Mark your calendars for LuxeHome’s Virtual CEU Showroom Series scheduled to take place on March 28-30. Industry experts present CEUs on the latest topics during this three-day virtual program. Participating showrooms include Graff – Art of Bath Design Center, Moen Design Center, House of Rohl Studio, Sub-Zero | Wolf | Cove, and more.
March 28 | 10AM
Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove
Redefining Kitchen Design While Improving Health And Wellness
Lisa Smith, Trade Specifier Representative, Sub-Zero Group Midwest
Whether you are taking this course in 2020 or beyond, you have lived through an unprecedented global pandemic that has changed how we approach life. What it means to work, socialize with friends and family, and even prepare a meal altered drastically within the space of a few weeks. People who barely knew how to turn on their oven started experimenting in the kitchen; others, accustomed to dining out, found themselves food prepping for weeks at a time; and many people with families, partners, or roommates found themselves once again gathering together at meal times. Included in all of its life-altering impacts, the pandemic has changed the way we live at home, including how we utilize our kitchens, home offices, and technology.
Credit: 1 Hour CE credit – AIA/HSW, IDCEC/HSW, NARI, and NKBA
Mar 28 | 11:30AM
Natural Full & Thin Veneers: Best Practices and Sustainability
Rick Schneider, Design Center Manager, Buechel Stone
This program will describe the qualities of natural building stone and best practices associated with the quarrying, fabrication and product selection processes that support historically accurate aesthetics and sustainable design. Participants will acquire insights about the natural stone industry’s advocacy for social, economic and environmental responsibility while providing this valued building material for architectural use.
Credit: 1 LU with HSW
March 28 | 1PM
Sherwin-Williams Color Studio
How Do Cultures Influence Color?
Janet Miller, Designer Account Executive, & Annie Conway, Designer Account Executive, Sherwin-Williams
Please join us for this exciting new course where we’ll explore diverse cultures and learn how color is perceived. Along the journey, we’ll identify the historical significance of color families and then compare cultural similarities and disparities among color families so that designers can make better educated choices relating to color selection, taking into consideration the inhabitants of multicultural environments.
IDCEC – .1 CEU value
AIA – 1 LU/HSW
GBCI – 1 CE hour
March 28 | 4PM
Moen Design Center
One Hour Shower: Latest in Shower Design & Technology
Nick Leverknight, Moen Design Center Lead Showroom Consultant
What began as standing under a bucket or relying on Mother Nature for a downpour has evolved into a sophisticated shower. And a challenge for bath designers. With the plethora of available valve, trim, controller and accessory options, how do you specify solutions that meet the needs, wants and budgets of clients—from a basic “spritz and shine” shower to the ultimate home spa experience?
Credit: 1-Hour Credit
March 29 | 10AM
Monogram Design Center
Universal Design – A New Approach to Kitchen Design
Courtney Burge, Lead Marketing Specialist, Monogram Appliances
In recent years, Universal Design has become more important as the definition has been broadened to wider issues of social inclusion. A more relevant and necessary way to include all citizens without ignoring people with disabilities. This course discusses the specifics of Universal Design in the kitchen and the methods to enable and empower a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation. The goal of this course is to review the concept of Universal Design, then deep dive into how kitchen appliances and layout can play a major role in promoting a healthier and suitable life at home.
Credit: .1 CEU
March 29 | 11:30AM
GRAFF – Art of Bath Design Center
Water, Wellness, and Sustainability
Céline Marcotte, Global Projects | Business Relations Manager, Graff
This course will provide an overview of three key elements that can enhance our daily lives: water, wellness, and sustainability. Starting with water as a precious and essential natural resource to its role in bringing us wellness. We will focus on the origins of wellness through today’s WELL concepts and to how to integrate wellness in design projects. Lastly, we will discuss how wellness through water can be delivered in sustainable ways.
Credit: 1 credit – IDCEC + AIA 1 LU/HSW, 0.1 credit NKBA
March 29 | 2:30PM
Understanding & Using the ISFA Quartz Standard
Leslie Olson, Commercial Sales Manager, A&D at Vicostone
This course explains the pertinent details of the ISFA standard for quartz surfacing materials, ISFA 3-01 (2013). Included are definitions, descriptions, types and applications of quartz surfacing, characteristics and performance values for quartz surfacing and the testing recommended to comply with the standard.
Credit: 1 LU/HSW credit
March 29 | 4PM
House of Rohl Studio
Bath Materials, Textures And Finishes That Evoke Our Senses
Ariela Dvorkin, House of Rohl Studio Lead Showroom Consultant
In this course, our five senses serve as our guidepost for optimal bathroom interior design. In this period of uncertainty, stress is high and humans are spending more time at home. The bathroom is well-positioned as a sanctuary of reprieve and respite. To begin our visual journey, we will present sensory design considerations in the bathroom. Our path of discovery will lead us through bath design drivers to trending materials, textures and finishes. In our culmination, we’ll demonstrate how designers can evoke the senses in several revitalizing bathroom design applications.
Credit: 1-Hour CE credit
March 30 | 9:30AM
Middleby Residential/Viking Range/La Cornue
Outdoor Kitchens: Making them Beautiful and Functional
Stacy McCarthy, CMKBD, CID Emeritus, Designer Services Manager – East with Middleby Residential
Outdoor cooking has come a long way in recent years, from simple stone or brick “grills” to luxury outdoor kitchens that allow families to entertain and cook with the comfort and convenience of the indoor kitchen. This course discusses the fundamental design and planning strategies for outdoor kitchens, environmental and construction considerations, and an overview of the outdoor kitchen products available on the market today.
Credit: .1 CEU (1 hour)
March 30 | 10:30AM
European Kitchen Fundamentals
Jennifer Kelly, Poggenpohl Director of Product and Training
This course focuses on the history of European kitchen design, European design details such as minimalism, sustainable practices, and how Universal Design is compatible with European Kitchen Design. Design professionals will come away with an understanding of how cabinet design impacts day-to-day ergonomics, health/wellbeing, and safety in the kitchen.
Credit: 1 HSW credit
March 30 | 1PM
Designing & Specifying a Shower System
Erick Rexrode, Sr. Manager, Training & Development, Waterworks
This course explores the different considerations for designing and specifying a shower enclosure. Focus areas include pressure balance vs. thermostatic systems, fittings options, surface material installation tips, enclosure options, plumbing considerations and technology influence.
Credit: 1 hour credit with AIA/ASID
March 30 | 2PM
Home & Kitchen Design with Sustainability in Mind
Nicole Ahern, Training Specialist for BSH
Discover why sustainability matters in the home, along with the various components of creating sustainable designs. Sustainability is a hot topic for consumers who are now more aware and focused on wellness and health. Navigate through different design considerations that relate to evidence based design and how they contribute to the health and wellness of the homeowner and the planet.
Explore sustainable buzzwords like “Climate Neutral vs. Carbon Neutral” and what they mean. Finally, learn what sustainable manufacturer practices may entail, along with kitchen appliances that can contribute towards a greener home.
Credit: 1 CEU – HSW designation
March 30 | 3PM
Inspiring Color in the Kitchen
Andrew Shead, Marketing Manager, True Residential
It’s impossible not to use color. Nothing is devoid of color. But how can you leave your stamp on a client’s space by using color in expected or unexpected ways? Understand the power or color and find different ways to incorporate hues in the kitchen while furthering your business by creating memorable spaces.
Credit: 1 CEU credit