Everyone knows that the kitchen is a central meeting place in the home, but do you have to be limited by size? Absolutely not. Our showroom has designed numerous smaller spaces and showed our customers how they can make the most of the space that they have. Here are several suggestions you can use to make a smaller space appear…
We now have on display in our Showroom Dacor’s newest 36″ French door counter depth refrigerator. A few photos.
We go to the annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) to keep our fingers on the pulse of what’s happening in our industry and to help assure that we can present to our clients the latest and greatest products and solutions for their kitchen and bath projects. There are more than 600 head-turning exhibits of everything you could possibly imagine for your kitchen or bath. Here’s what we saw trending at this year’s KBIS.
Cleanliness: A number of manufacturers are producing products that help keep your kitchen in pristine condition. Antimicrobial paint by Sherwin Williams, hands-free faucets that help deter the transfer of germs while cooking and cleaning and self-cleaning showerheads prove you can have an immaculate kitchen and bath without compromising style or beauty.
Health and well being: Many appliance manufacturers were showcasing steam ovens that make healthy cooking easy and quick. We saw commercial water filtration systems now designed for the home to provide healthy water for cooking and for drinking and new kitchen faucets with built in filtration systems.
Smart design: Manufacturers are producing products that eliminate clutter and are easier to use. Hafele showcased a dog feed area with a toe-touch opening. Another really cool innovation was Masterbrand’s hidden knife block and storage cabinet. These provide the clean countertop appearance that many of our clients crave. Appliances are becoming smarter too. Dacor offers ranges with a built in Android that allows you to program start times and automatically text family members when meals are ready.
Evolution of tile: Artisan tile stood out with an almost unlimited array of colors and textures, including copper that changes as it ages.
Concrete comes of age: Concrete is being used in new and innovative ways in both raw and unfinished forms as backsplash, countertops, wall tile and even concrete tubs.
Finishes: Matte black and black stainless inspired by matte black car finishes are hot trends. Matte, champagne gold and pewter in a new and modern approach were top faucet finish trends.
We would love to talk to you about other trends from KBIS and how you can take advantage of them for your next project. Stop in or give us a call 630-214-9775
Kitchen and Bath Design Store
1950 West Main St.
St. Charles, IL 60174
Dacor’s new Discovery range features soft shut hinges and porcelain coated continuous platform grates that allow graceful movement of large pots and pans form burner to burner. The Discovery IQ seven inch Android powered touch screen allow customers to turn on the range remotely from a smart device. When the dish is done your entire family gets a text advising their meal is ready. This range can be configured is designer colors.
We had the opportunity to view Dacor’s 36″ gas freestanding range and built in refrigerator/freezer. The range is very nice looking and functional all gas range. The Refrigerator/freezer interior contains no plastic, made with all metal and glass. Photos below.
Cosentino Dekton color, Trillium
Started the day with the opening Keynote speaker Jay Leno (nice to see them without the TV sensors) and then stopping by the Silestone and Brizo Booth’s. Photo of Silestone’s new Color “Ink”
2nd day of Educational classes are completed. Looking forward for #KBIS, #IBS shows to start in the morning. Jay Leno will be the Opening Keynote Speaker. Attached a few photos of last night on the Strip including the Beatles Love show.
On our way to Las Vegas to attend the International Builders show and The Kitchen and Bath Industry show. Educational classes start in the morning for me.