Tuesday, February 24, 2015


by Elle/Splendid Habitat

The Best of the Kitchen & Bath Industry gathered in Las Vegas last 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 their 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).

1.  Smart Countertops

Wireless charging countertops.   Soon you’ll be able to place 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

No 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

The Viking Professional Turbo Chef 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

You 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

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

Did 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.

7.  Custom Countertops – Designer or Design your own

How about a malachite or greek key countertop? Jonathan Adler’s new collection of solid surface countertops collaborates with Formica.  

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

Store pet food perfectly with Pet Parlor drawers & doors tailored to an owners’ individual needs byWood-mode.com.

9.  Custom Pullouts for Kitchen Organization

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

Transform 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 – 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.

Decadent, 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.

At Cabinet-S-Top, we feel its our job to stay on top of the trends so we can help you create a kitchen or bath that is current and will stay the test of time.  Stop by our showroom located at 1977 Medina Road, Medina, OH  ~ 330.239.3630 ~ www.cabinet-s-top.com

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