Braam's went to the KBIS Annual conference last month in Las Vegas to see what's new in the Kitchen and Bath Industry for 2015!
The trends we see recurring are quartz countertops and polished chrome hardware. White is still the favourite cabinet colour with grey expected to take the lead this year! There is also a push towards more contemporary designs and keeping an open concept.
Multifunctional living is important in this space-saving age; so we're also seeing a lot of clients who are ditching their dining rooms altogether, making the kitchen the centre of home for entertaining! In the bath, we're seeing trends in floating cabinets and open shelves (which parrots the contemporary look). Will you be incorporating some of these trends in your 2015 renovations??
Check out these posts from around the web for more on 2015 trends:
Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building,
Remodeling and Design Professionals in Canada and Around the World
Alto, USA], January 19, 2015 – Braam’s Custom Cabinets has been
awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home
remodeling and design. The “The 30+ year
old cabinet design firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly
unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000
active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.
The Best Of Houzz award is
given in two categories: Design and Customer Satisfaction. Design award
winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 25 million monthly users
on Houzz, known as “Houzzers.” Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a
variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a
professional received in 2014. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2015”
badge on their profiles, helping Houzz users around the world who discover and
love a professional’s work to learn even more about that business’ popularity
and satisfaction rating among their peers in the Houzz community.
provides homeowners with a 360 degree view of home building, remodeling and
design industry professionals, empowering them to engage the right people and
products for their project,” said Liza Hausman,
vice president of industry marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Braam’s Custom Cabinets among our
“Best Of” professionals as judged by our community of homeowners and design
enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”
“Braam’s Custom Cabinets originated as a two-man operation
out of the family garage in South-Western Ontario. Today, we run out of
multiple locations, including a 47,000 square foot manufacturing facility and
three showrooms. We have worked all over the continent and continue to take on
projects throughout Canada and the U.S.
over 30 years, Rob and Peter Braam have worked to establish a well-rounded team
who bring the very best in cabinetry design, tailored carpentry and finishing.
We are committed to creating exceptional living spaces that are both
aesthetically pleasing and functional. Our blend of old world craftsmanship and
new world manufacturing ensures a beautiful, balanced look that will stand the
test of time.”
Houzz is the leading
platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they
need to improve their homes from start to finish - online or from a mobile
device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects
millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement
professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest
residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by
social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get
advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their
ideas into reality. Headquartered in Palo Alto, CA, Houzz also has
international offices in London, Berlin and Sydney. For more information, visitwww.houzz.com
Did you catch us in the August issue of Style at Home Magazine? We had some cabinetry featured on page 75 (bottom left photo below) alongside an article about the very talented Scott Bachly and his family cottage in Muskoka. What an exquisite home!
We think that custom makes a big difference, so we were more than happy to team up with Laura Gaskill from Houzz to answer a few questions on what to look for in a custom cabinetmaker, plus the lowdown on pricing structure, 3D-rendering technology and more.
The National Association of Home Builders(NAHB) has shared the most popular features in new single-family homes in 2014 as builders from across the country were surveyed on what features they were most likely to include in a typical single-family home this year.
The survey revealed that convenience, livability and energy efficiency are top priorities for home owners. Builders also listed features such as granite countertops, a double sink and a central island as winning elements in new-home kitchen.