Kitchen Upgrades For Aging In Place, Cabinet Accessories, & Storage
The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show is the world’s largest international trade event focused exclusively on all aspects of kitchens and baths. This year, thousands of industry professionals descended on Las Vegas to learn about the latest products and design trends. We wanted to share some of the highlights.
The results of a comprehensive study by Kraft Maid Cabinetry, Merrillat, Quality Cabinets, and DeNova revealed that aging in place is desirable among today’s baby boomers. Better lighting, easier to grasp cabinet hardware, and universal design upgrades are being requested by this group.
The study also found that having a desk or wine storage in the kitchen is less important than having room for Fido’s dog food and water bowls. This is a frequent request from our clients so we weren’t surprised.
Also noted — kitchen cabinet accessories are very important to today’s homeowners which may explain the crowds at the Rev-A-Shelf booth. You’ll love Rev-A-Shelf’s pull-out pantry system that rotates for easy accessibility.
Designers also crowded around the Napoleon gas fireplace displays. Never has a convention floor seen so much fire power! If you don’t have a fireplace outside, you’ll want to check into their new patio products. The torch shown below is by Napoleon. It is a gas torch that throws off heat. Perfect for a small outdoor space.
Are you thinking about remodeling your kitchen or bathroom? There’s a lot to consider. You may want some designer advice to help you think through the process and avoid costly mistakes.