NKBA Launches 30 Under 30 Program

by Karl Harte, Vice President of Sales  |  
June 29th, 2014

In my last blog, I talked about  the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)  2015  Design30under30Logo 267x178 NKBA Launches 30 Under 30 Program  © 2009 Habersham HomeCompetition. The association has launched another program for 2015 and I wanted to share that one  with you too .  It’s the NKBA “30 Under 30 program”, which is currently seeking qualified candidates for the upcoming Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS®), to be held January 20 – 22, 2015, in Las Vegas.

As the NKBA press release explains:

This is a great opportunity for industry professionals to nominate an accomplished young individual who is passionate in his or her profession and forward-thinking about the kitchen and bath industry. Additionally, the program also accepts self-nominations. The online nomination form can now be found at NKBA.org/30, and all applications are due August 4, 12 Noon, Eastern Time.

The goal of the 30 Under 30 Program is to acknowledge outstanding young professionals, while helping these individuals to immerse and apply themselves to new opportunities for growth and development in support of the industry. Past 30 Under 30 award recipients have gained immense recognition from the media, the industry, and customers alike.

At KBIS 2015, the newly inducted 30 Under 30 group will conduct valuable research on key industry-relevant topics. On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, the group will present their findings at Center Stage, share the results of their explorations on the KBIS show floor, and answer questions from the audience.

For detailed information on the program, visit NKBA.org/30.

National Kitchen and Bath Association Launches 2015 Design Competition

by Karl Harte, Vice President of Sales  |  
June 17th, 2014

nkbalogo 267x97 National Kitchen and Bath Association Launches 2015 Design Competition © 2009 Habersham HomeThe National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently announced that it is now accepting member submissions for the 2015 Design Competition.  So if you’re a NKBA  member, this is the ideal chance to submit your projects for consideration!

If you have a project that was installed between September 1, 2013 – August 1, 2014, members are eligible to enter it in one of six award categories , including Small Kitchen, Medium Kitchen, and Large Kitchen; Powder Room, Small Bathroom, and Large Bathroom. Your entry can also be  considered for a number of specialty awards, including Best Before & After, Budget-Friendly, and Green and Universal Design.

As outlined in the organization’s press release, all category winners will be automatically considered for Best Kitchen & Bath, as well as the People’s Pick Kitchen and Bath Awards. Applicants primarily from the Builder/Remodeler segment will automatically be considered for the Builder/Remodeler Award, in honor of Clay Lyon, CR, 2012 NKBA Secretary.

All 2015 NKBA Design Competition winners will receive national industry recognition, over $50,000 in cash prizes, numerous category and specialty awards, and will also be featured in NKBA Magazine, on NKBA.org and in the NKBA Booth at KBIS 2015 in Las Vegas next January.

All entries are due no later than August 1, 2014.  Visit  NKBA.org/competition for complete details.  So enter today.  And good luck!

Custom Fitted Furniture. Custom-Tailored To Your Lifestyle.

by Karl Harte, Vice President of Sales  |  
May 28th, 2014

Habersham Custom Fitted Fireplace WallFireplace wall, master bath, dressing room, kitchen, home office, wine cellar, library….Here at Habersham we can create custom  fitted furniture for virtually any room, design style or lifestyle need.

In fact, virtually all of our  handcrafted furniture designs can be custom-tailored to meet your size, space and style preferences.

And when it comes to finishes, your choices are limitless.  You can select from our own family of finishes, including our new Parisian Luxe style, shown here.  Meticulously applied through a multi-step, “paint-on-paint” process, Parisian Luxe offers rich, aged looks  – available in  a number of  distinct tones.  In addition, you can also choose from the vast palettes of Benjamin Moore® and Sherwin-Williams® to find the perfect match for any room or design style.

So contact us today so we can help you design and create a home environment that perfectly reflects your own sense of style.

Defining Timeless Design

by Karl Harte, Vice President of Sales  |  
April 29th, 2014

Habersham Dressing Room DesignsThe recent Spring 2014 High Point Market gave us the chance to meet with current and prospective clients from all over North America, as well as overseas.  The common theme that permeated each of these client meetings was a sense of excitement for classic and traditional styles, along with the realization that Habersham’s furniture and custom capabilities fit the timeless design needs for their projects better than any other manufacturer in the marketplace today.  But what defines a classic style and what makes something truly timeless?

Of course, the simple answer is that timeless design is not affected by the whims of the marketplace or the ever-changing, always evolving design trends and style directions.  There are other elements at play here, too.  Maybe it’s the traditional look, scale or construction of a piece of furniture. Or, perhaps it is a fresh interpretation of classic or traditional design elements.  Whatever the case,  it seems that truly timeless styles embody unique, quality design elements that blend seamlessly into a range of environments.

When it comes to Habersham, a client might choose one of our hand-styled finishes to fit the classical taste of a given project, while another would see a beautifully fitted room as a way to transition from their busy day to the refuge that was envisioned by their designer. Ultimately, every room of the home, and every part of a project, can have the custom, one-of-a-kind features that make a design timeless.