KBIS 2017: Photo Review of An Amazing Week in Design! [Part 1 of 2]

Exclusive Photos from the KBIS 2017 Conference in Orlando!

Every year, the annual KBIS conference is THE foremost week of design in North America, and the 2017 KBIS conference was no exception. From January 10-12, 2017, KBIS 2017 took over Orlando with stellar design exhibits, contests, seminars and the largest array of design industry exhibitors North America will see all year.

KBIS 2017 took over Orlando from Jan. 10-12, 2017. (Photo credit: KBIS and NKBA)
KBIS 2017 took over Orlando from Jan. 10-12, 2017. (Photo credit: KBIS and NKBA)

Thanks to our friends at Peter Salerno Inc. (winners of more North American design awards than anyone since 2002, and NKBA members), we’re able to bring you exclusive photographs from INSIDE the KBIS 2017 Convention! 

KBIS 2017: The KBIS NeXT Stage

A major highlight of this year’s conference was the KBIS NeXT Stage, presented by the NKBA and sponsored by HomeAdvisor. The KBIS NeXT Stage showcased the industry’s latest trends and insights shared by leading kitchen and bath experts.

The NKBA 30 Under 30 recipients together at the KBIS NeXT Stage, KBIS 2017.
The NKBA 30 Under 30 recipients together at the KBIS NeXT Stage, KBIS 2017.

One of KBIS NeXT’s prominent features was the NKBA 30 Under 30 presentation, featuring a crop of outstanding home, kitchen, and bath design professionals under 30 from across North America. By the way – congratulations to Peter Salerno Inc.’s Anthony Michael Salerno for being one of this year’s 30 Under 30!

Anthony Salerno (of Peter Salerno Inc.) at the NKBA 30 Under 30 presentation, KBIS 2017.
Anthony Salerno (of Peter Salerno Inc.) at the NKBA 30 Under 30 presentation, KBIS 2017.

Anthony’s selection as a 30 Under 30 recipient gave us incredible access (and photos) to the KBIS NeXT Stage, so we can thank him for some of the awesome photos you see here!

Anthony Salerno's 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Award, KBIS 2017.
Anthony Salerno’s 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Award, KBIS 2017.

KBIS 2017: Appliance Trends, La Cornue + Rangecraft

We also LOVE the new appliance trends at KBIS 2017 – most notably, what La Cornue had to offer. The featured color of La Cornue range on the KBIS Conference floor was a true jaw-dropper and the talk of many design exhibitors and attendees.

The stunning La Cornue display range at the KBIS 2017 Conference.
The stunning La Cornue display range at the KBIS 2017 Conference.

It was also great to see Rangecraft featured so prominently. Makers of fine custom range hoods from a diverse assortment of materials, Rangecraft is (in our opinion) an “IT” company to watch in 2017. If you love the concept of a custom range hood (especially stainless steel) in your home or professional kitchen, Rangecraft is certainly a brand to keep in mind.

Peter Salerno and Gabrielle Mayer with David Podwyszynski & Ramona Panus of Rangecraft at KBIS 2017.
Peter Salerno and Gabrielle Mayer with David Podwyszynski & Ramona Panus of Rangecraft at KBIS 2017.

If you love the photos you see featured in this article and want even more – fear not! We’ll be back in just a few short days with Part 2 of our Photo Review of KBIS 2017!

NKBA Reveals 30 Under 30 Award Recipients For 2017 [LIST]

View Full 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Award List Here

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) released their prestigious 30 Under 30 Award Recipient list for 2017, and we have it for you here!

The NKBA’s mission statement is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath design industry through the creation of marketplaces, networks and certifications. Fifty years after its inception, the NKBA has a membership of more than 60,000 members and is the proud owner of the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).

NKBA logo, all rights and credit to NKBA.

Part of the NKBA’s commitment to inspire and lead the kitchen and bath design industry is to promote the future of the business. The 30 Under 30 Awards were created in 2013 to recognize the elite young future of the industry and promote their growth through recognition, education and career enhancement opportunities.

From the official NKBA press release, a quote from NKBA CEO Bill Darcy:

“We are pleased to be able to recognize these outstanding young professionals”, said Bill Darcy, NKBA CEO. “They are truly the future of the industry and I look forward to hearing from them in Orlando and presenting them with this opportunity to help further their careers.”

Special congratulations are in order to Anthony Salerno of Peter Salerno Inc. (the parent company of this blog), who is a 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Award inductee.

The official list of 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Award recipients.
The official list of 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Award recipients.

Here is the list of the 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Award Recipients, in no order:

  • Dylan Beavers, Norm Tessier Cabinets, Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, CA;
  • Alicia Beck, Signature Companies, Haymarket, VA;
  • Samantha Bowen, Bowen Remodeling & Design, Crofton, MD;
  • Craig Couture, Cypress Design Co., East Providence, RI;
  • Celestina Demers, Spokane Carpet One The Showroom II, Spokane Valley, WA;
  • Corbin Dickson, Remodeler’s Warehouse, Martinez, GA;
  • Natalie DiPiazza, Custom Design & Construction, El Segundo, CA;
  • Christina Dragota, GE Monogram, Chicago, IL;
  • Thomas Farago, Caplan’s Appliances, Toronto, ON;
  • Paige Fuller, B.C.D. Interiors, Traverse City, MI;
  • Kirsten Gable, Taze and Hewitt, Hanover, MD;
  • Shivain Handa, Valley Acrylic, Mission, BC;
  • Brianne Hughes, Casey’s Creative Kitchens, London, ON;
  • Nicole Kemp, Homes by Avi, Calgary, AB;
  • Kyle Le, Timeline Design, Inc., Saratoga, CA;
  • Ed McDonald, McDonald Contracting, Arlington, MA;
  • Kari Mitchell, Artistic Cabinetry, Loomis, NE;
  • Nick Ochtman, Jacuzzi Luxury Bath, Chino Hills, CA;
  • Austin Pike,ShowroomMarketing.com, Watertown, MA;
  • Cathy Pitts, Classic Kitchen & Bath, Harrisonburg, VA;
  • Ashlee Richardson, Nar Fine Carpentry, Inc., Carmichael, CA;
  • Casey Rup, Waterworks, New York, NY;
  • Anthony Salerno, Peter Salerno Inc., Wyckoff, NJ;
  • Bridgette Schwarz,Signature Kitchen & Bath Design Inc., Cupertino, CA;
  • Suzanne Scott, Suzanne Kristine Interiors, Carnation, WA;
  • Brad Sherwood, Epic Plumbing, Phoenix, AZ;
  • Jacob E. Smith,Starline Distributors, Inc., Flushing, MI;
  • Stephanie Stead, Cambria, Denver, CO;
  • Rebecca Sutton, Kitchen Design Concepts, Dallas, TX;
  • Michelle Timmerman, Direct Supply Inc., Grand Rapids, MI.

The 2017 NKBA 30 Under 30 Awards inductees will be a centerpiece of the KBIS 2017 convention. Their research, work and team-building focus will conclude with a KBISNeXT 2017 stage presentation and question-and-answer session on January 11, 2017. For more information on KBIS 2017 Orlando, visit the official KBIS 2017 website.