This year's Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference, held April 15-18 at McCormick Place in Chicago, offered designers, architects, builders, and plumbing contractors a look at the latest kitchen and bath fixtures, hardware, and systems, as well as a slew of educational opportunities. residential architect brings you coverage of key seminars and the hottest new products.

10 luxury kitchen and bath products: a web-exclusive slideshow of top 10 luxury product picks from the 2009 kitchen/bath industry show.

practical kitchen design tips: designer lyn peterson told k/bis attendees to keep kitchen designs and appliances simple.

seeing the light: good lighting "shouldn't scream at you," said lighting designer randall whitehead at k/bis.

more show-stopping products from k/bis: amid lower attendance, products provide a glimmer of hope.