ORLANDO - 2017's Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) opened in a strong fashion Tuesday at the Orange County Convention Center. 
 
An array of high-tech innovations and contraptions welcomed attendees upon arrival to the show floor. From chewable ice dispensers, floating shelves, pull-out cabinet systems, touch-screen controlled showers, Wi-Fi connected dishwashers, bacteria-fighting wine coolers, state-of-the-art kitchen design software, pull-down cabinet systems, to countertops moonlighting as grills, attendees were exposed firsthand to the home of the future.

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3D Vortek Spaces shown by Vero Software at KBIS 2017

The Cabinet Vision design-to-manufacturing and Vortek Spaces 3D visualization platform are pulling crowds.


An estimated 60,000 people have passed through the show's halls, and the co-located Builders Show attracted an estimated 100,000.

Now in its fourth year, Design and Construction Week has said goodbye to Las Vegas and hello to Orlando. Beginning January 10 and ending January 12, the Orange County Convention Center will host over 80,000 design and residential construction professionals and over 2,100 exhibitors.
 
KBIS, along with the International Builders' Show (IBS), hosted by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and the National Association of Home Builders, respectively, are expected to fill more than 900,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space with a wide array of products, demonstrations, live presentations and more. Both show floors will be open Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 10-12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
KBIS 2017 is poised to deliver a comprehensive schedule of experiential and engaging programming, along with new and returning exhibiting brands, and a full complement of learning and professional development programs offered by NKBA.
 

Woodworking Network editors Will Sampson and Michaelle Bradford are on the show floor.  

Read continuing coverage of KBIS 2017 

See who's exhibiting here.

Design & Construction Week features both the International Builders' Show, with flooring, millwork and closets companies among the many exhibitors; and KBIS, dominated by hardware and cabinetry. After a three-year stint in Las Vegas, the fourth annual DCW is running in Orlando January 10-12 and represents the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry.