30 Most Innovative Kitchen & Bath Products
Turn up the function and style in your kitchen or bath with these award-winning products.
Tune into a relaxing shower experience with an iconic thermostatic mixer that replicates the nostalgic look and feel of a 1990s stereo system. Click a button to choose shower functions and turn the knobs to fine-tune and set water flow and temperature.
Buy It: Hi-Fi Thermostatic Mixers (starting at $2,500, Gessi North America)
Design and functionality intertwine in the Georgian Era Touchless Faucet by Perrin & Rowe. Turn water on and off with the wave of a hand to reduce cross-contamination. Choose from five finishes to suit any style of kitchen.
Buy It: Touchless Faucet (from $1,358, Perrin & Rowe)
Modular Outdoor Kitchen
Clean, modern lines. Smooth texture. Customizable configurations. They’re all hallmarks of the first modular outdoor kitchen to be created with preformed concrete panels that connect with adjustable, stainless-steel hardware. Bonus feature: The panels’ hollow interiors make it easy to install lighting.
Buy It: Artforms (from $30 per square foot, installed, Belgard)
Like ancient hieroglyphics, the simple images in this mosaic—made of 1/2- and 1-inch vitreous glass tiles that come in 180 hues—tell viewers a story. Personalize the story by changing the scale and/or blending shades to create a perfect color match.
Buy It: Lore designs from the GLYPH Collection (price varies per installation, Artaic)
Save steps with the world’s first dishwasher that automatically dispenses the right amount of detergent based on the selected program and degree of soiling. Bonus: The QuickIntenseWash Program achieves the best possible results in only 58 minutes.
Buy It: G 7000 Dishwasher Series (from $1,499, Miele)
Wrap your bath in color and design by cladding the walls in 31-1/2x63-inch ceramic tiles—the largest size ever created. These concrete-look slabs, which fuse the seamless appearance of wallpaper with the durability of ceramic tile, are lightweight, easy to handle, and easily cut to size. Choose from a variety of designs, including Jungle (shown).
Buy It: Bloom (pricing upon request, Ceramics of Italy/Fap Ceramiche)
Sink with Universal Design
The first of its kind, this farmhouse-style kitchen sink complies with ADA guidelines without sacrificing style or design. Slide optional accessories along the dual-depth stainless-steel sink ledge to make it easier to handle meal prep and cleanup tasks while seated.
Buy It: Dart Canyon Sink (starting at $1,145, Elkay Manufacturing)
Optical Illusion Lighting
Reimagined midcentury modern fixtures add drama, mystery, and soft, indirect light to today’s kitchens thanks to floating disc shades that are uplit by hidden LED lights. The two chandeliers and one island fixture in this collection are finished in matte black and white with brass accents.
Buy It: Redding Collection (from $447, Kalco Lighting)
Cut the visual clutter and create a single seamless unit when you connect a c-bonded ceramic sink with matching bathroom furniture.
Buy It: Happy D.2 Plus C-Bonded Washbasin (starting at $2,215, Duravit)
Refrigerator with Craft Ice
No ice molds needed! From craft cocktails to iced coffee, drinks will attract attention when the host’s first-of-its-kind refrigerator automatically dispenses round Craft Ice. Best of all: The slow-melting 2-inch-diameter spheres keep drinks colder longer.
Buy It: LG InstaView Refrigerator with Craft Ice ($4,200, LG Electronics USA)
Sculpted Freestanding Tub
Designed in collaboration with NYC’s Studio DB design firm, this freestanding bathtub features a distinctive white lip that accentuates its silhouette—and welcomes a contrasting color below. Make the SculptureStone tub your own by choosing from two material colors (white or biscuit) with a matte or deep-gloss finish and eight exterior hues.
Buy It: The Blake ($7,995, MTI Baths)
Revolutionize your daily showering experience with a design-forward spa shower that creates the sensation of being immersed in water while using 45% less than a standard 2.5 GPM showerhead. Atomized water droplets travel fast enough to deliver more rinsing power and optimal warmth for an immersive experience.
Buy It: Nebia Spa Shower (from $199, Moen Incorporated)
Slide-In Smart Range
Healthy cooking just got easier with this slide-in stainless-steel range with built-in air fryer. Use voice commands to operate this fully Wi-Fi connected range and marvel as its Smart Dial controls learn your preferences over time.
Buy It: Front Control Slide-In Range with Smart Dial, Air Fry & Wi-Fi (from $1,999, Samsung Electronics)
Showcase your collection in a wine refrigerator with six telescopic VinBo racks that cradle bottles so their labels are easy to read and admire—an industry first. Three interior backlit LED lighting options—Heliotrope, Amber, and BioBlu (which helps prevent mold growth)—can be changed at any time to enhance the show.
Buy It: 41-Bottle Single-Zone Wine Cooler ($1,699, Vinotemp)
Organic lines, distinctive details, and multiple sizes ensure this collection of ergonomic cabinet hardware will harmonize with virtually any style of cabinetry. Options include the graceful Arc Pull (shown), Wave Pull, Angled Knob, Wing Knob, and Yo-Yo Knob with concave surface—all in oak or walnut.
