Sleek modern lines, contemporary stainless steel, and traditional cast and carved details — the 2008 Kitchen & Bath Show has something for everyone. Find these and other manufacturers on the show floor with a variety of new products for your next high-end kitchen or bath project.
FRONT FLIP Horizontal single- and double-cabinet drawers now come with flip-up functionality. Made with a hydraulic-assist hinge and automatic-stop feature, the doors come in several styles for a surprising twist on kitchen organization. Canac. 905.881.2153. www.canackitchens.com.
SUPER SOAKER The high-gloss cast acrylic Kahlo tub houses an expanded faucet deck, has hydrotherapy features, and comes in a variety of colors. The handcrafted tub comes as a soaker, whirlpool, air bath, or combination. A self-cleaning system is also available, along with grab bars, an audio system, and underwater lighting.
HEAD TURNER Precision series ovens feature mechanical rotisseries built into oven cells. The 60-inch range includes a 24-inch baker's oven and a 36-inch self-cleaning convection and broiling oven. The 30-inch range features a fixed, infrared barbecue grill or griddle and a central wok.
Capital Cooking Equipment.
HARDWARE HARMONY Two new lines of medicine cabinets, Studio V and Hampton, sport metallic-finish frames designed to coordinate with bathroom hardware and fixtures. Frame finish options include oil-rubbed bronze, copper, satin nickel, chrome, black, and white.
CASTING CALL Made from crushed travertine, ultra-light precast stone rangehoods allow designers to incorporate attractive classic designs more easily than with concrete or other cast stone hoods. A fraction of the weight of traditional cast stone models, these hoods are designed for use over 36- to 60-inch ranges and will accommodate most vent blowers. The 5-inch-high border can be detailed with mosaics or decorative molding, and the nonporous surface can be faux-finished.
Euro Cast Design.
STAINLESS STONE A new option for the maker's concrete countertops, sinks, and tiles is permanent metal plating in a dazzling variety of finishes. The MetalCrete designs offer the feel of solid stone, because they are — solid concrete fixed with a genuine metal finish. Choose from real copper, nickel, brass, bronze, or steel. For a truly unique look, ask for the plating to be applied only to the sink's interior. A nickel-finish tile is shown.
Sonoma Cast Stone.