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Mudr Bathroom Application

Carrie Arnold, from Phillips Lighting & Home in Modesto, CA, teamed up with Wendy Yelland and Adkins Construction to execute this beautiful bathroom application. 

Arnold used our Mudr aluminum channels to outline the window above the bathroom sink. This application compliments the incoming natural light while also providing smooth, modern lighting throughout the day.

Our Mudr trimless recessed linear LED lighting channels feature a unique, patent-pending lens design allowing for even illumination across the entire surface of the lens from one edge to the other. Using our customization program, the slim mud-in channels were provided with mitre cuts to seamlessly outline the window.

From concept to completion, Alloy LED is here to support you, ensuring that your vision becomes a reality! 

Bordonas Showroom 2023

Simply the Best! We are lucky to have such a talented designer here in the valley. Wendy and her team make the complex seem easy. God has blessed Wendy with many excellent traits. The Wendyway is to be professional and never lose her cool. I believe it is called grace under fire! The Bordona family can not be happier with our new live Sub Zero Wolf Cove kitchens.

Bathroom of the Week: Accessibility and Blue Style for Retirees

An updated bathroom with improved storage and a breezier floor plan gives a couple a stylish way to age in place

This Manteca, California, couple built their ranch-style house 35 years ago. After retiring, they had no desire to leave. But a few updates were in order to make the home comfortable for years to come.

For the primary bathroom off the main bedroom, the couple needed more light, improved storage and a more safely accessible shower. They hired designers Wendy Glaister and Stephanie Poulsen and builder Dean Adkins to reimagine the layout and relocate a closet to enlarge the bathroom by 37 square feet. The remodeling team then punched out three new windows and enlarged another to bring in natural light. A new curbless shower with a frameless glass panel gives the couple the easy access they wanted. And a blue vanity and blue accent wall tile in the shower create a soothing style.

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Windows for the Win!

NKBA Welcomes Back ​​IDS National’s VIP Designer Experience to KBIS 2023

If there’s one thing I’ve never been accused of, it’s making a home darker. To be honest, if budget allows, I put more or larger windows in every project I take on. Scientists agree, seeing outside makes people happier, more productive and can even lower blood pressure. Of course I want these benefits for my clients, so I work to incorporate streaming sunlight wherever possible.Lately, I have been collaborating with Josh Mason, owner of Custom Shower and Glass, in Modesto.
Sometimes, a space really doesn’t have a lot of room for a big new window, but the room is so dark that I just can’t leave the space without any natural light. Such was the case with the project pictured. Enter the workaround solution: a window between the vertical studs of the exterior wall. In this project, I used the window between the studs almost like a light fixture. A once dark and dreary closet, this space is transformed with a lovely pool of sunshine over the vanity. Josh endorses the idea, mentioning, “The effect of using that 14 ½ space (between framing that is typically 16 on center) is pretty efficient and cost effective as you are not disturbing framing, headers, etc.”
Photo credit, Mark Verschelden
General Contractor, Dean Adkins
In a whole home remodel we recently completed, the couple wanted an opened up, bright and cheery space. I did not want to disturb the framing header location, so we instead opted to bring the windows down to the level of the countertop. The eye travels right out to the garden beyond, increasing the visual lightness-of-being in the room. “This is a technical installation that really needs to be coordinated with your cabinet subcontractor and slab fabricator. It is not for a DIY home improvement project,” cautions Josh.
Photo credit, Mark Verschelden
General Contractor, Dean Adkins

This client’s kitchen looks out onto their exquisite backyard, but their kitchen had a sad, tiny window. We chose to place the range center of an enlarged window, brought down to the level of the countertop. The hood was placed above, vented through the ceiling. Josh shares, “Tempered glass actually acts as a great backsplash. It’s even more easy to clean than glazed tile…just a little Dawn dish soap on a clean washcloth and presto!” A sparkling, spot and streak free window can be yours.

Photo credit, Mark Verschelden
General Contractor, Dean Adkins

For an optimal indoor outdoor feeling, consider floor to ceiling windows. In this project, Josh engineered and removed all exterior vertical supports and re-framed to tie into trusses above, providing the necessary support. Glass meets glass with mitered edges using a starfire glass (with lower iron content) for a seamless view of the garden.

So many rooms, so many solutions for bringing in the sun and all its benefits! It’s windows for the win!

Josh Mason owns Custom Shower and Glass, a local company based in Modesto. He can be reached at (209)869-0800 or at josh@customshower.net. www.customshower.net

IDS National KBIS Designer Experience

NKBA Welcomes Back ​​IDS National’s VIP Designer Experience to KBIS 2023

VIP Experience brings designers together in Las Vegas for Curated Tours, Educational Programming, & more!

