The latest trends in kitchen appliances, bathroom fixtures, and building materials

Awe-inspiring kitchen appliances, plumbing, and building materials to complete any project. (Courtesy Gaggenau)

In February, more than 100,000 people flocked to the Las Vegas Convention Center to see what’s trending in the kitchen and bathroom industry and peruse new building materials. The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and The International Builders’ Show (IBS) hosted over 2,000 manufacturers and companies from around the world to showcase the newest appliances, fittings, surfaces, air/weather barriers, and other building materials as well as kitchen and bathroom products.

Enabled by improvements in technology, new products answer to the growing demand for healthy building environments and sustainable practices. Integrated technologies connecting plumbing, HVAC, and electric systems create one symbiotic building system.

There were some pretty spectacular sights to see. We were impressed by 3D-printed faucets, floor-to-ceiling glass doors, plumbing developed by San Francisco–based tech startups, and the next generation of smart toilets. We bring you the latest trends from KBIS and IBS below.

High-Performance Air and Weather Barriers
Permitting circulation while keeping moisture out, these air and weather barriers make installation easy with a step-by-step sealing system.

WeatherLogic Air & Water Barrier LP

(Courtesy LP)

WeatherLogic Air & Water Barrier

12” ZIP System Flashing Tape Huber

(Courtesy Huber)

12” ZIP System Flashing Tape

3D-Printed Faucets
Made possible by 3D printing technology, these faucets come in new shapes and forms providing awe-inspiring water flow.

3D-Printed Faucets

Grid Sink Faucet Kallista

(Courtesy Kallista)

Grid Sink Faucet

Blue and Green
Sherwin Williams aptly named the most popular colors in 2019. From appliances finished in head-to-toe color to rich cerulean tiles, we saw these two colors EVERYWHERE.

Emerald Green True Residential

(Courtesy True Residential)

Emerald Green
True Residential

Etoile de Rex Florim

(Courtesy Florim)

Etoile de Rex

Induction Cooktops
These induction cooktops contain sensors that divide the entire cookable surface into different zones based on the size of the cookware.

Full Service Induction Cooktop Gaggenau

(Courtesy Gaggenau)

Full-Service Induction Cooktop

Freedom Induction Cooktop Thermador

(Courtesy Thermador)

Masterpiece Freedom Induction Cooktop

Get Connected
These platforms connect directly with plumbing to automate functions and create luxurious bathing experiences.

DTV+ Kohler

(Courtesy Kohler)


Life Anew NEXT smart connected bathroom products TOTO

(Courtesy TOTO)

Life Anew NEXT smart connected bathroom products

Transparency and Proactivity
These products actively monitor usage, prevent major leaks, and proactively conserve water.


Nebia Spa Shower 2.0
Meon x Nebia

XL Openings
New luxurious window walls and skylights are bigger than ever before.

SkyMax Velux

(Courtesy Velux)


Siteline Panoramic Gliding Patio Door JELD WEN)

(Courtesy JELD WEN)

Siteline Panoramic Gliding Patio Door

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