Archive for June, 2011
BLANCO assists a newly married couple turn their outdated kitchen into an exotic Asian themed beauty on this episode of “House Crashers.” The popular award-winning television show on the DIY network reaches over 11 million viewers with its creative and dramatic crash remodeling style. “House Crashers” is hosted by dynamic contractor Josh Temple.
The episode entitled “Asian Modern” aired on June 27th and will air again on July 2nd and on July 25th at 5pm EST. Temple and his hard core demolition team go up against an outdated kitchen and transform it into an exciting and beautiful Asian modern masterpiece complete with new bamboo floors and unique keyhole entrance. While revealing personal building secrets-including how to curve dry wall, Temple boasts to viewers saying, “Ladies and Gentleman, I’ve taught the world something!”
The owners also get down and dirty with the team helping to build their new kitchen. The BLANCO PRECISION™ MicroEdge™ Super Single Bowl and CUBIQ™ faucet with pull-down stream spout complete the stunning new makeover that integrates beautifully with the modern, minimal Asian look.
BLANCO recently filmed with the award-winning PBS show, For Your Home — the longest running home and garden show on television. The segment, taped in Charlotte, North Carolina, will appear on-air this fall.
According to Host, Vicki Payne, “For Your Home gets thousands of phones calls, emails and letters each month asking us to consider their home for an upcoming makeover.”
Payne continues, “When we were approached by this homeowner we had lots of concerns. We knew the kitchen would be a great ‘before and after’ project but the age of the home really set us back. The home was built in 1939. It is located in a great part of town where many homeowners are bulldozing older homes to make room for new or doing massive renovations to existing properties. We decided to tackle the project because it provided us an opportunity to share with our viewers we problems and solutions that they might face when renovating an older home. My goal was to transform this out of date, dark kitchen without losing the integrity of the original home. Through each product selection I stayed true to this goal.”
“The Blanco sink that I selected was a BLANCO SUPREME™ 1-3/4 bowl,” notes Payne. “It was a traditional double bowl sink. The major deciding feature was the depth. The homeowner’s existing sink was really deep and they loved that feature.”
“I had space limitations but Blanco offered a number of deep sinks that could easily fit into our design.”
“The sink, faucet and pot filler are all commercial grade. This is a busy family and we needed something that could perform year after year”
“I selected the CULINA™ Semi-Professional faucet with the CANTATA™ pot filler in a satin nickel finish. Their style is new, fresh and added a youthful touch to this traditional kitchen design. I love to select function first, style second and never have to compromise on either one.”
Christy Emens, Marketing Communications Manager for BLANCO will appear with Vicki Payne on this home makeover segment to talk about sink and faucet trends/how-to’s.
BLANCO helps yet another family turn their average home into a beautiful dwelling on an upcoming episode of “House Crashers”, a popular television show on the DIY network that reaches over 11 million viewers . “House Crashers” is hosted by the charismatic contractor Josh Temple.
In an upcoming episode entitled “Eclectic Wood Kitchen” which airs on June 13th and again on June 24th & 25th at 5pm EST, Temple targets a young couple’s recently purchased home and transforms their outdated kitchen into a beautiful and modern one with sleek, innovative appliances and reclaimed wood adding a great deal of value and comfort to the home. The couple totally adores the stunning BLANCO MERIDIAN Semi-Professional faucet that completes their new kitchen.
Viewers are taken on a journey from the boldness of the demolition to the final stages of the finish kitchen. Step by step Temple shows with a bit of humor, how he transforms an average and outdated kitchen into a new and modern one − in just three days!
“Enjoy your kitchen, enjoy your crash,” states Temple.
If you missed seeing all the new innovations BLANCO presented at ICFF, check out this new video featuring our Tweet Up event with Modenus that attracted about 50 designers/bloggers. A tweet up is a gathering of Twitter users who want to meet in person and our event partner, Modenus is an online design community that is very popular among social media users. Want to see the products in person? BLANCO will be exhibiting June 24-26 at Dwell on Design in Los Angeles, CA. Stop by and say hello!