BETHLEHEM, PA — (November 18, 2022) —  The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) 2023, owned by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) announces Interior Design Society’s (IDS) second edition of its VIP Designer Experience which is headed to Las Vegas for a multi-events program that is planned in partnership with Las Vegas Market (January 29 – February 2, 2023) and the KBIS (Jan 31-Feb 02, 2023).

IDS National, Executive Director, Jenny Cano shares; “IDS is thrilled to bring the VIP Designer Experience to Las Vegas. Being able to experience both Las Vegas Market and KBIS will provide our members with unlimited resources and relationships that help propel their businesses forward.”

IDS’s 2023 edition of their VIP Designer Experience is created in partnership with International Market Centers Las Vegas Market and National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) Kitchen & Bath Industry Show with the goal to bring designers who are unfamiliar with each event, of curated VIP experience.

“We are so pleased IDS has decided to attend KBIS again this year,” said Suzie Williford, EVP, and Chief Strategy Officer, NKBA.  “We enjoyed the opportunity to connect our members in 2022 and know the experience will be even better in 2023.  KBIS 2023 is slated to be one of our strongest events ever with a filled show floor, 80+ learning opportunity programs, and a number of really fun networking events on and off the show floor. We’re looking forward to being part of this energetic IDS program.” 

IDS’s multi-event itinerary will feature educational programming at Las Vegas Market on Sunday and Monday, Jan 29-30, held at World Market Center Las Vegas, and two guided tours to see kitchen & bath exhibitors at KBIS on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan 31-Feb 01, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“With the West Coast’s broadest selection of design-driven furniture, accessories, rugs, textiles, lighting, and more plus 40+ educational events and celebrations, the Winter 2023 Las Vegas Market is the perfect fit for IDS,” said Dorothy Belshaw, IMC executive vice president, chief customer officer. “We look forward to introducing IDS and its members to Las Vegas Market this winter and are excited for the connections and opportunities that will come from our new partnership.”

IDS National’s VIP Designer Experience is developed and produced by Serena Martin, 24/7 Creative Agency & Wendy Glaister, Wendy Glaister Interiors, and IDS National team to help their members experience two of the industry’s largest events.

Event producer, Serena Martin, 24/7 Creative Agency commented, “We are thrilled to be partnering with IMC and NKBA organizations and to help create synergy for these two events that are co-located in Las Vegas in 2023. While designing this year’s VIP Designer Experience with Wendy Glaister and IDS, we developed a program that delivers a first-class introduction to two incredible shows, by providing original programming and guided tours, for a completely curated VIP Designer Experience.”

Created as a way to uplift and support the interior design community and to provide first-time attendees with the confidence on how to navigate each show like a pro. The connection with fellow designers and personalized introductions to each brand will also offer attendees who are diving into the design industry the opportunity to learn from interior design professionals about how they maintain their successful careers.

At Las Vegas Market, IDS presents a seminar “Finding the Truth Through All The Chaos,” a casual fireside chat with Wendy Glaister of Wendy Glaister Interiors, Kimberly JOI McDonald of Designing JOI, Lori Miller of LGC Interior Design and Laura Muller of Four Point Design Build about how they have stayed true to themselves while navigating the design industry on Sunday, January 29 at 4:00 pm. IDS leads a group session featuring mentoring, coaching, and encouragement with Glaister, McDonald, Miller, and Muller, “Practical Tools for Success in Interior Design,” on Monday, January 30 at 2:30 pm.

At KBIS, Feb 01 at 10:30 am in the Modeneus Design Milk Talk Lounge, IDS presents a presentation given by Wendy Glaister, on “Creative Collaboration for Diversifying Your Design Business,” where she will discuss how creating collaborations with manufacturers, supplies, and fabricators will help designers to diversify their design business. This in-depth talk will also cover how aligning with kitchen & bath retailers and skilled tradespeople builds powerful relationships that can lead to creating significant revenue streams. 

Wendy Glaister, Wendy Glaister Interiors, KBIS presenter, and one of IDS’s Tour Hosts commented, “I am so happy to be returning for the second edition of IDS’ VIP Designer Experience and working alongside our fellow tour host Chris Goddard. As a member of both IDS & NKBA, I am also excited to be collaborating with both associations to deliver insightful education and in-depth tours for a really meaningful professional development experience.”

IDS KBIS Designer Tours will visit 10 exhibitors each session with (1) morning slot starting at 9:30 am on Jan 31 and (1) afternoon slot starting at 1:00 pm on Feb 01 where IDS Tour Host,  Wendy Glaister, Wendy Glaister Interiors, and Chris Goddard, Goddard Design Group will guide IDS members throughout KBIS and for brand presentations with participating exhibitors. Each tour will be limited to (20) guests per session and consist of IDS active members – Click here to Register to reserve your spot! Additional details for each tour and which brands will be featured on the tour will be announced by IDS & NKBA in January 2023.

