Just this week I was at the International Builders Show. I would like to highlight a couple of things that are trending over the next couple of years in the kitchen, home, and bath space.
- Fire is back in! There’s lots of innovation in both gas and electric fireplaces, which allows fireplaces to be utilized even in warm climates.
- Wine is becoming an intersecting new focal point in many new properties. People that drink wine like to showcase their wine collection, which is now being incorporated as a new design element.
- Kitchens and bathrooms continue to be an emphasis for new homes and remodels. In the kitchen we’re seeing a lot of great innovations by Bosh. Concentration seems to be in lowering energy consumption and refrigeration technologies. In the bathroom the most exciting development happens to be in the toilet. Both Kohler and Toto are spending lots in innovations like warming seats as well as reducing water consumption.