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2019 Best of KBIS Awards Open for Entries

November 12, 2018

Kitchen & bath industry’s most prestigious awards to honor ‘best new products’ at KBIS 2019

(Alpharetta, GA) – November 12 , 2018 – Entries are now being accepted for the 2019 Best of KBIS Awards, the most prestigious honors in the kitchen and bath design industry. The awards recognize the most innovative new products showcased at the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) when it returns to the Las Vegas Convention Center, February 19 – 21.

The 2019 Best of KBIS Categories and Awards:

-           Best of KBIS – Best of Show

-           Best of KBIS – Kitchen Gold, Kitchen Silver

-           Best of KBIS – Bath Gold, Bath Silver

-           Best of KBIS – Smart Home Technology

-           Best of KBIS – Outdoor Living

-            -                 Best of KBIS - Impact Award

The deadline to submit products for Best of KBIS 2019 is January 4, 2019.

“KBIS has become the platform to launch and showcase extraordinary kitchen and bath products that push the boundaries of design and innovation. We look forward to celebrating the ‘best of the best’ in 2019 when the eight Best of KBIS Awards winners are announced from the show stage,’” said Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions.

All Best of KBIS Awards entries will be displayed on a digital wall located in South Hall near the KBISNeXT Stage and included in a flip book to be emailed to attendees the first day of the show. Additionally, submitting brands receive a Best of KBIS Entry tag on their profile page when the show opens, an in-booth Best of KBIS Entry sign to recognize a submitted product, plus a listing for each entry in the Best of KBIS page on

Laurie Haefele, Associate, AIA, founder, Haefele Design; Aimee Inouye, AKBD, founder, AID+D, and NKBA Thirty under 30 Alum; Kelly Morisseau, CMKBD, CID, MSK Design Build; Nathan Reynolds, CAPS, CLIPP, interior designer, Insperiors LLC, and NKBA Thirty under 30 Alum; and Aston Smith, kitchen designer, Bilotta Kitchens, will judge this year’s competition.

New for 2019, the Best of KBIS Awards judges will review all product entries prior to the show and narrow those to 50 product finalists based on product description, images and answers to entry questions. The judging committee will visit each of the top 50 finalists at KBIS 2019 and winners will be announced Wednesday, February 20 at 4:00 PM on the KBISNeXT Stage. Each winner will be called and recognized individually on stage, with “Best of Show” recognized last.

The 2019 Best of KBIS Awards are sponsored by Meredith Corporation, publisher, Beautiful Kitchens & Baths, Traditional Home and Dream Kitchens & Baths.


About KBIS
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50+ years.

Early in 2013, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (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) in Las Vegas, Nev. in February 2014 under the banner of Design and Construction Week® and both organizations recently extended the agreement through 2026. The mega-event returns to Las Vegas Feb. 19 - 21. One pass provides access to both shows though NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events.

KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve.

More information about KBIS can be found at

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design and Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522). KBIS® and

NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.



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