5 Great Reasons to Attend KBIS 2020 in Las Vegas

5 Great Reasons to Attend KBIS 2020 in Las Vegas

We don’t need to tell you that KBIS is the pre-eminent home design conference and convention of the year. Each year, the NKBA’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Showcase (KBIS) shatters expectations – and attendance records – for the kitchen and bath design industry, raising the bar of ingenuity, inventiveness and innovation to new heights.

The NKBA presents KBIS 2020: the Kitchen and Bath Industry Showcase from Las Vegas.

This year, KBIS 2020 will take place from January 21-23, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. KBIS 2020’s theme, “Where Design Is Moving”, is to be taken as a statement and an invitation – after all, KBIS is the best place to watch the design industry in motion as it rockets into the future.

You already know KBIS 2020 brings together world-class design innovation, an unparalleled floor of exhibitors, tremendous entertainment and seminars with kitchen and bath design experts. But why should you attend THIS year’s KBIS 2020? What makes this incarnation of the design conference so special?

Here are 5 spectacular reasons to attend KBIS 2020 in Las Vegas.

KBIS 2020 takes place from January 21-23, 2020, in Las Vegas.

5 Reasons to Attend KBIS 2020 in Las Vegas

1. The 1st Ever NKBA Renovation Angel Luxury Recycling Kitchen Awards.

Ingenuity and environmentalism collide as KBIS 2020 hosts the first-ever NKBA Renovation Angel Luxury Recycling Kitchen Awards. In October 2019, the NKBA and Renovation Angel announced the awards:

NKBA is proud to introduce the Luxury Kitchen Recycling Awards, in partnership with  Renovation Angel, a luxury kitchen recycling company, to recognize these efforts in the kitchen universe. The inaugural awards will be presented at KBIS 2020, on the KBIS NeXT Stage, Jan. 22 in Las Vegas.

The awards will acknowledge kitchen designers, architects, interior designers, showrooms and manufacturers who have rescued one or more kitchens for recycling, reuse and resale or donation.

It’s a wonderful step taken by all parties involved. The Awards will be given out January 22, 2020, at 11:00 a.m.

2. The Stellar 2020 State of the Industry Panel.

What a lineup KBIS has compiled for the KBIS 2020 State of the Industry. The panel will be moderated by Fox Business anchor Melissa Francis and cover critical industry topics, ranging from skilled labor to tariffs to economic shifts. Joining Melissa Francis will be some of the industry’s pre-eminent voices:

  • Adam Sandow, Chairman and CEO of Sandow Media;
  • Katty Pien, CMO of LIXIL Americas;
  • Randy Warner, President of Dacor; and
  • Mikael Akerberg, Chairman and CEO of Nobilia North America.

3. The Innovative Showroom Awards.

The Innovative Showroom Awards panel features a bevy of past winners and notaries, including Peter Salerno, CMKBD (of Peter Salerno Inc.). Salerno won the award in 2015 for his Wyckoff, NJ, showroom; an award he stated was “an honor” to win. Salerno and other notable kitchen and bath designers will help judge this year’s entrants.

4. The KBIS Edit Boutique.

This invitation-only space is a boutique love letter to niche producers. Artisans, small-batch producers, exclusive luxury brands and bespoke manufacturers will display their kitchen and bath wares to the lucky few who enter the KBIS Edit Boutique.

5. The Doobie Brothers.

Yes, you read that right. What good is the work if you can’t celebrate with some play at the end? The remarkable, legendary Doobie Brothers will bring their bluesy classic rock hits to the IBS Closing Concert that rounds out KBIS 2020 on January 23rd at 5 p.m. in the Paradise Event Center.

Peter Salerno Visits Miele Showroom in Princeton, NJ [PHOTOS]

Peter Salerno Visits Miele Showroom in Princeton, NJ [PHOTOS]

New Peter Salerno Inc. Showroom Vignette to Feature Miele Appliances

It’s quite a special day when the owner of 2015’s NKBA Most Innovative Small Showroom national design award visits the showroom of the hottest appliance supplier in the world. For Peter Salerno and the Peter Salerno Inc. team, their recent visit to the Miele showroom in Princeton, New Jersey, was a wonderful experience.

