The 30 Most Innovative Kitchen and Bath Products of 2023

Renovating a kitchen or bathroom? Upgrade your space with these cutting-edge, editor-selected products.

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Sometimes, one element is all a space needs to improve functionality, boost style, or change how a room feels. Consider the winners from the 30 Most Innovative Products awards, selected by the editors at Beautiful Kitchens & Baths. These new-to-the-scene appliances, gadgets, surfaces, and more are the next best things in kitchen and bath design.

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Stylish Light Fixture

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Hudson Valley

This wave-inspired light fixture is extra stylish with its ceramic ruffles. The design can be a flush mount or semi-flush mount.

Buy It: Maisie Pendant, Megan Molten X Mitzi Tastemakers Collection (starting at $198, Hudson Valley Lighting Group)

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Serene Appliance Color

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of True Residential

True Residential’s new color series—powder-coated in-house—offers a subtle nod to nature and brings a refreshing, peaceful look to any kitchen.

Buy It: Sage Appliance Finish (pricing varies, True Residential)

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High-Tech Wine Dispenser

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Dacor

Preserve and store up to four bottles of wine with two customizable temperature zones (reds and whites can be chilled at their recommended temps). Bottles stay fresh for up to 60 days.

Buy It: 24-Inch Built-In Wine Dispenser ($5,999, Dacor)

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Hands-Free Faucet

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Moen

Messy hands? No problem. Control the water temperature and flow of this touchless faucet using hand motions, the Moen Smart App, or a digital voice assistant like Amazon’s Alexa.

Buy It: Smart Faucet with Motion Control ($675, Moen)

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Smart Fridge

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Sub-Zero Group

This refrigerator’s features include an intelligent cooling system, a NASA-inspired air purification system that cleans every 20 minutes, and LED lighting that reduces shadows and adjusts to light—all hidden behind panels.

Buy It: Sub-Zero Designer Series Refrigeration (starting at $8,205, Sub-Zero Group)

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Artistic Cabinet Hardware

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Rocky Mountain Hardware

Designed by an architecture firm, this collection features handcrafted bronze pulls that fit any style of cabinetry.

Buy It: Ophelia Cabinet Pulls ($55–$70, Rocky Mountain Hardware)

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Designer-Approved Surfaces

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Cosentino

Part of a collaboration with interior designer Nina Magnon, these marble-inspired slabs—available in eight colors—are made from a blend of raw materials, porcelain, and glass.

Buy It: Dekton Onirika (pricing available upon request, Cosentino)

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Wood-Look Cabinet and Counter Surfacing

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Nobilia

This wood reproduction has the unfinished look and tactile feel of real wood with an anti-fingerprint and light- and water-resistant design.

Buy It: Natura 744 (pricing available upon request, Nobilia)

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AI-Powered Washer and Dryer

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Samsung

This smart washer and dryer, which learns your care preferences, comes in four finishes and can be stowed atop matching risers for extra storage or stacked in smaller spaces.

Buy It: Bespoke AI Laundry ($999–$2,998, Samsung)

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Self-Ventilating Induction Cooktop

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Fisher & Paykel

Sleek in design, this induction cooktop doesn’t need overhead ventilation so you can place it anywhere. Its nine fan speeds seamlessly extract cooking odors.

Buy It: 36-Inch Induction Cooktop with Integrated Ventilation ($5,999, Fisher & Paykel)

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Motion-Sensing Light Switch

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Hardware Resources

This sensor switch (installed behind cabinetry) detects motion, turning on out-of-sight lights as you enter.

Buy It: Doppler Motion Sensor Switch ($43, Task Lighting and Power at Hardware Resources)

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Next-Level Cooktop

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Poggenpohl

This Rosso Lepanto marble worktop is raised off eucalyptus wood cabinetry, appearing to float. A cooking zone is integrated into the stone.

Buy It: +Modo (pricing available upon request, Poggenpohl)

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Art Deco Tub Filler

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Franz Viegener

This two-handle tub filler has a linear gooseneck spout and lever handles and can fill a tub at a rate of 14–18 gallons per minute.

Buy It: Classic Freestanding Tub Faucet (pricing varies, Franz Viegener)

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Freestanding Soaker Tub

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Duravit

Inspired by traditional Japanese bathing and tea culture, designer Sebastian Herkner developed this collection of soft-silhouette tubs to offer an immersive feeling of tranquility.

