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The Top 10 Bath Products of 2017

by Rachel Lyon, Editorial Director for The House Designers®

When it's time to design your own bathroom, suddenly you have a ton of opinions and don't know what you really like! If this sounds familiar, here is a selection of products that contribute to fantastic bathrooms. Each one offers something different, but they are all functional in their own ways, and they do it while looking great!

Beautiful Trim That Stands Up to Moisture
Beautiful Trim That Stands Up to Moisture

You’ll be happy to find polyurethane moulded millwork at the intersection of beauty and practicality, because these pieces are exceptionally suited to the challenges of the bathroom. All of Fypon’s® extensive collection is impervious to water and won’t rot or warp, and it’s available in all sorts of looks to ensure it meets your stringent stylistic requirements, too. Wouldn’t you love to include classy baseboard and crown moulding in your design? Or perhaps add trim to the awning window in your shower? Give your bathroom a low-maintenance upgrade that you’ll enjoy indefinitely!

Model: Fypon® Smooth Flat Trim | Contact for a Quote
Lovely Waterproof Ceramic Plank Flooring

Tile is a mainstay in the bathroom for good reason, so if you’re tempted to install wood flooring because it has natural warmth that other materials don’t, use ceramic composite plank instead! Lumber Liquidators offers this fresh take on waterproof, wood-look flooring in sleek, contemporary grays and warm browns. Each one has woodgrain patterning and a range of authentic hues to deliver the aesthetic you love, but it’ll hold up to all the steam and puddles you can throw at it. Better yet, you can actually make it warm—ceramic composite plank is compatible with subfloor heating!

Model: Lumber Liquidators Felsen XD 4mm Clearwater Cove Oak Ceramic Composite Plank | $3.49/sq. ft.
Lovely Waterproof Ceramic Plank Flooring
An EPA and ADA Approved Toilet Everybody Will Love
An EPA and ADA Approved Toilet Everybody Will Love

We saw the new Corbelle™ toilet from Kohler® at Greenbuild this year, and we were impressed by its traditional look and innovative features. Not only does it meet EPA WaterSense® guidelines with only 1.28 gallons per flush, but it utilizes Revolution 360™ technology for a more powerful and effective flush. Paired with a protective coating in the bowl that prevents bacterial, mildew, and mineral buildup, this toilet is easier to keep clean, too!

Model: Kohler® Corbelle™ Comfort Height® two-piece elongated 1.28 gpf toilet with skirted trapway and Revolution 360™ swirl flushing technology and left-hand trip lever | $446.00 MSRP
Privacy Glass with an Architectural Twist

The bathroom is a place where you want natural light, but you also want to maintain privacy. Now you don’t have to settle for bland frosted glass or rely on contact paper to imbue character and obscure the view! The new Home Designer Collection™ from Hy-Lite® offers four styles of privacy windows to effectively dress up Craftsman, Modern, Prairie, and Classic Baroque architecture. Each one is available in different shapes and sizes to fit specific needs—like broad squares to provide tons of light or narrow awning-style rectangles that would fit well above a shower stall. Just imagine how you could elevate your bathroom’s design!

Model: Hy-Lite® Home Designer Collection™ 4’ x 4’ Mission Window | Price Varies by Options Selected
Privacy Glass with an Architectural Twist
A Striking and Efficient Contemporary Faucet
A Striking and Efficient Contemporary Faucet

If you’re looking for unmistakably contemporary faucets, check out the Pivotal™ Bath Collection from Delta®. Available in a variety of models to suit all kinds of sinks, these faucets share a striking geometric design that’ll fit into the sleekest bathroom spaces. If you like this style, you’ll be glad to know that there are a variety of showering and bathing fixtures to match, whether you need finishes for a stall shower, roman tub, or shower/tub combo. Looking for a unique towel bar with the same shape? You’ll find those, too!

Model: Delta® Pivotal™ Single Handle Lavatory Faucet in Chrome Finish | $375.00 MSRP
Concrete with Wood, Metal, and Limestone Looks

JM LifeStyles made quite the impression at the AD Design Show in March. With a variety of sinks that looked to be carved from giant trees, we were surprised to learn that they only craft in concrete. Who knew this ubiquitous material could be so versatile? The bathroom pictured here is made almost entirely of concrete, from the "corrugated metal" shower walls with "wood" trim to the "limestone" vanity! If you’re looking to put some unexpected oomph into your bathroom design, see what they could do for you!

Model: JM LifeStyles Custom Industrial Farm House Bath | Contact to Discuss Possibilities
Concrete with Wood, Metal, and Limestone Looks
Frustration-Free Accessory Installation
Frustration-Free Accessory Installation

Installing wall-mounted accessories seems simple enough, but it usually proves otherwise; you find the perfect placement and then can't mark exactly where to drill. But early this year, Press & Mark™ from Moen® totally changed the game! Bath hardware with this new feature is available in a number of styles and finishes to suit your design, and they take the guesswork out of installation—just press to the wall to leave a washable ink stamp exactly where you need to drill. A self-adhesive level is included for towel bars to make sure your stamps are straight, too!

Model: Moen® Tiffin Brushed Nickel 24" Towel Bar | $63.20 MSRP
An Amazing Bathtub for Customized Style

For the bath connoisseur, the perfect tub is a necessity. Check out Signature Hardware to find one that lives up to your expectations! With all kinds of tubs that offer elegant swooping curves, bold clean lines, antique claw feet, and a variety of materials like acrylic, copper, cast iron, and stainless steel, you’re sure to see choices you’ve never considered before. Many offer optional features like air massage and insulation to keep water warmer for longer, and if claw feet are up your alley, you can choose the perfect finish. Take a look at these new bathtubs to see what catches your eye!

Model: Signature Hardware 72" Lena Cast Iron Clawfoot Tub in Dark Gray with Monarch Imperial Feet | $2,419.00 MSRP
An Amazing Bathtub for Customized Style
Brick Tiles in Colors That Are Out of This World
Brick Tiles in Colors That Are Out of This World

Fireclay Tile added to their already substantial collection of USA-made tiles this year. While there were a number of gorgeous products to consider, our top choice is the new range of colors available in their Glazed Thin Brick. Inspired by the solar system, you’ll find colors like Stardust, Luna, Mars, and Andromeda, and each is a beautiful tribute to its namesake with subtle variation that provides natural appeal and a semi-reflective sheen that looks great in any light. Give your bathroom a backsplash or tile shower with sleek pieces like this that’ll never go out of fashion!

Model: Fireclay Tile Supernova Glazed Thin Brick - Flats | $18.00/sq. ft.
Vanity Storage Solutions to Maximize Space

Make the most of every part of your vanity! KraftMaid® offers innovative storage options hidden behind the stylish doors and drawers of your choosing. We love this convenient tilt-out tray that makes use of space usually left wasted in front of the sink, as well as this tiered storage divider that'll keep all your small items in their designated trays. Specialized compartments like these are key to preventing the dreaded junk drawer! Organization can be a serious challenge in the bathroom, so set yourself up for success with a vanity that has a place for everything.

Model: KraftMaid® Stainless Steel Tilt-Out Tray | Contact for a Quote
Vanity Storage Solutions to Maximize Space
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