Best of the Best for Your Home
As you plan your dream kitchen or bath, it’s wonderful to discover the latest and greatest luxury products designed specifically to enhance these spaces. You may desire to include some of them in your upcoming remodeling project. One of the perfect ways to learn about what is out there is to look at the Best of KBIS 2019 Award Winners. KBIS is the voice of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) as it showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies each year. The award winners this year were selected from among more than 100 entries and 50 finalists by the 2019 judging committee.
Best of Show
The Blade 3D printed faucet from DXV by American Standard is printed directly in stainless steel and is finished by hand. The faucet senses the user’s presence and automatically turns on as the hands approach. Water is delivered around the edge of a circular opening in the spout surface, appearing in the shape of a vortex.
This 48-inch Dual-Fuel Pro Range by Signature Kitchen Suite is the first pro range on the market with built-in sous vide, induction and gas, all on the cooktop. The range also offers a griddle option and is WiFi enabled. (above left)
The innovative HydroTap by Zip Water is the world’s most advanced drinking water system. It offers a home hydration experience like no other, instantly dispensing boiling, sparkling and chilled water – all at the touch of a button. (above right)
TOTO's Flotation Tub with ZERO DIMENSION simulates zero gravity by offering bathers a weightless experience that deeply relaxes mind and body. A stream of warm water flows from the height-adjustable Neck Spa. HYDROHANDS massage jets massage the lower back. (above left)
PowderRain by Hansgrohe uses thousands of micro-droplets to provide a sensual shower experience. The water, which is split up in the showerhead, is refreshingly quiet as it sprays from the nozzles. (above right)
Smart Home Technology
Flo by Moen is a smart home water monitoring and leak detection system that enables homeowners to control their home’s water from their smartphones. It calculates water pressure, flow rate and temperature within the home’s water supply system. (above left)
Arcadia Outdoor Kitchen Cabinet Series by Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet is introducing new curated color palettes. Arcadia was designed to complement all Kalamazoo grills, smokers, cooktops, and refrigeration and includes a full line of appliance surrounds, sink base cabinets, and finishing panels. (above right)
FOTILE’s Q7 Sink Dishwasher by Ningbo Fotile Overseas Kitchen Appliance Co. is the integration of a dishwasher, sink, fruit, vegetable and seafood cleaning machine. It removes more than 90% of harmful pesticides from your food. The Q7 uses approximately 1.6 gallons of water and finishes in just 30 minutes. (below)