Best Kitchen and Bath from KBIS 2011

The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) was great this year! Beyond seeing some unique products from the top manufacturers in the country, we spoke to a lot of designers and bloggers who provided us with some real insight to where they feel the industry is headed and what trends are hot right now.
As always we wrap up our trade show coverage with our favorite picks.
Cambria Quartz Countertops
This man made countertop material is stain-resistant, non-porous and maintenance free. It also contributes to LEED certification. What more do you want in a kitchen countertop material? At KBIS they introduced 38 new colors, some of which mimic carrera marble and various shades of granite.
TOTO Luminist Vessel Sink
These sinks look TRON inspired. A LED illuminated ring is now a sink. Cool in a club, yes? Cool in your home, maybe?

Moen ioDigital Vertical Spa Shower Controls
You can now turn your shower into your ideal spa by selecting your temperature and water delivery and with the touch of a button.
Kohler Apron Front (Farmhouse) Cast Iron Sinks
Kohler is bringing back cast iron but going with 80% recycled and modernizing this classic material. Their apron front sinks are also much easier to install as they are self-trimming.
Brizo Solna Magnedock
Brizo products are extremely stylish and the Magnedock system also makes them very efficient. Faucet heads lock into exact place each time they are returned. The Solna line is even cooler as the head is hidden.
Merillat Cornerstore Kitchen Storage Drawers
Instead of a lazy susan for your kitchen corner storage, consider this drawer solution. It features three full-extension drawers and two pull-out pantry trays. Full-extension drawers and pull-out pantry trays help to keep items well organized and separated.
More photos from KBIS 2011

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