One top trend? Products for multi-generational homes. Today’s sandwich generation homeowner might be baby-proofing while caring for older relatives at the same time. Here are a few tips from the show to make life easier.
Karran Rollin Raq
I was wooed into the Karran booth by the sleek, seamless edges of many of their sinks. Built for easy under-mounting, their single- and dual-basin sinks have great lines.
While I was there, I fell head-over-heels for their new Rollin Raq. This clever over-the-sink dish dryer rolls right up to store effortlessly in any drawer, perfect for kitchens with limited counter space.
Moen Retractable Towel Ring
When has a kid ever returned a towel to a towel bar or hook? (For that matter, when has a guy ever hung up a hand towel? But I digress….)
Moen launched a retractable towel ring with an 11″ cord that allows you to pull the towel out to dry your hands. Then, when you release it, the towel goes right back into place. I can see this in the laundry room, kids’ bathroom or any space where your family members might have a reach/return issue.
Invisia Collection Grab Bars
We’re all getting older. THERE! I’ve said it. It’s time that grab bars become household words. The Invisia Collection from HealthCraft knocked my socks off, simply because they created beautifully integrated support bars that I’d put in any bathroom.
By the way, many of these products are making their way into homeowners’ guest rooms in anticipation of older parents’ visits.
Invisia Collection Serena Seat
The older we get, the harder it becomes to balance, especially in the shower. The Invisia Collection Serena Seat is an affordable, beautiful fold-up chair that hangs on the wall. Its lines are simple, and it works in any style bathroom.
Don’t let the slim profile fool you –– this seat has a 500-lb capacity.
Hafele LeMans Corner
After KBIS, the role of Lazy Susan has officially been recast in my heart. Enter a new starlet: Hafele’s LeMans Corner! Or, as I lovingly refer to her, the Foxy Peanut.
Talk about space optimization. The pullout looks a little quirky, but every inch of this curvy hardware serves you (and your fancy olive oil collection) efficiently and effortlessly. She’s a smooth operator but I’m on board –– and so are all my heavy pots and pans!