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Top 12 Bath Products of 2015

by Rachel Lyon, The House Designers' Assistant Editorial Director

We've put together some of our favorite bathroom products of 2015 to help close out the year. This list includes all sorts of products, ranging from flooring options, to top-of-the-line fixtures, to new technology to simplify and add luxury to your life. You'll want to upgrade every part of your bathroom once you read this list, so continue reading to be inspired!
1. Functional Porcelain Tile with the Look of Wood
 
1. Functional Porcelain Tile with the Look of Wood

If you want the appeal of hardwood throughout your home, but are understandably wary of installing it in the bathroom, look no further! Check out the Wood Look Tile options available from Lumber Liquidators, which offer you the look of rich, neutral, and worn wood flooring with the highly practical moisture resistance of porcelain. High definition digital printing paired with intricate surface texture on the tile means that your bathroom floor will have the wood grain look and feel you have dreamed of, without having to worry about warping and other water damage. With regular tile and grout application, Wood Look Tile combines the ease and beauty of two things you already know and love to create the perfect bathroom flooring solution.

Model: Lumber Liquidators Avella 36" x 6" Reclaim Wood Gray HD Porcelain | $2.99 per sq. ft.
2. Fresh, Filtered Water

Having clean water on demand is more than a convenience—it's a great way to help you drink enough and make sure that what you drink is good for you. Everpure® systems are perfect for use in the bathroom because they will allow you to fetch yourself a refreshing drink in the middle of the night without having to go all the way to the kitchen. The undersink SPA-400 Water Filtration System is designed to connect to your existing lavatory faucet, and it will provide you with better-tasting, safer water by removing VOCs, chlorine, lead, cysts, and other contaminants while retaining minerals like fluoride. Changing the cartridge is fast and simple, ensuring that you'll keep on enjoying your filtered tap.

Model: Pentair® Everpure® SPA-400 Water Filtration System | $389.99 MSRP
 
2. Fresh, Filtered Water
3. Bathroom Comfort, 24/7
 
3. Bathroom Comfort, 24/7

Blinding lights and the shock of a cold toilet seat make midnight trips to the bathroom a universally hated experience. Imagine being able to find your way around comfortably so you can get back to bed with as little disruption as possible. That dream is now a reality thanks to Brondell® and their LumaWarm Heated NightLight Toilet Seat. Made to fit the standard toilet already in your bathroom, this seat comes with three temperature settings, a long lasting LED lightbulb that provides gentle blue light to help you find your way in the dark, and a slow close lid that will prevent any slamming sounds. In your choice of White or Biscuit and powered by a standard outlet, the LumaWarm seat will be the simplest major bathroom upgrade you ever make!

Model: Brondell® LumaWarm Heated NightLight Toilet Seat | $225.00 MSRP
4. A Next-Level Shower Experience

Bring the spa experience home with the DTV+™ Shower System from KOHLER®! Truly personalize your shower with a touchscreen interface that allows you to control temperature, spray sequences, audio, lighting, and steam to create the desired effect. Preprogrammed hydrotherapies designed to promote energy, well-being, and relaxation are included for your enjoyment, and they can be edited to your preferences as much as you like. The DTV+ Shower System brings the best of the spa right into your own bathroom, and keeping with KOHLER's® decades-long tradition of water conserving designs, there is a countdown timer that will help you monitor your usage. Choose WaterSense® labeled components as you build your shower design and this indulgent system doesn't have to be a guilty pleasure!

Model: KOHLER® DTV+™ Shower System | Price Varies Based on Components
 
4. A Next-Level Shower Experience
5. A Ready-to-Install, Stylish Shower Pan
 
5. A Ready-to-Install, Stylish Shower Pan

Winner of the Best of Bath Products award at the 2015 International Builders Show, the Center Trench linear drain by Tile Redi® comes incorporated into a single-piece shower pan for easy installation. The Ready-to-Tile™ surface of the pan allows you to complete your shower floor with any sort of tile, in any size, and in whatever pattern you choose. The linear trench drain is chic, contemporary, and comes with a designer grate top in one of a variety of metal finishes, or with a tileable top that will blend in with your floor tile design. Do you want a leakproof and customizable shower pan that brings an extra modern touch to your bathroom? Tile Redi® has you covered.

Model: Tile Redi® Redi Trench® Single Curb Shower Pan with Center Trench Drain and Polished Chrome Designer Grate, 42" D x 60" W | $1,099.69 MSRP
6. A Beautiful and Responsibly Designed Vanity Countertop

If you want highly sustainable, American-made products in your home, IceStone® is your perfect surface manufacturer. Offering beautiful countertops made of recycled glass, Portland cement, and non-toxic pigments, IceStone® is committed to providing the highest quality, most environmentally friendly surfaces you can find. Whether your bathroom needs a bold, jewel-toned vanity or a more neutral one to complement the rest of your design, you will find the perfect option in their Color Palette. Care for an IceStone® surface like natural stone and it will repay you with many years of durable use in your bathroom.

