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One of our favorite parts of the annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is the incredible “Best of KBIS” awards that are presented each year. The official list of 2017 Best of KBIS Award winners features innovative products in the following categories: Best in Show, Best of Bath (Gold, Silver), and Best of Kitchen (Gold, Silver), as well as the People’s Choice Awards which are voted on the week after KBIS.
2017 Best in Show
This year’s Best in Show award went to GEOLUXE Natural Stone. Described as a “Pyrolithic stone,” GEOLUXE is made from 100 percent mineral-based materials, and is designed to mimic the look of natural marble, while avoiding the disadvantages of natural stone. GEOLUXE is beautiful and elegant like marble, but easy to clean, and heat-, acid-, and scratch-resistant.
2017 Best of Bath
In the Gold category, the winner was TOTO for their NEOREST AC Dual Flush Toilet with Actilight. Think all toilets were created equal? You haven’t seen the NEOREST! Automatic open and close, auto-flush, in-bowl deodorizer, high-efficiency dual-flush system, personal cleansing system, and a self-cleansing technology—plus it’s in-wall tank system saves up to nine inches of bathroom space! This product is ADA-compliant, and designed for aging-in-place, not to mention it’s “green” bona fides in terms of water consumption.
In the Silver category, the Copper Shower Kit from Copper Shower Company took home the prize. A simple multi-piece shower/tub enclosure that is ready to be installed “even in unplumbed, unsquared installations by the professional or DIYer.”
2017 Best of Kitchen
The Gold Best of Kitchen award went to 2017 Best in Show winner GEOLUXE Natural Stone, while the Silver award went to The Galley Dresser. Created exclusively for The Galley Workstation® by acclaimed designer Doug Durbin. This completely hand-crafted piece comes in four sizes, in thirteen high-gloss finishes and offers your choice of nine custom hardware finishes.