I enjoy attending conferences and conventions partly to see all the new products and innovations coming our way, and also because I enjoy identifying trends that can help me forecast what’s in store for consumers in the future.
When I attended the 2016 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show, all the copper caught my eye.
No longer relegated to the inner-workings of our plumbing and networking, copper enjoys a resurgence in modern kitchen, bath, and consumer product design. Shining in today’s homes, copper manifests in stylish faucets and pot-fillers, gorgeous trough sinks, decorator tubs, eye-catching doorhandles and cabinet pulls, and showcase vanities.
And more than just pretty, copper’s inherent antimicrobial and antiviral properties make it an effective means of reducing the spread of colds and flu, too. The more high-touch surfaces made of copper, the better! Think — grab handles, door push plates and knobs, faucets, and kitchen tools.
Hospitals, doctors’ offices, and medical clinics have already started adopting copper on high-touch surfaces, so it makes sense that homes would be next. Move over, stainless steel! With copper, consumers can realize a healthier home, without the use of potentially-harmful chemicals and irritants.
Gorgeous, durable, and antimicrobial – where will YOU consider copper for, in your home?
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