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    The Look for Less: Saving Money on Wood Countertops

    J. Aaron introduces lower-cost traditional and DIY wood countertop options that let customers save upward of 40%.

     
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    Sleeker Soaker: Diamond Spas Sozo Bath

    Tapered inside walls are the secret to creating a bathtub that uses less water while maintaining comfort.

     
  • 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.

    WaterSense Faucets

    Brizo. Siderna collection faucets combine modern lines with a ribbon-like spout and machined glass and metal components.

     
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    Grab Bar and Toilet Paper Holder All in One

    Curved design is easy to look at and easy to install.

     
  • Granite Savings: Working With Prefab Granite Countertops

    Prefabricated granite tops are a cost-effective alternative to custom slab counters.

     
  • Bye, Bye Ball of Wax: Sani Seal Toilet Gasket

    A new polyurethane toilet gasket eliminates mess and conforms to all toilet flanges for worry-free installation.

     
  • Back to the Wall: Geberit In-Wall Carrier System

    With just four connections needed for isntallation, the In-Wall Carrier System simplifies installation of wall-mounted toilets for remodeling or new construction.

     
  • 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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