Full recovery: crushing crowds and remarkable innovation at KBIS 2016

LAS VEGAS - The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show opened in a strong fashion Tuesday at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

An array of high-tech innovations and contraptions welcomed attendees upon arrival to the show floor. From pull-down cabinet systems, revolving closets, clothes-drying systems, Wi-Fi enabled ovens, iPad applications that augment reality, touch-screen controlled showers, smart thermostats that lower the temperature when leaving the house, to self-deodorizing toilets that play music via Bluetooth, attendees were exposed firsthand to the home of the future.


Richelieu Hardware and Panasonic launch storage and organization line

Richelieu Hardware and Panasonic Canada announce partnership to launch a new line of storage and organizing systems at KBIS 2016.

With 531 exhibiting companies - 122 of them new - and more than 110,000 projected attendees, KBIS 2016 covers 300,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. 

KBIS co-located with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders' Show (IBS) in 2014, creating North America’s largest residential construction and design trade show – called Design and Construction Week; 132,000 attended in 2015. At KBIS, all key industry segments are covered –  cabinetry, hardware, technology, lighting, and surfacing materials, as well as appliances and decorative plumbing fixtures. IBS 2016 includes flooring, windows, doors, construction material, panel, and services to builders - including firms like ClosetMaid and Lumber Liquidators. 

Over 3,750 exhibitors are present at Design & Construction Week this year, in a total of 1.2 million net sq. ft. of exhibit space. A full list of manufacturers exhibiting at KBIS 2016 can be found here.


Wine bottles float in white oak on Vinotemp rack at KBIS 2016

Vinotemp unveiled its oak and aluminum proprietary Zero-G Wine System at the 2016 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, in Las Vegas. More than 110,000 attendees are expected at KBIS, the IBS Builders' Show and other venues.

KBIS 2016 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.

See the complete KBIS 2016 schedule.

Woodworking Network editors Will Sampson and Karen Koenig are on the show floor. Stay tuned for updates.

Design & Construction Week features both IBS and KBIS, along with two partner events – the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) and The International Surface Event (TISE). Located again in Las Vegas, the third annual DCW takes place January 19-22 and represents the largest annual gathering of the residential design and construction industry. woodworkingnetwork.com/topics/kbis-2016
Show dates include:
  • NAHB International Builders' Show®: January 19-21, Las Vegas Convention Center
  • Kitchen & Bath Industry Show: January 19-21, Las Vegas Convention Center
  • International Window Coverings Expo: January 19-21, Las Vegas Convention Center
  • The International Surface Event: EDUCATION: January 19-22; EXHIBITS: January 20-22, Mandalay Bay Convention Center

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