In Kitchens, Lifestyle, Trends

We spent an incredible week in Las Vegas walking the convention floor to scout the latest trends and innovation in the kitchen and bath industry. We saw some jaw-dropping, inspiring, beautiful examples of luxury design, and wanted to share with you the things we’re sure you’ll be seeing a lot more of in the future….

Brushed Brass

Seen in faucets, hardware pulls and accents – this finish is neither shiny nor antiqued, but rather lends a subtle touch of old Hollywood glamour. We really loved it in a black and white kitchen.

Black and White

As classic as an Oreo cookie but without any of the guilt, black and white combinations made us stop and stare every time. The possibilities are endless. Mixed cabinetry, tiles in a backsplash, black lower cabinets with white countertops – the end result can be ultra-modern, contemporary, masculine, even retro.

Countertops

Say goodbye to the days of worrying about damaging your countertops. Today’s man-made materials are virtually indestructible. We saw one company flambe-ing bananas on their product. Companies like Lapitec, CasearStone and Neolith are delivering countertops that flawlessly mimic the look and feel of natural stone without the maintenance worries.

Textured Laminate Cabinetry

In tandem with indestructible countertops is the use of textured laminate for cabinet doors. These new products look and feel like wood but are more cost-effective than the real thing and built to withstand the most active of families. Use these for cabinets, floating shelves, or open cabinetry for accent pieces.

Smart Faucets

We’ve come along way from faucets that simply turn off and on. These days clients can opt for touch activation, foot pedal controls, and much more. This one from Grohe delivers both regular and chilled water in addition to two levels of sparkling water.

Barn Doors

Sliding doors have taken the design world by storm. With an endless number of hardware styles and selections, this functional yet beautiful option is a fabulous way to maximize space and add interest to any room.