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The Kitchen: Home’s Ground Zero

Kitchen trends are focused on functionality and comfort as we continue to redefine our relationship with our homes.

Quad Collection | Artaic

The newest offering from this mosaic design manufacturer is an offshoot of their own Vitreous Glass and Glazed Porcelain lines. Depending on the tile size specified, a palette of over 180 colours can open to designers, as well as an array of compositions in grid style, classic, and modular alignments in names like Tetra, Check Mate and Herringbone.

Combination Steam Oven | Fisher & Paykel

Expanding upon the New Zealand brand’s existing Combination Steam and Convection Oven model, the new 2021 appliance, debuted at KBIS, features one of the largest cavity capacities on the market at three cubic feet, an integrated water tank located behind an easy-to-use touchscreen interface and added functionality including Sous Vide.

Full Kitchen Suite | Hisense

Normally known for their televisions, Hisense has had refrigerators in the Canadian market for several years and has recently added a matching range and dishwasher to go with it. A 30-inch electric stove-and-oven combo has a spill-proof cooking surface with five elements, a self-cleaning convection oven and glass touch controls; and a digitized top-control stainless-steel dishwasher with matching tub.

Patagonia Glacè | Antolini

The newest member of the Italian company’s Exclusive Collection, this granite is yet another entry in eyebrow-raising collection of natural stone products.

Select Knobs | Emtek

A Gold winner in the Kitchen category at KBIS, this collection of mix-and-match knobs, stem and rosettes work as a set or cross-matching with finish options. The three knob designs (White Marble, Knurled or Straight Knurled) with seven finishes can be paired with any style rosette in any combination of available finishes.

Dekton Craftizen | Cosentino

Inspired by the minimalism and versatility of Venetian stucco, this collection — the first large-format stucco material of its kind designed specifically for flooring and cladding — won the coveted Best of Show award at the 2021 KBIS show, held this year online.

Whitelight | Caesarstone

The venerable quartz surfacing company debuted a new collection at both KBIS and the International Builders’ Show (both held virtually). This series of new light-coloured neutrals mimics movement in natural stone and includes three new designs: the sandy tones of Adamina; dynamic copper veining in Arabetto; and misty white mixed with smoky grey in Aterra Blanca.

French Door Refrigeration | Bosch

Upgrades to the 800 series are always being made, including an adjustable FlexBar for interior organizing; a smartphone app to control temperature and humidity, lighting, or run diagnostics; and the industry’s first dedicated refreshment drawer with new glass front display.

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