The latest in kitchen and bath products will be showcased as this year's The Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference, which is being held at Chicago.
On Friday's The Early Show, Danny Lipford, host of "Today's Homeowner," gave a sneak preview of what innovations will soon be available for the home.
- LG Electronics TV Refrigerator
The 26-cubic-foot side-by-side model refrigerator features a cable-ready, 13-1/2-inch television screen, FM radio, two speakers and a television tuner. It also includes an automatic icemaker and tall water dispenser and comes in a titanium finish.
Available: June 2004
- Star Stainless Design Stainless Steel Wall Splash
These stainless steel wall splashes can be used in the kitchen, bathroom or anywhere you want a decorative accent. They have a special adhesive backing that allows for quick and easy installation.
MSRP: $275-550 per standard wall splash
- York Street Studios Exotic Leather Tiles
This is a new collection of exotic leather tiles that include pony skin, alligator and pigskin. Hues range from organic, natural earth tones to bright, brilliant whites. These leather tiles can function as a kitchen backsplash (they are water resistant). They are adaptable, affordable, easy to install and an innovative entry to the home furnishing market.
MSRP: Approximately $45/square foot
- Fisher & Paykel Smartload Clothes Dryer
This is a top-loading clothes dryer that tumbles forward and reverse to reduce creasing and tangling.
Available: End of April 2004
- Azura Vessel Tub
This Vessel Tub from the Atlantis Bath Collection is a combination of uncommon elements. The tub is cradled in its own dark wood halo frame. It has chrome-accented feet with a towel bar conveniently nestled under the tub lip.
Available: April 1
- Delta's Michael Graves Line of Faucets, Lighting & Accessories
The new ensemble of faucets, accessories and light fixtures are designed by Michael Graves.
- Idrolux Shower
Tan while you shower! Built-in tanning lamps create the experience of showering in gentle morning sunlight, leaving a glowing fitness tan. This product is very popular in Europe and is now hitting the U.S.
- Seura Television Mirror
This cleaver mirror offers a discreet and elegant way to bring information and entertainment into your personal spaces without clutter or disruption. When the television is off, the front is all mirror. When the power is on, the LCD displays a crisp image on the lower section of the mirror.
MSRP: $2,700 to $5,400, depending on size of mirror and size of television