The Best of KBIS Awards are not just a Kitchen & Bath Industry Show highlight, but also a good way to see where the industry is heading. From a smart appliance for single-serve wine to a recessed linear wall drain, each winner showcases at least one trend in the kitchen and bath industry, if not more. After two rounds of judging, a panel of experts found these products to be on the cutting edge of design. Even if builders don’t plan on using these specific products in their homes, they can use the lessons from these products to guide their designs to include what potential homebuyers are itching to see in new homes.
Every year, a panel of established industry professionals selects winners in eight categories as the top Kitchen & Bath Industry Show products. These selections usually exemplify not just quality and innovation, but current design industry trends, making the list an interesting overview of what’s new and hot in these key home spaces. Let’s take a look at the 2020 Best of KBIS crop and what each reveals.
Kitchen Gold: Plum by Plum
Wine storage isn’t a new topic for kitchen design. What this new product from this new brand brings to the category is smart home technology for the average adult. Plum takes the guesswork out of properly storing wine for the non-expert by identifying the contents of a bottle, preserving it at the proper temperature, displaying the label on its sleek face and serving it one glass at a time. It can sit on a countertop or be built into a wall cabinet with a matching trim kit.