Top 5 New Kitchen and Bath Products for Custom Homes

Pros looking for the best in new kitchen and bath products headed to Las Vegas last week for the National Kitchen and Bath Association’s annual industry show. From the hundreds of new products on display, NKBA presented the KBIS 2019 awards to a handful of the most innovative.

Ready to bring the latest and greatest home to your place? Take a look at these stand-outs from the show.

Bathing Beauty

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TOTO took home a blue ribbon for its Flotation Tub with Zero Dimension.  The company calls it a “zero gravity bathtub.” The freestanding tub allows bathers to experience total weightlessness and a tension-free bathing experience. The tub has an adjustable headrest, cascading water to warm shoulders and massaging jets. LED lights create even more ambiance. Check it out at

On the Softer Side

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If you prefer to shower, here’s news you can use. Hans-Grohe upped the ante at the show with its PowderRain shower heads. The award-winning heads feature micro-sized droplets that envelop the body, splash less and are super gentle. The showers are also quieter to make showering more relaxing–and they help conserve water, too.

To find out more, head over to Hans-Grohe’s site. 

Now You’re Cooking!

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In the kitchen category, NKBA selected the dual fuel pro range from Signature Kitchen Suite to take home its top prize. The range offers induction and gas cooking. It also has a “sous vide” function. French for “under-vacuum,” sous vide (sue-veed) is a cooking technique where food is vacuum sealed and then submerged in water and slow-cooked at a constant precise temperature until it’s perfectly cooked.

With this range from Signature Kitchen Suite, home cooks can now take advantage of this professional food preparation method. The range is wifi-enabled, too.

Drink it In

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Quench your thirst with the HydroTap from Zipwater. This HydroTap provides filtered water any way you like it–cold, boiling, sparkling–all from one built-in tap.

You won’t need to give up fridge space anymore for sparkling water. And, you’ll have instant boiling water, too, to make tea, cook pasta or even sterilize bottles.

The advanced filtration system is available with a range of tap styles in different finishes.

Take It Outside

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Your outdoor kitchen can look just as sharp as your indoor space. The Arcadia Series cabinetry from Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet took home a Best of KBIS Award. This new line of outdoor cabinetry and refrigeration includes a variety of textures, colors, sizes and configurations.

Here, Ipe wood mixes with stainless steel for a clean modern look. A rich, charcoal gray powder-coated finish is also available. You can add cupboards, drawers and pull-out units for waste and recycling. The ends of each cabinet are brushed stainless steel for a refined look. Arcadia Series outdoor refrigeration is available to seamlessly match the design of the cabinetry.

Learn more about the whole line by visiting Kalamazoo’s site.