New York — Kitchen and bath brands Hansgrohe/Axor and Duravit, as well as wallcoverings brand Trove, are honored to contribute to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island charity through Project Design 2013. The initiative has brought together a group of 22 talented New York area designers to transform the charity’s Long Island residence into a special show house. Afterwards, the house will remain as a permanent space for the families that utilize Ronald McDonald House’s services.

Hansgrohe played an essential role throughout the home, as showerheads and faucets were essential to the redesign of the original 18 bedrooms and adjoining bathrooms. Together with its designer brand Axor, Hansgrohe offered up its extensive catalogs to the participating designers, each selecting various options to fulfill their vision. Additionally Hansgrohe and fellow German leader Duravit are featured together in the three common area bathrooms.

Colding, who was charged with revamping the house’s public restrooms and laundry rooms, had her sights set on form and function. Each year, the Ronald McDonald House provides families in need with supportive housing and all the comforts of home, so they can fully focus on the healing of their child. Colding kept this top of mind, remarking, “When designing the public restrooms for the house, we wanted to make sure that the rooms were kid-friendly, but also displayed a level of sophistication. The selection of streamlined vanities and wall-hung toilets from Duravit allowed us to bring cutting edge design to the project. The two wood sink vanities also gave two of our restrooms the earthy element we were looking for. Perfectly complementing the clean look of the Duravit fixtures, Hansgrohe/Axor’s line of electronic faucets are super functional in an ADA-complaint space. What’s more, the clean lines of the faucets themselves are works of art.”

The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island’s Project Design will be open to the public on October 11-12, 10am-6pm and Oct 13-14, 10am-4pm. For more information visit,