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Highlights from the 2019 Influencers Bus Tour of Kitchen & Bath Showrooms My Home Improvement debuted its 2019 Influencers Bus Tour of Kitchen & Bath Showrooms. Our influencers consisted of seventeen interior designers, kitchen and bath designers, realtors, home décor and lifestyle bloggers, and industry pros who received an exclusive look at the hottest products and trends for the home at some of the top showrooms. Tour partners included Traditions in Tile and Stone, Southern Design & Remodeling, Kohler Signature Store of Alpharetta by Plumbing Distributors, Inc., CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio, Howard Payne Company/Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove, Walker Zanger, and Top Shop Stone/Caesarstone®. In keeping with its unique specialty, each showroom serves as the perfect resource for homeowners and design experts. Because of this, influencers were quickly able to find out what trends and styles work best for consumers.

The Kitchen Do you think your kitchen needs: a simple cosmetic makeover a complete renovation a partial renovation (such as reworking the prep area or adding an island) Do you have a sketch or vision board of your ideas for the kitchen? yes no Photography by (group) Karen Calver Photography; (McCarthy) Erik Scherb.

Photo courtesy of Walker Zanger, photography by Stuart Watson.

2020 KITCHEN & BATH PLANNER

What do you like about your kitchen?

AT KOHLER PARTICIPANTS AND ORGANIZERS OF THE 2019 INFLUENCERS BUS TOUR OF KITCHEN & BATH SHOWROOMS AT HOWARD PAYNE COMPANY

What do you dislike about your kitchen?

Will you do any of the installation yes no work? If so, how much? Would you like the floor plan to have: more efficient storage more efficient space planning convenient movement between the kitchen, dining room and work centers more family gathering space

“Always think luxury, especially for the master bathroom. You want to incorporate features that give you that 'spa' feeling. It can be as simple as selecting bold hardware for your cabinetry.” –Barbara Elliott, interior designer BARBARA ELLIOTT AT SOUTHERN DESIGN & REMODELING AT SOUTHERN DESIGN & REMODELING

“Keep convenience in mind when planning your kitchen layout. Center your organization around the stove and sink, which are the main focal points when cooking. The layout is not functional if your spatula is across the room.” –Megan McCarthy, healthy lifestyle chef

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