Built-in Cabinetry Enhances Design and Functionality Throughout 2008 New American Home®
Celebrating it’s 25th year as the official show home of the International Builders’ Show,® The New American Home® has announced it will be the first show home certified under the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) new Green Building Program. The highly anticipated launch of the program will take place at the show on “Green Day,” February 14. Timberlake® Cabinetry, a leading supplier of cabinetry to the home building and remodeling markets, has been selected as the official cabinetry supplier and sponsor of the home and will host a special event and private-guided tour open to the media February 13 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The New American Home, a collaboration between The National Council of the Housing Industry (NCHI) and Buildermagazine, will be the first real-life example of what it means to build a completely green home.
Showcasing the latest products from leading manufacturers, the 6,725-square foot plantation-style home, built in the exclusive Water’s Edge section of Lake Nona, offers modern conveniences and stately designs. Each component of the home was selected and integrated into the project through a systems approach, working together in harmony to achieve maximum performance and dedicated to eco-friendly construction practices.
“The building industry, over the last several years, has increasingly placed its focus on finding new products and technologies to preserve the environment,” says Don Repshas, vice president of marketing for Timberlake. “As a brand committed to conducting business in a manner that both protects the environment and provides extremely well-crafted, attractively designed products, we are honored and proud to provide cabinetry throughout the home.”
In addition to being recognized as part of the first show home certified by NAHB’s Green Building Program, Timberlake Cabinetry has also received certification by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) Environmental Stewardship Program on their entire line of products. Timberlake created beautifully designed, environmentally friendly cabinetry for 15 rooms throughout the home, including: the primary kitchen, a family suite kitchenette, a morning kitchen, four bathrooms, a home theater, a craft room and a utility room.
The cabinetry is designed to provide both functionality and style. From the elegant design of the master bathroom to the contemporary family suite, Timberlake cabinets add a custom look that compliments the home’s modern adaptation of a plantation style. The home features some of the latest design trends and innovations from Timberlake, including comprehensive storage and accessory options and popular new finishes like Cognac and Butterscotch.
For more information about the home, or to attend Timberlake’s event at the home, please contact Ashley Mairs at 212-697-2600 ext. 1236 or amairs [at] gibbs-soell [dot] com.
About Timberlake® Cabinetry
Timberlake® Cabinetry is a division of American Woodmark Corporation, the third largest manufacturer of kitchen cabinets in the United States. Timberlake cabinets are sold directly to major homebuilders through a network of builder service centers and distributors. With more than 190 cabinet styles and a full array of coordinating moldings and accessories, Timberlake brand cabinets combine style and affordability. The Company manufactures Portfolio Select® and Portfolio®,Timberlake’s premier lines that deliver a full range of styles and upgrade options that make customizing homes easy, and Value-Built by Timberlake®, a line that offers well-crafted, affordable cabinetry. All Timberlake products have received certification by the Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA) Environmental Stewardship Program.
American Woodmark Corporation operates 14 manufacturing facilities in Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia, as well as various service centers across the country. American Woodmark shares are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol “AMWD.” To find out more about American Woodmark and Timberlake Cabinetry and view the entire collections of cabinetry styles and accessories, log ontowww.americanwoodmark.com and www.timberlake.com.
The National Association of Home Builders is a Washington-based trade association representing more than 235,000 members involved in home building, remodeling, multifamily construction, property management, subcontracting, design, housing finance, building product manufacturing and other aspects of residential and light commercial construction.
Known as “the voice of the housing industry,” NAHB is affiliated with more than 800 state and local home builders associations around the country. NAHB’s builder members will construct 80 percent of the more than 1.08 million new housing units projected for 2008. For more information, visit www.nahb.org.
About KCMA ESP
The Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association, headquartered in Reston, VA, is the principal trade association in the United States for manufacturers of kitchen cabinets, bath vanities, decorative laminate products and suppliers to the industry. The KCMA is committed to excellence in manufacturing through continued quality, advocacy and leadership.
The Environmental Stewardship Program encourages industry policies and practices that benefit the environment and society. The voluntary certification program provides a tangible way for cabinet manufacturers to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. For more information on the association, visit its Web site at www.kcma.org.
Timberlake® Cabinetry, Portfolio Select®, Portfolio® and Value-Built by Timberlake® are registered trademarks of American Woodmark Corporation.