Trendy: Function Over Fashion

KBIS – is the world’s largest Kitchen and Bath trade show, and every year Eric and Cindy love to scope out what is hot, and what is not!  For 2012, we are seeing a number of emerging trends from function ahead of fashion in many instances, saving energy and money, getting creative with appliances and materials so they not only look great but are more convenient and accessible, and smart technology that isn’t “too smart – but just smart enough” so we understand it and will really use it!. Jim Scott is with KBIS and joins Eric and Cindy with an overview at this year’s show in Chicago.

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Top Trends Revealed at Biggest Kitchen and Bath Show

Kitchen and Bath Show

Kitchen and Bath Show

Some other trends to watch for according to a survey by the NKBA – National Kitchen and Bath Association:

  1. Less Cherry Wood
  2. Darker Finishes
  3. Glass backsplashes
  4. LED lights galore
  5. Pull out faucets
National Kitchen and Bath Association

National Kitchen and Bath Association