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Best Products for Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels

Want to get a jump on the remodel of your worn-out kitchen or dated bath? Check out our picks for the best of what’s new, all designed to enhance how we want to live now.

Sink with a built in cutting board Courtesy Ruvati

Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Products

Perfect Fit

Small yet mighty, this workstation sink measures just 15 inches square. Made of 16-gauge stainless steel, its inserts include a colander, a basket strainer, and this sapele-wood cutting board. A great solution where space is tight or as a secondary prep sink. Siena Bar Prep RV Sink, $289;

Left: Suite Deal | Courtesy Veron Appliances; Right: Multifunction Microwave | Courtesy Sharp

Suite Deal

From an Italian company that made its name with stylish pro-style ranges: Get one as part of a four-piece Energy Star–rated suite—a 30-inch range, vent hood, fridge, and dishwasher—all at a tasty price. From $7,245;

Multifunction Microwave

Scrapping the traditional interior turntable, this microwave uses dual convection fans to deliver bona fide baking, roasting, grilling, and air frying. Neat trick: The sleek drawer unit opens with a wave of the hand. Smart Convection Microwave Drawer Oven, $2,500;

Left: Statement Sink | Courtesy Devol Kitchens; Right: Double Impact | Courtesy Ashley Norton

Statement Sink

Go for the gold in a big way with this gleaming 391/4-inch-wide basin. Left alone, its “living finish” will patina with use—or seal it to protect that as-new gleam. Polished Brass Single Sink, $1,465;

Double Impact

A box-shaped pull delivers twice as much metal in an open, finger-friendly design. These come in black, silver, and gold and in a range of sheens, from glossy to matte. Urban Suite Box Pulls, from $17 each;

Courtesy Dream Line Showers

Shower in Style

Black-rimmed shower doors are spiffing up baths like never before. This one gets a boost from easy-care coated glass. Unidoor Madrid Shower Door, $1,236;

Left: One Oven | Courtesy Electrolux; Right: Acres of Marble | Courtesy Caesarstone

One Oven

Multiple Cooking Methods: Ovens that air fry are all the rage right now. This model ups the ante with the addition of a low-and-slow sous vide setting, which uses heat and airflow to deliver moist, flavorful results without the need for vacuum sealing. And it steam bakes and roasts, too. 30” Electric Double Wall Oven with Air Sous Vide, $4,699;

Acres of Marble

This Calacatta look-alike made of low-maintenance quartz goes to great lengths, thanks to oversize veined slabs that line up perfectly. Calacatta Maximus, $75–$125 per square foot installed;

Left: Smart Storage | Courtesy Room and Board; Right: Clean Sweep | Courtesy Toto

Smart Storage

One surefire way to elevate a bath: with a furniture-quality vanity made from sustainably harvested, hard-wearing white oak with sleek black metal accents. Linear 60” Bath Vanity, $3,399;

Clean Sweep

Forget lingering doubts about what may be left behind. To engender faith in every flush, this toilet projects water from the entire rim for 360-degree cleaning, while the ceramic’s smooth glaze helps keep the bowl cleaner longer. Drake Transitional Toilet, from $521;

Courtesy Rev-A-Shelf

Kitchen Toolbox

No more rummaging around drawers for the proper cooking utensil. This two-tiered maple organizer with adjustable dividers lets you arrange sections to suit your stuff. To maximize space, the two upper trays are hinged to move up and away, revealing items stored underneath. Fits 24-inch face-frame base cabinets. Maxx Drawer, $364;

Left: Finesse on Tap | Courtesy Grohe; Right: Top-Tier for Less | Courtesy Miele

Finesse on Tap

Don’t let this faucet’s slim profile fool you: It’s big on features, with push-button operation at the tip of the spout, a knurled base to dial in precise temperature, and a squeeze mechanism to adjust the flow. Zedra SmartControl Kitchen Faucet, $823;

Top-Tier for Less

This new dishwasher line boasts all the cleaning power of its priciest brethren for half the cost, plus an under-an-hour wash cycle, flexible baskets for more versatile loading, and even a third-rack option. There’s a tidy 18-inch, small-space version, too. G 5000 Series Dishwasher, from $1,099;

Left: Winning Circle | Courtesy Original BTC; Right: Hold It | Courtesy Kohler

Winning Circle

Bone china is durable, lightweight, and beautiful: in short, an ideal material for light fixtures. This sculptural pendant is left unglazed to showcase the porcelain’s translucence. Drop Three Pendant, $795;

Hold It

Store more with this stylish all-drawer vanity with lower boxes that go a full 21 inches deep. Other pluses: its solid wood, dovetail construction and a mid-century-meets- traditional look that works almost anywhere. Harken 60” Vanity in Slate Grey, $3,066;

