For homeowners, kitchen and bath products can be some of the most attractive and exciting selections. And options continue to expand as k&b product manufacturers are increasingly taking advantage of innovations in technology and production capabilities to bring end-users unprecedented functionality, convenience, and style. From fancy faucets to sleek marble surfaces, these products go beyond the essentials and add the wow factor that homeowners love. Many of the new products highlighted here also are energy-conscious, a trend that continues to grow.

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TheSize Surfaces has expanded its Neolith Classtone product line with Calacatta Gold and Strata Argentum designs inspired by marble. Calacatta Gold slabs are designed with a mirrored effect to create the illusion of one consistent piece, while Strata Argentum is veined with horizontal silver and white lines. Suitable for interior, exterior, horizontal, and vertical applications, the sintered compact surface of Neolith provides the look of stone with higher durability and lower maintenance requirements.

Delta’s BreezIntegrity fan comes equipped with a Bluetooth speaker so homeowners can listen to podcasts or music at any time. The unobtrusive fan and speaker combo is Energy Star–certified and utilizes a brushless motor design for long life and low noise.

Mansfield’s Razionale above-counter vessel lavatory sink uses a minimalist shape to address a trend toward square-styled vessels. Measuring 18 3/8 by 18 1/2 inches, the basin is 17-by-17-inches. An integral rear overflow offers a chrome-finished cover.

Franke’s new Ambient 3-in-1 faucet combines Bluetooth technology with filtration systems for an advanced fixture. Built with dual pipes and aerators, the faucet can pair with Franke’s filtration app to alert homeowners when the filter needs to be replaced.


KWC’s Zoe Light Touch Pro takes faucet technology to a new level. A round touchpad turns the water on or off and indicates the water’s temperature with an LED light around the rim. Another light in the spout, featuring KWC’s Luminaqua LED, illuminates the sink.

Poggenpohl’s updated 2016 line includes a contemporary new color, diamond grey, and three new veneers. The veneers, designed for high-end kitchens, include oak honey brown, cherry silver brown structure high gloss, and makassar structure high gloss.

Hardware Resources’ new premium chrome pantry organizers make cabinets’ contents more accessible: The Pantry Pull Out lets users see everything being stored, and the Pantry Swing Out swivels 180 degrees for easy access to all sides of the shelves.

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