Best New Bath Products
We've lined up our favorite bathroom fittings and fixtures from the International Builders' Show
The Moen grab bar supports up to 500 pounds of weight, even when mounted on drywall, thanks to its SecureMount hollow-wall anchor. It's a safer alternative if you're hanging it in a slip-prone area, don't have a stud to mount it to, or just like to use some really heavy towels. Approx. $42 for a 24-inch stainless-steel bar; Moen.com .
These 3/8-inch-thick cast-glass shower doors obscure the shower stall with swirling abstract shapes or, say, cute representations of swimming turtles among wavy palm trees. To get a truly unique effect, though, send Cardinal a design and they'll custom-cast the door to your specifications. See Cardinalshower.com for pricing.
A shallow sink molded into a single piece of enameled cast iron makes a bold design statement in any bathroom, but we like how easy its high-gloss, fired finish is to clean. Choose from 26 colored glazes. Available separately or as part of a vanity cabinet. Shown with Kohler's Bellhaven faucet. Approx. $734; Kohler.com.
With programmable presets that remember up to six users' exact temperature, pressure, and spray styles, the Kohler DTV shower offers an ablution experience like no other. Extravagance ain't cheap, though—the six water ports pump out up to 21 gallons per minute. A new version debuted at KBIS features ambient lighting, chromatherapy, and music. See Kohler.com for pricing.
Not only is the seat itself heated, but Kohler's new C3 toilet seat also has a heated bidet and a warm-air fan with three different temperature and speed settings. A lighted rim around the bowl eliminates late-night near-misses, and a Quiet-Close feature keeps it from clattering shut. Almost too good to...well, let's not get vulgar. Starting at approx. $1,300, Kohler.com.
Here are two well-made splurges you'll be able to enjoy every morning. The five-point star has independently movable arms to spread the spray any way you want, the ringed star spins to create a spiraling waterfall. Spinning head, approx. $285 in chrome; star head, approx. $235 in brushed nickel; Danze.com.
A paper-thin electric heating element behind a Fog-Free mirror warms the glass to prevent it from steaming up. Low-voltage in-shower defoggers keep the mirror clear while the steam rises—good news for sloppy shavers. Starting at approx. $125, Abiproducts.com.
Designed as a training potty for a toddler, the Gerber PeeWee toilet measures only 25 inches in height from floor to tank top, and the seat's only ten inches off the ground. When the child outgrows the toilet, it can be replaced with a regular-sized model. Approx. $350, Gerberonline.com
Brondell's Breeza toilet has a tiny built-in fan and a charcoal filter that promises to "eliminate odor at its source." Some of the fragrance choices include citrus and eucalyptus, or jasmine and lavender; regardless, they go to work as soon as you sit down. If an outlet is handy, a plug-in version includes a heated seat. Approx. $130, Brondell.com.
Part of Kohler's Top Art collection of individually crafted designs, the Ipanema undercounter lavatory, named for the popular beach in Rio de Janeiro, features a multi-floral patterned sure to spice up a bland bathroom decor.
Approx. $1111; Kohler.com