2020 Product Guide: 31 New Kitchen and Bath Products

Thinking about remodeling your kitchen or bath this year? We’ve rounded up 31 of our favorite products from the 2020 KBIS show.

Top Kitchen & Bath Trends and Products

1. Timeless profile

A handsome marriage of form and function, this top-of-the-line gooseneck faucet has deft details, a high-shine finish, a pull-down spray, plus a motion sensor for hands- free operation.

Perrin & Rowe Georgian Era Touchless Pull-down Faucet in chrome, $1,358; House of Rohl

2. Clean slate

Cambria quartz countertop

Counters made from quartz and resin look good for years with minimal fuss. This gold-flecked slab’s on-trend blue, gray, and charcoal veining is randomly patterned, easing installation.

Portrush Quartz, from $110 per square foot (uninstalled); Cambria

3. Rainforest mist

spa showerhead

Save water and get soaked with a cloud of aerated droplets via this showerhead and handshower combo. A DIY install, it channels just 1.7 gallons per minute when both are in action.

Nebia by Moen Spa Shower in chrome and white, $258; Moen

4. Sleek cold storage

refrigerator in chrome

A glass-over-platinum finish makes this amenity-filled four-door fridge easy to clean and easy to love. And it fits inside a standard 70-inch cabinet—a first for four-doors in the U.S. Three of the four compartments

Registration Now Open for the Virtual Homebuilding Show in July

Registration is now open to attend the Virtual Homebuilding & Renovation Summer Show in July.

This free-to-attend two-day event on 24-25 July will provide self builders and renovators with all the advice they need to continue their projects — all without leaving home.

We are launching this show because the Covid-19 pandemic has temporarily suspended mass events. This means that the upcoming spring and summer Homebuilding & Renovating Shows at the NEC, Glasgow and Surrey have been postponed until next year – find out the new dates here.

Homebuilding continues, however, and with lockdown restrictions starting to ease we are now seeing builders going back to work and builders’ merchants reopening their stores.

The Virtual Homebuilding & Renovating Show is designed to provide self builders and renovators with the advice and product ideas they need.

What is the Virtual Homebuilding & Renovating Show?

The Virtual Homebuilding & Renovating Show is a free online experience to help keep you connected with our exhibitors and allow you to keep your project going. 

You’ll be able to gain insight and knowledge over two days from our experts, exhibitors, seminars and masterclasses in this 3D virtual event.

This is what you’ll see virtually

Shower Remodel Guide: Waterproofing, Doors, Valves & More

Invented as a way to wash off fast, showers have evolved into a prized source of relaxation, often with spa-like amenities. Steam shower with colored lights and piped-in playlists, anyone?

No wonder showers account for 17 percent of a typical household’s water bill. That’s led to a new generation of showerheads designed to put less water to better use. Thermostatic valves have done away with the shock of temperature swings, exposed shower risers have turned into design statements, and panels of frameless glass show off artfully tiled walls and invite in natural light.

Add built-in niches for essentials, a handheld shower, and a built-in bench, if there’s room. If you’re craving something more special, consider body sprays set in the walls, a steam shower setup, and radiant floor heat to take the chill off all that tile.

How Much Does a Shower Remodel Cost?

Do plan on making an investment: Baths in general cost more per square foot to renovate than other parts of the house, partly because running plumbing is pricey and making wet areas watertight, well lit, and ventilated requires a host of skills. “As with any renovation, an experienced GC can help you decide where to spend