This is a sponsored post in collaboration with generous BlogTour sponsor, The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). KBIS is the kitchen & bath industry’s largest showcase of new ideas, products & technology.
The red carpet award of the kitchen and bath industry is the annual Best of KBIS competition that takes place at The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show. The BlogTour Vegas team of fifteen interior design and lifestyle insiders were asked by KBIS management to judge the competition, the highest award in the kitchen and bath design industry. We were thrilled to be asked!
Best of KBIS winners were selected based on functionality, quality/durability, flexibility, aesthetics/style, and innovation, and were announced on Wednesday, February 5th on the NKBA’s Center Stage. BlogTour Vegas member Stacy Naquin (above, right), Principal of Stacy Naquin Interiors, and Editor of the Stacy Naquin blog announced the following winners.
The KBIS Best in Show Award
An industry first, Dacor’s Discovery iQ Wall Oven merges technology and performance to deliver a unique cooking experience. An integrated and intuitive Android interface gives home chefs access to the proprietary Dacor iQ Cooking App, with the swipe of a finger. Easy to use control features such as Guided Cooking, Quick Start and My Modes ensure that all meals are conveniently cooked to perfection.
The KBIS Best of Kitchen Gold Award
This award also went to Dacor’s Discovery iQ Wall Oven.
The KBIS Best of Kitchen Silver Award
Launched just months ago in the kitchen of Colorado couple Jenny and Dave Hall (love them!), Glideware is a brand new cabinet innovation that organizes cookware and other hard to store items by vertically hanging them on a fully extendable rail system. Engineered and made in the USA, Glideware installs easily inside new or existing cabinets, and quickly organizes everything from cookware and closets, to tools and cleaning equipment.
The KBIS Best of Bath Gold Award
Delta’s water-powered Temp2O™ technology handshower takes the guesswork out of the water temperature, before you get into the shower. An LED digital temperature display with three color indicators signal different temperature ranges for an easy, visual indication of the water temperature in your shower. Delta’s Temp2O™ technology provides the convenience of knowing when the temperature is right for you, and the peace of mind that the water temperature is safe for your family.
The KBIS Best of Bath Silver Award
TOTO has expanded its luxury collection with the new NeoRest 750H integrated toilet. The toilet’s integrated personal cleansing system includes warm, aerated water, a warm air dryer, heated seat, auto open/close and auto flush, in-bowl catalytic deodorizer, and energy and water-saving features – in short: all of the highest innovations that TOTO consumers have come to expect.
Who Gets Your Vote?
Which of these innovative new kitchen and bath products gets your top vote? When it comes to the most accessible, affordable, and yet simplest (i.e. most efficient) design, my vote went to Jenny and Dave Hall’s Glideware. The Colorado couple are so sweet and fun, and in case you can’t tell by our selfie with Jenny in the center, a BlogTour VEGAS favorite.
It was an honor to be a judge of this year’s Best of KBIS, and congratulations to all of the winners.