What’s Hot and Affordable? New Kitchen and Bath Products and Trends at KBIS 2018

by Barbara Schmidt | January 29, 2018

What’s truly new among kitchen and bath suppliers? Creating amazing cooking and design elements with cost-effective processes. This year at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, we found some ingenious products that are just plain smart for today’s homeowner.

 

Stratum Collection

Want a quartz look? Even my eye was fooled with the Hanex Solid Surfaces materials. Check out Stratum Collections and the newest additions to the line: Clara, Nublado, Ardosia, Moreno, and Grenicio. For a fraction of the cost, you can have a quartz-like surface that will fool everyone into believing your countertop is the real thing. And there are so many wonderful colors and patterns, you have no more excuses for not updating your spaces this spring. Find your closest authorized fabricator here.

 

Shower system with shelving

No time to tile? Check out this amazing Store+ Shower System from Sterling. You plug and play with the panels and smart design corner shelving. No more suction cups discoloring on your shower walls, and this shower system can retrofit in a snap. The Store+ shower systems come in a variety of sizes and are available at local dealers and some big box stores. Find the closest retailer here.

 

Frigidaire's new induction range

You Cook! And you’ve been looking for a reasonably priced 30-inch induction range. It’s here! And, boy, does it look amazing. Frigidaire introduced an induction range that can retrofit into any kitchen space. Retailing at $1,200 to $1,300, depending on finish, it’s available at several dealer and big box retailers. Find the closest retailer here.

 

Waterproof RevWood flooring

Splish Splash What’s a perfect idea for a kitchen, bathroom, mudroom, or just about any high-traffic space? Mohawk’s RevWood waterproof wood flooring. It can stand up to the wet wear and tear of any family and is warrantied to cover all pets, all accidents for all time. The best part? It looks like an expensive wood floor. Find the closest retailer here.

 

Samsung's new QuickDrive washer

It’s Dirty! In a hurry? Don’t have hours to do laundry? Look to Samsung for its new compact washer with QuickDrive technology. It’s 35 percent faster than other Samsung models, and it’s a compact 24-inch model that’s stackable. This latest innovation will be coming to market later in 2018.

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