29 Must-Have Items for Your Kitchen and Bath

Living room with Fabrica Fine Wood Flooring, fireplace with logs and dinette set

Kitchen with Neolith Calacatta Silk countertop. Photography by TheSize

Calacatta model in the Classtone collection by Neolith®


“This is a must-have countertop option! It looks like marble but it does not stain or scratch! You can write on it with a permanent marker and wipe it off with alcohol.”
—Renata Diniz, president of Stone Center

Kohler Artifacts Pull Down Kitchen Sink Faucet


Kohler® Artifacts® Pull-Down Kitchen Sink Faucet


“I am a huge fan of Kohler’s Artifacts kitchen faucet with the pull-down sprayer. It has a variety of spray choices including
BerrySoft® to wash delicate foods.
The style is the perfect blend of traditional and modern so I can use it in many design plans for the homes I build.”
—Nancy Keenan, owner of Harris Park Homes



Countertop Appliance
Instant Brands Inc Instant Pot® Max


Black and Silver Instant Pot Max Instant Brands Inc

“Not only do I love the fact that this pressure cooker allows you to cook food super fast, it also replaces so many other appliances. Yay for a clutter-free counter!”
Alex McCray, associate editor at Atlanta Best Media


Wall Coverings


Clairebella Wall Coverings

“This isn’t your mama’s wallpaper! These bright patterns created by Milton designer Kathy Story make a bold statement and are prepasted for easy installation and removal. Plus, a portion of each purchase helps to support kids in foster care.”
Wyndi Kappes, editorial/social media assistant at Atlanta Best Media


Mirabelle “Hibiscus” 60″ X 30″ Soaking Tub


Free Standing Mirabelle Hibiscus Soaking Tub

“We love the Mirabelle Hibiscus freestanding tub because its smaller size makes it perfect for bathroom remodels in older homes or bathrooms with limited space!”
—Bruce Wood, Buckhead showroom manager for Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery


Woman walking on tile flooring with Schluter DITRA HEAT floor warming systemFlooring
Schluter® DITRA-HEAT floor warming system

“I really appreciate the heated floors in my master bathroom especially during the cooler months. You can also have underfloor heating in other rooms
like the kitchen and sunroom, which is great.”
—Mark Galey, MCR, CRPM, CAPS, president of Master Home Remodelers


Wolf GR364C 36″ Gas Range

Kitchen design with a Wolf range with red knobs

“I love cooking on this stovetop! It can handle anything from a party of 100 guests or an easy dinner for two. It has a great look and is always consistent when cooking.”
—Dina Woodruff, founder of Peridot


Zellige Decor in the Mestizaje collection by Wow design studio



Wall Tile l- Zellige Decor Mestizaje collection Wow design studio Traditions in tile

“I love incorporating square tiles in design. We still love the subway shape but want to offer something fresh for either kitchen or bath. The coastal hues in this collection are elegant and is a homeowner favorite.”
—April Chambers, showroom manager in Athens, Traditions in Tile and Stone


Stained-glass window by Shirley Seguin Fine Art


Kichen with stained glass window over sink

“I love that this custom piece taps into the contemporary feel of the home and seamlessly blends as another piece of art to add to their collection. Plus, it lets in plenty of natural light while still providing privacy for the family.”
—Shirley Seguin, owner of Shirley Seguin Fine Art

Modern Forms Windflower 80 light and ceiling fan


Modern Forms Windflower Graphite and Weathered Grey ceiling fan

“This fan is even more impressive thanks to its capability to connect to your phone or tablet via Wi-Fi. No more remotes or reaching for me!”
—Frank Therrien, general manager of Colonial Lighting, a Construction Resources company

Kitchen with Fieldstone Cabinetry Amsterdam door style and island with banquette

Fieldstone Cabinetry Amsterdam door style in Cherry finished in Slate with Chocolate glaze and in
Driftwood with Chocolate glaze

“Fieldstone Cabinetry offers high-quality cupboards with an unlimited variety of styles and finishes. Whether traditional, transitional, or contemporary, these furnishings help to make your kitchen dreams come true.”
—Shelia Jones, AKBD, managing senior designer at Remodel Republic

Samsung Chef Collection 30″ Microwave Combination Oven


Black Samsung Chef Collection inch Microwave Combination Oven

“Blue LED knobs draw you in and you instantly realize you are seeing something cutting edge. Plus, game-changing features like Wi-Fi connectivity enables you to control the appliance from your phone. This is next level!”
—David Leonard, associate publisher at Atlanta Best Media


Samsung 28 cu. ft. 4-Door Flex™ with 21.5 in. Connected Touch Screen Family Hub™ Refrigerator

Samsung.com/USSamsung Fridge with Touch Screen Family Hub “Its amazing touch screen and hands-free features allow me to stay on top of my busy schedule. I don’t kno

w what I’d do without it.”—Patti Stephens, publisher at Atlanta Best Media


Grab Bar
Kohler® Choreograph® 36″ shower barre shown with
Choreograph® shower teak tray


Kohler Choreograph teak tray shelf in bathroom with soap and towel“A game changer in the world of grab bars! More homeowners are giving consideration to aging-in-place standards and this bar has the bonus of a teak shelfthat makes the functionality like no other.”
—BeckySue Becker, CMKBD, CAPS, owner of Designs by BSB

