Inspiring Cabinetry Innovations You’ll Likely Encounter at KBIS 2019

We’re just days away from KBIS 2019 (and all its design energy) and we’re excited to show you what’s new at Hardware Resources booth N2763. We won’t be one of the companies introducing voice-recognition technology, at least not yet, but we will be showcasing products that give designers the tools they need to fulfill their clients’ vision—especially with kitchens and baths.

1. Stylish Storage Innovations

When it comes to cabinetry storage, today’s homeowners want three things: easier access to hard-to-reach areas, better-organized drawers; and even more functionality than before, according to the NKBA webinar, “Moving Forward: Trends in Cabinetry for 2019 & Beyond.” Combine those wishes with the teachings of Japanese organizational expert Marie Kondo, and you get a mandate for kitchens that spark joy with their well-organized cabinet interiors and clutter-free countertops.

That’s exactly why you need to know about Hardware Resources’ STORAGE with STYLE™ suite of organizers, which we’re happy to announce is a Best of KBIS finalist! Our four new cabinet organizers boast cohesive designs that create a coordinated, upscale look for cabinet interiors. Each one comes in a choice of two designer finishes—Polished Chrome or Black Nickel— that complement on-trend kitchen hardware and lighting fixtures. Plus, they hold so many kitchen staples behind closed doors that work zones stay clean and tidy. You can check them out at our booth, but give yourself a sneak peek below. (All four organizers are shown in Polished Chrome.)

No more digging around for matching cookware components! This Hanging Pan Organizer keeps pots and pans (including lids) discreetly tucked behind the cabinet door until needed. Adjustable hooks stop pans from banging together. Clean lines and plated on-trend finishes help this pulloutas well as three coordinating organizers—look right at home inside upscale kitchen cabinetry.
Hardware Resources’ Base Cabinet Pullout turns the kitchen cabinet into a storage powerhouse with eye appeal. Three streamlined open shelves guarantee contents remain organized and easy to see. And our award-winning “No Wiggle” technology keeps contents stable as well as accessible. Patented 6-way adjustable door-mounting brackets and smooth, soft-closing slides make this pullout exceptionally user friendly.
Some things are meant to be out of sight—and most designers agree that trash cans are among those things—but not necessarily out of mind. Our double and single Trash CanPulloutkeeps trash and recyclables neatly hidden and easily accessible when needed. Its flowing lines and on-trend finishes help give this functional cabinet space organizer a sense of flair. Soft-closing slides guarantee smooth action and pinch-free performance.
Homeowners are asking for increased functionality and this Pullout Basket and Pilaster System delivers. It’s customizable, too. You decide whether 20- or 26-inch-wide wire baskets work best for the project. And with the optional pilaster system you can stack multiple 6-inch-high baskets in the configuration that satisfies the design goal. The new Pullout Basket and Pilaster System will be available mid-March.

2. Seamless LED Lighting Design

We get it. You work with busy couples and homeowners who have active families. Chances are that’s why you’re designing modern interiors for them—because simple, clean designs suit busy lifestyles so much better than the more ornate designs of yesteryear (according to the NKBA). What that means is that seamless lighting design will be a big deal in 2019, according to’s analysis of LED lighting trends.

This makes it easy to see why we’re so proud to welcome our latest brand—Task Lighting—and its LED lighting products to our family. Task Lighting Strip Lights, Lighted Power Strip, and Tape Lighting are perfect for illuminating beautiful cabinetry without calling attention to the light source. They’re ideal for almost anywhere you need lighting in the kitchen—above work zones, inside and on top of cabinets, under island countertops, and in the toe kick or ceiling cove—anywhere bright lighting is needed for tasks or subtle, dimmable light is desired to enhance a space.

We hope you’ll check them out for yourself with a visit to our booth at KBIS next week, where a team of product specialists will be on hand to answer LED lighting questions and point out key products on display, including the standouts shown below.

Task Lighting’s customizable Angle Power Stripproducts(with USB ports and switches) place power at your fingertipswithout interrupting the beauty of mosaic-tile backsplashes.
Learn to love your laundry room again! Use sempriaLED Assembled Light Fixtures to brighten your work space and make it easier to spot stains, snags, and needed repairs. This line of products includes Strip Lights (regular and mini), Recessed Strip Lights, Lighted Power Strip, Angle Strip Lights (regular and mini), Lighted Closet Rods, and 120V Bar Lights.
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Installing Task Lighting’s illumaLED Tape Lighting below base cabinets eliminates under-counter shadows while lending atmosphere, and bringing balance when paired with task lighting throughout the space. Plus, lighting at ground level is ergonomically friendly for late night kitchen visitors. This series of light products features protective IP65 rated micro waterproof coating that protects against potential damage that could result from water, cleaning, or accidental strikes to the tape lighting.

