A sculptural spout and lush Blush Bronze finish raise the profile of a lav faucet with traditional cross handles.
Script Deck-Mount Bath Faucet, $2018; Kallista
Freestanding tubs work in period-style and contemporary baths alike. This splurge item, 65 inches long, 23 inches high, and crafted from a single solid-resin piece, has thin walls and an eye-catching shape.
Ceric Tub, $4,535; Kohler
It’s an unusual multicooker that doesn’t sacrifice style for function. Now available in a compact 5-quart version, this one will not only render a tough cut of meat but also brown, steam, and sauté. The body is stainless steel; the nonstick-aluminum insert can go right on the stove—or table.
5-Quart Gourmet Slow Cooker, $250; All-Clad
Warm up the floor with 8-inch-square tile in patterns that evoke vintage cement versions while offering the ease of porcelain.
Cementine Retro 1, $8.15 each; Arizona Tile
The angular shape of these knobs and pulls—inspired by industrial I-beams—contrasts with their luxurious Bright Copper finish. Sized from 1 1⁄2 to 12 inches, they are a good fit for kitchen and bath alike.
Avenue Collection, from $11; Belwith Keeler
Swap in this seat on any elongated toilet, and you’ll have front and back cleansing wands with adjustable water temperature and pressure. For $500 more, you get a heated seat, water that pulses or oscillates, hot air, even a built-in night light. The seats plug in and, with a simple plumbing fix, tap the intake pipe.
C3-050, $399, and C3-155, $899; Kohler
Gray Three Ways
Cabinets with a naturally weathered look take the edge off steely appliances and glossy countertops. The finishes on this oak collection are, from top: Forge, Tungsten, and Tensile. Tungsten is a stain; the other two are paints.
Premiere Series, from $400 per linear foot, including wall and base cabinets; Wellborn Cabinet, Inc.
The deep deck on one side of this 18-gauge stainless steel sink comes with one to three faucet holes, preserving the countertop (and drill bits).
Crosstown Undermount Sink with Water Deck, $1300; Elkay
Wash, Dry, Relax
A compact front-loader that shifts from washing to drying, while you read a book? Think of how this ventless 2-in-1 could save space—and your back.
24-inch 2.0 cu. ft. Front-Load Washer-Dryer Combo, $1,200; Haier
An adjustable second rack and a removable third one mean an easy fit for tall pots and serving pieces. A 30-minute speed cycle and fan-assisted drying help get dishes on and off the table fast. Leave it on during dinner; it’s quiet, too.
Dishwasher with Perfect Dry, $1,149; Electrolux
Forget finicky marble: These porcelain slabs, nearly 11 feet long, come in three thicknesses and in artfully veined patterns like Stone Burlington, shown.
from $17 per sq. ft., uninstalled; Florim Stone
Good-bye, old white box. The reliable top-mount has staged a comeback in smudge-proof black stainless steel. Rearrangeable bins and drawers make it easier to find the mustard and cheese.
Gallery 21 cu. ft. Top-Mounted Refrigerator, $1,199 (available in June); Frigidaire
Dress up a bath with this 24-by-24-inch glazed-porcelain wall tile. Its silver-on-white Art Deco design, made in Italy, has a pleasingly nubby texture.
Ermanno Pavone, $29.95 per sq. ft.; Ann Sacks
Here’s a first: 1⁄2-inch-thin quartz overlays that go right on top of existing countertops—no demolition needed.
Transform, from $50 per sq. ft., installed; Caesarstone
A frameless shower door that slides on wheels: not a new idea, but this set has two sliding doors and can be custom sized.
Volté, from $1,500; Coastal Shower Doors
Good to know the pros mix metals, something we’ve been doing unintentionally for years. This hammered-black-copper sink has
a chrome-like nickel stripe.
Silver Line, $1,946; Thompson Traders
With the help of magnets, a handshower and showerhead share one parking space. Deploy them singly or together with a max flow of 2 gallons per minute.
