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2020 IBS and KBIS Award Winning Home Improvement Products

There are two major home construction and remodeling industry shows where vendors showcase their offerings for professionals to see and experience, the International Builders Show (IBS) and the National Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). It is a venue the size of several football field of displays, for there are many products to become familiar with! To make sure one doesn’t miss the top new products, a panel of judges consider entries of innovative products to determine the best in show winners. These are our favorites from both of the 2020 shows.

Best in Show, Best Home Technology Product, Best Energy Efficient Product at IBS

Micro-CHP by Enginuity Power Systems

A natural gas-powered water heater that also generates electricity and heat for the home (currently in production). The judges commented that this product won three awards because it is the biggest game-changer. Eligible for alternative power rebates, the company says it will be priced the same as a backup generator and should be able to supply a home’s electrical and heating needs.

Best Indoor Product at IBS

Skycove by Marvin

A window seating box that provides more connection with the outdoors while one enjoys the comfort of being indoors. Engineered to provide bench seating without additional support, it will extend the livable space in the home. It offers more panoramic views than a traditional bay window.

Best of Smart Home Technology at KBIS

U Smart Faucet by Moen

It can be operated with touch, wave, or voice commands (via Alexa and Google Assistant) to dispense precise water measurements and temperature from its modern, sleek design.

Best of Kitchen Silver at KBIS

G 7000 Dishwasher by Miele Inc

A smart dishwasher with an automatic detergent dosing from a disc cartridge made by Miele. One no longer has to add soap before running each load, and it can be started via an app on your digital devices. It has a flexible basket bin for more efficient loading.

Best in Bath Gold at KBIS

UltraFresh Front Load Washer by GE Appliances

Engineered to stay fresh and clean with better drainage, airflow, and microban gasket, dispense, and pump to prevent mold and mildew. It holds up to 50 ounces of detergent that will dispense according to the size of the load and material. It can be linked to the dryer so it will set the dryer time needed. If the load is under 2 pounds, Like a workout outfit, the washer can fan air dry the clothes without applying heat making it one step wash and dry.

Click here to see what products won at the IBS and KBIS in 2019

Happy Home Remodeling!

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