Kitchen & Bath
. An attractive
mix of traditional and commercial styling allows the Melrose
4170-17 CP faucet to fit in a variety of kitchen settings. The
pull-down head caps a 30-inch hose extension and switches from
aerated stream to spray and back again with fingertip control.
The faucet comes in single- and two-handle models; both cost
$438 in chrome.
. The pull-down nozzle on the Aberdeen
faucet is designed to fit comfortably in the hand. A button
control switches from stream to spray, while a second button
provides a handy pause option for watering with the 30-inch
hose. The high-rise design provides clearance under the spout
for filling large pots. Available in two-handle ($356) and
single-lever ($324) models. (Prices are for the chrome
. The three handles
may make it look like a post-apocalyptic mutation, but the
Triflow faucet is a deliberate and sensible step in plumbing
evolution. The single-hole-mount faucet's third handle operates
an independent waterway that runs through the faucet body.
Beneath the sink, a ceramic cartridge filtration unit keeps the
chlorine out of the coffee. Available in several models and
finishes, the TFT 309 retails for $995, complete.
. The Pot Filler
kitchen faucet provides restaurant kitchen convenience home on
the range. The double-articulated spout extends a full 26
inches out from the wall to reach the front burners and folds
out of the way when not in use. Thirty-five finish options
cause the price to range between $500 and $650 — the
pewter finish shown costs $571.
custom-design, frameless glass shower enclosure back to the
factory for precise manufacturing and quality control. The
Celesta line of 3/8- and 1/2-inch glass enclosures is made
available through select plumbing fixture distributors and
installed by factory-trained contractors to ensure a level of
precision that might not be available from Joe-Bob's Glass 'n'
Stuff. For a local distributor and price quote, contact the
bypass shower door lends a high-end look to the bathroom at an
affordable price. The Paragon Series can be ordered in 1/4-inch
tempered glass with through-bolted, solid aluminum towel bars
and trim. Finish options include brushed nickel, silver, gold,
and white. A 5-foot tub-shower door in 1/4-inch tempered glass
lists for $525; a 3/16-inch model lists for $315. Distributors'
prices are likely to be lower.
shower enclosure is designed with one purpose in mind
— to save space. The trouble is, it also cuts space
within the shower. An outswinging door doesn't help matters on
the room side, either. The unobtrusive doors of the SEN3636
slide back from center and meet in a continuous, watertight
magnetic seal. Available in two nominal sizes, 36x36 and 42x42,
the units ship complete with round-front, fiberglass-reinforced
acrylic base. List prices start at $1,140 and $1,300,
respectively (plus freight), for the unit in standard chrome
frame finish. Other finishes are available on request.
The Iridess shower
does away with doors, curtains, and glass. Translucent,
seamless Lucite acrylic wraps a one-piece, 56x72-inch acrylic
base. Projected to be available in January 2004 as part of a
full suite of fixtures, the Iridess is expected to retail for
around $3,000, with 4 wall color and 16 floor color