Courtesy Bosche

Water Wonder

This 36-inch French door fridge, which protects perishables with its fresh air and humidity controls, amps up the pleasure of having fine drinking water on tap. Its filter removes 99.9 percent of sediment, its dispenser remembers preferred vessel size for hands-free filling, and its ice-maker can pump out up to 12 pounds of cubes daily. 500 Series Refrigerator, $3,099;

Left: Handsome and Hands-Free | Courtesy Moen; Right: Make a Splash | Courtesy Artaic

Handsome and Hands-Free

Throw clean lines a curve as you battle bathroom bacteria. This lav faucet offers the option of controlling the water flow with a wave of your hand via a sensor on the side. And its black, iron-look finish is embedded in the steel’s surface, so it’ll stay put no matter how hard you scrub. Cia One-Handle High Arc Bathroom Faucet in Matte Black, $957;

Make a Splash

Familiar field-tile shapes become feature-worthy in mosaic sheets with fresh colors and geometric patterns. Just the ticket to liven up a ho-hum white kitchen or bath. Quad Collection, from $22 per square foot;

Left: Get a Look | Courtesy Robern; Right: Touchless Flush | Courtesy American Standard

Get a Good Look

Shaving? Putting on makeup? They’re back, as we return to life beyond the bubble. This lit, 5x magnification mirror offers different white-light temperatures to suit different tasks. It also measures a high 90+ on the Color Rendering Index for a clear, natural image. Lighted Wall-Mount Magnification Mirror, $289;

Touchless Flush

Another weapon in the war on germs: a toilet that flushes with a wave at its sensor—which you can place wherever is most convenient for you. The ceramic body also features a fired-in surface glaze that inhibits stain- and odor-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew. Cadet Touchless Toilet, $505;

Courtesy Signature Hardware

Bathing Beauty

Take the notion of a focal-point soaker to the next level with this copper-clad tub. Its face isn’t just pretty, either: The material has natural antimicrobial properties and superior heat retention. Add in the contrasting nickel interior, and this model is a real standout. 61” Kaela Hammered Copper Pedestal Tub, from $3,539;

Left: Small but Mighty | Courtesy Granada Tile; Right: Two for One | Courtesy Samsung

Small but Mighty

Durable cement tile doesn’t have to mean large-format squares and colorful, highly figured patterns. This collection highlights the trend toward innovative geometrics and earthy colors with diamond-shaped mosaic pieces arrayed in a chevron pattern in tones of cream and gray. Granada Olvera Collection Izaba Tile, from $10 per square foot;

Two for One

No room for a double oven? This single offers two compartments that cook at two different temperatures at once—including on a no-preheat air fry setting. The induction range top has advancements, too, like an express-boil burner and app-enabled remote monitoring. Smart Slide-In Induction Range, $4,099;

Left: Steady Now | Courtesy Cal Faucets; Right: Tailored to a Tee | Courtesy Shades of Light

Steady Now

Making bath time safer for everyone at every age just makes sense. These solid brass grab bars, with concealed mounting hardware, come in a host of refined finishes and go-with-anything styles. Deluxe Grab Bars, from $359;

Tailored to a Tee

Little things can do a lot to refresh dated bath decor: Take this sconce, which measures just over 14 inches tall and 13 inches wide. Twin tapered shades and delicate crossed-bar styling in timely black and white get a welcome warm-up from satin-finish brass accents. Noah Shaded Vanity Light, $198;

Courtesy Maytag

Loads to Love

Solve two common laundry quandaries with these well-priced high- capacity front-loaders. First, tackle serious dirt and stains with a dual- temperature power-wash feature that ramps up cleaning performance. Then defy dampness that hides in thick fabrics, pockets, and hems via the moisture-monitoring dryer. Smart Front-Load Washer and Dryer, $1,399 each;

Left: Cool Cooktop | Courtesy Sharp; Right: Go Pro | Courtesy Thor Kitchen

Cool Cooktop

This induction cooktop can’t read your mind, but its flexible features may anticipate your next move. Burners detect pan size and provide nine levels of power, plus the option to quickly bump up the heat by up to 50 percent. When a dish is done, simply slide the pan onto the cool zone so it won’t overcook. And all for a nice price, too. Induction Cooktop, $1,500 (30”) and $1,800 (36”);

Go Pro

Small kitchen, big culinary goals? Up your game with a pro-style, 24-inch electric range. It’s got a smooth glass top with a high-powered 2,200W dual-heating element among its four cooking zones, multiple oven modes (including convection broil), and heavy-duty control knobs that scream top chef. Professional Electric Range, $2,399;

Courtesy Gerber

Pot Stuff

A pot filler does save time and lessen heavy lifting. We like this one for its industrial-modern good looks and swiveling spout that folds away when not in use. Kinzie Wall Mount Pot Filler, from $519;