Architectural ProductsProducts by TypeKitchen & Bath Products Products Focus: Kitchen & Bath By Sheila Kim Home Coffee Systemsubzero-wolf.comWolf Appliance has introduced its first built-in system for preparing espresso and other professional-quality coffee brews right at home. To complement most of today's modern kitchen settings, the machine is offered with two different face options: sleek black glass or stainless steel. A simple touch of the button activates a self-cleaning steam process that requires no disassembly. An integrated cup-warming drawer is currently in the pipeline.Touchless Toilet Technologykohler.comSensor-based flushes have made their way from commercial to residential bathrooms. Kohler's touchless toilet technology differs from light beam'triggered actuation, instead using an electromagnetic field to detect the user's hand above it. Located on top of the tank lid, the battery-powered sensor is available on the San Souci (shown) or Cimarron model, or as a kit that easily installs on most single-flush toilets.Stone Grey Kitchenpoggenpohl.comThe latest neutral color to trend in home decor, gray is appearing in everything from paint to casework. Luxury kitchen manufacturer Poggenpohl has responded to the demand with a Stone Grey cabinet finish. It complements most kitchen surfaces, and can be specified in melamine resin or hydro or high-gloss varnish.Vola T39EL Towel Warmerhastingstilebath.comLike all other Vola fixtures, the T39EL Towel Warmer is minimalist and sculptural in design. It consists of three to 20 bars that can be spaced 4” to 12” apart on the wall, has an auto-shutoff timer, and regulates the temperature from 68 to 120°F. Available through Hastings Tile & Bath.Fab28 New Colorssmegusa.comItalian manufacturer Smeg brought '50s-style refrigerators to the U.S. seven years ago, but in a limited color palette. Now it's expanded to include white, sunflower yellow, and a retro-cool Union Jack.DueC boffi.comA streamlined washbasin and storage combination, DueC was designed for Boffi by architect Victor Vasilev. The double-sink version positions an open shelf between the basins, while the single can be specified with storage on the left or right. The basin is composed of white solid surfacing, and the storage is resin-impregnated recycled paper and cardboard.Planar 8 frankeksd.comFranke has introduced the Planar 8 Series, its newest line of kitchen sinks and faucets to offer both functionality and high-end aesthetics. Options include a premium 18-gauge stainless-steel undermount sink that features sound-dampening pads and a solid-brass Flex Semi-Professional faucet, which utilizes a ceramic cartridge to prevent leaks, with a covered stainless-steel spring hose to facilitate manual control of the spray head.Xleratorecoexceldryer.comExceeding the efficiency of Excel's original Xlerator dryer, this newer eco model uses just 500W and a no-heat air-blowing technology while still drying hands in 15 seconds. Optional HEPA filtration can be added to kill germs.Classtone Compact Surfaceneolith.comAnother marble-emulating surface product to hit the market, Neolith's Classtone is a ½”-thick sintered compact surface that can be applied as kitchen countertops, but also to floors and interior walls. It is composed of a cocktail of natural materials—clay, feldspar, silica, and mineral oxides—and has nearly zero porosity, rendering it a low-maintenance hygienic surface. Four color options are available.Quilted Seriestopknobs.comTop Knobs has recently added an edgy, dimensional kitchen-cabinet hardware style to its Mercer Collection—the Quilted Series. With a pattern that complements both traditional and contemporary doors, the series offers one knob and three pull sizes, and finishes in brushed-satin nickel, polished nickel, polished chrome, sable, or Umbrio. September 16, 2014 New fixtures, finishes, and appliances update residential and commercial settings. Share This Story Former RECORD editor Sheila Kim is a Brooklyn-based journalist who writes about commercial and residential architecture, interior design, and products. Post a comment to this article Name* E-mail (will not be displayed)* Subject Comment* Report Abusive Comment Thank you for helping us to improve our forums. Is this comment offensive? Please tell us why.