While on BlogTour Vegas we had two full days at The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). The team visited the booths, saw the products and judged Best of KBIS and The Innovation Booth Awards. Along the way I saw some really great new products. Here are the KBIS 2014 highlights:
Elmwood Kitchens: This was the first product that caught my eye and I was pretty excited by it. You can completely hide your wall kitchen with these sliding doors, that can be stored in a corner cabinet when open, and click together to close and form a solid wall. Other features include an easy to use integrated pull and pull out shelves that can be tilted and adjusted easily with one hand.
Brizo: Brizo had a couple things going on. I noticed a trend of black at the show, black knobs and hardware and black fixtures. Matte black specifically. Brizo was on trend with their matte black finish that seemed to be impervious to water marks. They were also displaying their new faucets with an industrial look. Super hipster and on trend!
Sietto: Along with the sophisticated matte black I also noticed a lot of bling! Sietto made me stop in my tracks with their facetted, hand crafted glass hardware. These were beautiful.
Kallista: Kallista is known for their elegant faucets. They partnered with Ann Sacks to show off their new pieces which were so pretty. I was intrigued by their gold. It’s not a shiny brass gold that you often see, instead it’s a subdued yellow gold. The statuary bronze was also darker and deeper than most fixtures on the market.
Poggenpohl: As usual, Poggenpohl had a great display. Organization seems to come easily to the folks at Poggenpohl and their drawer inserts and organizers are highly coveted.
Lamps Plus: I’m a return customer at Lamps Plus and feel I know their line fairly well. When I stopped by the booth I noticed a new look, leaning towards industrial. Between Lamps Plus and Brizo I’m going to say the industrial style is still going strong!
Glideware: The BlogTour team ran into the wonderful owner of Glideware, Jenny Hall, and she really blew us away. Not only is Glideware innovative, she was so passionate about her product that she won us all over. Glideware can be used for more than just pots, you can hang bags, tools and more. The hooks slide and move at the same pace so the pots don’t hit each other on the way in or out, and this helps to save space in the cabinet below.
Were you able to visit KBIS this year, or follow along on facebook, twitter and instagram? What’s your favorite launch from the show? What would you love to have in your home?