Even though I had walked the floor the whole day before, I still had a lot of ground to cover yesterday morning at the International Builders' Show (IBS). After lunch, I headed to the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS). While I've been to IBS eight or nine times before, this was only my second time at KBIS. KBIS is nearly as large as IBS, and the exhibits are often jaw-dropping. The Kohler booth is as big as a large grocery store and has entire bath suites on display. These suites have showers with multiple body sprays spraying, toilets that flush, and hundreds of other products that you can look at and touch.
Other exhibits were equally amazing, especially when you consider what it costs to get the all the booth fixtures delivered to the show, set up for three days, and taken down--not to mention the many people there to answer questions and give tours to media folks like myself. I'm always impressed with their good cheer, even after hours of giving the same spiel and answering the same questions over and over. Today my goal is to finish walking the KBIS show and then to visit the IBS outdoor exhibits, which have model homes on display. I'll tell you about that tomorrow.