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In any residence, whether historic or contemporary, updated kitchens and bathrooms are essential to attracting a high-end homebuyer. With that in mind, I’m putting the spotlight on the best products from the 2019 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, held this year in Las Vegas. All of the big names in the industry were there to showcase the latest products and trends in luxury home design, some of which were truly revolutionary.
Before making any updates to your kitchen or bathroom, be sure to check out these incredible products!
All-in-one Cooking Range
The 48-inch Dual-Fuel Pro Range with Sous Vide and Induction from Signature Kitchen Suite is perhaps the most impressive range on the market. Simply put, it has endless versatility for making gourmet meals with a gas cooktop and the industry’s first built-in sous vide for cooking perfect steaks, tender chicken breasts, and much more. When you need to pre-heat the oven before you get home, it can be controlled from your smartphone using the SmartThinQ app.
3D Printed Faucet
DXV by American Standard did pretty much the impossible at this year’s show: they made faucets cool. The Blade 3D Printed Faucet is made from stainless steel with concealed waterways that create an optical illusion as the water seemingly appears out of thin air. The innovative design is hand-finished and demonstrates a high level of craftsmanship, making it no surprise that the Blade took home this year’s Best of Show Award.
No More Water Damage
The days of water leaks and burst pipes are over, thanks to Flo by Moen. The system is installed in your house’s main water supply and monitors everything from toilets, showers, and faucets to the pipes behind walls and in your home’s foundation. Sensors will detect and stop leaks as small as one drop per minute and can be completely controlled over your smartphone from anywhere in the world.
Outdoor Kitchen Cabinetry
The grill masters at Kalamazoo Gourmet have set a new standard in outdoor kitchen design with their new Arcadia Series. Cabinets, drawers, and even outdoor refrigerators can be tailored to your tastes with two stunning finishes: FSC-certified oiled ipe wood and charcoal gray powder-coated stainless steel. For outdoor cooking areas that are sleek and functional, this new line is as good as it gets.
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We’ve all heard the saying “safety first,” and for many wealthy homeowners that rings true. Home security is a top priority, and in recent years, the way in which we keep our loved ones safe has changed dramatically. Gone are the days of rushing out the door while your hardwired security system counts down.
A new era of smart home technology brings with it doorbell cams, discerning motion sensors, and smart locks to deliver peace of mind for you and your family. These are the latest smart home security systems to keep a watchful eye on your residence.
Monitored from your smartphone, Nest Secure is a comprehensive security system that integrates with Google Assistant. The system can be armed by tapping your key fob on the main hub device on your way out the door and motion detectors will alert your phone if there’s any activity while you’re gone. Outdoor cameras provide the first layer of defense, and for an extra layer of protection, you can opt for professional monitoring from Brinks Home Security.
The established name in home security has modernized with the ADT Pulse App, which allows you to take control of security and automation systems over your smartphone. Compatible with Alexa, Amazon’s voice control assistant, all you have to do is say the words to lock the doors and arm the system while you’re home.
SimpliSafe provides 24/7 alarm monitoring to alert you of any unwanted surprises, from intruders to natural disasters. With motion sensors that differentiate between people and pets, this intuitive engineering runs on a built-in cellular connection reinforced with WiFi and power outage protection, so you can rest assured.
Controlled using a wall-mounted touchscreen or on your smartphone when you’re on the move, Vivint delivers a high-touch level of security, from infrared night vision cameras to smart locks that you can control from anywhere in the world. The touchscreen also integrates with the rest of your smart home technology, like voice assistants, Nest thermostats and Phillips Hue lighting.
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Is it time to update your decor? Whether you’re looking to spruce up your home before putting it on the market or you need new furniture for your next place, thoughtfully designed interiors are essential. For the fashionistas who want to bring haute couture into their house, these five luxury clothing brands have home collections that are worth getting excited about:
Armani recently unveiled a home collection at Milan Design Week, and it’s a must-see for every fan of minimalism. Inspired by natural elements and Asian landscapes, it includes everything from table settings and lighting to a stunning chaise lounge. Clean lines and exquisite finishes are consistent throughout, epitomizing the essence of Italian craftsmanship.
Hermes La Maison
The renowned purveyor of leather goods has made a foray into houseware with the Hermes La Maison collection. The wide range of home goods maintains the fashion house’s timeless look and sophisticated style, with items for every room. The elegant bath linens, sleek leather chairs and tableware galore will breathe new life into your home.
Kate Spade Home
The Kate Spade Home collection is utterly effortless. True to the iconic designer’s hallmark style, playful prints and patterns are at the center of this line. They have the perfect breezy look, with floral bedding, citrus-patterned plates, and a powder pink toaster that every kitchen needs. There’s even a cocktail set that will come in handy at your dinner parties.
Known for being bold and lavish, the fabulous style seen in Fendi’s clothing carries over into the designer’s home line. Fendi Casa is a chic, contemporary collection that will transform your house, inside and out. The outdoor furniture, kitchen cabinets, and breathtaking living room decor will all be appreciated by the fashion-forward homeowner.
Bottega Veneta Home
Bottega Veneta Home is all about neutral tones and rich textures. Simultaneously simple and opulent, the collection can lend itself to virtually any setting, from traditional to contemporary, and exudes meticulous craftsmanship with every piece.
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