Editors at Custom Home gathered a collection of new kitchen products. Many of them fit the trends predicted by experts at this year's KBIS:

  • Technology is making appliances and other home products both “fun” and “smart." And the recent industry-wide push towards sustainability suggests that a melding of the two should yield efficient and attractive designs that help consumers manage their households.

  • Sure, attendees are hot for high-end products. But affordable design is surfacing as a way to remodel while remaining innovative and budget-conscious.

  • The popularity of recyclable and engineered materials is closing in on traditional surfaces like granite.
  • Plus, universal design takes on new importance as designers and manufacturers begin to better understand and serve a market with highly diverse needs and varying abilities.