7 Kitchen and Bath Products You Didn't Know You Needed
Whether you're planning a major renovation or just want to introduce a bit of luxury to your kitchen and bathroom design, we can help.
After checking out the latest at the 2013 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in New Orleans, it seems the hottest doodads are a hybrid of futuristic technology, smart sustainability, and gallery-worthy design.
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Keep reading to see the seven new items for kitchens and bathrooms we want now!
Singing in the shower just got better, thanks to Moxie's cool Showerhead and Wireless Speaker ($199). The magnetic, wireless speaker can be synced with any Bluetooth device to play podcasts, playlists, and more. Since it can pop in and out for easy recharging, there's no need to limit it to the shower. Try placing it in the kitchen while you cook, or take it to the beach!
We've been counting the days until the June launch since we first read about Infinity Drain's new collaboration with designer Marc Newson. Aside from the handsome hexagonal cutout pattern that beats most traditional drains, the linear shape can be used with flooring materials that center drains can't accommodate.
Wine Cellar Cabinet
Perfect for wine-loving neat freaks, Wine Logic offers a solution for tucking away an entire case while still keeping it accessible.
I know what you're thinking, but today's laminate (dubbed "glaminate" by industry insiders) is an affordable, eco-friendly countertop option that is making style leaps. Wilsonart's products are actually made with 70 percent FSC Certified wood fibers and 20 percent postconsumer recycled content, and it achieved indoor air quality with GreenGuard on all its laminates. Plus, the brand's marble and new butcher block offerings (launching this Fall) will make you do a double take.
Optical Illusion Sink
Kallista's Bacifiore Sink by former House Beautiful kitchen of the year designer Mick De Giulio has artful features like curved walls and a distressed, polished surface that create an optical illusion of reflections. While its starting price of $2,995 is steep, watching the water move around in this shimmering sink is a ritual we wouldn't mind in our morning routine.
Woodgrain Printed Glass
If you have a soft spot for warmed up modernism, then chances are you'll dig Digital Wood. Its sleek, shiny surfaces are actually created by printing high-resolution wood grain onto glass. Digital Wood can exist in bathrooms and kitchens without being ruined by water damage and can also feature the beautiful tones and patterns of endangered tree species (without hacking into forests and jungles).
If it's wooden floors you're pining after for your bathroom, kitchen, or even pool deck, then we've found something for you! Enter Absolute Timber, Vogue Bay's porcelain wood product that looks like the real deal but works even better. Aside from being able to take a serious water beating, the porcelain is cut in a way that makes it slip-proof, as well.