Dress up the most important rooms in the home with these newest K&B products, plus some special touches.
Create a multi-room focal point with the latest addition to Fireplace Xtrordinair's High-Output Linear Glass Fireplace Series. The 4415 See-Thru model features a sleek, linear profile with tall flames and a bed of under-lit crushed glass. When installed as a fireplace for two separate rooms, both sides can feature completely different looks finished with surrounding materials that highlight each room. Mechanically, the high-output heater-rated appliance can heat up to 2,100 square feet with the help of two convection fans. On warmer days, the interior accent lighting can illuminate the fireplace as a focal point without the flames. Users will appreciate the standard GreenSmart Remote that controls everything including room temperature, flame height, accent lighting, and the fans. fireplacex.com
KitchenAid has introduced a new dishwasher model with a feature homeowners will want to see to believe: a tinted exterior window and lighted interior. The Energy-Star qualified model operates at a low 44 dBa, thanks to its built-in sound insulation system ideal for homes with open floor plans. Precision Touch Controls provide a seamless, easy-to-use interface, and the unit's stainless steel inner tub will resist streaking, stains, and odors. For high-performance cleaning, the dishwasher features an upper rack adjustable bottle wash feature to effectively clean a variety of water bottles, vases, and other oddly shaped dishes. In the tub, a nine-in-one wash arm configuration improves soaking and scrubbing with complete water coverage throughout the dishwasher. The exclusive Clean Water Wash System continuously removes food particles from the wash water through a maintenance-free stainless steel filter, even for the heaviest loads. Other features include adjustable shelving on both sides of the upper rack, a professional-style no-slip front handle. kitchenaid.com
Give homeowners more convenience in the kitchen with a blind corner cabinet solution that does double duty. The Easy 360 Susan organizer from Hardware Resources increases usable space by adding drawer functionality to a rotating lazy Susan fixture. The chrome organizer includes two center baskets that pull out of the cabinet, plus four stationary side baskets. Clear acrylic non-slip liners keep contents from slipping and spilling. Each basket has a 175-pound capacity. The Easy 360 Susan requires a minimum 12 1/4-inch cabinet opening, and installers can adjust the height from 24 to 30 inches. hardwareresources.com
Strasser Woodenworks Alki collection is built-to-order and incorporates doors, drawers, cubbies, and open shelving in versatile modules so designers can customize bath spaces with just the right combination of style and storage. Three lines within the collection include Essence with door-and-drawer models; Café with door, drawer, and cubby configurations; and Spa with doors and drawers over an open bottom shelf. Essence and Spa vanities range in six widths from 24 to 60 inches, while Café models are available in 42-, 48-, and 60-inch sizes. The contemporary Alki collection uses Shaker and slab door styles in 10 species/finish combinations ranging from silver oak and natural maple to dark cherry and satin black. The made-in-America brand sources wood from the U.S. and Canada. strasserwood.com
Serenity in design doesn't come only from calming paint colors. Top Knobs' new Serene collection of decorative hardware lends a refined style to knobs and pulls that finish the look. The collection includes five styles, Lydia, Kara, Juliet, Lily, and Eden, comprising a total of 10 knobs and 21 pulls in a variety of sizes. Additionally, four available 12-inch appliance pulls carry through the same thin width as the cabinet pulls to create a cohesive look that thicker, heavier appliance pulls can't always accomplish. The five styles are available in up to six finishes ranging from flat black to Tuscan bronze, to polished nickel. topknobs.com
Toto has bolstered its line of ultra high-efficiency toilets (UHETs) with the addition of WaterSense-labeled one- and two-piece Promenade II 1G and Drake II 1G 1-gallon-per-flush models. Designed to complement traditional, transitional, and contemporary bath décor, the toilets offer clean, geometric designs, and installers will appreciate the 12-inch rough-in. Taking advantage of the maker's gravity-fed Tornado Flushing system, the UHETs feature two powerful water jets that create a whirlpool effect inside the rimless bowl. The technology effectively evacuates all types of waste, even with just one gallon of water. This, in combination with an ionized nano-technology glaze on the porcelain, helps keep the toilet cleaner longer. totousa.com