Kitchen and bath fixture, appliance, and accessory manufacturers are embracing a variety of retro design styles, from Art Deco-inspired faucets to industrial-style ovens and rangetops. At the same time, new innovations in water savings, cleanliness, comfort, and smart control are paving the way for high-tech kitchens and baths in any home style, from contemporary to ultra-modern to urban farmhouse. Here’s a look at how the industry’s latest offerings mesh past, present, and future:



The bathroom faucets and fixtures in the Belshire collection feature squared design motifs inspired by Art Deco buildings. Bathroom faucet options include low- and high-spout models with lever, cross, or cushion handle sections. A personal shower set, hand shower, and tub shower complete the fixture selection, joined by design-matched accessories and handmade vanity cabinets in walnut and oak with a Carrara marble top and faceted undermount sink. Satin brass, platinum nickel, brushed nickel, and chrome finishes are available.

Gerber Plumbing Fixtures

The Kinzie Kitchen collection’s pre-rinse faucet, pull-down faucet, pull-down prep faucet, and pot filler present an industrial aesthetic with modern appeal. The fixtures will be available in Gerber’s new brushed bronze finish, as well as classic chrome and stainless steel, in late summer 2020. Over 100 SKUs will ultimately be available in the brushed bronze finish—including bath fixtures, components, and accessories—in order to enable single-finish design statements.


Bosch has introduced a series of industrial-­style ranges and rangetops to its 800 Series, created in response to rising consumer interest in professional-style appliances. The ranges and rangetops are available in 30- and 36-inch sizes, with a stainless steel finish or black stainless steel option for ranges. The cooktops vary from four to six burners, depending on model and size, with two dual-flame burners on the 36-inch rangetop. All products include industrial aesthetic touches, says the company, such as die-cast metal, front-control knobs, continuous cast-iron grates, and pedestal feet.


The Brama Outdoor Refrigerator is designed for outdoor entertaining use, and may be installed built-in or as a freestanding unit. It measures 23 ½ inches wide by 32 ⅓ inches high, and offers a black cabinet and interior, three pull-out adjustable glass shelves, a locking stainless steel door, and an internal LED control panel for temperature adjustment. Additional features include leveling legs, an LED light bar, and an automatic defrost function.

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The latest addition to the manufacturer’s Build Your True custom finish and hardware program is the saffron finish. The vivid new color is said to exude and boost positive energy, according to the company. It is available for all True Residential products covered under the Build Your True program—including the 36-inch column, 42- and 48-inch full-size refrigerators, and wine and beverage columns—with a choice of stainless steel, copper, brass, pewter, gold, or chrome hardware to match.


The Showroom Collection’s new hot water dispensers pair with any InSinkErator instant hot water tank to provide immediate, boiling filtered hot water for a variety of kitchen and home uses. The fixtures come in six designs—two traditional, two modern, and two transitional—with a choice of eight finishes. They are also available in either an instant-hot or hot-and-cold model, and feature forward-moving handles to avoid backsplash contact, as well as a 360-degree swivel handle. The taps are reverse osmosis compatible and certified via NSF/ANSI 58.

The Hammock Bath Co.

The Hammock Bath offers an elongated, gently sloped basin modeled after the shape of a hammock, providing both a slim modern aesthetic and a more comfortable bathing position for users. The solid-surface bath is large enough to fit two adults comfortably together, and the floating design and low edge allows users to get in and out of the bath with ease. The flat inner base prevents sliding and is beneficial when bathing children. The baths are available in two designs: Oasis, installed between two walls; and Mirage, a freestanding pedestal bathtub. Haven, a steel-frame supported tub (shown), will be available later this year. Matching sink basins are also available.


The Radiant Small heated towel rack system is designed for use in small homes, apartments, or recreational vehicles. The rack is less than 2 square feet in size, and is available in a polished, brushed, or matte black finish. It may be plugged in or hard-wired and operates on only 60 watts of power, the equivalent of a standard lightbulb. All Amba towel racks are made with corrosion-resistant, 100% recyclable steel, says the firm.


The 60-inch SoDo vanity features a clean, straight-line aesthetic suitable for traditional and contemporary spaces alike, according to the manufacturer. It may be hung at any height and features a single or a double basin. SoDo units are built-to-order in the U.S. from cherry, maple, oak, and alder hardwoods, with dovetail joinery and sealed bottom and top edges. The soft-close doors and drawers feature six-way adjustable door hinges and full-extension undermount drawer glides. It is available in four door styles—Slab, Shaker, Deco Miter, and Ogee Miter—as well as 17 wood finishes.

GE Appliances

The UltraFresh Front Load washer series features a system of innovations designed to keep front-loading washers clean and to prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria. A wider gasket, angled to allow water to drain after each load, reduces the moisture left inside the washer after a cycle. The UltraFresh Vent System with the company’s Odorblock, activated at the touch of a button, circulates fresh air through the door, gasket, and basket. The gasket, dispenser, and pump are treated with a Microban antimicrobial additive.


The Nebia by Moen spa shower uses product partner Nebia’s patented spray technology to create an atomized water flow, which uses up to 45% less water than a conventional showerhead. This process creates the sensation of more water for the user. An adjustable slider and showerhead swivel allow users to move the system based on their height, water temperature, and coverage preferences. An optional handshower attaches to the wall via a magnetic bracket.



The LG Styler Plus adds a larger-capacity option to LG’s line of steam clothing care units. The new model measures approximately 24 inches wide, and can accommodate up to five hanging garments at once, plus a pair of pants on the interior door. All Styler units are designed to eliminate odors, reduce allergens and shakes out wrinkles on a cycle that can last as little as 20 minutes. The Gentle Dry cycle removes moisture from the clothes without the risk of shrinking or damage from high heat, while the Pants Crease option produces a crisp crease line without an iron.


The Urbix Industrial Bridge Faucet introduces Kraus’ ColorSmart technology, a thermochromic finish that appears matte black at room temperature, but gradually changes color when hot water is in use. This heat-activated element serves as both a design feature and safety indicator for users. It will be available in a variety of colors, with an option to specify custom colors or designs.


The Etna monoblock pedestal lavatory sink is one of many Bocchi bathroom fixtures, previously available outside the U.S., that will join its catalogs in the U.S. market starting this year. The sink is made from glazed fireclay ceramic, which provides a uniform and nonporous surface that resists scratches and stains. It requires either a floor-standing or wall-mount faucet, and includes a color-matched pop-up drain cover. Finishes include white, matte white, black, matte black, and sapphire blue.

California Faucets

The Arched Rain Showerhead, Convex Rain Showerhead, Ultra-Thin Rectangular Rain Showerhead, and Ultra-Thin Rectangular Rain and Waterfall Showerhead match sleek, slim profiles with bold fixture and spray shapes, including wider spray footprints than standard fixtures. All four new series are crafted to order from solid brass, with a choice of 28 finishes, including PVD (physical vapor deposition) finishes.

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