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APR 2014

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48 | Kitchen & Bath Design News April 2014 Product Review { Accessible kitchens } 1. The Counterbalance product line from Chemical Concepts includes non-intrusive countertop supports that are virtually invisible and eliminate accessibility issues associated with corbels. The line includes the CounterPlate XL, CrossBar, CornerPlate, Workstation Bracket, Concealed Bracket, Extended Concealed Bracket and the newest additions: the Hybrid Bracket and CrossBar Mini. Circle No. 250 on Product Card 2. The new Bosch Double Wall Oven can be installed horizontally or vertically, and features side opening for better ergonomic access to the oven cavity. Dampened hinges guide the SmoothClose door shut. The Double Wall Oven also features high resolution TFT multicolor- user interface with contemporary design. AutoProbe for cooking meats, EcoChef and genuine European Convection are also among the features. Circle No. 251 on Product Card 3. New styles and fnishes are being added to Moen's line of kitchen faucets, and its MotionSense technology is expanding into new areas as well. An intuitive, hands-free kitchen faucet experience, MotionSense includes the Wave Sensor at the top of the faucet, which starts and stops the fow of water with a simple hand movement, and the Ready Sensor near the base of the faucet, which identifes when an object is placed beneath the spout. MotionSense is now available on the Brantford pull-down faucet, Arbor pull- down faucet, Haysfeld pull-down faucet and Delaney pull-down faucet. Circle No. 252 on Product Card 4. New frameless-style cabinets from Omega Cabinetry showcase a sleek European design. The Full Access Cabinetry delivers 10 percent more interior storage space per cabinet while providing increased access. Removable doors allow for ease of cleaning. Circle No. 253 on Product Card 5. Aventos lift systems from Blum Inc. allow access to everything in a wall cabinet. The systems can be used with aluminum frames or wooden doors, on panel or face-frame cabinets. A soft-close mechanism allows for quiet door close. Circle No. 254 on Product Card 6. Thermador's Built-in MicroDrawer Microwave includes a 1.2-cu.-ft. cavity space and 10 cooking modes. The new drawer also features a perfect fush installation capability for a standard depth cabinet that eliminates the need for an additional installation kit while providing access and ease of use and access. The Built-in MicroDrawer Microwave also incorporates microwave sensor technology that helps eliminate the guesswork often involved with cooking and reheating. Circle No. 256 on Product Card 7. Task Lighting Corp.'s newest fxture, the Linair Direct Wire LED Bar Light, is now available with three designer fnish options in either warm white or neutral white light. Designed for under cabinet applications, the Linair is available in four standard lengths of 10", 18", 27" and 36". Circle No. 257 on Product Card 1 3 2 4 5 6 7 I ndependence is an important issue for most people, whether it be seniors who want to remain in their homes, growing children who want to be less reliant on adults or those with limited physical abilities who want to do for themselves. But for many, the home – and especially the kitchen – can be flled with obstacles and pitfalls that can compromise independence. Smart, functional elements are key to the design of an accessible kitchen space, and today's products focus as much on beauty as they do on performance. These products – from cabinets and interior access to touch and touchless faucets to accessible appliances and lighting – help to make the room function better for all of the residents of the home. This month, Kitchen & Bath Design News presents a small sampling of the many available products designed to ofer safety, accessibility and beautiful style in the kitchen. KBD_48-49_ProdReview.indd 48 3/17/14 10:42 AM

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