The Kitchen & Bath Industry along with the National Kitchen & Bath Association held their 2018 industry show in early January, and it’s always fun to see the fantastic products that will be coming our way soon. First, a brief explanation of KBIS:
“KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50 years.”
Each year they select the “Best of KBIS” products, and I wanted to share that information with you, here is the rundown:
I have created a Pinterest Board for the products so you can easily see and read about them, click here to view the Best of KBIS 2018 Award Winners. The list:
- Best of Kitchen: Gold – Tresco Lighting by Rev-A-Shelf – Snap Panel Lighting
- Best of Kitchen: Silver – FlexWash + FlexDry by Samsung Electronics
- Best of Bath Gold and Best in Show – Grid by Kallista
- Best of Bath: Silver – DeKAURI designed by Daniel Germani for Cosentino
- Best of Smart Home Technology – Front Load Washer with QuickDrive by Samsung Electronics
I also wanted to share a technology highlight from the show. Have you always wanted a magic mirror that you could talk to in the morning? Your wish has come true with Kohler’s Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror that has a built-in Amazon Alexa system.
Other technology news from the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 also held in January highlighted Samsung for their next generation of refrigerators, the Family Hub series that monitors what’s in your refrigerator and helps to manage your food, shopping, and communications it’s all part of making our homes “smarter.”
I know this won’t surprise you, they’ve advanced the Family Robot system, Buddy, the family assistant. What next?
Next week you can look forward to an article on Kitchen trends, designs, and product choices.
By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, Google+ and Instagram.