KBIS Trends 2017

Last month, I traveled to Orlando, Florida to see what was new in residential construction and design at KBIS. KBIS is short for the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and is our biggest trade show in North America. Combined this year with the International Building Show (IBS), there were over 2100 displays featured in the […]

3 new product finds from KBIS 2015

I didn’t attend KBIS  (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) this year — too busy. However, that didn’t stop me from peeking online at what new products debuted at the show. Here are 3 new items that were voted Best of KBIS: 1) Brizo Articulating Faucet I couldn’t find this on the Brizo website so might […]

European Luxury Sink Trends

Oh yes, I have much more to show you from Milan! When I’m talking some of these trends, keep  in mind that European kitchens simply aren’t as large as North American. I remember designing a kitchen in Paris that would be considered a coat closet here. As such, Europeans have created a lot of interesting […]

More finds from KBIS

My apologies for the lack of posting last week: the day job work load got a bit hefty and my next book is almost ready. More on that later. In the meantime, I thought I would show you a couple more finds from the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas last month: Ditra-Heat […]

Tech in the kitchen

The challenge that we face, both as homeowners and designers, is a place for our tablets, pads, and phones. Where do we charge them? Where do we store them? How do we charge them without leaving a cord octopus in a tangled mess on the counter or in a drawer? Well, looky what I found […]

2014 Home Trends from KBIS & IBS: LED lighting

At the KBIS 2014/IBS Vegas show, I noted a small, but growing trend: LEDs making a quiet foray into all things home. They’re highly efficient, don’t cast heat into the room, are dimmable, give some pretty pure light, and they last a long time. If you’re asking what LEDs are good for other than general […]