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Bath

  • High Point: Mansfield Summit Dual-Flush Toilet

    The popular Summit 3 toilet is now available as a dual-flush model.

     
  • Turning Japanese: Inax Eco-X Series Toilets

    Discharging all its water at once in a whirlpool effect beginning below the rim, Eco-X Series toilets clean the bowl from the top down.

     
  • Look, Ma, No Tools: American Standard Saver Toilet

    With tool-free installation, Saver toilets deliver high-efficiency water savings and require only hand-tightening to install.

     
  • Dual-Flush Toilet

    American Standard. The WaterSense-certified, dual-flush Boulevard toilet operates at 1.6 gpf for solids or 1.1 gpf for liquids, offering water savings of up to 20% compared to standard models, according to the company.

     
  • Cutting-Edge Tubs

    This year Kohler added three bathtubs to its Rªve collection of modern geometric bathroom fixtures.

     
  • Affordable Air Bath

    Mansfield Plumbing Products recently added a line of air baths to its Pro-Fit collection of whirlpools and soaker tubs.

     
  • Replacement Shower

    The Ciencia solid-surface shower is primarily designed as a replacement for an outdated bathtub.

     
  • Brizo. Siderna collection faucets combine modern lines with a ribbon-like spout and machined glass and metal components. The WaterSense-certified lav faucets come in a single-handle, single-hole model; a two-handle wide-spread; and a two-handle wall-mount. The style also is available in wall- and ceiling-mount raincan showerheads and in three- and four-hole Roman tub faucets. Polished chrome and Brilliance brushed nickel finishes are available. 877.345.2749. www.brizo.com.

    Siderna Collection Faucets

     
  • Greywater System

    Water Wise Group. The Aqua2use greywater system collects water from the shower, laundry, lavatory sinks, and bath and channels it through a four-stage filtration system into a 21-gallon tank to create water suitable for outdoor irrigation.

     
  • Gray-Water Toilet

    The Profile Smart Toilet conserves space as well as water, says the manufacturer.

     
  • Remodeling for Accessibility (Subscriber content)

    Recently my Chicago-based construction company renovated a second-floor apartment in a 19-story building to make it more user-friendly for disabled and elderly residents.

     
  • Water-Efficient Toilet

    Kohler’s Wellworth Toilet — which has been around for 75 years — hasn’t changed much on the outside, but its inner workings have been completely re-engineered.

     
  • Low-Noise Fan

    A new player has jumped into the high-end bath-fan market. Delta Products Corp. says Breez Ventilation Fans have ball-bearing-equipped DC brushless motors and 67-fin impellers for ultra-quiet energy-efficient operation.

     
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    Q&A: Hot-Mopping Health Risks

    Q: I received the new JLC book "Tiling for Contractors," by Michael Byrne, and was dismayed to see that there is no section that addresses hot-mop shower pans, including framing, backing, and pan installation. Why not?

     
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    Artist-Renovator Makes Tile-By-Number Mosaics

    When artist-renovator Doug Hopkins arrived at the kitchen and bath phase of his first remodeling project, he decided to make his own decorative tiles for the showers, baths, kitchen counters, and wood-stove surrounds.

     
  • No-Fuss Drain

    All of American Standard's bathroom faucets feature the easy-to-install Speed Connect Drain.

     
  • Hands-Free Bath Faucet

    Three years ago, Delta introduced a line of kitchen faucets with a battery-operated sensor that made it possible to turn on the taps without touching them.

     
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    Remodeling a Shotgun Flat (Subscriber content)

    A Chicago designer finds ingenious ways to squeeze more elbow room from a cramped footprint.

     
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    Alchemy Glass & Light Alchemy Glow

    An LED system that lights glass sinks from within.

     
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    Bornholm Kitchen Cabinet and Furniture line

    Cabinet and furniture line with a Scandinavian sensibility.

     
 
 
 
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