Even a week after KBIS we are all still abuzz with excitement over the experience! We will spend the next few weeks sharing some of our favorite KBIS highlights with you, and this week we are focusing on some of our favorite new products. KBIS is so interesting because it really highlights the best, most innovative product design on the market. Two of our favorite products were a long-handled shower squeegee and a $6000, remote-controlled, self-flushing toilet by Toto, which just illustrates that innovations can be found in both luxury items, and in our most basic household gadgets.
We saw several fun fixtures from Kohler, including a showerhead, a tub, and a touchless faucet. The showerhead and tub enhance your bathroom for a more “spa-like” experience, while the touchless faucet contributes to the “chef’s kitchen” concept.
Two products from Cosentino caught our eye, featuring innovative surfaces.
Ingenious uses of LED lighting were a big trend we saw at KBIS. Running LED lighting around toe-kicks in bathrooms or kitchens increases safety, and is a terrific aging-in-place solution to increase safety in the home. We also loved the use of LED lighting around the edges of glass shelving in a cabinet interior, lighting up the shelf and contributing to both ease-of-use and display enhancement.
Check back with the Cabinets & Designs blog throughout the month of May to get our designers’ perspectives from KBIS, and to read about more innovative products we found during our time in New Orleans!