20 10 / 2014

Time is running out for the exclusive contest here at Federal Brace! During the month of October, Kitchen and Bath Month with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), you can post a picture of your dream kitchen to our Facebook page for a chance to win a #FREE pair of our new innovative product - the Corbel Converter℠. Join us at www.federalbrace.com to get some ideas, or get to #pinteresting right away!

06 10 / 2014

Federal Brace Fashion Week

LBT - Federal Brace’s Brunswick

You know what’s now? An LBD. You know what’s the future? An LBT. Little Black T-shirt. Black is sooo slimming. That gossipy aunt you haven’t seen for a couple months? Show up to the family reunion in an LBT and a moto jacket and, next thing you know, she’ll be telling Uncle Greg that “Little Susie lost 5 pounds.” We’ll let it be our little secret that you actually gained five from stress-eating over Pretty Little Liars. And LBT’s aren’t only for people hiding their imagined muffin tops. No, no. The other day I saw Kate Moss in US wearing an LBT. “Stars… they’re JUST LIKE US!”

The LBT of the Federal Brace world? The Brunswick. An oldie, but goody. The streamlined silhouette doesn’t draw much attention to itself, but instead provides the perfect amount of support and style to let your countertops shine for the ingenious design element they really are - much like your curves, or lack thereof, under that LBT.

Join us at www.federalbrace.com for more info on all of our brackets, kitchen and bath trends, and so much more. We update our Pinterest daily with new trends and love some input from our customers and followers. You can also call toll-free at 877-353-8899 or email promo@federalbrace.com to contact our awesome team.

03 10 / 2014

Federal Brace Fashion Week

Infinity Scarves - Federal Brace’s Lighted Bracket Line

Infinity scarves became pretty big around 2012, and they’ve only become increasingly popular since then. Infinities are a little bit better than regular scarves - in that I’m pretty sure there is no way you can turn it into a noose after a Calculus test gone wrong. Some are patterned, some are solid, but regardless of what style of infinity you’ve got, it probably ups your outfit game significantly.


The Federal Brace’s Lighted Bracket Line does much the same thing. While we could keep our brackets standard, we like to be ahead of the game in design. The lighted metal brackets and artisan glass add some extra oomph! to any shelf, countertop overhang, or vanity.

Join us at www.federalbrace.com for more info on all of our brackets, kitchen and bath trends, and so much more. We update our Pinterest daily with new trends and love some input from our customers and followers. You can also call toll-free at 877-353-8899 or email promo@federalbrace.com to contact our awesome team.

02 10 / 2014

Federal Brace Fashion Week

Tom Ford Cat Eye Sunglasses - Federal Brace’s Corbel Converter

“Numbers don’t lie check the scoreboard. Tom Ford. Tom Ford.” - wisdom from Jay-Z

So, here’s the deal - sunglasses are year round. Like all year. You may have a love-hate relationship, like that one time that they jumped off your face and into the ocean, but you still need them and you look so cool rocking them while blaring ratchet music with the hood back. (I think I just made a new country-rap-pop song.) A pair of sunglasses can make, but never break, your wardrobe. But we’re not talking cheap sunglasses, nuh-huh. We’re talking Tom Fords, Ray-bans, Maui Jims. A pair of nice sunglasses can take you from looking like a hobo to rocking sweats, looking like a hip-hop artist. It can take you from a bad hair day to b@D@$$ (#findmeonmyspace).

Federal Brace’s Corbel Converter℠ is about as transient as a pair of sunglasses. However, Federal Brace redefined impermanence in the Corbel Converter℠ as a good thing. There’s no need for you to have the same look 24/7/365, and the Corbel Converter℠ allows you to switch out your look, while holding the same support and strength under your overhang.

Join us at www.federalbrace.com for more info on all of our brackets, kitchen and bath trends, and so much more. We update our Pinterest daily with new trends and love some input from our customers and followers. You can also call toll-free at 877-353-8899 or email promo@federalbrace.com to contact our awesome team.

01 10 / 2014

Federal Brace Fall Fashion Week

Peplum Blazer - Federal Brace’s Eleuthra Metal Countertop Corbel

The second you saw this blazer, you knew you had to have it. And then you pictured walking down the street looking like a mix between Olivia Pope and Blair Waldorf and the deal was closed. Aspire to be a boss lady, while literally looking like you walked off a Pinterest photoshoot. As Blair would say, “I need to look like Grace Kelly, not Grace Coddington.” Wait, no, that’s not the quote we’re looking for. Something a bit more inspiring? “Destiny is for losers. It’s just a lame excuse for letting things happen to you instead of making them happen.” Ah, well, we can’t be perfect all the time. But this jacket sure can be - with just the right amount of structure and just the right amount of flair.

