It’s time for Part FIVE!!! I know how patiently you’ve all been waiting for this new installment of The Big Move. It’s been a challenging week including a meltdown that turned a Phase two project into a Phase NOW situation.
The premiere annual ritual for those of us in the “biz” is the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) This year the show was held last month in our favorite mid-west metropolis, Chicago. Each year certain trends, technologies and companies tend to stand out. This is what we’ll be hearing about in the world of Kitchen & Bath Design in months to come. Here’s the buzz, especially for you, from those in the know.
I think Jenn-Air stole the show with their new premium products. Jenn-Air’s intuitive double ovens (won most innovative product by KBB for 2009) and built-in refrigeration can meet the demands of buyers of other premium brands, not to mention, the new DUCT FREE downdraft cooktop, an item apartment and condo dwellers have long been waiting.
Morton Block, CMKBD, IIDA
I noticed the emphasis on bevel and diamond shapes was more dominate this year. This was featured on: cabinetry doors, plumbing fixtures, hardware, mouldings, lighting fixtures and tile.