More Exclusive Photos from KBIS 2018 Design Conference
In our last article, we gave you an insider look at some photos from the KBIS 2018 conference in Orlando, courtesy of Peter Salerno of Peter Salerno Inc.
Peter Salerno has given us even more exclusive VIP photo from the KBIS 2018 conference to share, including many that will never be seen anywhere else (even on social media)! We’re grateful for our partnership with Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century – they give us amazing access to some of the most valuable design conferences, platforms and opportunities the world has to offer.
Peter’s trip to KBIS 2018 (the Kitchen & Bath Industry Showcase) in Orlando was a whirlwind of innovative displays, informative panels, engaging speakers and invaluable networking opportunities. As always, it left him wishing for just “one more day” of KBIS to soak it all in.
Lucky for all of us, Peter documented some of the finest sights from this year’s KBIS conference and is sharing the photos with the world here on Design Your Lifestyle.
As you experience Peter Salerno’s photos from KBIS 2018, you’ll notice a few trends. Peter was especially inspired by a few core concepts and innovations from this year’s conference:
Intriguing kitchen appliances and fixtures, specifically some stunning sinks;
Wild, artistic tile and backsplash designs and patterns;
Innovations and artistic advances in wood flooring;
Technological innovations in refrigeration, cooling and storage.
We’re sure you’re saying, “All right already – enough with the talking! Let’s see some awesome design photos!” To that we reply, “no problem!”
We hope you enjoy Peter Salerno’s exclusive photo gallery from the KBIS 2018 conference, hosted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA).
KBIS 2018: Highlights of This Year’s Show Schedule
KBIS 2018 kicks off this week! The festivities begin the evening of January 8, 2018, and the convention continues through January 11th. As always, KBIS is the one North American kitchen and bath design industry conference you must attend each year for the latest in innovation, design trends, networking and expert insight.
Presented by the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association), KBIS 2018 is a sprawling space of exhibitions, showcases, contests, awards, speakers and panels. It’s impossible to be a part of everything KBIS 2018 has to offer – so smart attendees will go in with a plan.
Veteran NKBA members and KBIS attendees like Peter Salerno of Peter Salerno Inc. (the most award-winning North American kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century). Peter has been featured on multiple KBIS convention panels and seminars, and tells Design Your Lifestyle that it’s always good to plan your KBIS schedule in advance.
With that in mind, we’re taking a look at the KBIS 2018 Show Schedule and narrowing our focus down to a schedule that makes sense. (You can certainly fill your day with panels, seminars, etc. – but you won’t leave yourself any time to check out the exhibitors and the convention itself, which are valuable opportunities to gain inspiration and network.)
Here is a list of events, seminars and panels we’d love to check out at KBIS 2018.
Tuesday, January 9th – KBIS 2018 Highlights
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Opening Ceremonies Featuring Keynote Speaker Terry Bradshaw
OCCC West Concourse – Level IV, Valencia Ballroom
Who would want to miss the chance to hear a charismatic, four-time Super Bowl Champion speak? Terry Bradshaw is a motivational wizard and a magnetic personality, whether it be on the football field, on Fox NFL Sunday, or in films.
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Fireside Chat #1: Build it! The Nuts and Bolts of the Outdoor Kitchen
We’re highly intrigued by the concept of outdoor kitchens, and this Fireside Chat looks like a great opportunity to learn more about a trend many are latching on to in 2018.
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Innovative Showroom Award Ceremony
KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
After spending much of the afternoon on the exhibition floor at KBIS 2018, we would not miss the chance to attend the KBIS 2018 Innovative Showroom Awards. Former winners like Peter Salerno Inc. have proven to be trendsetters and innovative gurus over the last several years, so attending this ceremony is a window into the true leaders of the kitchen and bath design industry.
Wednesday, January 10th – KBIS 2018 Highlights
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Let’s Talk Global: Changing the way we source, sell and design – one country at a time.
KBISNext Stage: South Hall
One of the core trends of KBIS 2018 is holistic globalization of the kitchen and bath industry (K&B). Let’s Talk Global is a great center
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
NKBA Thirty Under 30 “Product of the Future” Presentations
KBISNeXT Stage: South Hall
The NKBA Thirty Under 30 is a highly enjoyable and informative way to check out the future of the kitchen and bath industry, both in terms of talent and concepts. This year’s Thirty Under 30 corps presents “Products of the Future”.
