It was the best feeling imaginable to be back at KBIS in Orlando after a 2 year show absence. Seeing the product was great, but seeing the people again was greater! Reconnecting with colleagues and friends after such a long time was so energizing.
That said, this article is all about the great new product finds from my perspective in no particular order.
Workstation sinks: I have been in love with these sink options from several years back, but working in small urban kitchens didn’t allow me to utilize them in our New York galley kitchens very often. This year several smaller options are being shown!
Delta’s new Lorelai is a smaller size option and is also a drop in version. Great for any retro-fit situations that you may run into.
For fans of Ruvati, they are now featuring some smaller sized options.
Moen plans to release some options later this year, so keep an eye out for some well-priced smaller options from them.
Countertops: Compac has always offered beautiful quartz materials for countertops, but their new Terrazzo High Performance product is a beautiful game changer. Great for both indoor and outdoor applications, it is produced with 100% renewable electric energy and re-uses all of the water used in the production.
Cabinetry: Kohler introduced the Maxstow Lighted Medicine Cabinet with staggered shelving to accommodate tall items and the side-integrated LED lighting with color rendering index. Beautiful and functional!
Appliances: Beko, a worldwide appliance brand, has burst onto the US market with an innovative way to lessen food waste. Introducing Beko refrigerators with HarvestFresh+® that recreates the natural, 24-hour sun cycle to keep fruits and vegetables fresh for up to 30 days while preserving essential vitamins and minerals.
Color: The color Green remained a key topic of the show, especially with paint company Sherwin Williams declaring Evergreen Fog as its color of the year. They are not alone, as Benjamin Moore picked a shade of dusky green as their color – October Mist #1495.
With many kitchen cabinet makers declaring that natural wood cabinets are returning to favor, it allows space for greens in both appliances and countertops.
US based quartz maker, Cambria showed a beautiful green they call KENDAL