Chip Wade's Favorite Trends From The 2016 Kitchen and Bath Trade Show
Over 125,000 building professionals, remodelers and designers descended on Las Vegas recently to attend the three-day, combined Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and NAHB’s International Builders' Show (IBS). KBIS is the world’s largest trade event dedicated to the kitchen and bath industry and IBS is where manufacturers and home builders explore the latest products and innovations in home improvement. Check out the trends I saw that got the most buzz.
Color in Unexpected Places
Using colorful cabinetry in unexpected places like your laundry room or changing a typical stainless-steel range or vent hood to one in a bright hue will bring that extra bit of energy your kitchen needs. Laundry room by MasterBrand, vent hood from Vent-A-Hood and the range/oven from La Cornue
Geometric Wall Tiles
Creating accent walls with 3D ceramic tiles is a huge upgrade and stylish break from the typical accent wall. These new offerings can provide an incredible backdrop for your new bathroom. Tile by Kallista.
Cool, sleek spaces call for a streamlined look which can be abruptly interrupted by a gigantic refrigerator. Under-cabinet refrigerators to the rescue with enough storage to get rid of the big box. Image courtesy of U-Line.
Take the hassle out of bathroom design by getting one already made, right out of the box. Whether it’s a retrofit full-shower spray combo or a fully assembled modular unit with sink, shower and toilet, you will be up and running in no time. Image courtesy of Pulse Shower Spas.
A ventless fireplace is an easy way to warm up even the most modern interior. Say hello to the future and the new conversation starter in your home. Image courtesy of Napoleon.
Misting Ventless Fireplaces
New misting fireplaces take the place of gas burning units by releasing a cool water vapor with a colored light. All the ambiance, without the risk. Image courtesy of Opti-Myst Fireplace.
Advancements in Printing
Fooled you! That table is not real wood. New digital imaging technology is now so good, it’s practically impossible to tell some of the new laminates and tiles from the real thing. Image courtesy of Formica.
Architectural Wall Panels
Computerized milling technology has brought even more amazing organic-shaped wall panels to the market, giving homeowners an easy way to to make a stunning statement. Image courtesy of Interlam.
Faceted Sinks and Copper Finishes
Angular sinks, reminiscent of a steel drum are popping up everywhere. This chiseled appearance is a sure win for your kitchen or bar areas. Image courtesy of AmeriSink.