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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It’s official: Wet rooms are a rising trend in luxury bathroom design. For years, they’ve been used as a solution when space was limited, but this style is increasingly being seen in high-end homes for many reasons. Before we dive into them, however, you might be asking yourself, “What exactly is a wet room?!”
While they can vary in design, wet rooms are bathrooms that tend to include a shower area that’s not completely enclosed. Sometimes, there may be a glass panel that separates the sink and toilet from the shower and bath, but it still maintains an open-concept feel. If this sounds like something you might be interested in bringing into your home, here are a few things to know about wet rooms:
Surprising and Stylish
For starters, if you’re putting your house on the market in the near future, a luxurious wet room can be a pleasant surprise for potential buyers who appreciate a fresh, modern design that breaks the mold. With no curtains, doors or shower trays, the clean aesthetic provides a spa-like bathing experience, and what’s not to love about that?
An open-concept shower and bath area has numerous functional advantages. Being more easily accessed than a traditional shower, wet rooms can be a great option for elderly couples who are concerned about getting in and out of the shower. Additionally, wet rooms are often easier to clean because the entire bathroom can be sprayed down and a slight gradient in the floors allows it to effectively drain.
Efficient Use of Space
If you don’t have the space for both a soaking tub and a separate walk-in shower, this can be a great solution. By breaking down the divider between the two and simply turning it into a wet room, your bathroom will feel more open and fluid.
Bring in a Pro
Although they’re easy to envision, wet rooms certainly require professional expertise to install correctly in order to avoid exposing your home to water damage. Working with a designer will ensure your bathroom is fashionable and functional.