The Customized Home – KBIS 2017
The customized home is one of the biggest trends in the home and one trend that was seen in full force and in every room in the house at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show last month. The design-savvy consumer has their own unique taste and preferences, and now they are seeking ways of differentiating their homes to make it their own – a reflection of their taste and lifestyle. Sometimes customization may pertain to larger design decisions in the home but oftentimes it may also pertain to the smallest details, but we all know that details make the difference in good design, so even the smallest detail matters.
The Customized Home – In the Kitchen
The Thermador Freedom® Collection of Culinary Preservation Columns
The Customized Home – In the Bath
Modulus by DXV
I fell in love with DXV’s Modulus suite the minute I laid eyes on it. This particular set up consists of a Lavatory with tray, Wall Hung Countertop, and a Wall Hung Drawer unit. The solid surface lavatory is available in 3 options: marble, concrete, and a matte solid surface – all of which are materials that are relevant to what is in the market today.
Each shape and curve is meticulously designed so that every component fits into place. The tray that sits atop the lavatory fits into the groove of the drawer unit below so that it can easily be moved should extra space on the lavatory surface be needed.
If you would rather hide the tray away, there is a space for it inside the drawer where it can be stored without disturbing the contents on top. Brilliant and so well thought out.
For further customization, a small but noticeable detail can be added to the faucet. A variety of rings are available to add an element of personalization – a little bling, something more industrial, or a contrast finish to differentiate it from any other ordinary faucet. This faucet is special and there is something available for everyone that allows the consumer to express their own personal style.
The Customized Home – In the Bedroom and Beyond
The French Curves finishing collection recalls the elegance of a Parisian boutique hotel. French Curves is best suited for the homeowner that is seeking a more formal appearance. The moulding’s subtle curves perfectly complement the curves of vintage French furniture.
For those seeking a simpler, more modern approach to trim, the Very Square Finishing Collection is the way to go. It offers rich details to a room, but the absence of curves gives it a strong, clean, almost graphic feel.
The Fashion Forward Finishing Collection offers up details that are exactly that – fashion forward and a bit over the top. It is designed to make a statement and is by no means subtle. Contrasting black and white with pops of color are best suited for those seeking a bold, distinct edge.
Mouldings from the Pretty Simple Finishing Collection have their roots in traditional design yet are modern at the same time. The simple addition of moulding on the ceiling creates warmth but without being too heavy.
To see the full impact of how trim can change the look of a room, check out Metrie’s Room Styler, but be prepared to spend a bit of time there – it is somewhat intoxicating!
In addition to the examples I have shown in this post, there are countless ways of customizing the home, some of which I mentioned in my previous post on KBIS. Stay tuned for more, as this is one trend that will no longer be a trend, but will rather become the norm. As the demand for the customized home continues and advances are made in technology, smaller production runs become more efficient, enabling companies to provide more options to the consumer.