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The most stylish materials for creating stunning new Kitchens and Baths were all on display at the exclusive design industry trade show - KBIS 2020 - in Las Vegas last week.

What were the hottest products shown at this year’s Kitchen and Bath Show? Penny Lorain and Carrie King were there to see everything up close and in person and report back to our clients and followers the best innovations and trends to watch. Here's the scoop on the newest products and materials you'll be seeing in well-designed remodels and top-selling new homes in 2020:

TILE Large and small geometric shapes in solid and multi-colored patterns will be defining kitchen backsplashes and dramatic bathroom floors in the coming year. Glossy and matte-sheen marble-looks and over-sized concrete and terrazzo tiles will be added to the mix to yield a fresh look for homeowners ready for something new.

COUNTERTOPS Quartz is still all the rage with the most popular white and gray Carrera marble-look patterns now being offered in both matte and polished sheens. You’ll be seeing black marble options in addition to a full range of grey concrete looks now being offered in quartz.

The new surprise in countertops is large-scale porcelain slabs. Essentially a 5 foot by 10 foot tile, porcelain slab manufacturers are replicating marble and stone designs on a durable heat proof surface with stunning results.

SINKS Kitchen sinks with an interior ledge to hold cutting boards, strainers and dish draining racks are now available by most sink suppliers. Making the kitchen sink into a workstation has become a popular must-have of practical remodelers who want to extend their countertop work areas and make food prep and clean up easier.

Vessel sinks for bathroom vanities are lower, wider and more interesting shapes than in previous years. Also, a more modern clean look is being achieved by using solid surface, stone or porcelain countertops with seamless integrated sinks.


Innovations in appliances includes GE’s Kitchen Hub combining a vent hood and microwave with smart technology including a guided cooking app that gives you recipes and step-by-step instructions for meals you can prepare with the ingredients you have on hand. Refrigerators with dedicated wine drawers, stylish soft gold appliance handles and soft black appliance finishes will be creating the most fashionable Kitchens in the coming year.


Cabinet displays with not one, not two, but 3 colors combined keep clean-lined Kitchens beautiful and interesting. Whether it’s upper cabinets of one color, lower cabinets of a second color and open shelving or the island of a 3rd color, mixing cabinet finishes can create a intriguing look even with modern cabinet styles.

Davis homeowners are remodeling in record numbers. Keeping current with material introductions and new technology effecting our clients’ remodeling options is one of Lorain Design’s missions. It will be exciting to see which Kitchen and Bath trends our clients will embrace.

Call us at (530) 760-6625 to begin your home’s Kitchen and Bath transformation!



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