June 2012 – ResidentialArchitect.com

Kitchen Products Slideshow

June 26, 2012 – Spring releases in kitchen products focus on streamlining tasks, maximizing efficient storage, and making cooking easier.

Editors at Custom Home gathered a collection of new kitchen products. Many of them fit the trends predicted by experts at this year’s KBIS:

  • Technology is making appliances and other home products both “fun” and “smart.” And the recent industry-wide push towards sustainability suggests that a melding of the two should yield efficient and attractive designs that help consumers manage their households.
  • Sure, attendees are hot for high-end products. But affordable design is surfacing as a way to remodel while remaining innovative and budget-conscious.
  • The popularity of recyclable and engineered materials is closing in on traditional surfaces like granite.
  • Plus, universal design takes on new importance as designers and manufacturers begin to better understand and serve a market with highly diverse needs and varying abilities.

Bradco Kitchens and Baths’ sliding kitchen island countertop is remote-controlled and motorized to reveal a cooktop and downdraft while extending counter space. Bradco, www.bradcokitchen.com; 323.936.3457.

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