Mediocre kitchens and baths don’t sell houses, which means your product selections for those spaces have to make a statement. Here are 10 options that will give your homes a shot in the arm.
According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, consumers will likely be asking for contemporary designs, induction cooktops, steam ovens, French-door refrigerators, touch-activated faucets and LED lighting, among other items.
Here are some more to consider.
The Architect Series II dishwasher features an AquaSense Recycling System that allows it to use 33% less water. Water from the last rinse is used to pre-rinse the next load. Fresh water is used to finish the cleaning cycle. kitchenaid.com
The Renaissance line of induction cooktops uses 90% of the heat generated, which results in faster and energy-efficient cooking. It detects the exact size of cookware and manages the transfer of energy to match. It comes in 30- and 36-in. sizes. dacor.com
The latest addition to the company’s Tara Ultra series, Pivot is a combination faucet and pot filler that’s ideal for kitchen islands. It has an unusually long arm projection of 21 2/3 ins. and has a 360-degree radius. The unit comes in polished chrome and platinum finishes. dornbracht.com
The Double Cutlery Drawer is a pre-assembled push-to-open unit that keeps utensils organized and easy to find. Featuring dovetail construction, the product is made from ½-in. prefinished solid maple and birch plywood. It’s available for 15-, 18-, 21- and 24-in. base cabinets. hardwareresources.com
Dekton is a new ultra-compact surface that is made from inorganic raw materials such as glass, porcelain tile and natural quartz. The ingredients then undergo extreme heat and pressure resulting in a durable material. Ideal for countertops and exterior wall cladding, the product comes in 12 colors, three finishes and three thicknesses. dekton.com
Designed for practicality and versatility, the Stages kitchen sink comes with a variety of attachments and accessories such as prep bowls, flip tray and walnut cutting board. Measuring 45 inches wide and almost 10 inches deep, the sink is made from 16-gauge stainless steel. kohler.com
The Air concept elements create a streamlined contemporary bathroom. Made from Himacs solid surfacing and finished on all sides, the freestanding unit measures about 78.7 ins. wide, 17.7 ins. deep and just over 35 ins. tall. notonlywhite.com
The 15-in. steamer can function as a slow cooker, or it may defrost food without drying it out. It has a 2-gallon capacity that holds up to 14 cups of cooked pasta and includes one solid and one perforated stackable insert pan. subzero-wolf.com
The Stinson toilet features a two-piece design and uses Pro Force technology to deliver consistent, reliable flushing power. Designed and sized to help cover the old footprint left by many two-piece toilets, it has a 9-in.-by-8-in. water surface. sterlingplumbing.com
The Professional line of grills features lava rocks and plates that are placed in direct contact with the heating elements for efficient cooking. The lava rocks collect juices to provide smoke flavor. It can be disassembled and cleaned in the dishwasher. thermador.com