The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is the largest trade fair for kitchen and bath manufacturers, showrooms, designers and trade professionals in North America. One of the reasons KBIS is such an important industry event is that manufacturers typically introduce new products, prototypes and technologies at the show. 2022 continued that tradition. Several highlights of what the future may possibly hold for homeowners in West Virginia are as follows:
Manufacturers responded to the impact COVID has had on the way Americans work, entertain, relax, exercise and live. We have found that many homeowners in West Virginia that want to create the kitchen of their dreams plan to continue and expand their frequency and ability to entertain at home. Appliance manufacturers have responded by creating new types of refrigeration that make entertaining easier. Several manufacturers featured flex drawers in their models and compact fridges that can fit into a cabinet drawer. A great, convenient and space-saving option for wine storage.
Smart appliances appear to have taken significant leaps to the next level. Featured ovens offer multiple functionality that include air frying, convection, rotisserie and steam cooking and broiling capabilities all controlled through easy-to-use apps. New technology enables a vent hood to communicate with an induction cooktop to optimize performance of both appliances that can work with any appliance brand.
Another exceedingly cool product featured at KBIS was a modular outlet that enables homeowners in West Virginia to switch inserts depending on what you want to charge. If you are frustrated by Apple and other tech manufacturers constantly changing the way their products connect to charging stations, this new product ends your frustration.
Wellness was front and center at KBIS. Everything from air purifiers to smart water systems and touchless faucets were on display. For the bathroom, there were numerous styles, types and functional options for bidet-seated toilets, self-cleaning toilets, tubs and shower systems that offer multiple therapies and the next generation of steam showers.
Making kitchens and baths easier to use and clean was another significant KBIS trend. Almost every dishwasher at KBIS featured a third rack and manufacturers have upped the ante when it comes to quiet performance. We were impressed by a new linear drain that includes a built-in device to catch hair and an in-shower system that replaces the need to towels by offering a drying system.
How can the advancements in technology, performance, ease of use and aesthetics help you to create the kitchen and/or bath of your dreams? Give us a call at (304) 291-6991 or make an appointment to visit us at 201 Fieldview Avenue, Morgantown, WV 26501 and let us show you how to turn your dream into a reality.