You know it’s the start of a new year when KBIS (aka the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show) rolls into Vegas, and this year was no different. CKF sent a few team members to the conference so they could see all of the new trends and products first hand and also get up close and personal with what’s new in the world of kitchen and baths. Here are the trends we saw for 2020:

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Customization is a theme we noticed at this year’s show, and we are talking everything down to the handles on your faucet. Brizo displayed their new “Inlay Faucet” as part of the Kintsu Collection. The inlay allows for the customer to pick their own custom insert, or choose from one of the other available options.

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Professional-Style Appliances & Tools

The convenience of having professional-style tools at home, such as pizza ovens and industrial pull-down faucets was a huge trend at KBIS. We especially love the idea of having the ability to quickly to rinse out your glassware, baby bottles or travel mugs with a handy restaurant-style ‘Glass Rinser’. Visit Delta’s website to see more product info and see a video if the rinser in action, and talk to a CKF designer about adding one into your design.

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Black Isn’t Going Anywhere

White and greys will always have a special place in our hearts, but black is coming in hot, and dare we say we are ready for it? From black stainless steel appliances (like those from Fisher & Paykel’s Minimal Appliance Series) to matte black faucets (like this one shown from Kohler), black is more prominent than ever. Black countertops are not going anywhere either, as seen with the latest Cambria design release (which includes Charlestown and Woodcroft, two gorgeous black designs).

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Elevated Freestanding Tub Design

Kallista, a brand under the Kohler umbrella, showcased it’s new “Argile” design, a modern take on the freestanding tub, which includes a half moon shape and raised designs throughout. Simple isn’t always what homeowners are looking for in their tub design, and with the new styles coming out, they will have plenty of options to choose from that will take them to the next level.

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Mixing Metals Isn’t A Sin

Silver goes with silver, gold goes with gold, and you are to NEVER mix them or you are crazy…right? Well, let your crazy flag fly because according to this year’s fixture forecast, mixing metals is actually…okay! Of course, there is a way to do this without getting carried away, and simple options include adding in accessories such as faucets, or appliances with a finish that isn’t perfectly matched with the rest of your room. SMEG is one of the coolest appliance companies to date, and displayed their new rose gold and copper toasters that we HAVE to get our hands on one.