On Thursday January 21st, 2016 Renovation Angel President and Co-Founder Steve Feldman joined a panel discussion at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Long considered one of the world’s largest international tradeshow events dedicated to its industry, KBIS continues the tradition of being dedicated to innovation, creativity, and quality.
As part of their efforts to remain a leading resource in the design community they have installed a unique forum for thought provoking discussions and industry announcements, the KBISNeXT stage. This informative session focused on the millennial demographic’s effects on the kitchen and bath industry.
Panel: The Millennial Effect @ KBIS 2016
Moderator: Tim Costello – Chairman, CEO Builder Homesite Inc. & New Home Technologies
Steve Feldman – President & Co-Founder of Renovation Angel
Jimmy Diffee – VP/Creative Director and Founder of The Bokka Group
Tisha Leung – Design Editor at This Old House Magazine
Jamie Banfield – NKBA 30 Under 30 Alumni, Jamie Banfield Design
Cassandra Nordell-MacLean – NKBA 30 Under 30 Alumni, CEO at William Standen Co
With a passion for conservation and sustainability, many millennials are more interested in repurposing existing quality materials than in buying new. The panelists discussed what this trend could mean for the design and building communities. With tips on how to connect with the up-and-coming millennial generation, panelists discussed millennial buying and building habits, design elements millennials want, and the best ways to market to them. Subject explored included: renovating with vintage pieces, creating luxury spaces without luxury price tags, and designing with sustainable materials.