Attract Combination Handshower and Rainshower with Magnetix, from $159; Moen
Sound and Light
Mirrors are being pressed into service in surprising new ways. This one, 11⁄2 inches thick, holds LED task lighting on a touch dimmer, USB ports, and invisible Bluetooth speakers; a cabinet to hold your toothbrush is sold separately.
AiO 30-inch Wall Mirror with Audio, $2,099; Robern
Seven bottles stack neatly in an adjustable-temperature, mirrored wine keeper just 6 inches wide. Its blue light casts a glow while zapping mildew.
Mirrored Wine Cooler, $699; Vinotemp
This spinning corner-cabinet retrofit holds pot hooks and a shelf for lids. The hooks lock down to keep cookware separated—and out of sight.
Not-So-Lazy-Susan, $499; Glideware
Here’s a 36-inch induction cooktop with a twist: A circular downdraft vent sits dead center, flanked by four cooking zones—for large pans, two can be bridged. The vent sets its own speed, moving up to 368 cubic feet per minute and maxing out at 59 decibels.
Nikola Tesla, $3,499 (available in July); Elica
Sturdy, compact, and a lot easier to lift than its full-size cousin, this mini mixer has a 3.5-quart bowl and a scaled-down dough hook, flat beater, and wire whip. Good news: It still takes standard accessories like the pasta press.
It’s 20-percent smaller and 25-percent lighter.
Artisan Mini Stand Mixer, $399; KitchenAid
A 19-inch-high sink mate offers four sprays and a pause button so you don’t have to reach for the handle. It also recalls the last water temperature.
Edgewater SelectFlo Semi-Pro, from $550; American Standard
Clean lines and a choice of knobs and furniture-style feet make this wood vanity, in matte white or matte gray, highly adaptable. It comes in four sizes, the largest (48 inches) with a trough-style sink top.
Solutions from Aravo, $3,140 as shown; Ronbow
Light and Power
This hardwired undercabinet power strip replaces ugly wall outlets—and also sheds light on prep space.
Angle Power Strip with Sempria LEDs, from $209; Task lighting
Sleek Period Sink
Pedestal sinks were due for an update, and this one fits the bill. It comes in two sizes and is part of a suite. Like a number of new products this year, it’s enough to make you want to renovate.
Hinsdale Sink, from $298; Gerber
BONUS! Smooth Operators
Soft curves and a choice of finishes, including brushed oil-rubbed bronze and brushed pewter, make these pulls a comfortable fit in both period-style and contemporary spaces.
Alvar pulls, from $6.89; Hardware Resources
BONUS! Dual-Fuel in Hot Colors
Along with one 18,000-BTU burner and three convection fans, for more-even heat, this six-burner dual-fuel range comes in seven colors (from yellow to red and olive green), as does its matching range hood. Slide it between cabinets or let it stand alone; the sides are finished, too.
Portofino 36-inch Dual-Fuel Range, $3,999; Smeg
BONUS! Vinyl Tile, in Sheets
The interlocking pattern on this fiberglass-backed vinyl sheet flooring evokes cement tile. It comes in 12-foot-wide rolls and in three shades, including Steel, shown.
Residential’s Deco, from $2 per sq. ft., uninstalled; Mannington Mills
BONUS! Slim Range Hood
This undercabinet range hood, shown in matte black, pulls up more than 98 percent of the steam and smoke emanating from a cooktop and, depending on the model, filters it at up to 400 cubic feet per minute. It’s relatively quiet (6.5 sones on High) and has a filter that pops in the dishwasher.
Sahale, from $149; Broan
BONUS! Accent Faucet
Interchangeable silicone hoses in seven bright colors add a touch of whimsy to an otherwise high-function, unadorned workhorse. Or go for a neutral; the matte-look hoses also come in black, gray, and off-white.
Essence Semi-Pro faucet (available in July), $699 in black; hoses in other colors, $85 each; Grohe