Best New Kitchen and Bath Products 2011

Our Favorite New Product Picks
  • Luxe for Less

    With home centers expanding their lines and prestige brands striving to offer value, high style at a low price is more available than ever.

    Small, Dark, and Handsome
    Flatter your cabinets with Amerock's rich-looking Candler Collection knobs and pulls in a new finish called Caramel Bronze (available in September).
  • Retro Pendant

    With its bulbous glass shade and atmospheric Edison-style bulb, this Past is Present pendant (#198671) has the graceful look of pricey reproductions. Hang one over the sink or three in a row over the island.

  • Lots of Mirror, Low Cost

    The door on Robern's R3 Series 14-by-18-by-4-inch cabinet is mirrored on both sides, opens 108 degrees for a wide view, and shuts with a soft close. The mirrored interior brightens items stored on its glass shelves.

  • No Chimney Needed

    Add a fireplace to your cook space without calling a mason. Hang The Outdoor GreatRoom Company's Inspiration Fireplace on a wall indoors or out and enjoy flames fueled by clean, low-cost gel. It comes in a brushed stainless-steel finish that will marry well with kitchen appliances.

  • Bath-Fan Bonus

    It's hard to find a vent-fan light fixture that doesn't look geeky or sound like an airplane. NuTone's sleek LunAura not only blends in, it has the company's quietest and most powerful motor yet. It also features a blue-glow LED night-light that's designed to not wake you in the wee hours.

  • Universal Dimmer

    Get maximum light control from the bulb of your choice. Lutron's Skylark Contour C.L. Dimmer handles all dimmable bulbs, from CFL to LED to incandescent.
  • Counter Declutterer

    Stash extra-long utensils out of sight with MasterBrands' diagonal Diamond Drawer Insert—ingenious!

  • Nonslip Foor Tile

    Faux-wood-grained porcelain Nocchio "planks" by Ann Sacks meet Americans With Disabilities Act standards for horizontal surfaces in a wet environment. Colors include (from left) Burnt Walnut, Yellow Birch, and Antique Hickory.
  • Soak in Style

    The 70-inch Toulouse tub from Victoria + Albert has an updated vintage look and a soft-white finish. It's cast from a solid composite that is half powdered volcanic limestone and half resin, so scratches can be polished out. And at 194 pounds, it's lighter and easier to install than cast iron. 

  • Rustic Tap

    Try keeping your hands off the Danze River Rock lav faucet. Its pleasingly pitted surface and light-reflecting Medium Bronze finish are sure to add warmth to any sink.


  1. @Suziecho: "@AKRenovations drawer inserts are brilliant! I would have added Nuheat's shower mat for a heated shower floor."


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