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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Products promote partying, and less working in your Kitchen

If kitchens are the heart of the home, then KBIS is defining the way Americans live. At the KBIS 2017 show, top brands showcased their concepts and innovations of every area of kitchen design. I'm seeing more and more how technology is pushing the boundaries of kitchen design and more brands are coming out with products that make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Brands like Thermador, Grohe, American Standard, Wilsonart and Wellborn Cabinet were showing products with personality that help you do less work, and more time to party, enjoy and hang out in your kitchen. 

Grohe Lady Lux Foot Control 

Grohe's mission is to enhance homes with products that provide exceptional quality, technological advancements, and precision engineering. Their new Grohe Lady Lux Foot Control allows you to get the most out of your kitchen with a tap of your foot! The faucet is turned on with a plate under the counter. No hands necessary to operate the faucet! This new hands free faucet controller saves water, reduces the spread of dirt and germs and is great for aging in place as well! You can take charge in your kitchen and pay more attention to your guests! See the video below:

Grohe Essence

Bring some personality and color into your kitchen too. The Grohe Essence new kitchen faucet available in April 2017 offers a nylon hose with multiple colors to choose from. It has a comfortable spout and a dual spray faucet with a useful toggle function making it seamless to switch from spray to regular water flow.  The hose is interchangeable, so get a few colors to change out for your parties!

American Standard  came out with a faucet that dispenses water to your exact measurement. If you are making dinner and talking with your guests, you don't have to think. The kitchen faucet thinks for you! See the video below:

Thermador Culinary Preservation center

It is Thermador's ingenuity and quality craftsmanship that resonates with culinary enthusiasts. They "share the exceptional" by being committed to the cooking experience. The Thermador Culinary Preservation center fits any lifestyle offering ultimate configurations. Side by side you can build in a freezer- refrigerator combination next to towers of wine that has separate zones all built in -  great home personalization making it easier for ultimate entertaining! 

Star-Sapphire dishwasher

The new Star-Sapphire dishwasher offers real dish care solutions! The flexibility to entertain is here without restriction. Their new slim top rack can fit those large spoons and cook tools that you usually have to clean by hand. They call it the entertainers drawer and it will save you time! What I'm also excited about is the blue accent of light which you can use to set a cool vibe in your kitchen. Both of these new innovations enhances the experience of entertaining. 

Ultra Matte Laminate Stone 

Wilsonart laminate can now rival stone head on!  Wilsonart's mission is to give alternate surfacing options that provide customers with choices of design, performance and price. Their new Ultra Matte Laminate Stone finish really looks like stone.  The corner engineering is unbelievable. I love stone but if you cannot afford it this laminate offers performance, scratch resistance and Antimicrobial protection. The technologies built into this laminate will make your life easier just like other solid surfaces! 

Wellborn cabinet

Wellborn Cabinet features product lines that offer cabinetry for every room for everyday living. I fell in love with this modern curio cabinet that can house all of your cooking essentials and bar all in one! These kind of storage solutions help you maximize your total home living space.

The interior blue was stunning against the natural wood shelving and trays!

Thankyou to our BlogTourKBIS by Modenus sponsors - ThermadorGroheAmerican StandardWilsonart and Wellborn Cabinet  who offered us surprise and delight with innovative solutions for your kitchen!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

What does a toilet and a carpet have in common?

How could a toilet and a carpet have anything in common? But I realized on BlogTour KBIS at the Kitchen and Bath Industry show (KBIS)  that both American Standard and Mohawk flooring care to improve product cleanability - inorder to improve every day living. Not only do both brands think about the beauty of their products; but also think about a standard of health in your home.

American Standard's mission is to make healthier, safer and more beautiful homes around the world. They presented to us bloggers the Anti-Clean Self cleaning toilet which is the toilet that cleans itself! All it takes is one simple press of a button for the bowl to be sparking clean. Its that easy. It has a fully integrated self cleaning system. All you have to do is change out the cleaning liquid cartridge.

The toilet seat is easily removable too. It sits on 2 metal points that pop off. These seem like small changes but are actually huge improvements to the way we can use our toilets in our homes. Genius!

Since 1878 Mohawk flooring stands proud as a trusted brand in flooring. Their mission is to create innovative products that make life better and brings you the best quality floor possible. I do believe they stand by their words," astonishing softness and maximum durabilty." 

They did an inventive challenge by testing one of their Smart Strand Silk reserve carpets against another competitive premium soft nylon carpet in the cage of Max the Rhino at the Birmingham zoo. After two weeks with a 5,400 pound rhino, both carpets were covered in mud and ya know what.... After cleaning both carpets they found that the Smart Strand Silk reserve carpet held up better and released the stains and remained beautiful proving that the carpet is easy to clean! I was impressed with Mohawks fiber technology! 

See the video below:

Here is the color palatte for 2017 and one of the beautiful patterns below that they can attain with their technology.

Later that evening Mohawk invited us bloggers to take off our shoes at a Barefoot and Bellini party where we could experience the carpet first hand. This carpet is like walking on a cloud. Really really soft! Now that I understand the durability and know how soft the carpet is. I would recommend this carpet to any of my clients! 

Products should not only look good, but be durable and cleanable! Both brands do it well! Thankyou American Standard and Mohawk flooring!!
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