The Perfect (Design) Bite! KBIS 2021
Every year in January, I pack my bags and head to Orlando or Las Vegas to attend KBIS (The Kitchen Bath Industry Show). This year however, I got to attend everything from my sofa as it was completely virtual!
While I missed running into old friends and making new ones over drinks, I loved that we still were able to seek out all the new products that are about to launch.
With that, I wanted to share one of my favorite events, Design Bites! It was hosted virtually this year by everyone's favorite dancing carpenter, and Extreme Makeover Home Edition host- Darren Keefe.
I've recapped each product below. It's so hard to pick a favorite as I want them all in my future home!
First up, Miele debuted a high efficiency, fast, and modern dishwasher that will hit the market this summer!
Key features include: Quick intense wash in less than an hour, some models include custom dry options, updated basket design for perfect flexible placement, and an updated cutlery tray (which really doubles as a full third rack)!
You can see Dirk Sappok show off this beauty here: G 5000 Dishwasher Series
We then were introduced to Control4's must have home owner accessory, the chime video doorbell.
Key features include: A smart home operating system that links all the home devices together, it's the first video doorbell to merge with all home needs like opening a garage, unlocking a front door, and truly creates a custom smart home experience.
Kordon Vaughn shows off it's practicality here: Chime Video Door Bell
Next, we had Signature Kitchen Suite share one of the coolest new appliance products: A double under counter refrigeration drawer system!
Key features include: 2 completely convertible 24" unit, full flexibility of having it be panel ready or stainless. Gives ultra flexibility on temperature setting (freezer? fridge? One of each? endless possibilities!)
Rod Gower gives a great explanation of it here: Under-counter Drawer Refrigerator
We then were introduced to Brondell Inc, who had the most timely pandemic friendly product yet: The Pro Sanitizing Air Purifier
Key features include: AG+ Technology that is incorporated to a new air purifier that the destroys 99.9% covid-19 virus, three filters to keep the air fresh, a UV disinfection layer, and plasma sanitization that attach/destroy micro organisms.
Steve Scheer has all the details for this purifier here: Pro Sanitizing Air Purifier
LG was next up and they shared their space saving, fast washing and very aesthetically pleasing Studio Wash Tower.
Key features include: Easy to reach exclusive center controls, uses half the space of a traditional washer/dryer footprint, premium built in look design aesthetic, and a steel finish.
Josie Salazar shares all the highlights here: Studio Wash Tower
The next product I already have specified for a kitchen project, is Kohler's new line, Tone.
Key features include: a kitchen faucet collection with clean lines, a fresh take on mid century modern design, comes in 5 configurations, great color blocking (matte black with Chrome or Brushed Brass) and Kohler Connect upgrades.
Megon Hill shares more details in the most soothing voice ever here: Tone Kitchen Faucet
The next presentation gave us a glimpse into the world of Cabinetry with Wellborn's new Reflective Modern collection.
Key Features include: New trend colors like their sapphire blue, clean lines, modern doors, and smart design which includes touch to open to close. Available in 20 new colors in the metal and glass door offerings and so many detailed organizational options.
Angela O'Neil shares some beautiful kitchen examples and details here: Reflective Modern
Last, but certainly not least, we saw Monogram's newest kitchen appliance that was three years in the making with the Pro Range.
Key features include: Soft close doors, a 23,000 BTU burner that reaches high temperatures quickly, a true temp burner, and a guided cooking modes that allow chef guided recipes for home cooks.
Alex Ocusner shows off the endless custom curated details here: Pro Range