Trends I Expect to See at Design & Construction Week 2018

KBIS 2018 Home Trends on KitchAnn Styl

I always make it a priority to continue to provide my customers with the best construction materials and remodeling advice our industry has to offer.

This January I’ll be attending Design & Construction Week in Orlando. This is  the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry that  features the co-location of the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).

As one can imagine, when such industry powerhouses combine to throw an event meant to both inspire and connect design-build professionals with the most innovative resources and materials available on the market, their attendees would come home with a wealth of knowledge and ideas. Continue reading “Trends I Expect to See at Design & Construction Week 2018”

Thermador Celebrates 100 Years of Innovation

In 2016, Thermador will celebrate 100 years of creating Real Innovations for Real Cooks. To demonstrate the evolution of kitchen personalization, unveil upcoming trends and showcase new innovations, Thermador will kick off its milestone centennial celebration at Design & Construction Week January 19-22, 2016.

Thermador Appliances | KitchAnn Style

The brand will be located within the International Builders Show (IBS), at booth C3837 in the Central Hall, and will share the booth with sister brands Bosch and Gaggenau.

On Tuesday, January 19 I’ll be attending a luncheon hosted by Thermador for Modenus Blog Tour Las Vegas Bloggers to learn more about their new innovative products. Follow my Tweets and Instagram Posts for up-to-the-minute news.

Thermador will also host a press conference and VIP reception in the BSH booth to unveil exciting news, as well as to officially kick-off the 100th Anniversary celebration of Thermador.

In addition to the inspiring kitchen vignettes found throughout the IBS booth, Thermador innovation will also be featured within the 2016 New American Home, the official show home of IBS.

The New American Home 2016 | KitchAnn Style | BlogTour KBIS

I’m really looking forward to seeing the innovative 5,200-square-foot 2016 New American Home.

The New American Home 2016 | KitchAnn Style | BlogTour KBIS

The New American Home, now in its 33rd year, showcases innovative construction technologies, emerging design trends and the latest building products.

The New American Home 2016 | KitchAnn Style | BlogTour KBIS

How amazing is this island with two Thermador dishwashers, waterfall edge and banquette?

The New American Home 2016 | KitchAnn Style | BlogTour KBIS

The New American Home 2016 | KitchAnn Style | BlogTour KBIS

(Thermador is a sponsor for BlogTour KBIS 2016, but the views and opinions expressed on this blog are mine, and I will be honest in what I share. You, the reader, are my top priority and it is my goal to make sure you can trust the content and integrity of this blog.)

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Photos via NAHB

 

Hunter Fan Concert Breeze

Another great product recently shown at the International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas is Hunter Fan’s Concert Breeze fan featuring 360 degrees of high-def audio.

Hunter and Soundolier partnered together to create the first and only ceiling fan sound system.

Hunter Concert Breeze

Paul Schleipfer, marketing manager for Soundolier, which is the wireless audio division of the Mitek Electronics and Communications Group.

“When distributing sound, audio coming from overhead has an all-encompassing effect that fills a room more naturally,” said Paul Schleipfer, marketing manager for Soundolier, which is the wireless audio division of the Mitek Electronics and Communications Group.

To accomplish this, the Concert Breeze utilizes a proprietary 2.4GHz wireless audio system. Without the hassle and expense of running wires, the Concert Breeze receives full-range digital-quality audio from any source, up to 300 feet away. The Soundolier Maestro wireless transmitter can be connected at any audio source – TV, MP3 player, etc. – through speaker level or 3.5mm input jack and send stereo summed DSP audio to the Concert Breeze.

Four selectable stereo signal channels virtually eliminate interference, and one transmitter can send the signal to other receiver devices within the signal range.

My favorite thing about the Concert Breeze is that it can be installed outdoors. This gives people living in multi-family buildings and high rises a way to add inconspicuous sound, light and moving air to their porches or lanais, as we call them in Florida, without having to run unsightly metal conduit on the surface of the concrete ceiling.

Look for it around June for $449.

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Amana Refrigerators

Amana Refrigerator DesignsAmana first let us add color to the kitchen with their Jot refrigerator featuring doors with a dry erase finish. 

Just recently at the International Builder’s Show Amana showed 10 new possible decorative finishes for their top-mount freezer model. 

 Unfortunately, ten different designs are too  many to actually produce, so Amana is soliciting your input on which models you like best.

You can rate the designs from most to least favorite, and in return they’ll give you a personality profile based on your choices.

I’m a type 10 on their survey.
“Content in your own skin and intensely avid about your interests, you are proud of your self-sufficiency and intelligence…”

If you don’t agree with the survey results or have multiple personalities, as Amana puts it, you can retake the survey.

jot in garage      Jot

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