Nick - President of Miele USA, Peter - President of Peter Salerno Inc, Anthony Salerno, Bob - Vice President Miele USA
Exclusive photo from Peter Salerno’s visit to Miele USA’s Princeton  showroom.

Peter Salerno Inc. and Miele USA are partnering on a new design vignette in the world-renowned Peter Salerno Inc. showroom (located at 511 Goffle Road in Wyckoff, NJ). Peter’s vision for a modern, transitional kitchen design vignette required the most sophisticated, technologically sound, and streamlined blend of kitchen appliances on the market – and that led him directly to Miele.

Peter Salerno, Anthony Salerno and Oberg & Lindquist manager Bill Volz visited Miele’s Princeton showroom and were treated to a day of product demonstrations, jaw-dropping technological advancements in kitchen appliances, and the company of some of Miele USA’s pre-eminent members.

Peter was accompanied by a “who’s who” of industry leaders from Miele USA:

    • Nick Ord – President of Miele USA
    • Bob Fava – Vice President of Sales
    • Jim Lewis – Business Development Manager
    • Mike Icovino – Director of Builder Sales
    • Mary Moulds- Culinary Advisor
    • Daniel Gallagher, Territory Manager – Sales

The centerpiece of the Miele showroom tour (and of Peter Salerno’s upcoming transitional kitchen vignette) is undoubtedly the Miele Combi-steam oven – which is is quite possibly the most versatile, sophisticated oven in the world. With over 20 unique program settings (over 20!) and 8 features and functions exclusive to Miele alone, its functionality alone makes it one of the most impressive kitchen appliances the staff at Peter Salerno Inc. has ever seen.

The Miele Combi-Steam oven may be the best oven in the world [Photo credit: Miele USA]
The Miele Combi-Steam oven may be the best oven in the world [Photo credit: Miele USA]
Miele’s Combi-Steam oven offers the full functionality of a steam oven AND the full functionality of a convection oven in one appliance. Beyond that, the combi-steam feature allows you to use both steam and convection technologies together, making this Miele oven the only appliance you need to prepare every possible facet and course of a meal – at the same time!

Peter and his team were also treated to a demonstration of the Miele Generation 6000 Coffee System. The new coffee system includes a new CupSensor, EasyClick Milk System and One Touch for Two features. Exclusive to Miele, the CupSensor automatically adjusts the height of the spout to the optimum position for different cup and glass sizes.

What other outstanding features and Miele appliances will accompany Peter Salerno’s world-class, award-winning custom kitchen design elements in the brand new Peter Salerno Inc. transitional kitchen vignette? Stay tuned!

For more information about Peter Salerno Inc., their award-winning kitchen designs, and the Generation 6000 line of Miele appliances, fill out the contact form below!

Peter Salerno + Clients Celebrate NKBA Award-Winning Kitchen

Peter Salerno + Clients Celebrate NKBA Award-Winning Kitchen

Peter Salerno Inc. was proud to receive another national design award at the 2015 KBIS convention. This year, Peter accepted the national 2nd place award for Best Large Kitchen for his work in a beautiful kitchen for homeowners Tom and Julie Connors.

So of course, Peter and his wife Tracy Salerno had to take Tom and Julie out to celebrate! And what better place to celebrate than one of Peter Salerno’s favorite restaurants, Latour in Ridgewood, NJ.

You may remember executive chef Michael Latour’s stunning cooking video in Peter Salerno Inc.’s La Cornue showplace kitchen from late 2014 (click HERE to watch that amazing video).

Champagne bottles were popped and toasted (and a delicious meal was enjoyed) as Tom and Julie celebrated their award-winning kitchen with Tracy and Peter Salerno!

