Our fantastic friend Susan Serra, CKD, CAPS, author of thekitchendesigner.org and scandinaviankitchens.com, as well as creator of the newly-launched Bornholm Kitchen, attended the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show a few weeks ago in Las Vegas, where she discovered a few exciting innovations in design worthy of sharing. Don’t forget to read Susan’s report on top kitchen trends for 2011.

Remote control countertop with remote control TV lift — an effortless and functional design solution for the kitchen by Häfele.

Innovations from the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in news events interior design home furnishings  Category

Innovations from the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in news events interior design home furnishings  Category

A top trend for kitchen sinks — covers that double as counter space to expand the kitchen-seen in the open position. By Schock Houzer.

Innovations from the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in news events interior design home furnishings  Category

A super sleek sink edge closely integrated with the countertop, this patent pending process is by Karran.

Innovations from the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in news events interior design home furnishings  Category

This example of Häfele’s Fineline drawer organizer is available with many options and configurations.

Innovations from the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in news events interior design home furnishings  Category

A focal point however it is used, often in kitchen countertops for a strong, non porous surface, ThinkGlass displays a new pattern and color at KBIS.

Innovations from the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in news events interior design home furnishings  Category

Stunning textured handmade tile, a work of art, by Regina Heinze presents a three dimensional design in earthy tones.

Innovations from the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in news events interior design home furnishings  Category

LED lighting fits perfectly in any tile design by Belwith Keeler.

Innovations from the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in news events interior design home furnishings  Category

Dramatic hand painted wallpaper by Vahallan Papers dramatically transform any space adding contrast, color, and texture.

Innovations from the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in news events interior design home furnishings  Category

The Napoleon GD19 Vittoria gas fireplace is a dramatic and modern design with a river rock burner assembly and brushed nickel finish.