Okay, perhaps being ready to rumble is overstating it a bit. But only barely. Because I arrived in Chicago today, in preparation for The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and it's pretty much going to be non-stop from now until the show ends on Thursday afternoon at McCormick Place.
Just this afternoon I took a tour of LuxeHome at the Merchandise Mart and was in awe of the amazing products I spotted at Sub-Zero, Wolf, Paris Ceramics, Hastings Tile & Bath, Woodmode and Valcucine. There was so much more I wanted to see, but that will have to wait because, alas, I only had an hour before the mart closed at 5 p.m.
The good news is LuxeHome is on the first floor of the Merchandise Mart and it's open to the public. The bad news? You will be sorely tempted to completely ditch your existing kitchen and bathrooms and remodel them with all of the delectable options at the mart.
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