Peter Salerno Inc. clients Tom and Julie Connors, with their NKBA Best Large Kitchen national design award.
Peter Salerno Inc. clients Tom and Julie Connors, with their NKBA Best Large Kitchen national design award.

In all, Peter Salerno Inc. has received 28 national design awards since 2002, from such outstanding industry names as the NKBA, KBIS, HGTV, and Signature Kitchens & Baths magazine. Peter Salerno’s showroom was also named Best Independent Small Showroom at the KBIS 2015 Innovative Showroom Awards. The nomination process was conducted by public vote, meaning this honor was awarded to the Peter Salerno Inc. showroom not only by industry professionals, but by the public as well.

Peter Salerno Wins Signature Kitchens And Baths’ 2014 Best Traditional Kitchen Award

Peter Salerno Wins 2014 Best Traditional Kitchen, Signature Kitchens And Baths Magazine

It is with a great deal of humility and thanks that Peter Salerno Inc. announces its 1st place award for 2014 Best Traditional Kitchen in Signature Kitchens and Baths Magazine.

Here is a photo of the award-winning kitchen design by Peter Salerno, featured in the latest issue of Signature Kitchens & Baths:

Peter Salerno Inc. wins 1st place, 2014 Best Traditional Kitchen. (Credit Signature Kitchens & Baths)
Peter Salerno Inc. wins 1st place, 2014 Best Traditional Kitchen. (Credit Signature Kitchens & Baths)

Peter Salerno is honored to be the recipient of the 2014 Best Traditional Kitchen award for this New Orleans-inspired kitchen, and was also honored as 2014 Best Bath designer by Signature Kitchens & Baths as well for a French-inspired bath design in Princeton, NJ.

Peter Salerno, CMKBD, has over 30 years of kitchen and bath design experience enhanced by his personal life experiences.  Creativity and personalization are key factors in Peter’s design process. He feels the client should play an instrumental role in the creative process by sharing ideas to help realize their own unique design. With a dedication to artistic authenticity, Peter hand draws all renderings based on client need as well as careful period research.

With this prestigious award, Peter Salerno Inc. now boasts over 30 national design awards won in the last decade.

For more information about this award, please visit Peter Salerno Inc. online.

For inquiries regarding how Peter Salerno Inc. can design your very own custom,  award-winning kitchen or bath, please fill out the contact form below.


Peter Salerno’s Charity Work Featured By NKBA

NKBA Article Displays Peter Salerno’s Charity Work

When it comes to using prize money to help those less fortunate, Peter Salerno puts his money where his mouth is.

A recent article published by the NKBA on its official “NKBA Connect” blog focuses on award-winning master designer Peter Salerno of Peter Salerno Inc., and his charitable efforts in Zimbabwe.

Peter Salerno on a mission trip to Zimbabwe. Peter's charity was profiled by the NKBA. (Credit Peter Salerno)
Peter Salerno on a mission trip to Zimbabwe. Peter’s charity was profiled by the NKBA. (Credit Peter Salerno)

Early in his career, Peter Salerno took a trip to visit the Little Company of Mary Sisters in Zimbabwe, a group that provides medicine, food and treatment to the impoverished. Peter promised himself that if he ever won any prize money for his designs, he would donate it to the Little Company of Mary Sisters. And he’s done just that – with every penny of prize money he’s won.

Not only has Peter Salerno donated all his design award money to charity, he’s matched it dollar-for-dollar out of his own pocket. Since 2003, Peter Salerno Inc. has won an astounding 19 NKBA design awards, matching their prize money each time.

  • For information about Peter Salerno Inc.’s award-winning designs, click here.
  • For information about the Little Company of Mary Sisters of Southern Africa, click here.
  • For information about the NKBA and its NKBA Connect blog, click here.

Peter Salerno’s generosity and commitment to excellence has provided the Little Company of Mary Sisters in Zimbabwe with much-needed gifts like an incubator, medicine and food. Peter has also taken several mission trips to Zimbabwe himself to assist the cause.

In the article, Peter is quick to deflect any praise for his actions.