3. Mixed Metals and Finishes

One of 2019’s biggest kitchen trends is the mixing of metals and finishes in the same room, says So say good-bye to kitchens where stainless-steel appliances set the tone for plumbing fixtures and decorative hardware, and say hello to eclecticism.

When mixing your metals, you’ll want to look for styles that not only suit your or your clients’ tastes from a finish standpoint, but add a little verve too. Our latest collections from Jeffrey Alexander offer streamlined yet distinctive shapes in tune with today’s modern aesthetic. It’s also worth noting that Matte Black’s popularity will not be waning anytime soon. In fact, it’s projected to come on even stronger in 2019, according to Elle Decor.

Whether you’ll be attending KBIS or not, you’ll want to check out the recent additions to Jeffrey Alexander and Elements collections below. They’re trend-forward yet lend an enduring look.

Gold is back, and our new Satin Bronze and Brushed Gold hardware finishes lend drama to any space while adding bling to cabinets such as in the Bremen 1 pulls in Satin Bronze (above), and Tiffany knobs (below) in Brushed Gold. Both new finishes are offered in multiple Jeffery Alexander and Elements collections. Satin Bronze is offered in 14 total collections, adding a warm glow to cabinetry. Brushed Gold is offered in 8 total collections, softly providing a warm yellow-gold tone for unforgettable luster and shimmer.
Modern kitchens and baths have clean, contemporary lines. So does Boswell, the latest Jeffrey Alexander collection of decorative hardware. Along with all that streamlined style, Boswell features gracefully angled feet that add a hint of character. Order these pulls in five popular finishes: Matte Black (shown installed), Brushed Oil Rubbed Bronze, Brushed Pewter, Satin Nickel, and Polished Chrome.
Looking for hardware that suggests strength? Power radiates from Jeffrey Alexander’s Sullivan pulls, which reflect the brawn of I-beams softened by gentle undercurves and tapered feet. The coordinating knob echoes the pulls’ strong silhouette. Choose from four popular metallic finishes— Brushed Oil Rubbed Bronze, Brushed Pewter, Satin Nickel, and Polished Chrome—plus Matte Black. The collection will be available in mid-March.
Mix and match Elara’s elegantly curved pinch pulls and bold round knobs to bring out the best look and feel in any contemporary cabinetry. Six finishes—including on-trend Matte Black and our new gold-tone Satin Bronze—give this European-style series from Jeffrey Alexander an upscale point of view. The collection will be available mid-March.

4. Splashy New Vanity Options

We’re always ready, willing, and able to help designers create bathrooms that look and feel like retreats. That’s why we’re bringing so many gorgeous new vanity options to KBIS 2019. Make sure you stop by to see our three newest collections: Savannah, Waves, and Cosmo—our first dedicated wall-mounted vanity. You’ll also see Cade Contempo and Chatham Shaker vanities clad in Hale Navy, our new ocean-inspired finish, and the 18-inch-wide Cade Contempo vanity designed for baths where space is at a premium.

(Modern) farmhouse fresh! Vanities in the Savannah collection come in a white (shown) or gray finish and feature cottage-style beadboard doors, an engineered-marble countertop, and Matte Black hardware that parallels the latest in Matte Black faucets. The drawer front hides a stainless-steel tip-out tray. Multiple sizes include a 60-inch-wide version that comes with double bowls.
Make a splash! Cade Contempo (shown) and Chatham Shaker bathroom vanities are now available in an ocean-inspired Hale Navy finish. The White Carrera Marble-topped vanities wear pulls in Hardware Resources’ latest lustrous hardware finish—Satin Bronze—which coordinates with on-trend faucet looks.

Whether you’re Vegas-bound or not, we hope you enjoyed our virtual KBIS tour of the product highlights on display in our booth and are inspired! And, by all means, if you do have plans to be at the show, please stop by for a visit! We’re in booth N2763, where you’ll get to see these innovative products and more firsthand.

Once you’ve had a chance to peruse through, either at the show or online, please share your thoughts. Hearing about your design needs and challenges helps us to design new products that look and function better in today’s most fashion-forward kitchens and baths.

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