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Top 12 Kitchen Products of 2015

Top 12 Kitchen Products of 2015

by Rachel Lyon, The House Designers' Assistant Editorial Director

The year is drawing to a close, and we've decided to put together a summary of some favorite kitchen products of 2015! A number of these debuted at the International Builders' Show (IBS) this year and immediately took our attention as great ways to simplify and beautify your kitchen environment. You'll find everything from top-rate appliances, to gorgeous and durable surfaces, to technology to unclutter your outlets and counters on this all-inclusive list. These new offerings are perfect for upgrading your kitchen to increase its efficiency and style, so read on to learn more about the possibilities!
1. A Resilient, Renewable Natural Floor
 
1. A Resilient, Renewable Natural Floor

With a famous 100-year transferable warranty and unmistakably stunning looks, you can't go wrong with a Bellawood bamboo floor from Lumber Liquidators. Opt for bamboo flooring for matchless durability—it's more than twice as hard as the most common hardwood floor—as well as the peace of mind that comes with purchasing a highly renewable product that minimizes environmental impact. For your kitchen, choose distressed flooring that will mask damage, and be sure to check out the wide range of colors to find a match for your design.

Model: Lumber Liquidators Bellawood Bamboo 9/16” x 5-1/8” Stonewashed Ultra-Strand Bamboo | $5.46/sq. ft.
2. A Large Capacity Double Wall Oven with All the Trimmings

For the serious chef or baker, ample space and the ability to have multiple projects going at once are musts. Enter 10 cubic feet split into a double wall oven—exactly the kind of set up that increases your culinary output without taking up all your time. This double wall oven from Jenn-Air® allows you to bake, roast, or broil at different temperatures simultaneously, and it features the V2™ vertical dual-fan convection system to help you achieve consistent results as well as the exclusive Jenn-Air® Culinary Center, which customizes cooking cycles based on your preferences and offers tips to help you produce the perfect meal. With auto-close doors, WiFi connectivity, LCD display, DuraFinish™ Protection, and much more, this oven seems like a gift from the future!

Model: Jenn-Air® 30" Double Wall Oven with V2™ Vertical Dual-Fan Convection System | $5,199.00 MSRP
 
2. A Large Capacity Double Wall Oven with All the Trimmings
3. Fresh, Filtered Water on Demand
 
3. Fresh, Filtered Water on Demand

Take a step beyond standard water filtration with the H-300-NXT from Everpure®, Pentair's® trusted residential line that performs as well as you would expect from a commercial filtration system. Reduce cloudiness, chlorine, VOCs, and even emerging contaminants like certain pharmaceuticals and BPA, before they ever make it to your faucet. The H-300-NXT will produce clean, healthy drinking water for your family with Dual-Stage filtration while retaining the natural minerals that provide health benefits and a crisp, fresh taste.

Model: Pentair® Everpure® H-300-NXT Water Filtration System | $479.99 MSRP per Water Appliance
4. Professional-Grade Appliances Especially for Residential Kitchens

If you want your appliances to have the sleek, built-in look that professional kitchens proudly show off, look no further! The Frigidaire Professional® Collection offers new expert-inspired appliances that will fit into existing spaces in your kitchen and provide you with more culinary flexibility than you've ever experienced in your own home. With Smudge-Proof™ Stainless Steel for easy cleaning and a host of great features across the collection, your cooking space will be user-friendly and efficient, so you can get the most out of it.

Model: Frigidaire Professional® Collection
 
4. Professional-Grade Appliances Especially for Residential Kitchens
5. An Outlet Upgrade to Simplify Your Life
 
5. An Outlet Upgrade to Simplify Your Life

This is an innovation we've all been waiting for: adding USB charging capability to household wall outlets. SnapPower Chargers don't require special wiring and you can install them yourself—just turn off power to the outlet, unscrew the coverplate, insert the charger, and screw it into place! You'll leave both of your sockets free to use while the USB port draws electricity from screws on the side of the outlet, eliminating the need for bulky, pronged chargers and letting you use the outlet for whatever appliances you really need it for. You can buy them singly or in packs of up to 10, in White, Light Almond, and Ivory to suit your décor.

