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Top 10 Best Innovations At The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show 2015

Modern kitchen in AustraliaThe Best of the Kitchen & Bath Industry has gathered in Las Vegas this week to reveal what’s new at the KBIS 2015.  I want to share with you some of my favorite innovations from this show that you’ll want to look for as they make there way to retailers in your neighborhood this year.

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show is North America’s premier annual event dedicated to the kitchen and bath industry put on by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).

Here are my top 10 Best Innovations from the KBIS 2015

1.  Smart Countertops

TechTop Wireless Charging Surface by LG HausysWireless charging countertops.   Soon you’ll be able toplace your phone on the counter and charge!

The TechTop by LG Hausys  embeds wireless charging technology into surface so you’ll be able to charge your phone or tablet on any surface imaginable without tangling cables or outlets.
2.  Smart Toilet
Luma Warm toilet KBIS 2015No more middle of the night stumbles to a cold toilet seat.  Soon you can have a warm heated toilet that beckons you with light!  The LumaWarm is an energy-efficient toilet with 3 adjustable temperature settings and a long-lasting and illuminating blue LED nightlight.  The LumaWarm heated nightlight toilet seat is a one of a kind innovation by Brondell inc.
3.  Efficient Oven – Time
Viking TurboChef Oven KBIS 2015The Viking Professional TurboChef Double Oven has advanced, high speed cooking technology that cut your cooking time dramatically.  This oven will brown, sear, roast, and caramelize to perfection fifteen times faster than conventional ovens.  The technology boast over 200 patents and has been proven in over 130,000 commercial kitchens worldwide.
4.  Convenient Oven
Viking French Door Oven KBIS2015You may want to checkout this too Viking Professional French Door Oven It’s gorgeous and easier!
I know these items are true luxury because of the price, but they’re gorgeous innovation and I had to include them. 
5.  Smart Thermostats
WiFi thermostat by Warmup
Something I need – Program your thermostat save money from the convenience of your smartphone via wifi.  The 4iE Smart WiFi thermostat from Warmapps™ proclaims it learns how you use your heating and the unique way your house reacts allowing it to automatically suggests ways for you to save energy.  For example: what temperature you should set for when you’re not home and when you can turn the heating off early.  The program is controlled with your smartphone via wifi, using the company’s app.
6.  Motion Controlled Faucets.
Moen STo with MotionSense faucetDid you know the sink faucet is the most used product in the kitchen?

STō® pulldown kitchen faucet with MotionSense provides hands-free convenience at the sink in a sleek contemporary style.  Moen boast it’s a new generation of MotionSense faucet featuring water temperature control at faucet handle in this intuitive design.
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7.  Custom Countertops – Designer or Design your own
J Adler Formica countertops CollageHow about a malachite or greek key countertop?
Jonathan Adler’s new collection of solid surface countertops collaborates with Formica.

Formica Envisualiser Collage Want to design your own countertop? Create a one-of-a-kind pattern with Formica Envisualizer™ design platform.

8.  Custom Cabinets Pullouts for your Pet

Pet Parlor by Wood-modeStore pet food perfectly with Pet Parlor drawers & doors tailored to an owners’ individual needs by

9.  Custom Pullouts for Kitchen Organization

Pullout pantry cabinets by Wood-ModePull-out Pantry cabinets by Wood-mode allow you to perfectly customize to your storage needs.

Glideware pullouts for pots & pans KBIS 2015Transform pot & pan storage with Glideware pull-out storage cabinetry – An Awesome addition to any kitchen.

10. Contemporary Hardware for Doors, Drawers and Sinks

Top Knobs door pulls Aspen 2 collection KBIS2015Top Knobs – Aspen II collection of decorative hardware for doors and drawers is hand-cast from 90% recycled bronze and plated in polished chrome, polished nickel and brushed satin nickel finishes.

Kallista faucet - Loft by Michael S Smith KBIS2015Decadent, dark and totally awesome the Kallista For Loft Basin Faucet Set by Michael S Smith features exquisite European black crystal handles crafted with precision cut facets  set on nickel silverplate.  Reminicent of the design aesthetic of the 1920s it’s dramatic and romantic bathroom essential.

That’s my Best of  KBIS 2015.  I hope you enjoyed the product review.

Let me know which items will be on your wish list?

Until next time …

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