KBIS 2024 Recap

As an interior designer when you really want to be on top of the latest kitchen & bath products & design trends, the best place to go is NKBA/KBIS! It’s the premier kitchen & bath show in North America with over 140,000 attendees, 500+ booths & 450,000 sq feet of exhibits.

This year the theme we found was luxury and creating one-of-a-kind designs through customizations, using finishes in new ways and using products that offer more.  Here’s our top 5 favorite takeaways:

Appliances that offer more—Healthy cooking through induction and speed ovens.  Single ovens that offer multi-uses such as air frying, broiling, convection, speed cooking, microwave, defrosting, etc., all in one.  Also, many refrigeration drawer options are offered that can be used in various locations throughout the house such as in baby’s room and for make-up. Appliances are being designed  to blend into the scheme and enhance the space, almost like furniture.

Functionality and maximizing of space—Workstation sinks add flexibility to the kitchen area by offering room to chop, clean and use the faucets at the same time, while looking beautiful. Handheld shower kits for pets are beautiful and so efficient making pet washing so much easier. Side by side refrigeration columns and wine storage units are designed to add storage space and add multiple temperature zones for your storage.

Metal finishes—There are new ways to incorporate metal finishes in design.  Metals are being added as decorative accents to bathroom sinks.  Plumbing fixtures have mixed metals and wood in their designs.  Custom kitchen hoods have different metals, some of which age over time while others stay the same patina.

Color! —color is being used in appliances, sinks, toilets in a big way!  Appliances are now being shown in every color under the rainbow.  Sinks are bright, shiny or matte with color in different materials.  Toilets actually light up, too.  Shades of green were the predominant color, but all colors offered are done to to offer more personalization and to evoke emotion. 

Bathtubs—Bathtubs are in! Freestanding tubs have legs, are oval, are square, need stairs to get into, have water features, light up, have fountains, are loaded with sensory features, etc.…the sky is the limit. The bathroom is a place to create a relaxing oasis and tubs are front and center.

Updating your home can be a difficult task with so many decisions and unknowns. When it’s time for your next home update, give the Coton House Interior Design team a call. We offer free consultations to help you get a better understanding of what needs to be done and how we can help you get your dream to a reality.


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