Kitchen & Bath
incorporate specialized materials into a range hood, to help it
blend with the rest of the kitchen? Zephyr's Padova is ready
for finishing touches in glass, plaster, mosaic tile, or metal.
It comes in widths of 42, 48, and 54 inches, and with fans
rated at 600 or 1,000 cubic feet per minute. Prices start at
$4,400. Zephyr, 888/880-8368,
Most new bathroom
faucets flow at 2.2 gallons per minute, regardless of the
users' preference. Waterdecor's new line, however, lets the
homeowners choose among four settings, from 1/2 gallon to 2
gallons per minute. The single-side-handle faucet shown —
the Nirvana — comes in nine finishes and costs $915 to
$1,180. Waterdecor, 877/222-9644,
The auto-start feature
on Panasonic's WhisperGreen kicks the fan up to 80 cubic feet
per minute when someone enters the room. After the room empties
out, the Energy Star-rated unit drops back down to a
minimum-CFM operation. It lists for $279.
Solid-surface countertops are typically
built up along the edges to make the 1/2-inch material look
thicker. That's not necessary with Eos, which comes in
3-centimeter-thick sheets. It's sold in 31 colors and costs
between $48 and $60 per square foot installed.