Monday, February 28, 2022
KBIS 2022 was a huge hit. As soon as the event season begun in America, KBIS happened , and it attracted huge participation. Exhibitors, visitors and customers came together to turn it into a grand success. Kitchen and Bath Show and International Builders Show, attracted over 70,000 people to Orlando in February, plus visual inspection of displays, and chats with designers and hardware vendors, nothing is staying static in the world of kitchen cabinet design.
KBIS witnesses’ ongoing trends, such as the increasing popularity of frameless cabinetry are continuing to gain ground while other trends affecting accessories, hardware, and finishes are continuing to evolve.
Pantries, whether just a cabinet or a whole room, have always been a popular kitchen feature, but the latest pantry trend is to hide a pantry room or deep closet behind a secret door in the kitchen. It’s kind of like those secret library doors you see in so many mystery movies only this door looks more like kitchen cabinet doors or even an open shelf unit.
“A walk-through pantry is a creative and beautiful way to add space to an existing pantry or create better flow to a new house plan,” said Angela O’Neill, director of marketing, Wellborn Cabinet Inc., one of the largest cabinet manufacturers in the U.S. and #64 on the FDMC 300 list. “You can completely change the look and style of your current pantry.”
Wellborn’s version showed tall cabinet doors that opened to a hidden pantry. Another company well known for hidden cabinet and furniture features, Murphy Door Inc., had not missed out on the new trend, adding pantry displays to its fleet of hidden door options for security spaces, closets, beds, libraries, and other features.
Most of the Murphy units are styled as shelves or cabinetry in which the whole unit pivots open to reveal the hidden space or feature.