Our Eleuthra matches this jacket in perfection. While it has all the strength of any of our L-shaped brackets, its scrolls allow the Eleuthra an edge in the decorative factor. The stainless steel design also comes in bronze, gloss black, and steel, to make it take the cup from the Peplum Blazer as far as design, color, versatility, and functionality.

Join us at www.federalbrace.com for more info on all of our brackets, kitchen and bath trends, and so much more. We update our Pinterest daily with new trends and love some input from our customers and followers. You can also call toll-free at 877-353-8899 or email promo@federalbrace.com to contact our awesome team.

Fall Fashion: Leg Warmers

29 9 / 2014

Fashion Week just went on in London and Milan, and while Federal Brace isn’t in the business of “Dolce and Gabana, Fendi and Madonna” (we totally looked up Fergalicious for that one), we do follow some pretty cool kitchen and bathroom trends and we kind of dabble in catalog modeling. So, for our part in #FW (Fashion Week for the newbs), we’re gonna look up some fall fashions and see what they’re all about.

 

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Leg Warmers - Federal Brace’s Providence Novelle

Let’s be honest - you’re not wearing these things to warm your legs, you’re wearing them because it allows you to get away with wearing leggings as pants and because it draws attention to the new pair of Tory Burch boots that you got on sale during the summer, but were DYING to wear as soon as the leaves were tinged with yellow. And while these may not necessarily be essential to your wardrobe, they certainly make your outfit, that you threw together in five minutes before running to class, look oh-so-much better. Just make sure that you accessorize with a PSL and an MK watch so no one notices your second-day hair. (PSL = pumpkin spice latte, MK = Michael Kors)

Federal Brace’s Providence Novelle is a bit like your “DIY” leg warmers (P.S. I know you bought them off Etsy). While the real strength and durability is provided by our inner black L-shape angle bracket, it needed a little prettifying, so we added a stainless steel decorative touch. While the metal casing may not provide any real additional structural support (not like the thick, trustworthy, L-bracket needs the help) it sure looks hella good, and you can rest easy knowing that not only is your countertop taken care of, but it looks fabulous as well.

Join us at www.federalbrace.com for more info on all of our brackets, kitchen and bath trends, and so much more. We update our Pinterest daily with new trends and love some input from our customers and followers. You can also call toll-free at 877-353-8899 or email promo@federalbrace.com to contact our awesome team.

Spotlight: Bolton Construction, LLC.

23 9 / 2014

Federal Brace is delighted to spotlight one of their newer dealers: Bolton Construction, LLC. out of Pittstown, New Jersey and some marvelous work that was done by their company using www.federalbrace.com brackets.

Bolton Construction is a contracting firm, headed by Thomas Mallory, that specializes in a contracting within both the residential and commercial industries. Our work with them stemmed from a special Bed, Bath, and Beyond bathroom project, using the Hammam bracket, in a warehouse distribution center local to Totowa, New Jersey. Bolton Construction was kind enough to provide Federal Brace with pictures and video of their project, and the fantastic finished look. Bolton Construction boasts a varied repertoire of contracts, ranging from residential areas to large scale hotels, restaurants, or showrooms, and claims that they have “achieved high levels of success working congruently with designers, architects, project managers and subcontractors to build a wide array of innovative and inspiring retail spaces, as well as transforming residential homes to fit the unique vision of the property owners.” Their customers correlate their claims, with reviews saying that their work has been professional, efficient, and produces a seamlessly beautiful finished product.

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Federal Brace is excited to work with them more in the future! Go to www.federalbrace.com to find out more about our Dealership and Distribution Programs. Bolton Construction, LLC. contact information below.

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The Corbel Converter℠

16 9 / 2014

September 15, 2014 - Charlotte, NC - Today Federal Brace announced their newest product release, the Corbel Converter. The company’s newest product development incorporates patent pending technology to create a solution for decorative flexibility.  

The Corbel Converter uses a countertop support angle, a mounting plate and a mating sleeve to create a wooden corbel mounting solution.  This solution improves the traditional corbel mounting process by

  1. Allowing for mounting of wooden corbels from the exterior of cabinets, eliminating the need for climbing under counters and into cabinets to mount corbels   

  2. Eliminating the deficient keyhole mounting nature of wooden corbels, making conversion of corbels possible without removal of counters or destruction of cabinet fascia.

