Getting Inspired at KBIS 2017

In historic Newtown, PA, January tends to bring us cold and sometimes stormy weather.  The new year also offers the perfect time to reflect on our kitchen and bath design achievements from the previous year and think about our goals for the year ahead.  There’s no better way to kick off the year than by attending the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) held by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA). 

Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2017

This annual show brings together leading experts in the kitchen and bath design industry, as well as vendors to showcase the latest products, trends, and technologies.  Attending events like this gives us a chance to keep our skills sharp, catch up on the upcoming trends and products, and set our design goals for the year ahead.  We look forward to using this knowledge to produce kitchen remodeling and bathroom renovation projects that will enhance the lifestyles of our customers. 

Here is a top 10 list of the products and trends we saw displayed at this year’s show:

1.       Who wouldn’t want to start their day with a Bosch built-in coffee maker like this one?  It’s the ideal coffee maker that does not take up counter space and makes the perfect cup to kick off your morning or host an afternoon with friends.

Bosch built in coffee maker

2.       Keep your high heels separate from your sneakers and flats with the perfect shoe storage solutions from Hardware Resources.

Hardware Resources shoe rack storage
Hardware Resources shoe rack storage

3.       Eco Domo showed us another way to bring color and texture to cabinetry with this unique leather belt finish.

EcoDomo leather belt finish for cabinetry

4.       The outdoor kitchen and grill from Hestan will make your backyard the ideal gathering place for cooking and dining outside with family and friends.

Hestan outdoor kitchen and grill

5.       Fabuwood gave us a taste of their new kitchen cabinet offerings, ranging from their newest cabinet color called horizon to sleek contemporary cabinets, glass door cabinets, and white cabinets with a custom hood.  Something available for everyone’s tastes!

Fabuwood cabinetry in horizon finish
Fabuwood contemporary kitchen cabinets
Fabuwood cabinetry and custom hood
Fabuwood kitchen cabinet designs

6.       The Silestone bathtub shown below left offers the perfect retreat, just like the large shower below right from Caesarstone.

Silestone bathtub
Caesarstone shower design

7.       CWP Cabinetry offered a range of styles including the unique design below left and the sliding cabinet doors below right.

CWP unique kitchen cabinets
CWP cabinetry with sliding doors

8.       Look at the eye-catching options available to add a splash of color to your kitchen with these ovens and hoods from Smeg.

Smeg oven and hood colors

9.       Kichler displayed a range of lighting fixtures, ready to finish off a kitchen, bathroom, or any space in your home.  These lights accent the style of the room and bring necessary illumination where you need it most.

Home lighting options from Kichler

10.   Last, but not least, shouldn’t everyone have a Hafele wine storage drawer in their home?  Keep your favorite bottles of wine neatly stowed away and ready to view when you want to pick the perfect accompaniment for a meal or an evening with friends.

Hafele wine storage drawer

We saw so many great products at this year’s show, we could easily make it a top 20 list!  KBIS 2017 was not just an opportunity to learn about these and other products, it also gave us a chance to catch up with industry colleagues and learn about the latest innovations in industry practices and technology.  We look forward to bringing this expertise to our clients this year. Contact us today to find out more!