The 2007 Idea Center Showcases the ‘Gourmet Traveler at Home’

Part of the 10,000-sq.-ft. the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s (NKBA) 2007 Design Idea Center (DIC), Kitchen and Bath Ideas’ Gourmet Traveler At Home vignette was designed for the adventurous couple that loves to discover food and wine while they travel across the globe. Inspired by the trend of combining passions for cooking and traveling, everything in this gourmet kitchen was created to evoke the feeling of past trips, and was positioned for the ease and enjoyment of cooking, such as countertop cut-outs in the prep island and next to the range designed to hold a series of metal bins filled with everything from spoons and spatulas to seasonings. A wine room, which served as an extension of the kitchen, was ideal for those who wished to participate in the burgeoning trend of at-home wine-tasting parties.

It was one of five distinct, calming and soothing kitchen and bath vignettes by five of Meredith Corp.’s consumer magazines: Kitchen and Bath Ideas, Better Homes and Gardens, Country Home, Traditional Home and Midwest Living. Each space evoked the feeling of getting away without leaving home by reflecting a specific theme based on the individual magazine’s core readership. For the second consecutive year, the “Everyday Getaways” DIC marked the collaboration between Meredith Corp. and the NKBA at the 2007 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference (K/BIS) in Las Vegas.

For more about the 2007 NKBA Design Idea Center, log onto to the Live Events, Project Spotlight and Consumer Resources sections, as well as the Kitchen & Bath Confidential blog.

To read more visit the Live Events and the Consumer Resources section and the Kitchen & Bath Confidential blog, and look for it in the upcoming 6/07 issue of Kitchen & Bath Design News.

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