  3. Providing needed support to countertop overhangs that is not provided by decorative wooden corbels.  

  4. Giving flexibility in decorating by adding interchangeable aspect to wooden corbel accents.

“The Corbel Converter changes everything when it comes to using the static wooden corbel as a design element. This new innovation gives the homeowner, designer, and contractor flexibility in design and ease of installation. Once installed, homeowners can easily add a decorative touch by changing the wooden corbels with a seasonal shift, or even having unique corbels made for special occasions, all without removing the countertops.” said Cathy Morgan, Brand Manager of Federal Brace.

The Corbel Converter comes in two size options to match up with the more popular sizing of wooden corbel option available in the market.  Along with the product release the company also produced a helpful installation video that walks the viewer through the process of mounting a corbel set with the Corbel Converter system.  

For more information on the Corbel Converter, or to get your own revolutionary countertop supports, visit online at www.federalbrace.com, call toll-free at 1-877-353-8899, or email sales@federalbrace.com.

 

Spotlight: Cameo Kitchens

22 8 / 2014

Federal Brace is excited to spotlight a long-standing dealer! Cameo Kitchens, out of Falls Church, Virginia, has a history of excellence. They have received many awards including Houzz.com’s “Best of Remodeling” two years in a row (2013-2014) for both design and customer service, Angie’s List Super Service Award for the last four years (2010-2013), and #2 in the nation for Kitchen and Bath Design News’ “Excellence in Operating a Kitchen and Bath Dealership”. Cameo Kitchens aims “to demonstrate that kitchen remodeling can accomplished in an efficient, organized and systematic manner.” Customers enjoy their experiences with Cameo Kitchens, have quoted their service as being both friendly and professional, which proves Cameo’s statement that “unpleasant experiences associated with all kitchen remodeling projects are, in fact, avoidable.”

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Photo via Cameo Kitchens online

Cameo Kitchens has a list of elite products that they showcase on their online portfolio and in their showroom in Virginia, some of which are shown above in the “Meriweather Kitchen” which used Federal Brace’s Freedom Bracket. Everything from counter tops and cabinets to accents and flooring can be handled through Cameo Kitchens and their partners. They use only the best - their partners are at the top of their industry. Honey Brook Custom Cabinets provides all of Cameo’s cabinetry, which is all hand-crafted by Amish and Mennonite craftsmen in variety of different woods and finishes. Go online to www.cameokitchensonline.com to view their portfolio of remodeled kitchens and baths. Join us at www.federalbrace.com to find out more about our Dealership and Distributor Programs.

 

Cameo Kitchens

7297-M Lee Highway

Falls Church, VA 22042

Phone (703) 532-4545 

www.cameokitchensonline.com               

cameokitchens@aol.com

Spotlight Blog: Kalamazoo Custom Kitchens and Baths, Inc.

11 8 / 2014

Federal Brace is delighted to have Kalamazoo Custom Kitchens and Baths, Inc. join our elite team of Dealers and Distributors. Kalamazoo Kitchens is based out of Kalamazoo, Michigan, at a lovely new location on East Main Street. Started in 1989 as Showcase Kitchens by owner, Daryl Ann Letts, Kalamazoo went through a name change in the late 90’s and has since served their customers through years of excellence. Having grown up in the kitchen and bath industry, Daryl Ann Letts, and her team, has a strong and varied background in every aspect of design and remodeling of kitchens and baths, both personal and commercial.

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Before and After of a Kalamazoo Custom Kitchen Remodeling

Photos courtesy of Kalamazoo Online

Kalamazoo Custom Kitchens and Baths is affiliated with both the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and the National Association of House Builders (NAHB). They have been nationally recognized with over 6 design awards including Angie’s List of Super Service (2013) recognizing their amazing customer service. Their staff is both certified in CAPS (certified aging in place specialization) and CKD (certified kitchen design). They have everything needed for a bathroom or kitchen remodeling - from sinks and faucets to tile and cabinets - Kalamazoo Kitchens has you covered.

For more information on Kalamazoo Kitchens check out their portfolio online or visit their showroom at the address below. Join us at www.federalbrace.com to learn more about our exclusive Dealership and Distributor Programs.

 

Kalamazoo Custom Kitchens and Baths, Inc.

http://www.kalamazookitchens.com/

Phone: (269) 488-8900 

5072 East Main St., Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048