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Interactive Kitchen Planner from Kohler

With Kohler’s new Interactive Kitchen Planner, you can be your own designer. It all starts with you choosing your style, whether it be contemporary, eclectic, traditional, transitional, or designer-inspired — and from there you get to choose your sink,faucet, countertops, and more. It’s fun and easy to begin creating your dream kitchen.

5 small kitchens

These 5 small kitchens prove that you can have both beauty and functionality in a small space.

Featured Manufacturer: Delta Faucet

With the sleek elegance of modern design and a choice of four finishes, the ‪Trinsic‬ bath collection from Delta Faucet creates looks from classic modern to modern rustic. Would you “like” a Trinsic faucet in your bathroom?

Browse the full bath collection here:


If you’d like to speak with a professional about incorporating the Trinsic collection into your bathroom plumbing fixtures, click on the “Make an Appointment” below to schedule an appointment with one our consultants.

Freshome: 10 Things Not to Do When Remodeling your Home

Take a look at this great article from on 10 things to avoid when tackling a home remodeling project. Notice #10 especially! We’d like to add a last point to the list as well: don’t forget to schedule your appointment with The Bath & Kitchen Showplace. We have professional consultants at our 22 locations throughout Texas to help guide you through the process of selecting your dream bath and kitchen plumbing fixtures, and much, much more.

See the list below:


Now that we are well into July – and into summer! – we’d like to take a look back and see which of our posts were the most popular last month! Check out what our readers were searching for and enjoying on our website…

Designer faucets for bath and kitchen

Today we are highlighting our manufacturer Mico Designs.

Their motto is: “The difference between a water faucet and a designer faucet is the difference between adequate and exquisite.”

Take a look at some of their exquisite designs below:

Love this makeover! Office transformed into bathroom

Chop up a narrow space to make it feel bigger? It sounds counterintuitive, but that’s just what made this new North Salem, New York, master bath seem more spacious. When Katherine Daniels and Josh Leicht bought their 1860s farmhouse, the first-floor powder room and second-floor full bath sufficed for the married couple. Then two sons came along, followed by a live-in babysitter, and their home went from cozy to cramped. So they turned a seldom-used office adjacent to the master bedroom into a bath with country views.

The new tub alcove was bumped out onto an existing wooden deck; it sits on a raised platform that conceals plumbing and wiring and protects them from the elements.

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These days it’s hard to find good old fashioned customer service. Meeting a salesperson who actually cares about you and your dreams for your home can seem next to impossible. At The Bath & Kitchen Showplace, we understand this. That’s why we have consultants at every one of our 22 Texas locations that are not only specialists in the plumbing and fixture products that we carry but who are truly caring individuals.

But don’t just take our word for it. Here is an actual testimonial from one of our customers:

“I know why everyone works with you, Brenda [consultant at our College Station location] – you’re so helpful and fabulous. Thank you for being so wonderful to work with. It’s very hard to find folks that do their profession as well as you do. I would NEVER order plumbing anywhere else ever because of the service you give.” – Diane Holt

If you’re remodeling your kitchen or bathroom and need help choosing fixtures (or more!), we would love the opportunity to blow you away.

Wondering what products we carry?

The Bath & Kitchen Showplace represents some of the finest, most trusted manufacturers in the kitchen and bathroom fixture design industry. Here is a list of the products we carry, with links to all our manufacturers. Have fun exploring!

2013 NKBA Design Competition Winners

The National Kitchen & Bath Association Announces 2013 Design Competition Winners

The Best Kitchen and Best Bath Designers for 2013 excel in use of glass

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (April 19, 2013) — Glass in all its glory—hand-cut, hand-blown and LED-lit — was creatively used by the winning designers in both the Best Kitchen and the Best Bath in the 2013 Design Competition sponsored by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). The category winners in this annual contest were revealed on April 18th at an exclusive Design Competition Awards event at the Republic in New Orleans, during the 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).

Wendy Johnson, CKD, CBD, of Designs for Living in Manchester, Vt., took the Best Kitchen Award for her grand-scale room with a curved LED-lit glass bar overlooking art glass on panels in the cooking and entertaining centers, and an expansive golf course view.

Shea Pumarejo of Younique Designs in Helotes, Texas, earned the Best Bath Award for her Baroque style room featuring a hand-cut glass wall, and red hand-blown glass faucet and sink.

The two honorees were part of the winners’ circle that encompasses six categories—small, medium and large kitchens, small and large bathrooms, and powder rooms. In addition, the NKBA Design Competition recognizes Specialty Awards for Before and After Kitchens and Baths, Budget-Friendly Kitchens and Baths, Green Design and Universal Design.

“We take great pride in announcing to the public the topnotch kitchen and bath designers that our industry has to offer,” said 2013 NKBA President John K. Morgan. “Hundreds of entries are received every year, and our designer members continue to impress. The competition this year boasted of innovative concepts, creative expressions and cutting-edge designs.”

This year’s 400+ entries from across the U.S. and Canada were judged by a panel of eight certified industry experts. Each was either a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD) or both a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) and a Certified Bath Designer (CBD). The entries were scored on safety and ergonomics, elements and principles of design, design planning, creativity and presentation.

In addition, approximately 16,000 consumers voted for the People’s Pick Kitchen and Bath on

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the National Kitchen & Bath Association has conducted a design contest since 1965 when the winners were Danish Modern and Spanish-style projects, and a kitchen with lavender blue cabinets accented by wallpapered soffit and ceiling.

