(Video) Brands You Love and the New Products They're Making

Video: Brands You Love, and New Products They're Making

Brands You Love, and New Products They're Making

Home design and homebuilding insiders gather each year at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) to gauge the pulse of where kitchen and bath design is headed.

Held in conjunction with the International Builders Show (IBS), this year in Orlando in January, KBIS features the latest offerings from the biggest — and many times, most luxurious — names in the kitchen and bath industry. There, designers and builders can find products and ideas for new homes. Our favorite part of visiting our favorite brands this year is seeing how they are expanding into new arenas with their products. 

More Than Just a Deck

A leader in the decking industry, Trex Decking produces composite deck and other outdoor products. But last year, Trex expanded into the outdoor kitchen market.

On display at 2018 KBIS was Trex’s outdoor cabinetry made of high-density resin that won’t warp or crack. The cabinetry is one way to keep your deck in order and to provide storage for seat cushions or hoses – or even as an outdoor cooler to keep drinks cold. The cabinetry is customizable to provide a one-of-a-kind look for your outdoor areas.

In addition to decking and outdoor kitchens, Trex’s fencing and Latticeworks panels, which come in nine different styles, made their IBS debut this year. Both for decoration and privacy, the lattice panels are beautiful adornments for any home. Trex also displayed pergolas of many styles to help complete any outdoor space at KBIS this year.

Kohler’s Stylish Trash Cans

A leader of style and functionality in toilets, faucets and fixtures, Kohler’s KBIS displays never disappoint. While Kohler presented new and popular lines of kitchen and bathroom faucets and fixtures, they also have expanded into kitchen accessories. This year, the 13-gallon Step Trash can, available the trendiest finish — matte black — as well as stainless steel, was one new accessory unveiled from Kohler.

Kohler says the trash can offers function and style. The cans “offer size and color options to coordinate with any kitchen and offer more and smarter functionality with slow close and stay open lids to avoid slams, flush bag cover to firmly hold the bag in place, exposed liner to allow easy replacing and exchanging of bags and a robust metal foot pedal for long-lasting durability,” according to the company’s website.

KBIS is a great place to discover new design favorites — and to keep track of oldies, but goodies. Did you see anything at KBIS that you were particularly taken with? Let us know in the comments below.

Patricia L. Garcia is an award-winning journalist and former content manager for NewHomeSource. You can find her on Google+.

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