I returned from an inspiring few days at KBIS (Kitchen & Bath Industry Show) ready to tear down my house and start fresh.  

The amazing technology and trends that can simplify and beautify our modern lives are truly fascinating and clearly covetable.

Here is a start to the trends that we saw.

Go Big

THE ULTIMATE CULINARY CENTER from Thermador

60-INCH PRO GRAND® STEAM RANGE

For those whose culinary endeavors require the very best, Thermador offers the 60-Inch Pro Grand® Steam Range. It’s the only range available with a steam and convection combination oven plus a full-size convection oven, giving you the flavor & health benefits of steam with the browning capacity of convection. With the 60-Inch Pro Grand® Steam Range, your passion for cooking meets our passion for innovation.

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THE ULTIMATE ENTERTAINERS CENTER

60-INCH PRO GRAND® RANGE

With unmatched versatility and exceptional cooking prowess, the 60-Inch Pro Grand® Range is the ideal arsenal for the avid entertainer. Simply stated, the double convection oven configuration has been designed with unequaled capacity—the largest combined oven capacity on the market. These 30-Inch and 36-Inch ovens accommodate professional grade catering trays, more casserole dishes at a given time, and bigger roasting pans. This is kitchen personalization and cooking technology designed around you

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Go Plush

While I am not normally one to use shag carpeting this was something to covet. The durability and softness means everyone can have push white carpet, even with children and pets.

Mohawk’s introduction of SmartStrand® Silk Reserve carpet lifts the flooring experience to new levels with astonishing softness, maximum durability and easy maintenance.

“Our new SmartStrand Silk Reserve carpet is for consumers who appreciate the extraordinary, ” said Seth Arnold, senior director of brand, soft surface. “The astonishing softness immediately captures attention and conveys high quality. That’s why we call it ‘Reserve’; this carpet provides a quality experience for consumers who are looking for something amazing.”

Creating the Wow with Each Touch

SmartStrand Silk Reserve provides a distinct experience in carpet. Mohawk placed seven carpets from five leadings brands in ten markets across the U.S. to put the astonishing softness of this carpet to the test. Consumers preferred the softness of SmartStrand Silk Reserve 4:1 over all of the carpets combined.

Remains Beautiful 3x Longer

SmartStrand Silk Reserve stands up to common household wear. Through an independent walk test, Mohawk proved the amazing durability of SmartStrand Silk Reserve. In this test, SmartStrand Silk Reserve endured 60, 000 steps—the equivalent of seven years of foot traffic—and still remained beautiful.

Worry-Free Carpet

The SmartStrand Silk Reserve fiber was designed to maintain its beauty. It has permanent built-in stain and soil protection that won’t wear or wash off. Plus, it is enhanced with Nanoloc™ spill shield and soil protection, which makes cleanups quick and easy, and Mohawk’s All Pet Protection and Warranty, which provides the ultimate in protection for all pets, all accidents, all the time. For more information, visit mohawkflooring.com.

Watch this video for an amazing video for proof:

Go Custom

Tired of a particular room in your home and not sure what to do? Adding another hue of paint and purchasing new furniture sometimes is just not enough. Make your home runway- worthy with the latest interior finishing trends that will have you rethinking casings, baseboards and crown mouldings. Once considered a supporting role, moulding is stealing the spotlight with Metrie’s Then & Now Finishing CollectionsTM. These uniquely designed Collections were crafted to fit any style plus have coordinated interior doors that will help you set the stage for every space in your home.

Metrie Then & Now Finishing Collections include:

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  • Pretty Simple (charming, practical, warm, traditional, distinctive)

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  • True Craft (genuine, hand-crafted, natural, sensible, grounded)

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Your home, your style, your space – You have a wonderful new place with more room and tall ceilings, and all the potential in the world to make your space the perfect place for family gatherings. But exactly how do you start your decorating journey? Should you go with a traditional look or is your style more modern and chic? Either way attempting to renovate your home can be an exhilarating yet daunting experience. Fortunately, Metrie had you in mind when they developed their Then & Now Finishing CollectionsTM, which offers coordinated trim and interior doors to suit a wide range of decorating styles that help take the guesswork out of selecting interior finishings. Creating that perfect space is just a Collection away.

Moulding selection made easy – Traditionally, it’s been difficult to pull together beautiful designs because selecting and purchasing moulding, trim elements and interior doors has been complicated. Gone are the days of rummaging through bins to find the best casing to match the dimensions of your baseboard. Technical knowledge is no longer required to create an exquisitely finished space. Each of Metrie’s five Then & Now Finishing CollectionsTM includes perfectly coordinated and proportioned elements to ensure every piece aligns properly with minimal effort.

Go Frameless

Aspire will be a full access frameless cabinet brand that will help bring the contemporary, sleek look in the home. Frameless not only provides a modern look, but it can still provide a traditional style without having to add the extra frame on the cabinetry.

Framed vs. Frameless:

Framed cabinetry provides a more traditional and transitional style. For years, framed has always been the most popular style of cabinetry in the United States because of its endless options and durability. The trends have begun to shift and frameless cabinetry is now an option that most homeowners are considering. Wellborn offers endless options of framed cabinetry between our lines, Estate Collection, Premier Series, Select Series, Home Concepts and Elegant Bath Collection.

According to the name, frameless cabinetry is constructed without a face frame. Frameless cabinetry provides more storage and accessibility in a cabinet because it does not have a center stile coming down in the middle of the two cabinet doors. Also, drawers in frameless tend to have more storage space due to the lack of a face frame.

Frameless Pros:

Storage– Frameless cabinetry provides room for more storage due to the absence of the face frame.

Contemporary look-the European style cabinetry gives the home a more modern appeal

Quick Construction– The frameless cabinets provide a quicker construction and installation.

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While this is not frameless design this vignette was a showstopper in the Wellborn Cabinet space. Green was certainly trending…

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 I will be back with more KBIS trends tomorrow. 

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