2018 Kitchen Trends You Need to Know About

See the latest and greatest products from the 2018 Kitchen and Bath Industry Showcase (KBIS).

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Thoughtful Cabinet Construction

Miralis offers a streamlined cabinet collection in Shaker style that is setting the bar a little higher. The difference in these cabinets lies in the construction and finish. The frames of the cabinets are made without seams. Seams have a tendency to separate over time. The scratch-resistant, matte white finish is part of the production and not painted on. These long-lasting cabinets are durable and timeless.

Disappearing Sinks

New from Rodi sinks, the Invisible 50 is great for small space kitchens, a work island, or wet bar area. The faucet lifts and lowers by water pressure, allowing the sink to be covered with a solid countertop insert or cutting board when not in use.

Beautiful Furniture for the Kitchen

The Galley Dresser is the perfect solution for today’s busy kitchens. As with all Galley designs, this dresser version has been carefully designed to be beautiful and efficient. Racks and boards slide over the top of the sink, creating a truly workable surface. The drawers are meticulously designed to house everything for your culinary endeavors. The Galley Dresser line comes in 4 sizes and 13 high-gloss finishes.

A Step Above

This is what happens when somebody reimagines a common object. The Lucano step ladder from Hasegawa is well-constructed from smooth aluminum and steel and designed with intention. The ladders, which come in one to four steps, are powder coated in a variety of colors and stand upright when folded. The slim 7" profile allows them to be tucked away easily.

Hands-free Control

The Toekick Switch is a hands-free garbage disposal switch. It is activated by a sweep of the foot and stops instantly by releasing foot pressure. Safety is ensured through a two-stage activation process. The Toekick Switch could be especially useful on a kitchen island sink with no backsplash for a traditional switch.

Ice Upgrade

For the home entertainer this is the ultimate addition. The Brilliance Cuber from Scotsman creates crystal clear, odorless ice. The shape of the cubes has been engineered to never clump or to dissolve much more slowly in your drink. The machine fits under your counter and can be fitted with a stainless steel door or customized to match your cabinets.

Greenhouse at Your Fingertips

Herb lovers rejoice. The Natufia Kitchen Garden makes it possible to grow fresh herbs and greens easily indoors. Natufia has thought of everything to make it easy for you to have fresh, non-GMO, certified organic herbs and microgreens at your fingertips. The system uses hydroponics, LED lights, and even music (only heard by the plants) to grow a garden full of goodness right in your kitchen.

Connected to Coffee

Smart Home and Connectivity technology is trending again this year. This built-in, fully-automatic Bosch coffee machine is an excellent example. The machine prepares nearly any coffeehouse drink in minutes. It can store up to 8 favorites, and through Home Connect you can prepare coffee from anywhere in the house.

Culinary Freedom

The new Freedom Induction Cooktop from Thermador has taken induction cooking technology to new levels. With 56 induction elements on the 36" version, the cooktop automatically recognizes cookware shape, size and position. Up to 6 pieces of cookware can be moved anywhere within the cooking zone and still work. And with Home Connect information and control is at your fingertips through an app.

One Smart Fridge

Refrigerators are getting smarter and smarter. This new LG InstaView ThinQ refrigerator can do everything that you would expect a smart refrigerator to do, such as create a shopping list, set expiration dates for food, and show you its contents. However, it does so much more. With Amazon Alexa built in, you can play music, manage your calendar, upload photos, and more. All of the functionality is also available through an app on your phone. No more wondering if you need milk while you are at the store. Just push a button and see for yourself.

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