Kitchen Accessory
FINTORP Magnetic knife rack by IKEA


FINTORP Black Magnetic knife rack with three knives - by IKEA

“This is one of my all-time favorite products for organization and accessibility. It keeps my knives and scissors right at my fingertips. And it also frees up counter space by removing the big wooden knife block!”
—Halen Adair, digital media consultant at Atlanta Best Media


Kitchen Island
Americana Antiqued White Kitchen Island by Home Styles furniture

Americana Antiqued White Kitchen Island with shelves and cabinet for storage“I recently bought an older house referred to as ‘The Barn’ by my neighbors for its barn-like shape. This island is a perfect fit with my décor. Plus, it provides extra food prep and storage space, which is limited in my kitchen. It’s definitely on my wish list.”
—Dona Halliday, art director at Atlanta Best Media


Living room with Fabrica Fine Wood Flooring, fireplace with logs and dinette set

Wood Flooring
Fabrica Fine Wood Flooring White Oak in Vintage White

“This floor is perfect for those that don’t want a ‘copycat’ floor! The handcrafted oak hardwood features just enough drama to make you say, ‘wow,’ yet is neutral enough to work with most décor.” 
—Elisabeth Stubbs, owner of Enhance Floors & More

Antonio Acrylic Bar Stools by CB2

CB2.comAntonio Acrylic Bar Stool in room with black flooring and gray wainscoting“When designing a kitchen, I like to include bar stools that are both beautiful and comfortable. My favorite are the Antonio bar stools from CB2—they are such a great look!”
—Jennifer Baggett Davis, owner of J. Davis Interiors


Showers (enclosures)
Frameless Shower Enclosure


Bathroom with Frameless Shower Enclosure with white cabinets

“I really enjoy the challenges posed by smaller spaces. Done right, they can become warm, inviting sanctuaries. I love the way this corner shower opening reveals the larger space beyond.”
—David Drexler, co-owner of Drexler Shower Door & Custom Glass


Steam Oven
Thermador® Masterpiece Steam Oven


Thermador Masterpiece Steam Oven

“This is my favorite new item for the kitchen. The design is sleek and modern and it provides limitless flexibility in food preparation.”
—Kristin Kong, principal at K Kong Designs


Bathroom with Electric Savvy Smart Mirror and vanity with a vessel sink

Electric Mirror Savvy™ SmartMirror™

“Go for smart style with the Electric Mirror. When you tap it, a touch-screen display appears. This device adds function and elegance to any bathroom.”
—Jonathon Powell, owner of Sierra Kitchen Design


Primo Ceramic Grills Primo Oval XL 40


Primo Ceramic Grill on deck with plants and a dog

“We love using this in our outdoor kitchen. Whether loading it up with lots of meat for slow cooking or using it as a grill or pizza oven, it never disappoints. This is an incredibly versatile cooker.”
—Evan Rogers, partner at Scapes



PLAN collection from KEUCO

Keuco.USBathroom with floating vanity, mirror and cabinet - Plan collection from KEUCO“I love this collection because the furniture showcases simplistic, yet modern characteristics.”
—Tyra Jones, inside sales representative at KEUCO


Smart Home Addition
Docking Drawer™ Blade series charging outlets

DockingDrawer.comDocking Drawer Blade charging outlets with phone and tablet plugged in“This is my favorite of-the-moment product for mudrooms and kitchens. It’s a must-have for families when corralling everyone’s smart devices for charging overnight.”
—Stephanie Ives, vice president and lead designer at Custom Dwellings, Inc.


Kitchen workstation with food and plates

Ideal Workstation by The Galley

“We love this workstation for its versatility. You can prepare, serve and clean up in one convenient location. It also comes with a culinary kit, which includes a cutting board, colander, and drying rack.”
—Debra Bobo, designer at CSI Kitchen & Bath Studio

Kohler® ContinuousClean system

RelyOnPDI.comToilet with the tank cover removed to show the Kohler Continuous Clean system “This system features Kohler’s innovative Revolution 360® flushing technology that sends water around the entire bowl, completely washing it. It also includes Kohler’s CleanCoat™ technology that prevents bacteria, mildew and mineral deposits from sticking.”
—Joi Albright, advertising and social media coordinator for the Lawrenceville PDI Kitchen, Bath & Lighting Showroom

Pet-friendly Addition
Crate Dog Feeder project by Crates & Pallet


Crate Dog Feeder with storage for dog food and a dog bed with stuffed animals

“What I love most about Crates & Pallet is that you can turn the company’s Large Crate into a dog feeder! Plus, the storage room below can hold everything from Fido’s treats to his food.”
—Laura Janelle Downey, managing editor at Atlanta Best Media


Storage Solutions
Delphinus Expandable Dining Table by Xtraroom


Black Delphinus Expandable Dining Table

“Multipurpose furniture isn’t just for tiny homes. Being able to transform the functionality in a single space can totally transform
the usability of your home.”
—Chip Wade, celebrity designer and craftsman



man presing the SinkTop Switch on a sink

Kitchen Addition
SinkTop Switch™ by InSinkErator®

“I love this SinkTop Switch™ because it is safe, looks sleek on a kitchen counter, and makes using your disposal so easy just by using a simple blast of air.”
—Eric Koehler, owner of Southland Development Services


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