NYKB on NY1 News

Perry Hiiman
February 14, 2008
NYKB on NY1 News

When New York City’s favorite local news outlet, NY1 News, wanted to do a piece on today’s trends in kitchen and bathroom remodeling they called NYKB – and we opened our showrooms for a double feature in today’s latest looks.  The stories aired on Feb. 12th & 13th and can visitors can go to NY1’s website or an NYKB showroom to view more video.

Reporter Shazia Khan interviewed a host of NYKB designers for the story. More on kitchens: “Back then you used to just use island for prep area, these days you are actually putting appliances in your island. You can put a cook top, you can put an oven, a wine cooler,” says Mairav Gargano of New York Kitchen and Bath.

Hood design has also reached new heights over the past few years. You now have the option to downsize or even hide your hood.

“For clients who want an integrated hood, this is a great feature,” says New York Kitchen and Bath interior designer Ali Swidler, demonstrating a hood that slides out from a glass panel. “It covers the cooking surface and you can’t really see it. It’s hidden in the cabinet.”

This is from NY1’s bathroom segment: “The new trend in the toilet bowls is the tank being hidden in the wall – it’s like the tankless look,” says New York Kitchen and Bath interior designer Steve Babus. “So that the toilet looks more like a furniture piece and it’s really trendy in these open floor plans of bathrooms. The concept here is that the button for the flusher is mounted basically on a tile, but in this case you know we are showing the internal view of it and you would just see the bowl itself separate, so it’s like a free-standing piece.”

Special thanks to NY1’s Shazia Khan, whose professionalism and kindness put the whole showroom at ease.

The goal of renovation and remodeling is to ensure satisfaction upon completion of your project. Construction can be very frustrating, and without a professional contractor, things can go wrong.

About Author

Perry Hiiman

Perry Hiiman was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. He planted his roots in Manhattan, New York in 1992. A few years later, Perry met his wife and had three lovely daughters. Perry has always been excited about home improvement and design. He has been in the service industry for over 25 years. Perry and his partner founded New York Kitchen and Bath in 2001. They pioneered the One Stop Shop concept of home improvement and design firms. In addition, Perry is a New York State licensed contractor, OSHA certified, and a New York State licensed mold assessor. He specializes in custom design and is genuinely passionate about what he does—bringing people’s dream projects to life.

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