufacturer Cosentino, has increased its color options to 23.
Amid claims that it will make showering “transformative,” and a Kickstarter campaign that captivated Silicon Valley’s elite (while raking in more than $2.5 million in funding), the Nebia showerhead has gotten a lot of attention.
For those who want the best of both worlds, Stone Forest now offers a kitchen farmhouse sink that combines an exterior of patina-prone copper with a smooth and easy-toclean stainless-steel interior.
Targeting empty-nesters aiming to downsize and younger folks moving to cities, Bosch has just launched “The 24-in. Kitchen,” a suite of appliances measuring only 2 ft. wide.
Vittorio Bertazzoni Jr., CEO of Italian appliance maker SMEG, wanted his company’s new line of small appliances to be long-lasting—which also means he wanted a design that people wouldn’t get tired of looking at.
Starting at $80, Ikea’s wall-hugging Lillången sink fits the bill for those whose budget is as constrained as their bathroom. The smallest, measuring 23-5⁄8 in. long, 10-5⁄8 in. deep, and 5-1⁄2 in. high, can be mounted with the faucet to the left or right.
QuickDrain USA’s linear drains are meant to be unobtrusive, but the company’s latest is virtually invisible. The WallDrain tucks in the joint between the shower pan and studs (the wall is furred out to fit over it), leaving a gap through which runoff drains away under the wall.
Where is the art in residential architecture? Architects will puzzle this out at the 8th annual CRAN symposium in September
What's the difference between a powder room and a fully functional bathroom? It's the 3-sq. ft. you find for a shower.
A Revolutionary War-era stone farmhouse is restored with a preservationist's attention to detail.
This midcentury style of Joseph Eichler proves a fitting framework for a contemporary remodel.
This Texas house borrows from the ground and the sky to achieve net-zero energy use and complete water independence.
A Maine coast cottage blends the best of traditional architecture with an attitude of easy living.
This home in north Idaho puts savvy space planning and craftsmanship on display while offering an alternative to conventional home building.
American Standard’s VorMax toilets use a new type of flush to clean the bowl in one sweep
This unassuming island home combines abundant windows for light and views with inviting nooks for cloudy-day refuge.
The International Well Building Institute founded by this former Goldman Sachs partner has developed a standard for healthy buildings that could do for occupant health what LEED has done for sustainability.
These six homes demonstrate home building at its best.
Commonly associated with utility sheds and farm buildings, board-and-batten siding is being reinvented as a contemporary material
LG Hausys gets top KBIS honors for its kitchen-countertop phone charging technology
Could the paradoxical staircase from the movie "Inception" really be built?
Tired of fiddling with the lift rod on your bathroom sink? California Faucets has an answer.
What's the next hot color for appliances? Consumers tell GE it's either bright red or light blue
Delta's Fuse faucet pours on the color where you'd least expect it.
Zephyr's super-slim Pisa range hood gives a new meaning to the phrase "thin air."
Unlacquered brass becomes the latest option for a "living" finish in bath fixtures
Finnell's "Sod" dish drain may just change the landscape on your countertop
Kohler's "Sweep Spray" brings pull-down faucet function up a notch
These innovative tiles for kitchen or bath are made from recycled CRTs
Philips’ ultra-thin surface-mount LED fixture is designed to fool the eye
It's called the "Broom Stool," but don't sweep this design aside
Being on an IKEA budget shouldn't stop you from having a custom kitchen
Losing the lever, Kohler's new Touchless toilets work with a wave of the hand
Grid-tied home solar systems offer a reliable flow of electricity and lower energy costs. But how well they work may be changing.
He’s plumbed luxury homes, commercial buildings and a water park; now Fred Schilling applies his wrench to bringing clean water to the people of Haiti.
Is beauty in the eye of the beholder, or in your home’s bones?
An international romance translates into a stunning master bath in Virginia
Accessible kitchens don't have to be bland and institutional-looking. Here's one that's beautiful and functional for the whole family.
Some notes from the floor of this week's KBIS show in New Orleans.
If cabinet manufacturers are making healthier cabinets, why aren't we hearing more about it?
Just as NKBA released its survey of Kitchen and Bath trends for 2012, editors at Fine Homebuilding began reviewing submissions for our Kitchen & Bath issue. So, how closely do our readers follow the rest of the world?
Brad Pitt's Make it Right foundation has made it their mission to build safe, green and affordable houses in New Orleans' devastated Lower Ninth Ward. Should builders be paying attention?
A Bozeman builder suggests that "building American" can stimulate the economy
A new shower, new fixtures and a new floorplan make this remodeled bathroom a whole new experience
KBIS 2010 closed today, leaving behind its share of sore feet and indeligble images.
This year's Kitchen & Bath Industry Show leaves the flash in the pan, but still cooks up some innovation
In the wake of spring storms, rainwater collection makes more sense than rainwater mitigation
If stepping on a crack breaks mom's back, would you really want to take your chances on my unsafe deck?
NKBA’s top kitchen-and-bath trends for 2010 read like yesterday’s news. Isn’t it time we put some “heart” into the “heart of the home?”
There’s no doubt homebuilders are hurting. Former contractor and longtime yoga instructor Allan Nett is offering some relief.
It seems these days that every house needs a deck. So can we make a corresponding rule that every deck needs to be well-designed?
Igloo-building might just be a lesson in traditional energy-efficient construction
Think your kitchen design tricks are the latest and greatest? Chances are some other brilliant—uh, bureaucratic—mind discovered them first.
Looking for an energy-efficient, durable, green alternative to standard siding? The answer may be the next tree over.