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.