Model: IceStone® Amber Pearl Vanity | Contact for a Quote
 
6. A Beautiful and Responsibly Designed Vanity Countertop
7. A Hands-Free, Water-Efficient Faucet
 
7. A Hands-Free, Water-Efficient Faucet

Water fixtures are the heart of your bathroom, so make sure yours are stylish, efficient, and up-to-date. The Compel® Bath Collection from Delta® offers simple, clean design worthy of the most discriminating sophisticate. Featuring touch activation for hands-free operation and a TempSense LED light that indicates water temperature, Compel® faucets take your fixtures up a notch. WaterSense® certification and automatic water shut-off after two minutes of continuous running mean that your faucet will help contribute to your conservation efforts.

Delta® was named a 2015 WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award winner—the highest partner recognition from the EPA—after years of continued efforts to advance water efficiency, so while they are serious about providing you with great fixtures, you know their concerns reach much farther than your bathroom.

Model: Delta® Compel® Single Handle Lavatory Faucet with Touch2O.xt Technology | $319.00 MSRP
8. Temperature Control at the Tap of a Finger

Do you hate a cold bathroom? Does it seem like a pipedream to come out of the shower without freezing? Subfloor heating is here to answer your woes and provide you with a comfortable temperature no matter where you are—it can even be installed directly under your shower! The Nuheat® SIGNATURE thermostat is the ultimate in simplifying your heating needs, because it is the first thermostat for subfloor heating that is Wi-Fi enabled and can be controlled using a web browser as well as Apple® and Andriod™ devices. Program it so the bathroom will be warm when you bathe, or just turn it on through the app when the need arises. The SIGNATURE thermostat is compatible with every electric floor heating system and will make your bathroom more comfortable than you've ever known.

Model: Nuheat® SIGNATURE Thermostat | $265.00 MSRP
 
8. Temperature Control at the Tap of a Finger
9. Brightening, Contemporary Wall Sconces
 
9. Brightening, Contemporary Wall Sconces

Good lighting in the bathroom is essential. Not only does it help to accent and enhance the rest of your design, but lighting is also extremely practical as it helps you to look your best as you get ready for the day—and it's especially helpful on the sides of the mirror rather than over it! The George Kovacs Nickel Wall Sconces from LAMPS PLUS® are perfect for use in the bathroom due to their chic, modern design and beautiful glow. Place one on either side of a mirror to create your own personal task lighting. The slim profile is ADA compliant and perfect for use in any space, and that's great news for bathrooms that tend to be tight and in greater need of elegant illumination options.

Model: LAMPS PLUS® George Kovacs 13 1/4" High ADA Compliant Nickel Wall Sconce | $118.00 MSRP
10. Distinctive Minimalistic Fixtures

Carefully designed with minimalism in mind, the new Rizon™ Bathroom Collection was introduced by Moen® early this year. Clean, horizontal lines and slightly rounded angles are the hallmark of this collection, and the reflective chrome finish will complement any bathroom style. Every faucet meets WaterSense® criteria with a flow rate of 1.5 gpm, and the showerheads come in your choice of standard or efficient flow rate. The roman tub faucet and hand shower are simply designed and suitable for even smaller baths. Best of all, the two lever handles make it easy to find the perfect temperature, and the entire package meets ADA specifications to make it the perfect bath for every member of the family.

Model: Moen® Rizon™ Chrome Two-Handle Low Arc Roman Tub Faucet Includes Hand Shower | Select Valve Information to Determine MSRP
 
10. Distinctive Minimalistic Fixtures
11. Fine Tile Design
 
11. Fine Tile Design

There is only one medium that can be stylishly applied to every surface of your bathroom—tile! Tile can be used on floors, walls, backsplashes, etc. to achieve any number of design objectives, from cool and traditional to bold and modern. A great tile design sets your bathroom apart from all others and gives you the chance to truly customize the space. We especially love the highly varied selection of colors, sizes, and shapes available from Fireclay Tile. Handmade in California using eco-friendly practices, these heirloom quality tiles will refresh your old opinion of tiled bathrooms and make you see the virtually limitless possibilities. With numerous kinds of clay and glass tiles as well as those found in their handpainted collections, you're sure to be inspired by Fireclay Tile's products.

Model: Fireclay Tile Victorian Bathroom with Tiles in Shell, Fog, and More | Price Varies Based on Tile Type
12. Shower Organization Made Easy

If you're in need of an organization solution for your shower, look no further! Thanks to KOHLER® and the new Choreograph™ shower wall and accessory collection, you can have all the extra features you need built straight into your shower! Integrate the accessories that you want—in-wall and on-wall storage options as well as helpful additions like seats and grab bars—and you will have created a functional stall that optimizes space and makes it easier to use for every member of the family. You can choose the perfect color and finish to match your bathroom, whether it's traditional, transitional, or modern. These shower walls are made using Serica™, KOHLER's® proprietary composite material, so they will provide you with many years of durable and beautiful use.

Model: KOHLER® Choreograph™ Shower Walls | Price Varies Based on Components
 
12. Shower Organization Made Easy
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