Buy It: Wood Cabinet Hardware Collection ($16 to $65, Ashley Norton)
Outdoor Kitchen Countertop
Cook, dine, and entertain beautifully in an outdoor kitchen equipped with durable, easy-care quartz countertops that retain their unique designs even after long-term exposure to UV rays and temperature variations. Choose from Clearskies (shown), Midday, and Palm Shade.
Buy It: Solaris Outdoor Collection ($75 to $125 per square foot, installed, Caesarstone)
Flooring with Character
Hand-selected by TV star Mark Bowe of Barnwood Builders, this flooring collection evokes the timeworn character of wood salvaged from antique barns and cabins. Made in West Virginia, every board represents a piece of American history.
Buy It: Barnwood Living by Mark Bowe from Bruce ($7 per square foot, Bruce Hardwood)
Stealth Bathroom Storage
Struggling to find discreet storage for bathing staples? Keep them close with Urban Bath Apron Storage, which can be added to any of Americh’s Flat Panel Tub Aprons. The 36x3-1/2-inch hydraulic panel opens smoothly, closes securely with a magnet, and attaches to a removable stainless-steel tray.
Buy It: Urban Bath Apron Storage ($1,590: $895 for the Urban Bath Apron upgrade; $695 for the Flat Panel Apron, Americh)
Streamlined good looks bring contemporary flair to this one-piece ADA-compliant toilet. Plus, the high-performance fixture’s water-saving PowerFlo technology uses just 1 gallon per flush without requiring electrical power or batteries.
Buy It: Studio S Low-Profile Toilet ($1,100, American Standard)
Prepare each dish in the best possible way with a first-of-its-kind range top that combines high-performance gas burners, two-zone induction, and sous vide precision-cooking capabilities previously reserved for Michelin-star restaurants.
Buy It: 48-inch Dual-Fuel Pro Rangetop ($5,499, Signature Kitchen Suite)
Glass Subway Tiles
Make a statement with an installation of 3-1/2x12-inch glass subway tiles that radiate old-world beauty and create an interplay of color and light. Choose from five options featuring dreamy colors and speckled or wispy, cloudlike patterns, like Bright Side (shown).
Buy It: Patina Glass Tile Collection ($40 per square foot, Island Stone)
Ultimate Bar Cart
Socialize without interruption by utilizing a mobile stainless-steel beverage center that boasts spacious areas for prep and presentation, as well as a dual-zone illuminated refrigerator compartment that can chill 39 wine bottles or 155 cans. An insulated basket on top keeps an additional 22 bottles or 32 cans ice-cold and ready to imbibe.
Buy It: MoBar 550 ($4,399, Dometic)
Designed to fit flush against the shower surround, this triangular linear drain (the smallest on the market) is nearly invisible. A reversible grate can be cut to match the shower tile or stone—or choose a stainless-steel finish (shown) for a contrasting look.
Buy It: S-Line ($1,000, Easy Drain)
Odor-Fighting Front-Load Washer
Breathe in the aroma of fresh laundry with the first front-load washer engineered to defend against odor-causing bacteria thanks to exclusive antimicrobial technology and a revolutionary airflow system that eliminates excess moisture.
Buy It: Front Load Washer with UltraFresh Vent System with OdorBlock (from $899, GE Appliances)
Skip the separate wine chiller. This space-saving refrigerator stores premium beverages in a dedicated glass-front drawer. Manage five preprogrammed settings on the fridge itself or via the Home Connect app to achieve the ideal temperature and humidity setting for everything from craft beers to bottles of wine.
Buy It: 800 Series Refreshment Center Refrigerator ($4,439, Bosch Home Appliances)
Do more but handle less with a smart faucet that uses voice-activated technology to turn the water on, fill containers to a preset level, or dispense a specific amount.
Buy It: Setra Touchless Kitchen Faucet with Kohler Konnect ($389, Kohler Co.)
Organic Vessel Sink
More than a fixture, this graceful Murano-glass vessel sink incorporates colors and patterns inspired by views of the Italian coastline. Artisans use age-old glassmaking processes to produce soft, undulating curves and a slightly squared form—making each sink a one-of-a-kind work of functional art.
Buy It: Lido ($698–$748, Native Trails)
This pro-style range offers plenty of cooktop power (including a top gas burner heat of 19,000 BTU and four induction cooking zones) and two multifunctional convection ovens. An intuitive touchscreen panel lets home chefs cook by function, food type, or recipe.
Buy It: 48-inch, 4 Burners, Professional Dual-Fuel Range ($12,999, Fisher & Paykel)
Install a durable, waterproof porcelain-tile floor twice as fast as the traditional version with click-together tiles easy enough for DIYers. Just place the underlayment, click tiles together, and grout immediately—all on the same day. Select from 26 ultrarealistic wood, stone, marble, and concrete looks.
Buy It: RevoTile ($5 per square foot, Daltile)
Wire-Free Smart Switch
Powered by a cell battery, this smart switch adds lighting control in any room without the need for wiring or screws. Just peel off the backing, stick it on the wall, and set up the C by GE app to be able to control C by GE Smart Bulbs. It’s perfect for placing a light switch where wiring can’t be installed (like an apartment) or low enough so kids can reach it.
Buy It: Wire-Free Dimmer Smart Switch, ($32, C by GE)