Kitchen & Bath Design News

MAR 2013

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Product Trend Report The 33" Antique Copper single-basin sink from Premier Copper Products is made of 14-gauge, 99.7% pure copper. Hand-hammered, each sink is patinaed by hand through exposing the copper to pre. Copper has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and is able to be recycled, according to the company. Circle No. 190 on Product Card all e���ciency in the kitchen, freeing up valuable counter space,��� he says. Bottom grids are also being purchased more frequently, he adds, as they not only protect the bottom of the sink from scratches and dents, but can double as a colander and rinse station while keeping food o��� the bottom of the sink. Emens adds that while there aren���t a lot of new technologies on the market, the re-tasking of existing technology, along with smart engineering, is key. ���Designers should make it a point to look at accessories for sinks. We hear from designers all the time that customers pick a sink simply for an added feature like a drainboard, grid or capqow, something small that makes a big di���erence in lifestyle or ease of use.��� EASE OF USE This necessity for easy-to-use spaces carries over into the conversation about Universal Design. Whether a remodel or new construction, with the rise of people staying in their homes longer, the aging Baby Boomer population and the increase in multi-generational homes, designers are constantly considering how to make the spaces work better for everyone. ���Bigger is not always better when it comes to Universal Design and aging in place,��� says Emens. ���Comfortable sink depths of 8" with a faucet that has a qexible hose for large pots work better for mature consumers. A sleek pull-out or pull-down faucet combined with a lower-depth sink makes for less lifting The WaterSense Certiped Freendo Prestige Collection Faucets from Compass Manufacturing International feature an all-metal waterway. The collection of faucets o���ers single-handle pull-down (shown), as well as other lavatory, kitchen and tub/ shower combinations available in Brushed Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze and Chrome. Circle No. 191 on Product Card Whitehaus Collection���s extensive Farmhaus Fireclay kitchen sink line has new designs for 2013, including the Gothichaus series sinks, part of the company���s Reversible series. These patent-pending sinks feature a gothic swirl design front apron on one side, and a quted front apron on the opposite. Available in White and Biscuit, the sinks are o���ered in a 30" single bowl and 33" double bowl. Circle No. 192 on Product Card The all-stainless steel Spin D kitchen faucet from MGS features a curved shape that contains a pull-out spray head with a single-push dual spray diverter to adjust from aerated spray to shower stream. The Spin D includes the company���s braided stainless steel qexible hose. The faucet is available in Matte Stainless Steel pnish. Circle No. 193 on Product Card The Kiora Kitchen Sink by Sieger Design for Duravit features splash protection and an elegant drain board. The sink is made of DuraCeram, the company���s patented special ceramic that guarantees wear and impact resistance. Kiora is available in surface-mounted and drop-in variations, and is reversible as a right- or left-handed bowl. Circle No. 194 on Product Card 46 | Kitchen & Bath Design News March 2013 In addition to its wall-mount pot pllers, Danze o���ers unique deckmounted versions such as the one shown in its contemporary Parma Collection. The Parma deck-mount pot pller features a spout that rises 10" above the counter and extends up to 21". Circle No. 195 on Product Card Blanco has added the stormy Cinder color to its Silgranit II collection of kitchen sinks. Cinder features a blend of dark gray, structured black and rich brown particles. Silgranit sinks are available in eight colors and 23 shapes with a patented formula that does not fade and resists scratches, heat, food acids and more, the prm notes. Circle No. 196 on Product Card and bending ��� while losing no functionality.��� Rodenbeck says, ���We consider the needs of our consumers at every age to make sure our products and technologies are easy to use.��� He cited Brizo���s SmartTouch Technology, which allows for turning the faucet on or o��� with a tap anywhere on the faucet, as being suited for those with mobility issues or di���culty in reaching a faucet handle. Keeping future needs in mind has led to a rise in some products, such as pull-down faucets and pot pllers, manufacturers say. Emmons says that pull-down faucets continue to grow in popularity, at the expense of stand-alone faucets with side sprays. Pull-downs must have spray engines that are easy to toggle between spray and stream modes, and handles should be large enough to be easy to grasp, he adds. There can be an emotional component when planning for a future that includes future challenges, too, says Rottinghaus. ���I feel there���s something that happens emotionally when we as adults are forced to plan for circumstances that we don���t really want to face ��� inevitable challenges for living in our current homes safely, comfortably and, most importantly, independently,��� she states. ���Elkay has a full portfolio of sinks and faucets that are not only ADA-compliant, but are also elegantly designed to accommodate limitations. Shallower depths, o���-set drains for side-mounted faucets and more are part of the adaptation of the looks/styles we enjoy today, but adjusted for ease of use by all, regardless of physical state. Perhaps that���s a better outlook ��� creating environments that can be enjoyed by all.��� Elkay has developed the Perfect Drain to help keep the kitchen sink cleaner. The new strainer design is edgeless ��� it doesn���t have the typical collar or ring around the drain hole. Debris can qow down the drain without being caught. Circle No. 197 on Product Card The Paragon kitchen sink from Native Trails is made by hand of high-quality recycled copper. Hand-hammered for a textured pnish, the apron front sink is designed to pt into standard cabinetry. It is available in either Antique or Brushed Nickel pnishes. Circle No. 198 on Product Card Designed to be either top-mounted or undermounted, the Oliveri 274-0 and 273-0 sinks from Tasman Sinkware feature two basins. A European-styled, integrated drain board is sloped to allow quick drainage. The sinks also include a basket waste drain, colander and a wood preparation board. Circle No. 199 on Product Card

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