Last week I published my KBIS 2016 Trend Recap | Top 7 Kitchen and Bath Trends, in collaboration with Sharp Communications, and while there were a lot of cool new trends, there also lots of other new kitchen and bath products for 2016 making their introduction at KBIS (the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show). Some of these new kitchen and bath products found their way into my trend report, but there were many more than I could report on there, so I am back with a second report to bring you more of the hot, new kitchen and bath products for 2016.
The Hottest Kitchen and Bath Products for 2016
Suzanne Kasler’s Couleur Collection for La Cornue garnered a lot of media attention, with a constant flow of designers, bloggers, and members of the media waiting in line to grab a photo. There were 10 colors in total, all inspired by Paris, but it was the Liberté pink that was the star of the show. Some say that the kitchen is leaning towards a more masculine aesthetic, but I have to say that this is not the case with this particular range!
Everyone loves an apron front sink in the kitchen but how about the bath? Rohl showcases two smaller size apron front sinks and faucets to match. I love this look for a casual yet stylish master bath.
Quick Drain USA has revolutionized the shower with Wall Drain. By gently sloping the shower floor, leading to a linear drain in the wall, now the focus of the floor can be on the design and not the drain.
The fully extendable self-retracting drawers and make the Liebherr UPR 503 Undercounter Pull-Out Refrigerator the perfect choice for those seeking compact organization in the kitchen.
Kallista’s Coastal Entertainment Bar features mixed metals and a contrast of a high polish versus the warm patina of a lacquered brass. The tile on the wall is from Kelly Wearstler’s new collection for Ann Sacks tile and features a matte finish with a texture that mimics Wearstler’s iconic Souffle Chair, and we love it all.
Bauformat’s steel framed cabinetry mixed with simulated concrete door fronts, frosted glass, Dekton countertops, and a clever use of lighting made for a modern take on the vintage industrial kitchen. I’ll be carrying the Bauformat line in my showroom once it opens next month, so now you know where to go to get this look in your kitchen!
The fully integrated Futura Diamond and Futura Lumen dishwasher from Miele’s Generation 6000line-up features an ultra sleek look with a hidden control panel. The unique Knock2open feature eliminates the need for a handle, allowing the dishwasher to blend into the surrounding cabinetry and is ideal for the modern, handleless kitchen. Knock twice on the dishwasher door, and the dishwasher pops open. Top, middle, and bottom spray arms using varying water pressure levels saves water and ensures gentle but thorough cleaning.
I’ll also have the Futura Lumen dishwasher installed and on display in my new showroom so you’ll be able to see this in action too!
Artistic Tile’s Orly tile features a hand textured noir limestone with white bronze hammered into each corner. When four corners are placed together, a sunburst is formed. This tile speaks to the return to true artisans and their craft.
Rohl turned heads with the smooth, rounded rock crystal handles and a satin gold finish on the Lombardia wall mount faucet. Paired with a round vessel sink makes it a sophisticated choice for almost any style bathroom ranging from traditional to modern and everything in between.
The 8000 BTU Cool Connect™ Room Air Conditioner from Frigidaire connects with the Frigidaire® Smart Appliance App allowing consumers to control the unit from a smart device anywhere, anytime. Effortless™ Scheduling allows the unit to be programmed to work when you want it and remotely via the Frigidaire Smart Appliance App. The sleek new design is inspired by the flat screen tv and acoustic speakers and unlike window units of years past, looks more expensive than it really is. Starting at $329 for an 8000 BTU unit, the upgraded look at the flexibility of being able to control the unit remotely on any mobile device makes it well worth the money.
Coyote Outdoor now offers grates that are specialized to each type of grilling. Larger openings with more exposure to the flame is used when cooking beef. Chicken require less exposure to the flame in order to prevent a dry cut of meat. For seafood and vegetables, a basket is no longer needed as the holes are minimized so that the food being cooked remains on the grill instead of slipping through the grates. These specialized grates eliminate many of the problems we all face when grilling.
The Mercury Multi-Function Range from AGA Marvel is the only multi-function oven (3 separate ovens) that offers true European convection with a second oven for consistent conventional cooking. Its Rapid Response feature preheats the oven 30% faster than other models in its class. Other features include a Glide Out Grill™, HandyRack™, Bread Proofing Drawer and telescopic shelving. The Hi-Fi Style Controls give the Mercury an updated twist of a classic design.
Triangle shaped tiles from Ann Sacks are joined together to form a raised hex. The ribbed texture coupled with a warm bronze glaze results in a subtle play of light.
That wraps up the hot kitchen and bath products for 2016 to watch out for! I am currently on my way to Frankfurt to attend Ambiente, so stay tuned for coverage from the show floor. I will be reporting live with Lynn Byrne of Decor Arts Now and Kathy Sandler of Live the Fine Life with stateside support from Veronika Miller of Modenus, who made this trip possible. Join us #Designhounds on our Instagram feeds and blogs as we uncover all the best that Ambiente has to offer…and prepare to be inspired!