Who doesn't love some beautiful organization? Or gorgeous cabinetry? Or extra long kitchen sinks? How about throwing away that ironing board and never needing to iron anything again? Oh, that got you, didn't it?
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Now let's get to some pretty stuff. Maybe some cabinetry first. We're definitely seeing more wood cabinets these days.
cabinet storage kbis2018
Does good cabinet organization thrill you as much as it does me? Well, then you will like these intros from Rev-A-Shelf this year.
Kitchen Sinks KBIS2018
These really caught my eye. The Galley is taking the extra long kitchen sink (seen a lot at last year's KBIS) to a whole new level. With two faucets needed with most of these, this actually seems like a great idea for a small kitchen.
I can see these as full prep centers, easy to use for clean up too. I have one client who did a larger, more layered sink on a job and she said she really tends to prep more at her sink now than on the countertop.
Interesting concept and I would love to try one out for awhile. I do love my large, single bowl kitchen sink. We have a stainless rack in the bottom and a cutting board, and it's usefulness is much improved over the double compartment.
Appliances were really on my radar this year. So many were going with smart home technology, like this refrigerator from LG.
You can basically look up your recipe on your fridge, then send the info to your oven for timed cooking, without having to touch the oven controls.
LG seems to really have a handle on smart home features and having their appliances connect to each other and your devices with their cloud technology.
Check out this beautiful matte black finish on the LG refrigerator. It's smudgeproof!
If I was designing a closet or laundry room for myself right now, here is the one item I would splurge on. The Styler from LG.
We all crowded around to see this because well, who likes ironing?
This is a steamer basically, and only needs an outlet, not a water connection. You add the water to the reservoirs in the bottom. You can put wrinkled clothes in the unit and 40 min. later, voila! Wrinkle free clothes!
You can put pillows, stuffed animals, stinky sport equipment, it steams them clean too.
I've already mentioned it to a few clients who are starting remodels right now. I think this appliance will be on everyone's wish list. There is a 24" and an 18" wide version, they had one inside a cabinet, so it can be tucked away out of site.
Genius. Much better than a big steamer unit or especially, the ironing board!
Let's say you are kind of like me and not much of a cook these days. Let's say, however, that you drive through Starbucks a lot and have seen these "Sous-vide" egg cups that they now have on the menu.
Were you wondering, "What the heck?"
Here is Wikipedia's definition:
Sous-vide (/suːˈviːd/; French for "under vacuum") is a method of cooking in which food is vacuum-sealed in a plastic pouch or a glass jar and then placed in a water bath or steam environment for longer than normal cooking times
Who knew? (And those egg cups are awesome, btw!)
This Signature Kitchen Suite range has so many features, one is a Sous-vide section on the top. It also has induction cooking on the other side! Amazing options for all kinds of cooking methods.
Take a look below.
Elkay is developing a water bottle filler you can install in your mudroom or maybe even a home gym? I can see this as being really handy for lots of families.
I always love seeing the Bertazzoni ranges. Their details are so clean and beautifully designed.
She was right on trend with this year's KBIS look, with black, white, and gold. Check out the post below if you missed it, Part 1, to see what I mean.