Kitchen & Bathby Dave
Corner Stone Sink.
by an integral, rear-placed drainboard and color-matched drain
assemblies, this double-bowl, stone-composite sink turns that
ornery corner cabinet into a highly usable space. The Basso
butterfly bowl is made of 80 percent silica stone and 20
percent resins and comes in seven colors to coordinate with
natural stone and composite countertops. It costs $490.
beauty of the copper Bungalow farmhouse-style sink develops a
characteristic patina over time that requires only soap and
water to preserve. According to the maker, copper naturally
possesses antibacterial properties that ensure a sanitary basin
for processing foods. The 10-inch-deep sink measures 22 inches
by 251/2 inches and lists for $1,850. Native
With its highly
polished finish, the model TU 34.18 double-bowl stainless steel
sink looks particularly striking against a composite or stone
countertop. It can be ordered in a left- or right-hand
configuration and is designed to be undermounted. Other
undermount styles are also available; this one retails for
$636. Teka USA, 800/419-9344,
fabricating for demanding professional kitchens, this maker
produces crisp, geometric sinks that stand out in a crowd, let
alone in a countertop. The finely crafted stainless steel
UrbanEdge Model 2060 is designed for island installations and
can be ordered for right- or left-hand orientation. But the
price is strictly for well-heeled kitchen fanatics: $6,000.
Bathroom Fittings & Fixtures
Don't Mix, Match.
design, the Brizo Quiessence Bath Collection re-creates the
look of a modern European spa. From flush levers to towel bars
to wall-mounted faucets, these Euro-style fittings tie together
diverse bathroom elements. The collection is priced by item
from $38 to $160. Delta Faucet, 800/345-3358,
Home Suite Chateau.
This suite of
accessory fittings coordinates with the maker's ubiquitous
Chateau faucet. The Mason Collection includes a double robe
hook, a paper holder, a towel ring, and 18- and 24-inch towel
bars. The set lists for about $40 in chrome, higher in other
finishes (polished brass, chrome with polished brass accents,
brushed chrome, and satin nickel). Moen,
The Motiv Frame
collection features rectangular plaques and round towel bars in
polished chrome and satin nickel finishes. Toiletry shelves,
mirrors, hooks, and lights are also available. These fittings
target the midpriced range — $42 to $300 — while
providing solid quality and savvy design.
Distinguished by hand-blown, cased white
opal glass shades splashed with multicolored accents, Murrina
Glass G-9 Halogen Series line-voltage wall fixtures use 25-,
40-, and 60-watt bulbs and can be dimmed with conventional
devices. Metal-finish options include chrome, brass, and satin
nickel. The chrome-finish fixture shown retails for $265.