Kitchen & Bath Design News

OCT 2013

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Product Review { Accessible Products } Functional Bath Products F unctional products that increase the accessibility of the space are increasingly important in current bath design. But those products are anything but sterile, institutional-looking pieces. Today's products – including touchless faucets, ADA-compliant toilets, curbless showers and grab bars – feature sleek, cutting-edge designs that refect an upscale aesthetic. Multi-functional pieces, such as fan/lights and pull-out or fltration faucets, are also making the scene. This month, KBDN looks at a selection of bath products that go beyond the basics when it comes to service and style. 1. The WhisperGreen LED fan from Panasonic Eco Products Division is an ENERGY STAR rated fan/light that provides spot and/or whole house ventilation, with added LED illumination. Utilizing only 7.5 Watts, the 80 CFM WhisperGreen LED FV08VKSE3 and FV-08VKME3 are more energy efcient than ENERGY STAR standards, the company notes, and the 12-watt LED light engine with a one-watt LED night light provides warm, energy-efcient illumination. Circle No. 250 on Product Card 2. Perlick has introduced 15" Refrigerated Beauty Drawers for the storage of natural personal care products, beverages and other items in the master bathroom suite. ENERGY STAR qualifed, the drawers feature fully integrated depth to allow a fush ft with surrounding cabinetry. The drawers feature commercial-grade stainless steel interiors, are odor free and accept wood overlays. 3 Circle No. 251 on Product Card 1 2 4 54 | Kitchen & Bath Design News October 2013 3. Wall-mounted toilets from Villeroy & Boch ofer space-saving features and are available in a range of styles. The toilets allow for easy access to the product's hardware and can be easily adjusted for height requirements. The units can be installed with rim heights ranging from 15-1/2" to 19-1/2" and can support up to 1,000 lbs. Dual-fush technology uses 0.8 gallons per half fush or 1.6 gpf for full fush. The company's wallmounted toilets are available in: Strada (shown), La Belle, Memento, Omnia Architectura and Subway. Circle No. 252 on Product Card 4. Perrin & Rowe's Contemporary 3-Lever Lavatory Filtration Faucet, available from Rohl, provides fltered water in the bathroom. The faucet's innovative system eliminates a separate flter faucet, utilizing Trifow Technology. The faucet is available in Polished Chrome, Polished Nickel, English Bronze and Satin Nickel. Circle No. 253 on Product Card

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