Supporting this year’s Design Competition are Platinum Sponsors Jenn-Air, Waypoint Living Spaces and DuPont Surfaces; Gold Sponsors Delta Faucet and Hafele; and Silver Sponsors 20-20 Technologies, Miele, SieMatic, The Home Depot, KWC America and

The winners of the 2013 NKBA Design Competition are:

Best Kitchen
Wendy F. Johnson, CKD, CBD
Designs for Living
Manchester Village, Vt.

Best Bath
Shea Pumarejo
Younique Designs
Helotes, Texas

Before & After Kitchen
Richard Ourso, CKD, CAPS
Ourso Designs
Baton Rouge, La.

Before & After Bath
Brigitte Fabi, CMKBD
Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio
Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Budget-Friendly Kitchen
Cheryl Kees Clendenon
In Detail Interiors
Pensacola, Fla.

Budget-Friendly Bath
Elizabeth Schulz, AKBD
ABK Today
Lancaster, Pa.

Green Design
Anastasia Rentzos, CKD, CBD
Andros Kitchen & Bath Designs
Mississauga, Ontario

Universal Design
Sandra Tierney, CMKBD, CID
Cabinets by Design
Escondido, Calif.

Clay Lyon Honorary Award
Angela Victoria Rasmussen
House 2 Home Design & Build
San Jose, Calif.

Small Kitchen
First Place: Elina Katsioula-Beall, CKD; Dewitt Designer Kitchens; Pasadena, Calif.
Second Place: Mark T. White, CKD, CBD; Kitchen Encounters; Annapolis, Md.
Third Place: Jonas Carnemark, CKD; Carnemark; Bethesda, Md.

Medium Kitchen
First Place: Karen Swanson; New England Design Works; Manchester, Mass.
Second Place: Cheryl Kees Clendenon; In Detail Interiors; Pensacola, Fla.
Third Place: Rhonda Knoche, CMKBD; Rhonda Knoche Design; Portland, Ore.

Large Kitchen
First Place: Wendy F. Johnson, CKD, CBD; Designs for Living; Manchester Village, Vt.
Second Place: Bryan Reiss, CMKBD; Distinctive Design; Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Third Place: Brigitte C. Fabi, CMKBD; Drury Design Kitchen & Bath Studio; Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Powder Room
First Place: Elina Katsioula-Beall, CKD; Dewitt Designer Kitchens; Pasadena, Calif.
Second Place: Lori W. Carroll, NCIDQ\ASID; Lori Carroll & Associates; Tucson, Ariz.
Third Place: Lori W. Carroll, NCIDQ\ASID; Lori Carroll & Associates; Tucson, Ariz.

Small Bath
First Place: Leslie Lamarre, CKD, CID, CGBP; TRG Architects; Burlingame, Calif.
Second Place: Jon Crabtree; Inspired Spaces; Minneapolis, Minn.
Third Place: Terence Tung, CKD; Kitchen Craft Cabinetry; Newcastle Wash.

Large Bath
First Place: Shea Pumarejo; Younique Designs; Helotes, Texas
Second Place: Lori W. Carroll, NCIDQ\ASID; Lori Carroll & Associates; Tucson, Ariz.

People’s Pick Kitchen
Bryan Reiss, CMKBD; Distinctive Design; Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

People’s Pick Bath
Leslie Lamarre, CKD, CID, CGBP; TRG Architects; Burlingame, Calif.

To view all the design competition winners, visit the NKBA on Pinterest.
About the National Kitchen & Bath Association

Now celebrating its 50th Anniversary, The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is a not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS®). With nearly 60,000 members, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. For more information, visit the NKBA Press Room or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

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

2013 Best Kitchen by Wendy F. Johnson, CKD, CBD

2013 Best Bath by Shea Pumarejo



Fresh colors to brighten your kitchen from House Beautiful!

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No other material offers the character and craftsmanship of KOHLER® Enameled Cast Iron. Each piece embodies Kohler’s commitment to crafting the finest sinks and baths for over 100 years. Built to last for generations, Kohler Enameled Cast Iron makes an enduring statement of beauty in your home with strength, style and soul.

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Black Friday

No, it’s not what you think.

It’s not the day after Thanksgiving.

But we do want to draw your attention to this fabulous black sink by Kohler. It does come in other colors, but see what a different look it gives to this kitchen!

Says Kohler: “Light wood cabinets, industrial lighting and a spacious cast iron sink in Black Black give this hardworking kitchen a touch of rustic charm.”

See the Riverby sink here:


Today is the official day of love. At The Bath & Kitchen Showplace, we love bathrooms and kitchens. They are our passion, and it shows!

Here are a few tips on how to bring the warmth and glow from Valentine’s Day into your kitchen all year.

1. Remember, white, red and pink are standard, but may seem too young if you go overboard. It doesn’t take a lot to transform your space into something dreamy yet sophisticated. Keep it simple.

2. Consider adding maple cabinets. Maple is a warm, romantic wood that invites guests to gather.

3. Paint your walls red. Look at the beautiful kitchen below for inspiration. The red adds a pop of color without being overwhelming.

4. Paint your cabinets white. Clean, crisp, and modern.

5. Add vintage appliances or accessories. A red KitchenAid mixer is one very Valentines accessory that never goes out of style.

6. Place photos of loved ones around your kitchen. These images and memories are precious and will be ideal to share with your guests as you welcome them into your kitchen.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Clean and Green Bathroom Tips from Martha Stewart

These easy and DIY ideas will help you keep your bathroom comfortable and dirt-free without harming Mother Nature:


The Bath & Kitchen Showplace
Bath & Kitchen Showplace offers everything you need for your bathroom and kitchen remodeling projects. We offer more than 50 years of experience to help our customers in the Austin, Dallas and Arlington areas find the best plumbing and fixture products for every budget. Please browse our site and let us know how we can help you.