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

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 12” ZIP System Flashing Tape Huber 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 DXV Grid Sink Faucet Kallista 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 Etoile de Rex Florim 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 Masterpiece Freedom Induction Cooktop Thermador Get Connected These platforms connect directly with plumbing to automate functions and create luxurious bathing experiences. DTV+ Kohler Life Anew NEXT smart connected bathroom products TOTO Transparency and Proactivity These products actively monitor usage, prevent major leaks, and proactively conserve water. Phyn Uponor Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 Meon x Nebia XL Openings New luxurious window walls and skylights are bigger than ever before. SkyMax Velux Siteline Panoramic Gliding Patio Door JELD WEN
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Dispatch from Vegas' Design and Construction Week

What happens in Vegas, stays in... winds up on the AN blog. Yes, we're in Sin City this week attending the first-ever Design and Construction Week, which includes both the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and the International Builders' Show (IBS). Two mega-conventions in one provided us with lots to see, from high-performance materials to innovative technologies. We've rounded up some of the many highlights here. If you need proof that kitchens, baths, and building products can be sexy, keep reading. Crystalline, by Clarke Architectural Some of our favorite designs in the show came from Clarke architectural, a Texas company that hires renowned architects and designers to design its sculptural baths. All products are constructed in the U.S. The Crystalline bath (above) was designed by New York firm Hariri & Hariri. SaphirKeramik by Laufen Laufen unveiled its new SaphirKeramik sinks at the show. This new material, made in part with sapphire, is far thinner than the industry standard, and can be shaped in entirely new ways. Motivo by Caesarstone Caesarstone's Motivo is the first quartz surface incorporating sculpted pattern designs. The slabs can be used for homes and commercial interiors for paneling, panels, and even furniture. NightLight by Kohler Why didn't someone think of this sooner? Kohler's Nightlight uses two LED light displays to illuminate its toilets in a soft glow. This is especially good if you don't like to turn on the bathroom light in the middle of the night. NativeStone by Native Trails Native Trails' NativeStone collection uses a sustainable blend of concrete, rope, and other materials, which are  lightweight, scratch and crack resistant, and quite unique. Classtone by Neolith Neolith's new Classtone collection combines silicon, quartz, and other natural materials heated and compacted to create a surface with almost no porosity, which is scratch and stain resistant and easy to clean. The marble patterns are scanned from real marble. Can be used for floors, walls, counters, tables, and facades. Sotria Bath Collection by Brizo Inspired by Midcentury Modernism, Briza's new Sotria line features sharp angles and sexy channels. Available this spring, the collection would look perfect in the lair of a James Bond villain. Dekton by Cosentino This new surface is created through "ultra-compaction," creating sizes and thinness that was previously impossible. The highly diverse material is also resistant to abrasion, stains, and pretty much anything else. Hafele Lifts by Häfele Depend on Häfele to make things ultra-easy to use. Their Verso lift system glides over the top of a cabinet and stays in position when released. Pro Grand Steam by Thermador Americans are finally waking up to healthier steam cooking, and it showed at this year's show. Thermador's handsome Pro Grand Steam range features steam and just about every other type of cooking option: burners, griddle, grill, convection, etc. Temp20 By Delta Delta's new Temp2O is a built-in digital temperature display featuring LED color indicators to easily convey water temperature. Eastern Promise by Ann Sacks The company collaborated with designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard to create this Middle Eastern–inspired tile collection. Bullard also designed the Hermitage and Mousharabia collections.