Model: SnapPower Duplex Charger Single in White | $20.00 MSRP
6. A Microwave Drawer That Offers Kitchen Design Freedom

We first saw SHARP's® new Microwave Drawer™ at last year's Architectural Digest Home Design Show and immediately were drawn to its sleek, low profile design and the fact that it doesn't take up precious counter or overhead space. Install this pull-out drawer microwave on an island or other cabinetry, and the rest of your kitchen design will be more effortlessly achieved. This stainless steel design features LCD displays, 45-degree angled controls for easy reading that are hidden away when not in use, and the Easy Touch Automatic Drawer system that smoothly closes the door for you to avoid spilling liquids. This special appliance will make you rethink your microwave.

Model: SHARP® 30" Microwave Drawer Oven | $1,399.00 MSRP
 
6. A Microwave Drawer That Offers Kitchen Design Freedom
7. A Low Profile and Highly Maneuverable Faucet Design
 
7. A Low Profile and Highly Maneuverable Faucet Design

Transitional styling and pullout functionality come together to make this Moen® Voss™ Kitchen Faucet the perfect fixture for your kitchen. The classic, stylish lines are complemented by a chrome finish that will match any design, and it complies with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) specifications to make it operational for every member of the family. The pullout spray wand features the Reflex™ system, which means smooth and easy movement and practically effortless, secure docking. And it comes with a limited lifetime warranty, so you know this faucet is in it for the long haul.

Model: Moen® Voss™ Pullout Kitchen Faucet | $397.50 MSRP
8. Find the Perfect Pattern with Hundreds at Your Fingertips

Update your surfaces with laminate in any sort of pattern you want! Wilsonart's® Laminate Virtual Design Library is brimming with an exceedingly varied selection of designs that are suitable for every possible application. Whether for walls, counters, or cabinetry, laminate is a fast and easy way to give your interior the exact look you want. If you want a natural feel, there are woodgrain and stone laminates, and there are solids, particulates, and bold patterns, too. You can always order samples through the Virtual Design Library if you want to see what they look like in your own home before committing, and then it's just a few short weeks from design to delivery of the final product.

Model: Wilsonart® 5th Ave Elm Laminate
 
8. Find the Perfect Pattern with Hundreds at Your Fingertips
9. A Wireless Charging Solution, Seamless in Design
 
9. A Wireless Charging Solution, Seamless in Design

Imagine a world without wires and step into the new realm of wireless charging. The LG Hausys TechTop is a new charging solution that fits elegantly into your design, embedded directly onto a surface like a countertop. With a transmitter and AC power supplied from the wall, the TechTop is ready to be used—just by setting your phone on it! Due to its inconspicuous design that works with what you've got, a small indicator will let you know exactly where the transmitter is in case you can't find it, and your phone will charge as soon as it's placed on the right spot.

Model: LG Hausys TechTop
10. American-Made Quartz Countertops in 124 Striking Designs

Late this summer, Cambria® introduced two new marble designs that added to their already extensive Marble Collection™. The Ella™ and Brittanicca™ designs are timeless and sophisticated, light in color and with gray veining throughout. With such fine, maintenance-free countertops, your kitchen will look amazing and keep your life simple. Trust Cambria® for stunning, made-in-the-USA natural quartz countertops—homeowners, contractors, and designers have for years.

Model: Cambria® Brittanicca™ Marble Collection™ | Contact Dealer for Price Quote
 
10. American-Made Quartz Countertops in 124 Striking Designs
11. Custom Cabinets with Help from the Professionals
 
11. Custom Cabinets with Help from the Professionals

The You Draw It Program from Wellborn Cabinet, Inc.® is the perfect way to get the exact cabinetry you want. Working with a knowledgeable designer, you will create customized cabinet systems, whether for your kitchen walls, pantry, or even as a standalone hutch. This way you're sure to get a finished product that will augment the rest of your design scheme and give you the freedom to instill the personality you want in your space. Check out the Estate Collection to get an idea for the kinds of looks the You Draw It Program works with, and know that your cabinet dreams can become a reality.

Model: Custom Valance in the Estate Collection
12. Stylish Tiles to Create the Ideal Backsplash

If you'd like to give your kitchen instant character and influence the vibe of the space, a great tile design is the perfect way to do it! Take a look at the wide-ranging shapes, sizes, and colors available from Fireclay Tile, which produces amazing handmade tiles in California using sustainable manufacturing processes. You can create your own stunning mosaic and even incorporate glass tiles for some extra appeal. Of course, there are also plenty of thin brick tiles to help you achieve the tried-and-true subway tile style, if that's your preference. So breathe new life into your kitchen with a blacksplash that you'll love to look at!

Model: Fireclay Tile Paseo Tile in White Gloss | $42.00/sq. ft.
 
12. Stylish Tiles to Create the Ideal Backsplash
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