Qualified Remodeler Magazine

AUG 2013

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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corpor ate notes Trending Modern ArrIS WIDeSpreAD LAv FAuceT & rOMAN TuB FAuceT WITh hAND ShOWer. vIeW The eNTIre ArrIS BATh cOLLecTION http://www.moen.com/modern-style-bathroom Whether your client has dreams of creating the quintessential modern masterpiece or they just envision incorporating a feW clean, contemporary elements to highlight a transitional space, the prevailing trend in kitchen and bath design is moving aWay from strictly traditional. The 2013 Kitchen & Bath Style Report released by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) revealed that 52% of the member-designers who responded had reported creating contemporary kitchen designs in the last three months of 2012, while 57% worked on modern bath projects—up 4% from the prior year. Moen makes it easy for remodelers to respond to this growing desire for contemporary style with an expanded portfolio of products that capture the striking, sophisticated look of modern. "One of the keys to contemporary design is simplicity," said Ji Kim, director of global design, Moen. "When we're developing products for the modern homeowner, we keep that top-of-mind to ensure our styles STō SINgLe-hANDLe puLLDOWN FAuceT & SINgLe-hANDLe BAr/prep puLLDOWN FAuceT. vIeW The eNTIre STō KITcheN cOLLecTION http://www.moen.com/modern-style-kitchen are fresh, comfortable and fit consumers' lifestyles." For the bathroom, designers at Moen took a cue from iconic modern architecture to create the Arris™ collection. The sharp edges formed by the intersection of two building surfaces inspired the crisp, geometric angles evident in the tubular handle, spout and showerhead design. The result is a distinctive look that is low-profile, yet strong enough to command attention in the most grand of master baths. The Arris collection includes matching accessories that present a profitable upsell opportunity for contractors and help carry the modern style throughout the entire bath. In the kitchen, NKBA survey responders also reported using pullout faucets in 94% of all projects. So Moen created the STō™ kitchen suite with kitchen and bar/prep models to ensure consumers can find the perfect combination of sought-after pullout functionality and strong modern design. While elements such as the rounded, high-arc spout, robust cube-shaped base and refined rectangular handle combine in stunning, updated form, it's the innovative For more information circle 48 spray wand that gives STō its name. The fully integrated wand nests neatly inside the spout—concealed from view and without a seam between the spout and wand—to accentuate the streamlined appearance. "Luxury homeowners will appreciate the thoughtful design details that truly make this faucet collection unique," said Tom Tylicki, wholesale kitchen product manager, Moen. For clients who are more mindful of budget in their kitchen remodeling plans, Moen recently introduced the Align™ collection with pulldown kitchen and pulldown bar/prep models. Align offers a clean, simple, modern appearance at an attractive price point, making it a great combination of value and visual appeal. Learn more about Arris, STō, Align and more modern kitchen and bath products at your local Showroom of Distinction™ or visit http://www.moen.com/modernstyle-kitchen

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