Product highlights from KBIS

The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas may have ended, but it’s left consumers and builders with a big craving for new, innovative and GREEN kitchen and bath products.

KBIS is the equivalent to Fashion Week for kitchens and bathrooms, where companies present the new and most innovative products to impress architects, designers and consumers. This year the theme was heavy on functionality – products that aim to make your life easier by using the latest in technology.

Here are some highlights from the show:

There’s the NanaWall® Kitchen Transition, a custom window-door combo that has the ability to turn your kitchen into an indoor-outdoor living space.

Dacor’s® new Distinctive Series® focuses on affordable luxury in appliances. LG® also announced the new Studio Series® a line of energy efficient appliances, from microwaves to dishwashers

The new Hybrid line of outdoor grills from Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet® is just in time for the warm weather. You can grill with gas, charcoal or wood and it has designated areas for fish, beef, chicken and pork. Also on display was the first dishwasher designed for the outdoors.

It was all about pampering with the latest in bidets and spa shower systems from leaders like TOTO,® American Standard® and Kohler®.

If you’re in the market for a new countertop you’ll want to check out Cambria®. It’s the only American made quartz. It’s non-porous so it will never stain, it doesn’t require sealant (so it’s chemical free) and it comes with a lifetime warranty. And it is absolutely gorgeous!

It was very refreshing to find companies like Dacor® and Cambria® who manufacture their products in the United States. GE Appliances® is also making a commitment to bring their manufacturing back to the states.

Look for this week’s issue of Home Ideas for more top product picks from the editors of The House Designers. If you’re not receiving this free e-newsletter, simply click here to sign up.


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