What’s New at KBIS 2016 – Part II

Last week we discussed new flip up door hardware, slides for pull out shelving and adding charging stations to your projects.  Click here to read the full post.

This week I have a few more products that I think you should be aware of –

Rev-A-Shelf Pantry Accessories

The Rev-A-Shelf booth was buzzing the entire show.  There was a constant flow of attendees rushing to see what was behind each cabinet door.  One of my favorites was the Door Mounted Mail Organizer.  The is a great addition to the “command center” of any home.  I could see this being installed in a pantry or home office.

I have been noticing that more and more of my clients are adding pull out drawers to their customers kitchens – Thank you Shelf Genie… It makes sense, you are in the home anyway.

Rev-A-Shelf’s Tupperware Storage Pull Out is the type of product that you could add to a clients’ existing kitchen cabinets or include in your pantry design.  I bet I’m not the only one constantly trying to find a matching lid and container –  this would solve that problem.

Satin Brass Hardware in Multiple Sizes

If you have been reading my blog you know that I have been saying for years that brass is getting more and more popular.  It seems like the Kitchen and Bath Industry has finally agreed on a finish, I’ll bet it’s not long before the closet industry does the same thing.   Many of the decorative hardware manufacturers seem to have copied the Kohler Satin Brass finish, which makes sense.   You will also see in the photos below the trend to have the same knob/handle in different sizes.  It’s a subtle difference that adds an architectural interest to your vanity or maybe your hutch section…

Remote Controlled Closet Doors

I know what you’re thinking – Why would I need that?  I’ll tell you why – because this product will make your showroom standout from your competition.  It’s a very high end product and you would be lucky to install one per month but it has a “WOW” factor that nobody will forget.  Smaller versions are available for entertainment systems, this is a pretty fun way to hide a TV.  The only downside is that the drilling is very precise – it has to be done with a CNC machine. Below is a video –


Your turn – what was the favorite trend that you saw at KBIS 2016?

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