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Coyote Live Grilling with Demonta and Kenesha Coleman
The Bash is a $35 ticket that is priceless in terms of networking opportunities – and just plain fun. Hosted at Mango’s Tropical Cafe, The Bash is a social highlight of KBIS and a blast for all attendees 21 and over.
The most influential kitchen and bath design industry conference and showcase returns to Orlando in less than a week! KBIS 2018 takes places January 9-11, 2018, from gorgeous Orlando, Florida.
KBIS (The Kitchen & Bath Industry Showcase) is widely regarded as the go-to annual design industry conference in North America. Hosted by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), KBIS 2018 promises to be the biggest, brightest design showcase to date, with a list of vendors, exhibitors, attendees and workshop leaders that reads like a “Who’s Who” of the kitchen design and bath design field.
One of the feature seminars of KBIS 2018 is “Pop Goes the Future”: a look at top trends set to dominate the kitchen and bath design industry in 2018, hosted by Cindy Allen (Editor in Chief of Interior Design magazine).
The Opening Party of KBIS 2018 is a can’t-miss celebration of industry leaders, innovators and design gurus. The party will honor the winners of the KBIS Industry Awards, Student Design Competition, and the 2018 NKBA Professional Design Competition.
Click here for a full list of KBIS 2018 Exhibitors!
The Opening Ceremonies take place at 8:00 a.m. on January 9th, and feature a keynote address from 4-time Super Bowl Champion Terry Bradshaw, former quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers and award-winning broadcaster from Fox NFL Sunday.
The star-studded panel of the KBIS State of the Industry discussion on January 10th provides an invaluable wealth of knowledge and experience. The panel includes David Kohler, President/CEO of Kohler Co.; Rick Hasselbeck, CCO of GE Appliances; and Scott Culbreth, Senior Vice President and CFO of American Woodmark Corp. The panel will be moderated by Melissa Francis of Fox Business & Fox News.
All this and more, of course, augments the exhibitors, showcases, features and design elements that make KBIS 2018 a feast for the eyes (and the creative spirit). Make sure you get to key features like the ASID Pavilion, the KBISNeXT Stage, and the always inspiring Innovative Showroom Awards.
There’s still time to register to be a part of KBIS 2018, so make sure you find yourself at the most influential design networking opportunity of the year on January 9th, 2018, in Orlando!
Laura Adams Stiansen of NorthJersey.com recently ranked the “Top 5 New Jersey Kitchens Designed for a Chef (or chef at heart)” – and we love her list!
Laura’s list of featured designers is a high-class “Who’s Who” of kitchen designers and kitchen design firms. From Peter Salerno Inc. to Ulrich, Kitchen Kaboodle to Anthony Albert Studios and Kuche+Cucina, these design firms (and their kitchen designs) have left both professional chefs and enthusiastic, serious home cooks in awe.
The contractors featured on these designs, in no order, are Kuche+Cucina, Anthony Vero, Ulrich, Jim Van Orden, and Ulrich.
Laura Adams Stiansen’s list of kitchen designs piqued our interest due to its attention to detail and appeal to multiple types of consumers, chefs and families. Her featured kitchen designs include “For a growing family”, “for a rising culinary creator”, and “for the master chef”.
Whether your family is growing from four to five or if your new hobby is creating innovative dishes with the ingredients you have on hand — having the right tools in your kitchen is important. Space, shelving and high-end appliances are all pieces that need to fit together to create the perfect kitchen.
The designers of these world-class chef’s kitchen designs were happy to speak regarding their creations.
“The best part of this project was the collaboration with the owners,” Peter Salerno stated to the author. “They are artistic, and were not afraid to go with something edgy. They listened to my ideas and asked how we could bring it up a notch.”
“I feel it’s always best that we get involved before construction begins to be certain all the client’s wants and needs can be met,” Anthony Passanante of Anthony Albert Studios added.
For more on these amazing kitchen designs created with chefs and avid cooks in mind, please check out the full article on NorthJersey.com!
Kitchen & Bath Design News Names 2017 Top 50 Innovators
It is with great pride that we announce the owner of our parent company, Peter Salerno, as one of the Top 50 Innovators in the kitchen and bath design industry for 2017!
The Top 50 Innovators list, created by Kitchen & Bath Design News, celebrates ingenuity and expertise in the fields of custom kitchen and bath design. This is the inaugural version of the KBDN “The Innovators” list, and it features a veritable “Who’s Who” in the kitchen and bath design industry.
Peter Salerno owns Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning North American custom kitchen and bath design firm of the 21st century. This list of awards includes the KBIS Most Innovative Showroom award, bestowed upon Peter and his firm 2 years ago at the NKBA’s prestigious convention.
