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JAN 2019

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JSG Oceana has added an 11" Bar/ Prep Undermount to its line of glass sinks. Available in 11 colors, includ- ing the new Blue Ocean and Gray, the sink is made of Hard Roc glass, a unique formulation of borosilicate glass. It is shatter-proof, as well as resistant to stains, scratches and heat, the firm notes. Circle No. 168 on Product Card AmeriSink products include cUPC-certified stainless steel sinks, ADA sinks, apron-front sinks and granite composite, glass, natural stone and porcelain sinks. Shown is the AS322 33"x22" single-bowl apron Legend sink fashioned from 18-gauge stainless steel. The sink is 10" deep and features a spray insu- lated undercoating and sound pads. Circle No. 167 on Product Card A touch of the wrist or forearm turns Lenova's TKO Touch Kitchen Faucets on and off. Features include automatic shut-off, integrated sensors with LED lights to indicate water temperature, a pull-down sprayer and single-lever handle. The faucet is constructed of no-lead brass, coated with a PVD finish, and is available in two colors. Circle No. 170 on Product Card Dawn Kitchen & Bath showcases a line of single-bowl stainless steel sinks crafted from 18-gauge 304 stainless steel with a polished satin finish. The 10"-deep sinks can be customized with a variety of op- tional accessories. Three sizes are available, including 33- 1 ⁄8"x19- 3 ⁄16", 29- 5 ⁄8"x19- 3 ⁄16" and 26- 5 ⁄8"x19- 3 ⁄16". Circle No. 169 on Product Card The Galley Workstation is a com- plete culinary system where users can prepare, cook, serve, entertain and clean. Handcrafted in the U.S., the workstation features reversible sinks with side drains, as well as a Culinary Kit in a selection of mate- rials. Six sizes are available, and the workstations can be used for indoor or outdoor kitchens. Circle No. 174 on Product Card Constructed of flat 16-gauge stainless steel with rust- and cor- rosion-resistant 18/8 chromium/ nickel content, handmade sinks from Hardware Resources are crafted to make the best use of their interior working space. The sinks' bottoms are insulated to reduce noise, and reinforced plates on the sides and bottom add strength. Circle No. 171 on Product Card Stone Forest's Workstation Sinks are carved from Marble or Honed Basalt. The BasketWeave Farm- house Sink (shown), made of Papiro Cream Marble, presents a soft three-dimensional pattern. The Workstation sinks come with a range of accessory options, includ- ing a colander, cutting board and drying rack. Circle No. 172 on Product Card Grabbing attention in the kitchen is the Gari farmhouse sink from Thompson Traders, finished in handcrafted Rose Gold. Each stroke of the craftsman's hammer yields a unique piece of art, guaranteeing no two products are identical, notes the firm. The hammering process varies depending on the vessel. Circle No. 173 on Product Card manufacturers see a trend toward a smaller profile. "I would say there is a trend towards smaller faucets. Not small, but smaller than they have been in the past," Wilson explains. Bayt says that, in faucets, there's a growing preference for cleaner, more slender faucets. Bar and prep faucets that can be used in smaller spaces or in additional work spaces in a kitchen are also in demand, she notes. Of course, as Radic points out, a wide range of options is important. "For example, pull-out faucets are great for tight spaces as they have a lower profile, making them ideal in kitchens with low-hanging cabi- netry, whereas faucets with a high arc can make it easier to fill large pots or clean bulky pans." FUNCTIONAL ADD-ONS A top priority for consumers is to make both prep work and clean up as easy and convenient as possible. In sinks and faucets, various elements, from high-tech options to simple accessories, are added to allow for peak performance. "From adding SmartHome/Connectivity or SmartTouch Technology to faucets, to installing pot fillers or beverage/RO faucets in a coffee bar area, more than technology is impacting the kitchen space. People are looking for ways to add new levels of functionality and convenience in the kitchen, but also unique experiences and touch points," says Bayt. Maicher notes, "Polished chrome and satin nickel are still the most popular faucet finishes, but dual-finish faucets that match the color of a sink are also an interesting niche." Lucia Bayt, brand manager at Brizo in Indianapolis, IN, maintains that while stainless steel and brushed nickel are typically the most pre- ferred faucet finishes, the firm is seeing an upward trend for specialty finishes. "With the growing trend and comfort level of mixing metals, we are seeing our consumer using their faucet as a way to add a unique finish into their kitchen space," Bayt states. SPACIOUS SINKS, SMALLER FAUCETS Many manufacturers note that there is a growing demand for kitchen sinks that provide enough space for any necessary cleaning task. "Ever growing in popularity is the large single bowl," says Webster. "Typically, these sinks range in widths from 30" to 34" and feature just one bowl." "Spacious, single-bowl sinks are prevalent because they can effi- ciently accommodate large pots and pans," states Pien. "We're seeing that larger single-bowl sinks ranging from 30"- to 33"-wide are trending right now. Many home cooks find a double-bowl sink to be useful for multi-tasking in the kitchen, while those who regularly use large pots and pans might prefer a generously sized single-bowl sink." Though roomy sinks are in demand, when it comes to faucets, some 56 Kitchen & Bath Design News • January 2019 PRODUCT TREND REPORT

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