The style of the Ultimate Kitchen is transitional with a mixture of warm, modern rustic wood and smooth organic materials with exciting color inspired by nature,
With the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and International Builders’ Show (IBS) being a combined event in 2014, a stand-alone kitchen unit is a natural addition to Professional Builder’s Show Village “neighborhood.” In addition to the Ultimate Kitchen, Show Village offers show attendees three modular homes to tour.
Food & Wine magazine is partnering with Professional Remodeler in collaboration with renowned kitchen designer Wendy Johnson, CKD, on the modern, high-end unit.
“A multi-use kitchen and living space is the trend for today’s modern active families,” Johnson says. “Everyone is spending more time at home and together—and that always centers around the kitchen.”
The Ultimate Kitchen will be designed to handle the demands of two gourmet cooks at once, featuring oversized countertops and sinks with a 17-foot island as the focal point. Johnson will work with the Food & Wine editors to develop kitchen design concepts.
“The style is transitional with a mixture of warm, modern rustic wood and smooth organic materials with exciting color inspired by nature,” Johnson says.
The Ultimate Kitchen allows sponsors the opportunity to have their products displayed in a real setting for IBS/KBIS attendees to view. Evening entertainment and block parties will draw additional attention. After the Feb. 4-6 event, the Ultimate Kitchen will travel to the Pacific Coast Builders Conference, June 25-26, in San Francisco. Estimated combined attendance for both shows is more than 95,000.