Kitchen and Bath Products for the Frugal-Fatigued

After years of restraint, new-home buyers are looking for a little bling. These splurges offer just that.

The Finish GE’s Slate finish has a warm matte texture that resists fingerprints and is easy to clean, according to the manufacturer. Inspired by the appearance of stone, the company launched the premium finish as an alternative to stainless steel.  The appliances’ handles and knobs are finished with brushed metal. It’s available in a full suite of GE appliances. GE.

The Crowning Jewel In new homes, lighting leads the fashion trend. “Customers are willing to take chances with transitional [lighting],” according to Ferguson Enterprises’ Rose. A main fixture with bold geometry and natural elements makes a strong statement. The Escala pendant from Kichler Lighting delivers all of the above. Kichler.  

The Splurge Kohler’s Escale freestanding bubble massage bath embraces bathers with a cushion of bubbles released through 360 degrees of staggered air jets with 18 levels of customizable intensity. The 6-foot-long contemporary hydrotherapy piece includes a purge feature to remove residual water, and a smooth interior surface for easy cleaning. Kohler.

The Ambience Keeler light-integrated trim combines decorative hardware tiles, LED technology, and traditional trims to produce unique accent lighting. The modular system has myriad applications, from crown moldings and backsplashes to stair railings and baseboards. Keeler. 

The Surprise Rev-A-Shelf’s pull-down shelving system is a chrome-plated two-tier shelf that brings hard-to-reach items closer within reach. The gas-assisted lifting/lowering mechanism provides sleek stability, and the arms lock in the down position. It’s available for 24-inch and 26-inch wall cabinets. Rev-A-Shelf.

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