Kitchen and Bath Products
2011’s Hottest Trends
Updating your kitchen or bath can give your home a whole new feel, and picking the products can be divine, given how far design has come in the last decade. We’ve selected products with panache when it comes to the spaces in which you love to dine and unwind.
Natural and Earthy
Today’s hottest design trends are re-purposed products and those that evoke a natural feel. Bring a bit of Mother Nature indoors with these exceptional looks.
|Lumicor Resin in Serengetti
Lumicor’s resin inserts transform your kitchen into an oasis with the decorative pattern of rich bamboo stretched over reflective opaqueness. These patterned, architectural resin insets contain organic materials, which means your space is not only natural in appearance, but also in composite. www.element-designs.com
|Eldorado Stone in La Jolla
Eldorado Stone’s course-cut stone and coastal ledges evoke the American West with shapes, textures and color palettes that transport the serenity of the outdoors inside. A stack stone wall in La Jolla Coastal Ledge (complemented with a dry-stack grout technique) that butts against a soaking tub is sure to put the mind at ease. www.eldoradostone.com
|Native Trails Laguna Bathroon Sink
Let water trail over your hands as you dip into your Laguna double-walled sink. A luxurious addition to any bathroom, the handcrafted copper basin offers thick, contemporary lines and a wide, modern lip that artfully reflects an earthy feel.
|MAAX Collection Viaggi Tub
Yester-year’s claw-foot tub has been updated. Radically transform the feel of your bathroom with MAAX Collection’s Viaggi freestanding tub. The seamless, egg-shaped form sits effortlessly atop a striking wooden frame, transforming a conventional bathroom into a Zen masterpiece. www.maaxcollection.com
|Studi “O” Block Table
Rock your kitchen with the warmth of maple as you chop, dice and splice. Studi “O”‘s Northern Hard Rock Maple Top Block exemplifies nature with a beeswax finish and is supported by cool, brushed stainless steel.
|Stone Forest’s SYNC Drop-In
Bamboo elicits the feel of a green-forward bathroom. Stone Forest’s SYNC Drop-In Sink in Bamboo interlaces the aesthetic appeal of a modular sink with the serene feel of bamboo. www.stoneforest.com
Innovative and Contemporary
Innovate, create and bring contemporary style into your home with these modern amenities.
|Luminist Lighted Lavatories
Go retro with a lighted lavatory by Luminist. The gentle glow from the LED lighting system, mounted discretely under the countertop, evokes an other-worldly experience and provides guests a peek into tomorrow’s design vision. www.totousa.com
|Electric Mirror’s Standard TV Mirror
Modern meets mentionable when you incorporate Electric Mirror’s Standard TV Mirror into your bathroom design. Watching television while you get ready for work or unwind from a long day is hard to beat, not to mention something your friends will envy.
|Hansgrohe Raindance Showerhead
If style married function, the offspring would be Hansgrohe’s Raindance Showerhead. Its rectangular shape, chosen with the human body in mind (particularly the width of the shoulders), emits a wide rain flow waterfall spray that earns this sleek showerhead our pick for an entirely unique bathroom accessory. www.hansgrohe.com
|Laticrete’s Spectralock Pro Grout
Today’s version of modern means maintenance free. Spectralock Pro Grout yields just that, as it’s stain resistant, antimicrobial, color consistent and maintenance free. www.laticrete.com
|Pascal LED Mode Indicator Faucet
Glad to be in 2010? We are, too, thanks to the innovative ability to use your faucet hands free. Pascal’s LED Mode Indicator Faucet uses an LED light that indicates the faucet mode: Manual, SmartTouch (tap faucet for on/off option) or Hands Free (sensor-activated when hands are placed under the faucet).
|TrendGlass Countertops in White Star
Sleek and modern, these glass countertops are made from a fusion of recycled glass and stone. Environmentally responsible, the countertops offer a fresh, clean appearance that is sustainable (as the countertops are heat-, cold- and scratch-resistant). www.granite transformations.com
Who couldn’t use more storage? When it comes to kitchens and bathrooms, the ability to stow away belongings is key to the functionality of the space. Here are our stand-out storage picks.
|Rev-a-Shelf Base Cabinet Filler
Utilize and personalize the wasted space behind decorative fillers with this ground-breaking storage option. The fillers feature full-extension, ball bearing slides and magnetic-grade stainless steel panels that provide endless storage customization, from holding pots and pans to cleaning accessories, cooking utensils and much more. www.rev-a-shelf.com
|Bilotta Pegboard Drawer
Forget having to heave heavy plates into an overhead cabinet space. Instead, stack them between adjustable pegs with Bilotta’s 12-inch-deep base cabinet drawer. Since dishes can be put away easily within normal reach, even kids can help with post-dinner clean up. www.bilotta.com
|Rev-a-Shelf Pullout Hamper
Stow dirty laundry in Rev-A-Shelf’s smooth-sliding Premiere Pullout Hamper. Featuring heavy-duty brushed aluminum and soft-closing sides, this discretely hidden laundry system even includes a removable canvas bag with built-in handles.
|Pull Out Shelf Pantry System
Get more space in your pantry with sliding shelves that will not only help you organize your items, but also make them more readily accessible.
Opt for a system with five, six or more shelves that are completely adjustable to fit your every need. www.pulloutshelf.com
|Merillat Corner Access Cabinet
Merillat’s ingenious corner cabinet design has three drawers for optimum storage, while the width and space considerations make contents easily accessible. Maximizing troublesome corner space turns storage options into a dream. www.merillat.com
Color That Pops
You march to the beat of your own drum and enjoy an occasional walk on the wild side. Stamp your signature style into kitchen and bathroom interiors with these exotic splashes of color.
|Aquatic’s Serenity Air Bath
Bold color coupled with state-of-the-art features creates a relaxing, yet invigorating, experience in the Serenity Studio 23 AirBath. The tub features an air bath system with timer and remote control, chromotherapy functions, wave and pulse features and more.
|MAAX Collection’s Chromotherapy Underwater LED Lighting
Talk therapy? Try Chromotherapy by bathing in a kaleidoscope of color transpersed through water (with a proven ability to alter your mood). MAAX Collection’s Chromotherapy offers a way to bring different nuances to every soak in the tub. www.maaxcollection.com
|SILESTONE USA’s LOVE2U Pink Countertops
Inspired by the latest European trends in bold, vibrant colors for the home, LOVE2YOU’s countertops in LOVE, a beautiful pink hue, are specially designed to raise awareness for cancer research, with a percentage of all sales benefiting the American Cancer Society.
|John Boos’ Butcher Block Island in Apple Green
A centerpiece that makes a statement in the kitchen, John Boo’s Butcher Block Island in Apple Green boasts the option of a painted utensil drawer and 2 ½-inch locking casters, as well as wicker baskets. The painted, slatted wood shelves (included) provide ample storage space, along with an eye-catching space for storing handy kitchen necessities.
|Element Designs’ Parapan Door Finish in Redcliffe Mews
Parapan doors add a refined aesthetic element to kitchens and bathrooms with their bold, high-gloss finishes. Available in 17 colors, these doors allow you to express your personal style and make a statement. www.element-designs