To be honest, kitchens and baths are not exactly the first things that come to mind when planning a trip to Vegas. (In my case, it’s usually, “Where are the penny slots?”) But for three days this week, Las Vegas will become the undisputed Kitchen and Bath Capital of the World. That’s because the National Kitchen and Bath Association is holding its annual Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference here — which means 40,000 industry professionals from all over the world will descend on the Las Vegas Convention Center to see what’s new.
Of course, there will be lots of speeches, roundtable discussions and schmoozing going on, but we’re here for the goodies — there will be over 900 companies here showing off their latest products and design concepts. The manufacturers range from household names like Kohler or American Standard to the more exotic, like Jiu Jiang Caiyi Hardware Product Co Ltd. (There is a large contingent of Chinese companies at the show this year.) So our mission will be to wade into this giant pavilion of brand-new kitchen and bath products and pull out the coolest new items for you to see.
While the show doesn’t actually start until Tuesday, we’ll be getting a sneak preview this afternoon when we take a walking tour of the convention floor as the exhibitors set up their booths. Then, over the rest of the week, Kelley and I will be writing, taking photos and even shooting some video to give you an inside look at all the latest products and design trends that will be hitting the market throughout the year. If you’re planning on making any kitchen or bath purchases or remodels any time soon, then stay tuned!
In the meantime, if there are any particular things you’d like us to investigate at the show, then let us know — we might just see the perfect item you’re looking for.