Gorgeous Kitchen and Bath Products You’ll Fall In Love With in 2018
In January 2018, the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show descended upon Las Vegas for the must-see design event of the year. And similar to years past, the plethora of wish-list faucets, fixtures, and never-before-seen innovation did not disappoint.
Like every other trade show, KBIS was chock-full of industry experts and hard-to-please critics alike. And naturally, when one of those industry giants speaks, we listen.
Thanks to the pros at Architectural Digest, who whipped up their list of the best of the best, we can rest easy knowing impressive kitchen and bath products are on their way.
- Fan favorite: Refrigerators with touch-to-open technology
If you hate bulky handles sticking out of your otherwise smooth wall of kitchen appliances, then you’ll love this. The new 400-series refrigeration family from Gaggenau is a fully-integrated modular system. And thanks to its touch-to-open technology, a seamless panel display is well within reach.
Next: You’ll never worry about your produce again.
- Fan favorite: Full-extension produce drawers
Tossing fruits and veggies from the fridge is just the worst. But unfortunately, it happens, particularly when they’ve gone bad after having spent too much time in the produce drawer. Thankfully, Perlick’s newest design is the solution to this common problem.
According to Architectural Digest, “One of the most ingenious refrigerator features was integrated into Perlick’s new full-size refrigerator line: full extension produce drawers, allowing for lettuce and other fruits and vegetables to be stored upright, preventing rot and decay.” Genius design, indeed.
Next: Modern innovation is the name of the game in the kitchen department.
- Fan favorite: A 3-D style grid faucet
If you’re a bonafide fan of super modern design aesthetic, then this one’s for you. More specifically, the Grid faucet from Kallista is for you. With its “simple, geometric shapes and a cutting-edge design,” the faucet was created with 3-D printing technology, which is a Kallista first.
Furthermore, and most importantly, the Grid was such a stunner, it won Best of Show.
Next: The inspiration behind this line will surprise you.
- Fan favorite: Sleek faucets inspired by classic car design
Inspired by classic British car design, the Levoir collection from Brizo features sophisticated, yet simple silhouettes. Quite impressively, the collection delivers functionality without sacrificing luxury, which is no easy feat.
Next: This collection was so popular in 2017, the brand created a whole new line of it for a different part of the house.
- Fan favorite: An industrial style kitchen faucet
According to Architectural Digest, black stainless-steel finishes were all the rage at KBIS 2018. And Rohl’s new product line followed suit. However, it was a product from the Italian Campo Kitchen Series that really stole the show. (The Italian Campo Bath Series was such a hit in 2017, the company expanded the line into kitchen products in 2018.) More specifically, the pros loved the industrial Campo faucet in satin unlaquered brass.
Next: A design of cosmic proportions
- Fan favorite: A design of of white and grey swirls
Corian is a material that spans many industries, and for design industry pros, it’s a guaranteed go-to. In 2018, the Cosmos Prima surface, which features a white and grey swirl design set on a black background, caught the eye of industry pros aplenty.
Next: Relaxation time after work, anyone?
photo suggestion: person soaking in a luxury tub, relaxing in bubbles
- Fan favorite: A bathtub that contowurs to your body
Specializing in all things innovation, Toto manufactures luxurious bathroom fixtures that focus on user experience. And the company’s newest bathtub is no different.
The tub is “made to contour to your body with a very specific basin design that evokes a spa-like experience, something more companies are trying to re-create in the bathroom,” Architectural Digest writes.
Next: Another tub is on the way, and there’s a brand new element involved.
- Fan favorite: Tub with waterfall component
Never heard of DXV before? Let’s just say they create super luxurious, highly innovative toilets that are truly fit for a king or queen. But that’s not what grabbed the attention of KBIS attendees at the 2018 show.
Much to the crowd’s delight, DVX presented a tub with a waterfall component, guaranteed to turn any bad day into a relaxing evening, thanks to the massaging powers of the innovative waterfall feature.
Next: It’s all in the details.
- Fan favorite: Leather handles
Liebherr’s showstopper at the 2018 KBIS show was all in the details. The real crowd-pleaser wasn’t a single appliance or fixture; it was the leather pulls on a refrigerator that grabbed people’s attention.
Furthermore, the design serves as an inspirational piece by showcasing the wide variety of customization options available.
Next: 2018 is all about leaving the boring colors behind.
- Fan favorite: Cobalt blue refrigerator
True refrigerators are a popular choice for a lot of people. And in 2018, the brand is elevating its family-friendly look to something a bit more shocking. While blue was trending in several places at the KBIS show, True’s cobalt blue refrigerator with brass hardware and detailing was a real stunner.
Next: This company is venturing into new territory.
- Fan favorite: Residential appliances in fun colors.
In the past, Hestan has focused on high-end commercial cookware, but that’s all changing in 2018. The brand is exploring new territory with an indoor residential line. Featuring the brand’s signature quality, the new residential appliances have a whole new look, including unexpected colors like cobalt blue.
Next: We all need this.
- Fan favorite: Mirror with integrated task lighting
Kohler is king of mass market design appeal. So, it’s no surprise the company’s design pros know exactly what the people want, which is just what they deliver with the Verdera series of mirrors. The mirror features integrated task lighting, so you never have to worry about harsh florescent lighting ever again.
Furthermore, the voice-activated features sync up with the app, your phone, and Alexa. How’s that for putting your makeup on with ease?
Next: This is a total game-changer.
- Fan favorite: Washing machine with pre-measured detergent pods
Miele introduces a much easier method of doing laundry, and trust us, you’re going to love it. The secret’s in the TwinDos washer and dryer. They have pre-measured detergent pods designed specifically for the type of load you’re doing, such as cashmere sweaters vs. gym clothes, for instance, making the chore of doing the laundry a total breeze.
Next: A little help in the kitchen, please?
- Fan favorite: Cloi personal assistant
We’d be remiss to leave this product off the list. Because hey, it’s 2018, and technology is at the forefront of design, and pretty much everything, for that matter. Plus, we could all use a little help in the kitchen.
According to Architectural Digest, “Chloi is the new kitchen companion from LG that helps the home cook with looking up recipes, calculating measurements, and overall moral support, especially when attempting that soufflé.”
Next: Because it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere
- Fan favorite: Dishwasher with more room for wine glasses than ever
Thermador designs products that cater to professional and home cooks alike. And the brand’s best appliance for 2018 is undoubtedly one of which everyone will be a super fan — a reimagined dishwasher that fits several more wine glasses than the standard machine. How about that!
Not only does this product look good, but it’s actually functional. According to the website, “The Star-Sapphire Dishwasher offers the largest wine glass capacity available, with space for up to 18 wine glasses.” And that’s something we can all enjoy.
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