“It gives you a reason for living,” Peter was quoted as saying by the NKBA, in reference to letters written to him by the Little Company about the impact of his generosity. “When you look at those letters and know what an impact you have on those people, it brings tears to your eyes.”

Follow Peter Salerno Inc. on Twitter & Support Us in NKBA Contest!

Help Peter Salerno Inc. win NKBA's Twitter contest!
Help Peter Salerno Inc. win NKBA’s Twitter contest!

At Peter Salerno Inc., we’re nothing without the loyalty and support of our clients. Since 1997, we’ve taken pride in helping you create the kitchens, bathrooms and other interior spaces of your dreams. Now, Peter Salerno Inc. needs YOUR help!

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is running a contest based around the social connectedness of design companies and firms like Peter Salerno Inc. We’re asking you to please take a moment and follow us on Twitter so we can win this contest – not only for ourselves, but to show the design world just how amazing and interactive our family of clients truly is!


The more Twitter followers we get, the greater chance we have of winning this NKBA contest – so please follow us on Twitter before the deadline of January 31, 2014!

Thanks as always for your support – we know you’ll help us make a great showing!

Food, Family, and Award-Winning Kitchen Design

November brings food, family and award nominations to Peter Salerno Inc. We're very grateful.
November brings food, family and award nominations to Peter Salerno Inc. We’re very grateful.

As the last stubborn leaves cling to the trees here in northern New Jersey, the change in season (and temperature) signals a special time of year. Here at Peter Salerno Inc., we like to combat the chill in the air with the warmth of family and the fire of creativity and inspired interior design and custom cabinetry.

Over the next several weeks, we’ll be showing you why November is an extraordinary time of year at Peter Salerno Inc. We’ll be sharing several videos taken directly from our gorgeous showroom in Wyckoff, NJ, where we will be inviting a series of friends, vendors and special guests inside to share their crafts and gifts with us. We’ll also be sharing in-depth articles about the products that help turn our award-winning kitchen designs into investments in your family (and yourself).

We’ll be sharing an insightful conversation that we had recently with Craig Kmiecik, the East Coast Territory Manager for LaCornue at Purcell Murray Company. As we’ve stated before, Peter Salerno Inc. is proud to feature LaCornue’s elegant, world-class French ovens, cooking ranges and rotisseries both in our showroom and in some of our greatest kitchens across the United States (and the world). Craig will share with us what makes LaCornue’s diverse array of products so magnificent – and which one may be perfect for your kitchen and its needs.

Step inside Peter Salerno's kitchen for a taste of some outstanding recipes.
Step inside Peter Salerno’s kitchen for a taste of some outstanding recipes. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

In addition, Peter Salerno will take you inside his own kitchen and share some of his favorite fall and holiday recipes. From Peter’s own spin on traditional Italian dishes, to inspired preparations for pork chops and branzino, we’ll make sure that we don’t just provide you with a beautiful custom kitchen design, but the recipes to fill it with amazing food, flavors, and memories.

(We’re also expecting a visit from a world-renowned chef, who will be preparing several courses on our showroom’s LaCornue Chateau cooking range and oven, as well as our matching LaCornue rotisserie. Stay tuned for that!)

LaCornue creates world-class French ovens and cooking ranges, like the one in this Peter Salerno design.
LaCornue creates world-class French ovens and cooking ranges, like the one in this Peter Salerno design. (Credit Peter Rymwid)

Finally, it is with great humility and gratitude that we will be bringing you some Peter Salerno Inc. office news. Three of our completed custom kitchens have been nominated for national awards. We’ll be displaying those custom kitchen designs for you throughout the month, complete with professional photos, descriptions, and a full list of award nominations. We’ll even let you vote on the design you like the best!

As you can see, November 2013 promises to be one of the most memorable, impactful, and rewarding months in the history of Peter Salerno Inc. We’re glad you’ve decided to share this time with us. Keep coming back!

For more information about Peter Salerno Inc., please visit our official website or call 201.251.6608.