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Kitchen and Bath Trends – KBIS 2016 Preview

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by ESLTeam last modified Jan 06, 2016

With the upcoming KBIS (Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) mega event in Las Vegas, we thought we’d take a quick look at some of the trends and styles that will be emerging from the show. KBIS, the voice of the kitchen and bath industry, has been around for more than 50 years. This year, the show is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 19-21, 2016, What’s the first impression of a KBIS tradeshow? It’s really, really big, for one thing. More than 500 manufacturers and brands have exhibit booths, with kitchens and bathrooms each getting their own mega hall. On top of this, there are numerous design events, speakers, awards, sessions that highlight new industry products, trends, technologies, you name it. If you are planning on going it's best to have a game plan and stick to it, otherwise you are risking a major case of overwhelm. What are some of the trends we think will be on display? Here are 5 to keep an eye on. Brass Alecia Wall Sconce from Possini Euro For finishes, warm brass tones are still trending. Brass is a lovely look for the bathroom, lending any space a stately, understated feeling. The finish plays well with bronzes and can even be paired with brushed steel hardware depending on the color tone. Brass finish bathroom lights run the gamut style-wise, ranging from sleek contemporary designs to traditional and industrial themed pieces. Opal Glass Angled Plane LED Wall Sconce For the latest modern bath fixtures , white opal glass is clearly on-trend. The glass offers diffuse, flattering light that is perfect for getting ready in the morning for work or preparing for a night out, trust us, no one looks good under the glare of fluorescent lights that still adorn some bathrooms (yikes!)! If you like a modern look with a hint of traditional style, look for fixtures that use square-sided glass set against chrome finish wall mounts. For the ulta-mod out there, there are a range of dramatic glass shapes to choose from.  LED Bath Light with Faux Bamboo Etched Glass High-Tech has come to the bath. Techie features such as hands-free faucets and gizmo-heavy toilets are in high demand, and lighting is no exception. LEDs for the bath will continue their advance in 2016. Stylish LED bath lighting is a great way to add an upscale, luxe feel to a bathroom with the added benefit of energy efficiency. The long-life of the LED bulbs and built-in arrays means that you won’t be changing bulbs in your new fixtures for years to come. Powder Room Lighting ADA Compliant Wall Sconce with Fabric Shade from George Kovacs Many new homes are built with small footprint powder rooms in them and require minimal space,usually just enough room to stash a sink, toilet and a bit of storage. Many older homes also are being retrofit to add powder rooms in order to provide a bathroom on a first floor or off a kitchen area. Because the space is so small, single light sconces or small profile ADA wall lights are all the rage. When you have such a small footprint to contend with, the last thing you want is a light fixture that projects too far into a room. ADA (short for Americans with Disabilities Act) sets standards for the distance a wall light fixture or sconce can extend from the wall. Because they have a small, minimal profile ADA lights are ideal for use in small spaces like a powder room.  Crystal Lighting Metropolitan Magique Crystal Wall Sconce Good bathroom design is so much more than putting in some recessed lighting and calling it a day. More and more bathroom designs are featuring spa-like amenities and glamorous touches like crystal lighting. To add a luxurious feel to any modern bath, designers are turning to glittering crystal bath lights to add sparkle. Crystal glass elements have been creeping slowly into modern design for some time, but expect to see more use of the dazzlers in the future. Image source: Euro Style Lighting






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