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TRENDS kitchen that is right there with you," said Bailey. "A kitchen that understands the need to both recycle and compost in the same integrated garbage drawer, for example. You want a house that is kid-friendly - but is still sophisticated - while easy to clean." 7. Tech-Savvy Kitchens Modern European cabinet design in one form or another has existed for more than a century, and where it will go next depends on everything from the fashion world to the global economy. According to Lothar C. Birkenfeld, CEO of Alno, the immediate future will see even more technology in the kitchen. "We feel the integration of technology in the kitchen makes the room more compatible when three generations live or visit the home," said Birkenfield. "A mother can look up a recipe on one screen while a child can watch TV, all while cooking and eating. We live in a society where time is precious. Customization and on-demand/real-time living is more important than ever before." Technology that allows cabinets to be more functional is already popular in Europe. Between the space-saving innovations and the abilities for which special hinges allow, Euro-style cabinetry is set to become further integrated into mainstream American kitchens. "Imagine how functional a kitchen will be when doors all lift up automatically and don't swing out," said Mike Hetherman, president and CEO of Mississauga, Ont.-based WILLIS. "Think preparation and cleanup. This will become a desired trend in the U.S., too, since they can see it online." Repeating History Hetherman also foresees a change in about 18 months, where the trend for more clean lines and a linear feel will grow. However, he emphasized that a transitional style will dominate the shift, not modern. "I have a feeling that next you can only grow more traditional from here," said Ilin, who suggested that antique finishes may also return, but there are no indications of that yet. "When the economy is good, people are more bold and gutsy. As soon as the economy slows down or modern runs its course, it's going to start going more traditional." Along with this shift, the possibility for more organic touches also is on the table. Henkes additionally recognized a growing trend of bringing nature into the kitchen through details like windowsill herb gardens and natural veneers. According to Megan Purin, lead designer at New Yorkbased Hans Krug, back-painted glass will be at the forefront of European design. Whatever the case, the kitchen gathers together multiple generations and lifestyles, and the potential for integrating these warm finishes, organic designs and advanced technologies is high. "A new generation has grown up embracing a social culture, and their kitchens reflect an open lifestyle - the kitchen is no longer tucked away, but an open space where you entertain family and friends," said Henkes. "We've left the world of Downton Abbey behind, and our kitchens have followed suit, rejecting the 'old world' in favor of open space, clean lines and the minimalist look that has been sweeping interior design." n - By Erinn Waldo 56 K+BB 8. 7. Pedini's Arts & Crafts model mixes old and new, wood, stone and metal, built-in and freestanding in a functional and modern kitchen. Along with textured Lapitec counters, the kitchen contains walnut and matte white lacquer doors with recessed pewter handles. Circle No. 219 or visit kbbonline.com/freeinfo 8. SieMatic has introduced a new design theme - Urban, a city lifestyle-inspired collection. The theme's signature element, the SieMatic 29 kitchen sideboard, adds character to individual units with details like a black matte finish and metal legs. Circle No. 220 or visit kbbonline.com/freeinfo 9. Poggenpohl offers several standard drawer systems, including cutlery trays, spice racks, knife blocks, bread drawers and aluminum foil holders. These are available in maple or walnut. Circle No. 221 or visit kbbonline.com/freeinfo 10. Alno has launched a technologically enhanced kitchen wired for automation and Internet usage. Along with the ability to remotely move cabinets, a 13-ft. LED touch computer screen/TV also serves as the kitchen's backsplash for use with the Internet, Skype, multi-view screens and music. Circle No. 222 or visit kbbonline.com/freeinfo 9. October 2015 / www.kbbonline.com / The Official Sponsor of KBIS www.kbis.com 10. http://www.kbbonline.com/freeinfo http://www.kbbonline.com/freeinfo http://www.kbbonline.com/freeinfo http://www.kbbonline.com/freeinfo http://www.kbbonline.com http://www.kbis.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of KBB - October 2015

KBB - October 2015
Contents
Online Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
People & Places
Better Business
Solutions
All Abroad
Cover Story
Great Gatsby Baths
Design Features
Making an Entrance
Readers’ Choice Award Winners
KBIS Countdown to Design & Construction Week®
Trends
Products
Learning Corner
KBB - October 2015 - Intro
KBB - October 2015 - KBB - October 2015
KBB - October 2015 - Cover2
KBB - October 2015 - 1
KBB - October 2015 - Contents
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KBB - October 2015 - Online Contents
KBB - October 2015 - 5
KBB - October 2015 - Editor’s Note
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KBB - October 2015 - Show Director’s Note
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KBB - October 2015 - People & Places
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KBB - October 2015 - Better Business
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KBB - October 2015 - Solutions
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KBB - October 2015 - All Abroad
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KBB - October 2015 - Design Features
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KBB - October 2015 - Making an Entrance
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KBB - October 2015 - Readers’ Choice Award Winners
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