The 2020 International Builders' Show (IBS) and Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) kicked off yesterday, with copious amounts of industry manufacturers proudly debuting their latest and greatest home products. Here is a roundup of new products that you can find on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Included in the Whirlpool Small Spaces Collection is the 1.1 cu. ft. Low Profile Microwave Hood Combination, a half-height appliance that provides a wider range top workspace than standard microwave hood combination models. The microwave portion is tall enough to fit a 16-oz coffee cup. The control interface is available either outside the microwave door or concealed inside the microwave, under an exterior panel.

Royal Building Products
Royal Building Products’ new lineup includes Atlas Stone, which boasts a contemporary stacked profile and selection of neutral to bold shades. Atlas Stone can be an exterior element for home styles ranging from ranch to craftsman to contemporary, according to the manufacturer. The panels are created with SandGrit technology to replicate the texture of real stone and are durable and easy to install, according to Royal.

Royal’s new lineup also includes Celect Canvas Unpainted Cellular Siding, an unpainted version of the manufacturer’s cellular composite siding that launched in June 2019. The product features the same wood-grain aesthetics and low-maintenance benefits of the prefinished cellular siding offering, plus the ability to customize the color using thousands of exterior vinyl-safe paint shades that fall within the recommended light reflectance (LRV) rating of 50 and above. Celect Canvas is available in 7" Clapboard, Board & Batten and 7" Shake. All Celect Cellular Siding offerings feature a patented interlocking seam design, which keeps moisture out and virtually eliminates seams.

Two of Kraus's newest kitchen faucet lines showcase bold new directions in form, function, and material technology. The industrial-style Urbix Bridge Faucet is constructed with Kraus's ColorSmart technology, a "thermochromic" finish that appears matte black at room temperature, but changes color when hot water is in use. The color may be specified by the buyer, and serves as both a design feature and safety indicator for users.

The PURITA 2-in-1 Filtration faucet serves as both a pull-down spray head and integrated filter tap, each with independent water lines. This allows users to switch from tap to filtered water with a button press, or use the faucet as a tap for a cold brew system or beer keg. Both faucets are nominated for Best of KBIS.

The AXOR MyEdition Bath Faucet collection, designed in collaboration with Phoenix Design, incorporates an interchangeable top panel, which may be switched out between a number of metallic, stone, wood or leather design options, depending on user preference. The collection includes a number of bath faucet formats, including widespread, single-lever, tub filler, and bidet models.

Forza Kitchens
Italian manufacturer Forza introduced MassimoBluTM double broiler to the U.S. market. Available in 30-inch and 36-inch gas range models, the product eliminates cold spots that conventional double broilers leave, according to the manufacturer. The oven’s “chessboard” design directs flames through dozens of small holes to provide “superior” broiling and distribute uniform heat. Forza ranges also include the manufacturer’s InfinitoTM Grate System, which offers one of the industry’s largest continuous usable cookable surface.

Formica's Hardstop Decorative Protection Panels feature a fiberglass core, which provides the laminate product with a Class A fire rating, as well as increased strength and durability. The panels may be applied directly to many substrates, including drywall, and are available in Formica's full color selection.

GE Appliances
The CAFÉ Modern Glass Quad Door Refrigerator is divided into four sections of roughly equal shape and size: two dedicated refrigerator components on top, one dedicated freezer component on the bottom left, and one flexible section on the bottom right.

The doors are available in CAFE's Modern Glass finish, which incorporates platinum under a glass surface, with pocket handles and stainless steel accents. Inside, the refrigerator features light gray interior cabinets, glass shelving with copper accents, and a light panel covering the entire back wall.

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