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What To Do At KBIS 2017!

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Are You Going to KBIS in Orlando?  If you don’t know, KBIS is the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show which is held annually.  This year the show is in Orlando, Florida January 10-12 at the Orange County Convention Center. 
From the KBIS website:
“KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50 years”.
 Is this your first time or are you a veteran?  Wondering what to do there? 
First off, make sure you check out the two halls of over 500 leading brands in the kitchen and bath industry.  There will be over 100 new companies this year exhibiting.  You will find the latest and greatest in products, design, and technology.  This is a one of a kind event for anyone interested in kitchen and bath design.  Look at the top brands up close and in person.  Compare products side-by-side and talk to the people who are knowledgeable about the products = the people who make them.
Click Here to See Which Companies Are Exhibiting
KBIS offers learning opportunities such as The NKBS Learning program which applies to all areas of the industry and is designed to foster professional growth as well as the Voices from the Industry series which allows the designer to hear the best presentations from your fellow colleagues in the kitchen and bath industry!  Next, make sure you take advantage of the special events.  There are parties, receptions, and special events which will take place on and off the show floor.  Check out the events here!  The Bash on Wednesday night is back by popular demand.  Don’t miss it!  Will I see you there?
KBIS will once again co-locate with the NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) for the fourth annual Design & Construction Week® giving you access to two shows in one!
And if that isn’t enough, don’t forget about the unlimited networking that goes on during events like this!  If you haven’t made plans to come what are you waiting for?  Book a quick flight and join us!  Use this as an opportunity to build relationships, exchange ideas and gain valuable knowledge in the kitchen and bath markets.
 Here are my a few of my suggestions!


First of all, I would suggest that you look at the exhibitors and make a list of all you hope to see so that you don’t miss anyone, then access the floorplan here and plot out your days!
What are the Don’t Miss Booths At KBIS?
Check out:
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Don’t Miss the Opening Ceremony at 8am on Tuesday Morning with former NFL football star Peyton Manning!  Rumor has it my friend and fellow designer, Young Huh will be on stage with Peyton and others performing a don’t miss skit!  I wish I was going to be there early enough to see this!
NKBA State of the Industry – Wednesday Jan. 11th – 9:00AM- 10:15AM South Hall, Room S210A
Key Booths to Visit:
Thermador Home Appliances: W1345 It is no secret that my favorite appliance brand is Thermador and their booth is always a highlight!  If you haven’t looked at Thermador lately, make sure you check them out!  They have such amazing products and the Thermador team is second to none! I cannot say enough about their products, you will have to see them for yourself.  Real products for real cooks!
DXV by American Standard – W1547 I got a sneak peek at some of the new products DXV will be unveiling and wow, are they fab!  Make sure to pop in and see them!
Thompson Traders S5824 –  This company always produces eye candy for KBIS, so cannot wait to see what they have in store for us this time! Remember that killer brass console sink I shared on Social Media last KBIS?  It was theirs!  
Cosentino W1971 – Will be fun to see what Cosentino introduces at KBIS.  Rumor has it there is a new fabulous countertop that everyone is going to die over.  Cannot Wait to SEE!
Hafele W729 – Make sure to stop in here to see an innovative lighting product in partnership with Woodmode Cabinetry!  
Don’t Miss The Design Trends Press Conference Tuesday at 1:30. The NKBA compiles enormous amounts of data to tell designers what is selling and what products are predicted to be more popular in the 2017!  
So many great products and companies to see!  It is sure to be a great show!  I’m currently planning the kitchen and bath renovations in a new house so I will certainly have my eyes and ears perked up!  Cannot wait to report all the new products and trends I find.  
Make sure to follow me on instagram for instant sightings of new items.  I’ll share everything I see I love.  also, Follow me on Wednesday as I take over DXV’s instagram!  
Click here to follow DXV so you don’t miss a thing! 
or click on hash tag #DXVdesignfinds
Want to see what everyone is posting about KBIS?
Click on #designhounds  or @modenus or
#KBIS2017 for pics of great products, companies and more.
I hope to see you there!!  It’s going to be epic!!!
Show Floor Hours
Tuesday- Thursday Jan 10th-12th  9am – 5pm
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