“The Innovators” is a list dedicated to dealers, industry leaders and designers in the field of kitchen and bath design. As Kitchen & Bath Design News states rather perfectly in their article:
…[I]n the celebration of design, the very professionals who create those projects and elevate the industry are sometimes overlooked. Yet great design doesn’t exist in a vacuum; the kitchen and bath industry continues to prosper largely due to the efforts of innovators who aren’t afraid to lead the way and chart their own course, whether through design, education, technology, showroom development, community service, new business models or specialty areas that evolve alongside today’s ever-changing consumers.
“I get excited when I see a client who truly wants to do something different and artistic,” Peter Salerno told KBDN in his Innovators interview.
Peter Salerno isn’t alone in this honor, obviously. “The Innovators” inaugural list of 50 is full of industry luminaries – from Rhonda Knoche to Maria Stapperfenne, Bill Feinberg to Alan Zielinski, the amount of talent and forward-thinking leadership featured by KBDN is staggering.
Please pick up a copy of Kitchen & Bath Design News’ October 2017 issue, featuring the first-ever feature article dedicated to “The Innovators” of the kitchen and bath design industry!
The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey: Oct. 4 to Nov. 12, 2017
This is going to be gorgeous.
“The 9th Designer Showhouse of New Jerseywill take place at 46 Westerly Road in Saddle River, New Jersey. The 2017 Showhouse will feature the newest trends in interior design, presented by more than 20 accomplished designers, landscape architects and decorative artists. Hailing from New Jersey and New York City, these highly talented and innovative individuals will transform the Showhouse and property into a sensational experience for all who attend.” (source)
The Designer Showhouse of New Jersey is presented by Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation and benefits the Department of Patient Care: Patient Experience at Hackensack University Medical Center.
In other words, we’re seeing beautiful design for a great cause? Sign us up!
The showhouse opens to the public on October 4th through November 12th, 2017. Notable design sponsors of the 2017 Showhouse include Peter Salerno Inc. and Diane Boyer Interiors, as well as Wostbrock Home. Peter Salerno Inc. will be present within the Showhouse during the weekdays of the event, and Diane Boyer Interiors is responsible for the lovely staging of the exhibit.
Local designers are responsible for all the room designs in the 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey. Peter Salerno Inc. brings their award-winning custom design experience to the Showhouse kitchen, desk area, butler’s pantry and all bathrooms in the exhibit. Diane Durocher of Diane Durocher Interiors is responsible for room design as well.
Peter Salerno Inc.’s Showhouse kitchen design features a backsplash from Stratta, the Tile Boutique, as well as appliances from Oberg & Lindquist.
There will be a special Preview Party held on October 3, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at the venue in Saddle River, New Jersey. After the Preview Party, the Showhouse will remain open to the public.
From October 4 to November 12, 2017, the Designer Showhouse of New Jersey will be open to the public Tuesdays through Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (The exhibit is closed Mondays.)
For more information on this world-class design event, please call 551.996.3252 or visit the official 2017 Designer Showhouse of New Jersey website.
Among the topics Peter discussed were Exclusive Designs, Premium-Priced Products, and How to Grow with a Large Partner.
As the owner and founder of Peter Salerno Inc., the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath design company of the 21st century, Peter Salerno understands how to balance growth with greatness, and sales with client satisfaction.
Peter gave small business owners (especially in the interior and home design sector) great advice regarding several key topics. Here are some highlights:
On premium pricing:
“You have so many people that are middle-of-the-road and a client can’t distinguish one from another,” Peter said to Joe Connelly. “Once you put yourself at another level, they see the difference, they appreciate the difference – and if it is in their budget, that’s the way they want to go.”
On providing exclusive designs through new vendors:
“One way [Peter] finds new vendors is by going to the small trade shows, because the new vendors can’t afford the big shows,” explains Joe Connelly.
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.
Peter has been recognized with an unprecedented 35 national design awards (through June 2017), making him the most award-winning custom kitchen and bath designer in North America. This figure includes 23 national awards from the National Kitchen and Bath Association within the past 10 years.
His designs have been published in numerous magazines including Design New Jersey, 201 Magazine, New Jersey Home and Style, Luxury Living, The Robb Report, Woman’s Day, New York Spaces, Millionaire Magazine, 201 Magazine, K+BB, Profiles, Aspire and Kitchen & Bath Design News as well as other numerous trade publications.