Kitchen & Bath Design News

JUL 2019

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REHAU now oers floating shelves in more than 100 surfaces as part of its modern custom cabinet door line. Patent-pending concealed mounting brackets allow the shelves to bear up to 15 pounds per linear foot. The 2- 3 ⁄8"- thick shelves are oered in depths of 10" and 12" in custom lengths. Circle No. 155 on Product Card Dropout Cabinet Fixtures' Waste System/Combo Pack is a countertop compost unit that is easily accessible for placing compostables from the cut- ting board during food preparation. The wastebasket tips out at near countertop level, eliminating the need to bend over to dispose of non-compostable waste. Circle No. 156 on Product Card Kesseböhmer USA Inc. now oers its LeMans blind-corner storage solution in Anthracite. The Anthracite ARENA Style shelves are a dark gray flat rail design that allows for easy access, while the shape and pull-out function provides over 70% more storage than traditional shelves, the firm reports. Circle No. 157 on Product Card The timeless look of marble pairs well with this inlaid Walnut butcherblock from Grothouse Inc., which provides a warm contrast against the stone. The multi-surface creates a counter that is suitable for rolling dough or chopping vegetables. The kitchen is designed by GS Development Group View. Circle No. 158 on Product Card nterior ttings and accessories are the tools that allow designers to create the personalized storage and tidy kitchen arrangement that consumers demand. These essential elements are being integrated in more ways than ever, leaving each cabinet and drawer set up to serve a specic purpose toward the goal of a clean, clutter-free space. "Homeowners are creating the demand for more interior storage in their new kitchens in order to stay organized, as well as create easy access to all of their cooking tools and ingredients," says Dee Maher, dealer group manager for Kesseböhmer USA, Inc., based in Wilmington, NC. "Empty cabinets are becoming a thing of the past as we see more pullouts, spice racks and drawer organization in more projects, along with pull-down shelving for wall cabinets." As important as they are, these storage features can't detract from the overall look and feel of the space, meaning manufacturers must work to create solutions that are aesthetically appealing as well as functional. Shari McPeek, advertising and public relations manager at Rev-A-Shelf, LLC in Jeersontown, KY says, "Designers are looking for products that are functional, accessible, maximize storage and comple- ment the overall design." "The modern kitchen still has to have a warm, classic feel, so nding a balance where you can add modern amenities and technology without compromising the basic functionality and the overall welcoming feeling is important," adds Billy Peele, marketing/PR representative for Doug Mockett & Co., Inc. in Manhattan Beach, CA. Other top trends in interior ttings and accessories include products designed to meet specic storage needs, features that add value and eciency, technology advances that increase functionality of products and seamless integration of creative storage solutions that keep the kitchen space clean and clutter free, according to manufacturers recently surveyed by Kitchen Bath Design News. FLEXIBLE STORAGE Consumers' lifestyles are unique and varied, so storage solutions must be easy to adapt to specic needs. Open storage, targeted features that t personal lifestyle needs and products with a custom look and feel are top demands, manufacturers say. "No longer are cabinets delivered with just drawers," notes Paul Hostelley at Docking Drawer in San Ramon, CA. "Whether to create a charging station or organize kitchen utensils, each drawer is designed so it has a purpose." Designers are looking for solutions that make adjustments easy and have a custom look and feel with matching mate- rials, he adds. Today's interior fittings and accessories focus on custom organization and functional value with clean, integrated style. BY ELIZABETH RICHARDS Orderly Interiors I 42 Kitchen & Bath Design News • July 2019 PRODUCT TREND REPORT

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