(January 20, 2016) -- A group of five design professionals took to the halls to personally review each of the more than 150 products entered into the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) Best of KBIS Awards. Sponsored by Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, Traditional Home and Dream Kitchens & Baths, magazine brands from the Meredith Corporation, Best of KBIS entries were displayed in exhibitor booths and via a “larger than life” product walls located in the North and South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The Best of KBIS 2016 award winners, announced today on the KBISNeXT Stage in South Hall, are:

- Best in Show – Perfect Steam Washer with LuxCare Wash and SteamBoost Technology by Electrolux
- Best of Bath: Gold – Vibrato Faucet, DXV by American Standard
- Best of Bath: Silver – Balletto by Robern
- Best of Kitchen: Gold – Kaza Concrete by Walker Zanger
- Best of Kitchen: Silver – UPR 503 Undercounter Pullout Refrigerator by Liebherr

“This year’s crop of entries were at the height of innovation and trend-forward thinking,” said Brian Pagel, VP Kitchen and Bath Group, Emerald Expositions. “We thank the judges for the time they took to personally review each product and determine the best in new kitchen and bath products.”

Judges for the 2016 Best of KBIS inc: Richard T. Anuszkiewicz, Danielle Bohn, AKBD, Cheryl Kees Clendenon, Tony Izzo, CKD, and Corey Laurysen, MBA.

Following KBIS 2016, voting for the Best of KBIS People’s Choice award will take place online, via the KBIS Facebook page. From January 25 – 31, 2016, show attendees can cast their vote for their favorite products. There will be three People’s Choice Winners (First, Second and Third Place). Winners will be announced in February.

To learn about the latest KBIS 2016 news and announcements, visit www.KBIS.com or www.kbispressroom.com. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KitchenBathIndustryShow and on Twitter at @KBIS2016.

About KBIS


The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) owned by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and produced by Emerald Expositions, is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest products, trends and technologies for the kitchen and bath industry. KBIS has been the premier event of the industry for over 50 years.

In 2013, the NKBA and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) under the banner of Design and Construction Week® (DCW). In 2015, KBIS and IBS announced their co-location agreement was extended through 2020. The mega-event returns to Las Vegas, Jan. 19-21, 2016, where each show will operate in various halls at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The NKBA and The NAHB continue to produce separate educational programming and special events. One pass provides access to both shows, as well as to DCW partner events: the International Window Coverings Expo (IWCE) and The International Surface Event (TISE).

About Meredith

Meredith Corporation has been committed to service journalism for more than 110 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms – including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video – to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners.

Meredith’s Local Media Group includes 17 owned or operated television stations reaching 11 percent of U.S. households. Meredith’s portfolio is concentrated in large, fast-growing markets, with seven stations in the nation’s Top 25 – including Atlanta, Phoenix, St. Louis and Portland – and 13 in Top 50 markets. Meredith’s stations produce approximately 660 hours of local news and entertainment content each week, and operate leading local digital destinations.

Meredith’s National Media Group reaches 100 million unduplicated women every month, including 60 percent of American millennial women. Meredith is the leader in creating and distributing content across platforms in key consumer interest areas such as food, home, parenting and health through well-known brands such as Better Homes and Gardens, Allrecipes, Parents and Shape. Meredith also features robust brand licensing activities, including more than 3,000 SKUs of branded products at 4,000 Walmart stores across the U.S. Meredith Xcelerated Marketing is a leader at developing and delivering custom content and customer relationship marketing programs for many of the world’s top brands, including Kraft, Lowe’s and NBC Universal. For more information, visit www.meredith.com.

About Emerald Expositions

Emerald is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 85 tradeshows and conference events per year connecting over 525,000 buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including general merchandise; sports; hospitality and retail design; jewelry, luxury, and antiques; e-commerce; photography; decorated apparel; building; healthcare; and military. Emerald is headquartered in San Juan Capistrano, Cal. The company’s shows are typically the most prominent and important for exhibitors and attendees within their various industries. For more information on Emerald, please visit www.emeraldexpositions.com.

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the KBIS®. With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).

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