Better by Design: Kitchen & Bath Trends

Check out the latest and greatest innovations from the 2012 annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and beyond — exciting new products that you won’t want to cook or bathe without.

Article by Nicole Boynton

Issue Date:  (Fri) October 5, 2012

New Technology

Smartphones have revolutionized our personal and work lives, and technological advances for the home are doing the same — from hands-free faucets and toilets to kitchen appliances that seem to do everything but serve the food for you.

Kohler’s Numi Toilet
Comes with all the bells and whistles, such as hands-free flushing and a bidet,
from Ferguson Kitchen & Bath Gallery.

Aquabrass Cura
This shower system bathes you in color and aromatherapy, from Ferguson.

The GE Profile Advantium oven cooks your food faster with downloadable
iPhone apps for recipes and cooking instructions, from Sears.

Dispense your lotion and soap with this motion sensor pump made by Simple Human, from Sears.

Thermador Freedom Cooktop
The first full-surface induction cooktop. “Whether you have a whole fish to poach, a griddle or a teppanyaki skillet, the entire cooktop is the surface,”
says Craig Washofsky of Servco Home & Appliance Showroom.

Gaggenau Lift Oven
The Liftmatic base lowers and prevents you from reaching into a hot oven, distributed by Servco.

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