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Top 10 K&B Design Trends for 2018

With 2017 coming to a fast close, we’re here to help you ring in the new year with our top 10 kitchen and bath trends for 2018! You didn’t think we’d let you be out of style, did you?

1.    Quartz:     

Granite has been a been a top seller for quite some time but quartz just took a hold of first place. As much as we love natural stone, quartz is a surface we love just as much! Quartz countertops are popular because not only do they come in an array of colors and styles that can resemble natural stone, but they’re also well-loved because of their durability and carefree maintenance. Sounds like a winner in our book!


 2.    Brass & Gold Toned Hardware:

Brass has been making its way into the trends for quite some time and the world has finally fallen head over heels for it! You can’t go far without seeing its marks anywhere and we are not complaining. This trendy metal finish can be used in quite a lot of features. From faucets to lighting, to rivets and even appliances this trend is sure to bring the look of luxury into your space!


 3.    Stone Sinks:

Ok, we aren’t going back to the primal times but, if they had these beauties of a stone sink, we might consider it. These hand-carved babies are crazy high on the trend list and that’s why we cannot go into 2018 without them! They come in a variety of styles so you don’t have to sacrifice not having a deep sink! A stone apron sink will easily be your new favorite feature in your kitchen.


4.    Bold Lighting:

Lights have come a long way and nowadays the bolder the better! There are MANY different choices you can go for. From pendant lights, to track lights, chandeliers to sconces, the choices are rather endless. If your space features a lot of lines, soften things up with orb lights. Just because your space is traditional doesn’t mean you have to go with boring light choices. It’s time to mix things up this 2018 and add something bright and bold to your space.


5.    Pop of Color:

Pantone recently released that violet is the color of the year for 2018, but that shouldn’t dismiss navy and sage being in the mix. While white and neutral kitchens have been a favorite for quite some time, people are getting bored and adding color where desired.


 6.    Two-Toned Cabinets:

This trend caught us by surprise but we are loving it! Who would have thought to purposefully use two different finishes on cabinetry? This look is on the rise and if you are remodeling, be the trendsetter in your neighborhood and go two-toned! It’s the perfect opportunity to play into that Pop of Color!


7.    Bleached Wood Cabinets:

If going two-toned is too bold for you, try the bleached cabinet trend. You still get the look of a bright, clean kitchen without having to go full on white. The appeal is neutral color, dimension, and texture.


8.    Bold Tile:

Goodbye, boring subway tile. Hello, texture and vibrant patterns and colors! When you are designing a room, start from the floor and go up. Choosing a bold tile floor or backsplash adds great contrast and breaks things up in a neutral space.



9.    Black Stainless Appliances:

Stainless steel is very popular finish in the appliance world but LG, Whirlpool & Frigidaire have released a new contender — black stainless steel!! These gorgeously finished appliances will definitely add a bold touch of luxury to your home!


10.    Smart Appliances:

A lot of automation has entered into our homes, from the rise of Google Home, Alexa, and Nest, we knew it wouldn’t be long until we saw these features in our kitchen appliances! And that’s why 2018 will be the start of the Smart Home Era. From Wi-Fi-connected dishwashers and ovens that start from the power of your voice or app, the future is defiantly here! 

So, let’s say goodbye to the old style of 2017 and hello to the new, bright, bold future of 2018!

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Cutting Edge Countertops Expansion

Cutting Edge Expansion


Cutting Edge Countertops, an Ohio-based countertop fabrication company, has announced an expansion plan that is designed to provide additional capacity required for its anticipated business growth over the coming years.

The new 71,400-sq.-ft. Varco Pruden pre-engineered metal building addition will increase Cutting Edge’s existing 24,000-sq.-ft. Perrysburg facility to more than 95,000 square feet, quadrupling the company’s operation space. In addition to expanding production, this new construction will also increase the company’s workforce by approximately 20 percent, to more than 200 employees.

Cutting Edge is investing nearly $4 million into machinery and equipment to outfit its newly constructed facility, including two CMS North America custom Brembana cutting lines featuring semi-automatic shuttle tables, a 16-in. cutting blade and a 5-axis waterjet head. The space will also house five 4-axis CNC router machines, material handling systems from Bohl Engineered Handling Systems and high capacity water filtration systems from Water Treatment Solutions.

“This is an exciting time for our company,” said Brad Burns, Cutting Edge Countertops founding partner and head of sales and marketing. “We’ve experienced rapid growth in the last few years, and this expansion is a necessary part of our long-term strategy for ensuring that our business can continue to prosper and create high quality countertops for years to come.”

Rudolph Libbe Inc. is the design and build contractor and is performing the concrete, masonry, carpentry and site work. The expansion will add a two-story office and manufacturing, warehousing, shipping and receiving areas. This will allow Cutting Edge to support growth in their existing locations across the states of Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, as well as new markets in the future. The project is scheduled for completion in Spring 2018.

“Having this project literally in our backyard is so rewarding,” Burns added. “Every day our employees can see the progress and are motivated by what the future holds for us. We’re also looking forward to having the opportunity to add new team members in the coming months.”

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Merger Creates One of the Largest Countertop Manufacturers in the Country

Cutting Edge Countertops Merger


Cutting Edge Countertops, Inc. of Perrysburg, Ohio and Surface enCounters, LLC. of Macomb, MI have merged and become one company under the name of Cutting Edge Countertops, Inc.  Cutting Edge Countertops, Inc., an MIA Accredited Stone Fabricator, will offer both residential and commercial customers an array of countertop options, including: natural stone, quartz, solid surface, compact surfaces, and laminate product offerings. The countertop manufacturer will now employ over 150 people in the Greater Toledo, Detroit, and Indianapolis areas. Customers will experience expanded showroom options, including: Indianapolis and Noblesville, IN, Macomb and Wixom, MI, and Perrysburg, OH. Cutting Edge Countertops, Inc. was founded in 2006 by partners Brad Burns, Brian Burns, and Jeff Erickson. Chuck Russo, Founder of Surface enCounters, LLC. will join the original three as an equal partner, bringing his many years of knowledge and experience in the countertop industry, automation, and production. The merger will go into effect on May 1, 2016.

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Perrysburg Committee Pushes for Firm’s Abatement

Cutting Edge Countertops


Perrysburg City Council’s finance and economic development committee recommended the full council approve a 100 percent property tax abatement for Cutting Edge Countertops, should the company decide to expand its current operation.

The countertop manufacturing company, located at 1300 Flagship Dr., is seeking a 15-year abatement, which is the maximum allowed by Ohio law.

In total, the company would invest $5.65 million in property and equipment, and expects to add 40 full-time employees with a combined payroll of $1.65 million by 2019, according to the company’s application for the tax abatement.

The company now has about 90 full-time employees in Perrysburg and has operated within the city since 2006. If the company expands its business elsewhere, 30 Perrysburg employees are expected to be displaced, the application states.

The abatement would save the company about $17,650 in property taxes per year over the 15-year abatement. Perrysburg requires any company that receives an abatement make school districts whole, so neither Perrysburg Schools nor Penta Career Center will lose out on property tax revenue.

The committee also recommended the full council sever a tax abatement agreement with the Cousino Group, which owns the parcel CEC intends to purchase for its expansion.

Glenn Grisdale, the city’s economic development consultant, said the Cousino Group plan had several moving parts that needed to fall into place for the company’s intended expansion.

The company received a 10-year, 75 percent property tax abatement in October.

The CEC abatement will be before council during its next meeting on July 11. If the plan goes forward, the company plans to start its expansion in August.

*This article was originally written by Zack Lemon and published in the Toledo Blade. Click here to view the original article.

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