Problem-Solvers and Fresh Finds From the 2013 Kitchen and Bath Show
We found 25 great new products, from a capacious kitchen sink to bath tile in a perfect shade of spa blue
We found 25 great new products, from a capacious kitchen sink to bath tile in a perfect shade of spa blue. More good news: We're giving some of these items away in this year's Great TOH Giveaway.
Smooth Old Mill Oak laminate has a realistic wood look and stands up to daily insults, like vinegar, wine, and spilled milk. Available in September.
$31 per square foot installed; Wilsonart
Lightweight colored concrete molded with a convincing faux grain makes these slabs apt for kitchen counters, grill islands, shower enclosures, and more.
About $150 per square foot installed; JM Lifestyles
Think of this wide-body countertop steam-convection oven as an invitation to try out recipes that call for moist and dry heat, from bagels and pretzels to roast chicken and baked clams.
With its cleaned-up Victorian styling and brushed-nickel finish, the Cape Anne centerset is an easy retrofit for any style bath—and it won't clobber your bank account.
From $196; Danze, Inc.
Handmade in Michigan from heavy-duty commercial-grade stainless steel, this 3-by-6- foot indoor/outdoor kitchen island offers ample prep and storage space.
From $5,995; Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
Manoir porcelain tile comes in six sizes and five subtle shades with natural-looking variations. Suitable for floors, walls, and counters, outdoors or in.
From $5.87 per square foot; Crossville, Inc.
The Penfield towel bar adjusts to any length from 18 to 30 inches, and the matching toilet-paper holder pivots so that you can switch out a roll with one hand.
Bar, $31, and holder, $30; Moen
Neolith porcelain slabs, imported from Spain, are tough enough for floors, counters, and walls—and with the advent of the Timber collection, they impressively imitate wood.
About $110 per square foot installed; Neolith
The mess-proof Key Ingredient Recipe Reader parks on the counter and allows you to call up a recipe from your own easy-to-sort collection—shareable online—or to draw from more than 1.5 million already on file.
$150; Key Ingredient
Fill one adjustable rack in this dishwasher—go ahead and mix dishes, glasses, flatware, and pans—and the stainless-steel-lined Hybrid will do a half load only, on any setting you choose.
$699; GE Appliances
The John Boos iBlock includes a cutting board and a drying rack that doubles as an iPad stand; it comes with a tappable transparent protector to keep your screen clean.
$79; John Boos
The Charlotte's decidedly unfusty style and split polished-nickel/cocoa-bronze finish arrive just in time for the latest sleek freestanding tubs. Extras include a handshower cradle that rotates, so any drips hit the tub; a hose that extends 82 inches; and a brisk 10- to 12-gallon-per-minute flow.
Filtered water dispensed from a faucet is nothing new, of course, but how about cold, filtered sparkling water? Chilled to a specific degree, and you choose: little bubbles or big ones.
Grohe Blue faucet, $3,729; Grohe
Clean-lined but with a vintage feel, the curvaceous 68-inch Emerald freestanding tub can be paired with a matching basin—or two. All are made from a stone composite.
Tub, from $4,820, and sink basin, from $542; Apaiser
The Old Hollywood–style glamour, soft-close doors, and robin's-egg blue finish of The Furniture Guild's custom Stephen vanity are right on trend.
As shown (minus faucet), $2,725; The Furniture Guild
A perfect complement to rustic oil-rubbed-bronze fittings: this oval mirror framed in hand-hammered recycled copper. Its 35-inch-high curves make a dramatic statement.
$799; Premier Copper Products