Technology, innovation and smart design continue to shape the kitchen and bath industry product offerings that complement contemporary lifestyles while also providing efficiencies that streamline our activities in the home, and this movement could not be more timely. Let’s dream a little as I showcase a few of my favorite product offerings this year.
The beautiful Cristallo Bathtub design was inspired by “the delicate simplicity of soft shapes that evoke the waves left by the sea on the coast.”
BlueStar, manufacturer of handcrafted, high-performance appliances for the home kitchen announced a bold new innovation in customized appliance design, BlueStar by Design. By adapting art, wallpaper, tile, hand drawn designs, flooring, patterns or print, BlueStar by Design can create a personalized appliance look that complements your overall kitchen design. See more options at BlueStar by Design!
Dacor, the leading American luxury kitchen appliance brand introduced “the perfect complement to its ever-growing wine preservation systems, the integrated Wine Dispenser.” Using Argon Gas technology, this Dacor 24″ Integrated Wine Dispenser can store up to four bottles and keep the contents fresh for up to 60 days (without the loss of flavor or natural aroma)!
This sleek, single-unit laundry solution from LG “takes up half the floor space while tackling ultra-large loads.” I’m most excited to see the re-design of placing the controls for both units in the center making them convenient for use as well as the built-in intelligence and advanced cleaning features.
KBIS 2021 also introduced the World’s First 48″ Single-Cavity Oven! It has over 40″ of clearance, “enough to fit two turkeys during the holidays, one full + one half commercial tray, or a full goat, lamb or small pig on the MaxRotisserie accessory (with a 33″ motor-driven rod).” Efficiency is not compromised as the oven goes from 0 to 400 degrees in eight minutes, it is a cooking machine according to Forza!
Described as TOTO’s new approachable, intermediate level WASHLET C5 with its beautiful, clean-line design, it offers “EWATER+ technology to clean the wand inside and out, before and after use, and PREMIST to spray the bowl’s interior with a fine water mist to reduce matter’s ability to stick to its surface.” The high-quality, stain-resistant material also repels dirt and waste with an added feature of resisting stains.
The matte black finish of the Caro Shower Door offers a sleek screen and mist design which is high in style and low in maintenance with a hint of industrial style. Sleek, vertical handle makes this a showstopper for sure!
The products featured in this post are not inclusive of not only the Best of KBIS 2021, but also include a sampling of new product picks that embrace new technology, innovation and smart design.
These are exciting times for kitchen and bath renovations!