Kitchen Design Trends and Technology 
Join us for our 2014 kitchen webinar series and explore design trends, and emerging technologies impacting kitchen planner's profession . Watch your email throughout the year for your invitation to register, or visit this webpage for the April, June, September and November sessions.

A Designer's Challenge:
Understanding New Oven Cooking Technologies
From Performance Capabilities to Location Possibilities

2 p.m. Eastern

The recorded version of the webinar will be available 24/7 on ForResidentialPros.com. Registrants will receive a link via email. Following the webinar, registrants may download the valuable webinar workbook.

In this one-hour presentation you will learn the technical aspects of new cooking equipment that combines heat transference methods. We'll start with a detailed equipment discussion, followed by practical "how to" information about where these innovative appliances might be located in both large and small spaces, the mechanical considerations to assure a satisfied client, and what to budget. Of course, we'll address the important question: Can these new ovens replace a full-sized traditional oven or a typical microwave oven?


  1. Learn how heat transference technologies function to improve the cooking capabilities and performance efficiency of oven appliances. Determine how to evaluate the appropriateness of this equipment for a kitchen under development.
  2. Expand on ergonomic information provided by Architectural Graphic Standards to include placement considerations for new multi-functioning cooking appliances, which suggest new placement standards focused on more accessible positioning of the cooking equipment for the home chef.
  3. Examine a collection of kitchen plans with design ideas that reimagine the cooking center so that you are confident suggesting new layouts and locations for the kitchen cooking center of activity.
  4. Detail the mechanical aspects of new cooking appliances so that planners can accurately complete the mechanical plans and write the project specifications.


COST: Complimentary, thanks to our sponsor

Jenn Air

Since the introduction of the first self-ventilated cooktop in 1961 and downdraft ventilated range in 1965, Jenn-Air brand has consistently grown its reputation as a technology and design innovator. To learn more about the Jenn-Air® appliance collection, or speak with a member of the concierge team, please visit jennair.com, twitter.com/jennairusa or facebook.com/jennair.


Ellen Cheever Ellen Cheever, ASID, CMKBD, CAPS
Ellen Cheever and Associates
Wilmington, DE

With clients stretching from California to the East Coast, Cheever manages both a private residential design practice and a consulting firm that develops innovative products, designs memorable showrooms, and creates highly effective training programs for all segments of the industry.  Her private design work has been honored by the American Society of Interior Designers, the KWC Design Competition, and the National Kitchen & Bath Association Design Competition. A prolific author, Cheever first gained prominence in the industry when she wrote two textbooks considered the basis of design education: Beyond the Basics: Advanced Kitchen Design and The Basics of Bathroom Design and Beyond. Today, she continues spearheading industry educational efforts as the author of four of NKBA's Professional Resource Library volumes and as a columnist for Kitchen & Bath Design News.  

Chef Ann Nolan Chef Ann Nolan
Whirlpool Corporation
Chicago, IL

An honors graduate from Scottsdale Culinary Institute, Chef Ann Nolan has been a professional pastry chef, as well as the culinary program director for Sur La Table in Scottsdale, Arizona. Chef Ann is familiar with the luxury appliances in the American market. She has been the corporate chef for several Southwest distributors and currently leads the chef-focused product training initiatives for Whirlpool Corporation.  

Leslie Hart Leslie Hart
New York, NY

Leslie Hart, a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association Hall of Fame, is a widely recognized journalist and branding consultant specializing in the kitchen and bath industry. After a career in publishing with Kitchen & Bath Business and Meredith Publishing, she is now a principal in a New York- based marketing agency, and writes the "Consumer Insights" column for Kitchen & Bath Design News. 

Janice Costa MODERATOR
Janice Costa
Editor, Kitchen & Bath Design News

For nearly two decades, Janice Costa has been indulging her passion for design in the role of editor of Kitchen & Bath Design News. She has edited numerous books for the National Kitchen & Bath Association and served on the NKBA Hall of Fame committee, as well as on product and design trend panels, both here and abroad. She has authored two books in the kitchen and bath field, "Everything and the Kitchen Sink: Remodel Your Kitchen Without Losing Your Mind," with former KBDN writer Daina Manning, and "Grand Master Baths."

She has shared industry and trend insights with major consumer media, including USA Today, The New York Times, HGTV.com, U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, CNN and various morning shows across the country. She has hosted more than half a dozen Satellite Media Tours, speaking about kitchen and bath design and product trends to millions of TV viewers from coast to coast.
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