Kitchen & Bath
by Scott Gibson
KidZone activity center keeps children busy so they can hang
out in the kitchen without getting in the way. The 36-inch base
cabinet has a slide-out worktable, wire storage bins for toys
and games, and a built-in tray for crayons and pencils. It
comes with a variety of door styles and starts at $1,400.
With a reach of 9
inches up and more than 6 inches out, Cifial’s L-Spout
Vessel Bowl Filler is a good match with vessel-style sinks. The
handles can be spaced from 6 inches to 16 inches apart. The
faucet is suitable for countertops up to 1 1/4 inches thick and
comes in eight finishes, including nickel, chrome, bronze, and
brass. It costs $575.Cifial, 800/528-4904,
One Fan, Multiple Bathrooms.
A less expensive option
than putting a fan in each bathroom is to install (in the
basement) a single in-line fan that serves a number of
bathrooms. Fantech’s Energy Star–rated Premium Bath
Fan pulls moist air through grilles in bathroom walls and
exhausts it through a wall cap just above the foundation,
eliminating roof penetrations. A heat- or energy-recovery
ventilator can be added later. A fan rated at 135 cubic feet
per minute lists for $155; the 303-cfm fan costs $175.
Off the Wall.
may not look much like a conventional range hood, but the
stainless steel fixture houses a four-speed fan rated at 600
cubic feet per minute and dishwasher-safe grease filters. A
special mode allows the fan to run continuously at 60 cubic
feet per minute to clear airborne pollutants. The
30-inch-by-36-inch unit comes with a bank of three halogen
lamps and a remote. Faber says it can also be used for a
ductless installation. It costs $2,500. Faber,