Buy It: Zencha Freestanding Bathtub (starting at $7,120, Duravit)

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Outdoor Kitchen Appliances

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Belgard

Enhance your outdoor kitchen with this stylish collection of stainless-steel appliances.

Buy It: Elements Collection (pricing varies, Belgard)

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Jewelry Cabinet Hardware

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Modern Matter

This hardware collaboration with designer Barrie Benson pairs flair with function for one-of-a-kind looks.

Buy It: McCoy Knobs and Pulls ($79–$140, Modern Matter)

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Low-Noise Ventilation System

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Gaggenau

Designed to fit flush against a cooktop, this low-noise ventilation system has a remote fan unit and automatic power adjustment to efficiently remove odors and vapors.

Buy It: 400 Series Vario Downdraft Ventilation System ($1,649, Gaggenau)

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Industrial Faucet Handles

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Watermark Designs

Give your bath an industrial edge with the gearlike handles of this faucet, designed in collaboration with architect Barry Goralnick.

Buy It: The James Collection ($1,427, Watermark Designs)

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Floating Vanity

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Native Trails

This stylish floating vanity is handcrafted from reclaimed oak stave weathered from months of soaking in wine.

Buy It: Vintner’s Floating Vanity with Drawer ($2,990, Native Trails)

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Hidden Window Screen

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Pella

Allow more light into your house with this hidden screen that moves with the window’s sash, appearing when the window is open and concealed when it’s shut.

Buy It: Integrated Rohlscreen Retractable Screen (pricing available upon request, Pella)

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Customizable Showerhead

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Kohler

This sleek showerhead comes in several rich finishes and boasts a range of sprays, including massage options. Complete the look with a matching hand-shower and body sprayer to turn your bath into the ultimate retreat.

Buy It: The Statement Showering Collection ($110–$1,998, Kohler)

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Fashionable Floor and Wall Covering

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Iris Ceramica

A collaboration with fashion designer Guillermo Mariotto, this chiaroscuro-inspired floor and wall covering plays with light and shadows to mimic billowing fabric.

Buy It: Luce (pricing available upon request, Iris Ceramica Group)

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High-Tech Mixer

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of GE

Baking can be a piece of cake with a mixer that, thanks to auto-sense technology, actively optimizes mixing and whipping to nail the most tricky of recipes.

Buy It: GE Smart Stand Mixer with Auto Sense ($999, GE Profile)

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Sliding Wall Panel

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Rimadesio

Divvy up a bath or walk-in closet with a floor-to-ceiling sliding panel. Custom-made for its space, the partition adds organic architectural detail.

Buy It: Spazio Wall System (pricing varies, Rimadesio)

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Ceiling-Mount Faucet

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Kohler

Mounted from the ceiling, this ultra-modern faucet has a striking look and can be controlled wirelessly or by a water-resistant puck. With various spray options and extra mobility, dishes might just become less of a chore.

Buy It: Purist Suspend Kitchen Faucet ($4,860, Kohler)

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Extra-Durable Sink

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Cosentino

Sustainable engineered stone and a scratch- and stain-resistant surface make this sink an ideal companion for a modern bath.

Buy It: Silestone Evita Sink (pricing available upon request, Cosentino)

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Designer-Approved Appliances

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Monogram

Floor-to-ceiling, 96-inch refrigeration panels, matching ventilation hood, and leather-wrapped hardware are among the dazzling details of these jewelry-inspired custom appliances.

Buy It: Monogram Designer Collection x Richard Anuszkiewicz (starts at $20,000, Monogram)

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Outdoor Pizza Oven

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Dometic

This freestanding pizza oven’s elegant design rivals its superior function—dual gas burners consistently deliver a crisp pizza crust without burning the cheese.

Buy It: Delta Heat Pizza Oven ($6,476–$6,685, Dometic Delta Heat)

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Ultra-Efficient Oven

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Sub-Zero Group

Upgrade your chef skills (and simplify cooking) with faster boiling times, a touch screen, multirack cooking, Gourmet Mode with 50 presets, and Wi-Fi ability to control from a phone. Dinner is (more easily) served!

Buy It: Wolf Induction Range (starting at $8,770, Sub-Zero Group)

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Mosaic Mural

30 most innovative kitchen and bath products

Courtesy of Artaic

Enter a state of tranquility with this artsy mosaic tile. With soft pink and white blossoms against a light-blue backdrop, the Japanese Cherry Blossom mural might as well be in a gallery.

Buy It: Cherry Blossom in Cabana (pricing available upon request, Artaic)

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