About Interior Design Society

The Interior Design Society (IDS) is one of the country’s largest design organizations dedicated to serving the residential interior design industry. We’re a group of like-minded professionals interested in broadening their network, professional development, and continued education. IDS offers its members a place to belong within a supportive and welcoming design community through local chapters nationwide and even a Virtual Chapter! For more information, visit https://interiordesignsociety.org.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), the largest kitchen and bath show in North America. With nearly 50,000 members in all segments of the kitchen and bath design and remodeling industry, the NKBA has educated and advised the industry since it was founded in 1963. The NKBA’s mission is to inspire and support the kitchen and bath industry through community, events, learning and professional certifications. For more information, visit www.nkba.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

KBIS and NKBA are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

About Emerald

KBIS is produced by Emerald. Our talented and experienced team grows our customers’ businesses 365 days a year through connections, content, and commerce. We expand connections that drive new business opportunities, product discovery, and relationships with over 140 annual events, matchmaking, and lead-gen services. We create content to ensure that our customers are on the cutting edge of their industries and are continually developing their skills. And we power commerce through efficient year-round buying and selling. We do all this by seamlessly integrating in-person and digital platforms and channels. Emerald is immersed in the industries we serve and committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. As true partners, we create experiences that inspire, amaze, and deliver breakthrough results. For more information, please visit emeraldx.com.

About Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting thousands of furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination. Las Vegas Market’s diverse product offerings allow for cross-category commerce among these industries. The next Las Vegas Market runs January 29 – February 2, 2023, at World Market Center Las Vegas. Registration for the winter 2023 Las Vegas Market is open now at LasVegasMarket.com.

Latest Trends: Mixed metals, Zip Water, bidet toilets

Fresh off the plane from Orlando, and straight to the presses at Stanislaus Magazine, here are the newest and greatest in kitchen and bath from KBIS. It’s the largest kitchen and bath show in the country with more than 70,000 people in attendance and displays covering over 7 million square feet.

These were the standout trends and features from the tours I led for the Interior Design Society and the National Kitchen and Bath Association:

Coolest kitchen/bar area feature: Zipwater. This incredibly handy device works much like a reverse osmosis machine. It has an effective water filter and dispenses boiling water, carbonated water, cold water and room temperature water. The unit is only 18” deep and 12” wide and is designed to fit in a traditional kitchen sink cabinet. It has an option of installation separate from the kitchen sink as well, providing an elevated bar or coffee station water dispensing experience. It comes in a variety of finishes: polished nickel, brushed nickel, stainless steel, brushed gold and matte black. The company originally focused on commercial installations, now making its components a great fit for active families. (us.zipwater.com/)

Hottest finish trend: Mixed Metals. Everywhere I looked there were interesting finish combinations for metal fixtures in the home: cabinet hardware, plumbing trims and even appliances. Gone is the requirement to match every piece of metal in the home in a single metal finish color. Now there are all kinds of blends: stainless and polished nickel, matte black and brushed gold, matte white and burnished bronze. Standouts in this area were Emtek hardware (where your hallway metal can be one finish and your room’s interior may be another. You can find a great display of this at Modesto Door and Window on Carpenter Road), House of Rohl Plumbing, found at Abe’s Discount Plumbing on 9th Street, and GE Cafe Appliances, found at Direct Appliance on McHenry Avenue. Visit emtek.com/ products/cabinet-knobs; houseofrohl.com; cafeappliances.com.

Latest “must have” in primary bathrooms: bidet toilets. Once reserved for only the most luxurious bathrooms, bidet toilets are becoming more common in primary bathrooms for health and convenience reasons. I use them in nearly every ADA and aging-inplace bathroom I design. Bidet toilets mitigate the risk of urinary tract infections in women and keep people more healthy as their mobility and continence may decline with age. The most well known brands are Toto and Kohler. They have all sorts of options available, such as heated seats, fragrance, music, sani-flush cyclone technology and lighting (used as a night light most often). You can find a couple on display at Abe’s Discount Plumbing. Visit www.totousa.com or us.kohler.com.

KBIS VIP Designer Experience

Interior Design Society (IDS) announces the upcoming KBIS VIP Designer Experience taking place at the show Feb, 08-09, 2022, in Orlando. The planned two-day experience will feature a multi-event program in partnership with National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), including two guided tours to visit leading K&B manufacturers and educational segments with the official tour sponsor Cosentino for added engagement at the brand’s KBIS booth W1411.