UNIVERSAL DESIGN What It Is and Why I Became Certified

Living through a global pandemic, all of us are spending significantly more time in our homes. We are getting intimately familiar with every single nook and cranny, and are beginning to truly understand the true value of home, especially a well-designed one. In fact, the design of your home is a key factor in making it not only warm and comforting but safe, too—both during and after COVID-19. And let’s face it.... the world is shifting with the average life expectancy continuing to increase and families sharing the responsibilities of home life with many homes becoming multi-generational. Studies done by AARP recognizes that people prefer to stay in their homes as they age opposed to going i

President's Column

I hope this month’s column finds you well. If you, like myself, are wondering where do we go from here, an optimistic view of life would be thankful for time to reflect on what’s important, thankful for having unjust societal issues brought to the forefront for change, and thankful that our industry becomes even more relevant as home is now also school, office, and oasis. I think we trudge forward, continuing to educate ourselves on product offerings, lifestyle changes, and pursue our relevance in the marketplace. I am grateful to be a part of an industry and an organization with the ability to positively impact how people live. I am sorry to miss seeing you at the Summer Social this month.

FISHER & PAYKEL HOSTS CHAPTER MEETING & COOKING DEMO

The June 25 Manhattan Chapter Meeting saw a Zoom gathering of members who enjoyed "California Cooking with Chef Jenny Messing" at the Fisher & Paykel HQ kitchen and showroom in Costa Mesa, Calif. Chef Jenny demonstrated how to make salmon tacos on the Pro Series 36" Cooktop and Double Wall Oven. The afternoon concluded with a virtual tour of the showroom.

INTRODUCING THE GALLEY KITCHEN WORKSTATION FROM HASTINGS

The Galley kitchen sink from Hastings represents a culinary workstation where one can prepare, serve, entertain and clean in one central and convenient place. The kitchen workstation is even more functional and ergonomic with a cooktop next to it. Each Galley sink is thoughtfully designed, engineered, and hand-crafted in the USA. For more information, visit here or 800-351-0038; info@hastingstilebath.com.

RENOVATION ANGEL OFFERS NEW PROGRAM TO SAVE KITCHENS AND REMODELING EXPENSES

Renovation Angel, the nation’s premier luxury kitchen recycler, announces a Recycle & Rebate Program. Nearly 100,000 luxury kitchens are discarded in landfills each year. By recycling kitchens, appliances and interiors, Renovation Angel has diverted more than 40 million pounds from landfills since its inception in 2005. Now homeowners who donate their qualified kitchens can receive a discount on new Miele appliances, on top of already significant tax and removal savings, from a participating Miele Dealer. Renovation Angel will provide a complimentary “Net Value Estimate.” Then free, professional and insured white-glove removal/pack/transport is completed in one day. View the complete Press R

HAFELE GOES STRAIGHT DOWN THE LINE WITH LOOX5

Häfele recently unveiled its all-new Loox5 LED lighting system featuring: NEW, narrower LED strip lights with increased lighting quality. NEW profiles for recess and surface mounting applications in a variety of designs and finishes. NEW options for light control including a wireless wall switch, remote control and Häfele’s Connect Mesh App. And much more. See the new catalog here.

NYC DACOR SHOWROOM OPEN FOR APPOINTMENTS

Keeping our staff and you safe is our priority. Dacor is following all protocols based on the mandates issued by the CDC, state, and local authorities. With that in mind, we are now open for in-person and virtual consultations. Schedule an appointment, and we’ll answer your questions either face to face or from the comfort and safety of your own home! Call 646-756-4629 or visit www.dacor.com.

SUB-ZERO WOLF COVE EXPANDED SHOWROOM OFFERINGS

In an effort to continue to meet customer needs and exceed expectations, the Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showroom Manhattan is now offering private, in-person appointments for you and your clients, in addition to virtual assistance. To request an appointment please visit our website. We will follow all locally mandated procedures to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe. We are unable to accept walk-in appointments at this time. If you have questions regarding product specifications or use and care, please email manhattan.showroom@subzero.com. Do not hesitate to reach out via the above channels with any questions you have. We look forward to the opportunity to continue serving our c

VMAX ALL-IN-ONE CONTROLLER

The VMax All-in-One Controller from Vitrea is the perfect solution for adding a smart home system. The VMax Controller’s technology allows for seamless control of up to 16 electric fixtures including lights, blinds & shutters, dual poles, HVAC and more, eliminating the need for costly multiple controllers and extra room on the electric board. This complete system includes software that enables it to be managed from an iOS or Android app and the ability to create a variety of scenarios that can be scheduled by using the built-in astronomic clock and timer. INTEGRATION—VMax seamlessly integrates with leading third-party controllers including RTI, Crestron, Somfy and more so that you can contro

HASTINGS SHOWROOM REOPENS

he Hastings NYC showroom is now open, by appointment only. To make an appointment, please go here. There will be no staff in the showroom unless an appointment has been made. Once you submit your request we will call to verify and make an appointment. Hours will be limited

FULL-SIZE REFRIGERATORS FROM MONOGRAM

Monogram full-size refrigerators are expertly engineered down to the finest detail. From precision machined door bins to showcase LED lighting, our premium refrigerators go beyond superior food freshness with innovative features.

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