NewsAnalysis: KITCHENS AND BATHS  
The Kitchen and Bath Market:  
A Place for the Glass Industry  
he Kitchen and Bath Industry  
Show (KBIS), organized by the  
National Kitchen and Bath As-  
T
sociation, took place January 10-12 at  
the Orange County Convention Center  
in Orlando, Fla., alongside the Inter-  
national Builders’ Show (IBS). KBIS  
hosted more than 500 companies, in-  
cluding several from the glass industry.  
In a setting that highlights the latest  
trends and technologies,industry com-  
panies had plenty to introduce to the  
kitchen and bath markets.  
Tailor Made  
Indianapolis, Ind.-based custom  
glass fabricator GRT Glass Designs of-  
fered attendees several of its featured  
products. Of particular focus was a  
polished glass countertop backlit with Coastal Shower Doors introduced two  
LED lights. The company had more to new products at KBIS, the Insiders  
offer, though, including shower enclo- collection designed by Bobby Berk,  
sures and kitchen backsplashes, each and a frameless, sliding shower door,  
of which can be tailored to the design the Volte.  
needs of a customer or contractor.  
outlet holes, AGE offers waterjet ser-  
vices and matching outlet covers.  
AGE also featured another creative  
A Variety of Options  
Architectural Glass Effects (AGE), a  
supplier of custom cut glass located in way in which glass can be incorpo-  
South Paterson,N.J.,also exhibited.The rated into a home: pantry doors. The pered glass and adjustable rollers for  
company featured several products for company displayed one of its sand- a smoother slide. Three hardware fin-  
kitchens, including Helix, Prague and blasted designs that had recently been ishes are available: polished stainless  
Sandblasted Designs.  
The Helix is a clean and modern  
installed in one homeowner’s kitchen. steel, brushed steel and oil-rubbed  
bronze for a customizable installation.  
glass that’s ideal use is for kitchen Bathing in Art  
cabinet inserts. It comes in a variety Coastal Shower Doors has a tradition partnerships with designers, Coastal’s  
of styles ranging from old world to of unveiling a new product every year Insiders Collection featured minimal-  
contemporary. it attends KBIS. This year was no ex- ist designs from Berk.According to the  
In what was the first of a series of  
Prague is one of the company’s ten ception. The company introduced two company,Berk’s design,as well as those  
types of antique mirror series. The new products: the Volté and the Insid- from future designers, will be incorpo-  
company says this particular glass ers Collection, which was designed in rated into its shower doors.  
can be used in cabinet inserts, back- collaboration with interior designer  
KBIS returns to the Orange County  
Convention Center next year, again  
The Volté is a frameless, sliding alongside IBS, January 9-11, 2018.  
—Katherine Coig n  
splashes and bathroom installations— Bobby Berk.  
anywhere that glass can be used. And,  
to accommodate unusual shapes and shower door equipped with tem-  
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