Main Line Kitchen Design Summarizes Their KBIS Show Trip
The KBIS Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in Las Vegas was back to its former strength this year. The recovering economy, the Las Vegas setting and combining the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show with the Builders Industry Show all helped make the show a sellout.
The highlights for me were the gadgets. Hardware and cabinet interior convenience companies like Hafele, Revashelf, Blum, and Richelieu displayed new and improved versions of past conveniences. Lift doors, fold up doors, pull down shelves from upper wall cabinets are now motorized. Pantry pull outs, sliding tall pantry doors, pull out and slide pantry doors are also improved with touch activation.
Island countertops now slide out to create island seating and expose primary and secondary sinks. It was also fascinating to see tables and benches that pull out of cabinet fronts creating and dine-in kitchen for tiny apartments. Dozens of under cabinet lighting systems, under cabinet power strips, and pop ups provide more options than ever!
Pop up TV and pop-up electric
There is now an electronic device that can be built into an acrylic countertop for charging your cell phone simply by leaving it on the countertop over the device. Another option available is an outlet and phone charger that builds into the back of a drawer.
I am also excited about a built-in coffee system that fits into a wall, front or side of a cabinet. It hooks up to your water supply, has an attractive stainless steel insulated pot and uses a very small amount of space. The best part is it retails for $399.
Kitchens are more exciting than ever. Imagine Julia Child having these options in her television kitchen.
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And so, as Julia said … Bon Appetit!