If there's a half-bath on the docket for your upcoming projects, consider your work all but finished. Our editors have mixed and matched six new products to create a serene-yet-stylish powder room with a hint of shine. Like what you see? Scroll down for details about each of the products we chose. And if you have a project storyboard of your own that you'd like us to showcase in the Mix & Match section, e-mail our products editor.
First, we anchored the design with The Furniture Guild's new Clayton vanity, featuring oak construction that shines through the silvery argent brushed finish, and louvered doors lending a seaside spa feel. A bi-level drawer with dividers is configured on the right for handy storage. Choose from widths of 24 to 72 inches for various projects. The vanity is topped with the maker's new Guildstone Countersink, a made-to-order integrated-sink surface available in thicknesses from 1/2 to 4 inches. Seven sink designs are currently available, including ovals, squares, troughs, and slot-drains, and sinks can be offset. The non-porous Guildstone comprises approximately 70% organic material.
A vanity is nothing without its faucet, so we chose the AVA wall-mount, single-handle faucet from KWC. At 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm), the faucet represents a 32% savings over conventional 2.2 gpm models, and also features a ceramic disc cartridge for smooth flow and temperature control, and an optional temperature limiter to prevent scalding.
Our powder room walls feature a soothing tone, Green Trellis, from the Rejuvenation palette curated for Behr's new Marquee interior paint.The paint-and-primer-in-one formulation features an extra-tight paint film that serves as a non-stick surface with high dirt resistance, improved fade protection, and gloss retention compared with the brand's other paints. We used Behr's ColorSmart app to pull the tone from a photo of Marazzi USA's glittery Caicos mosaic tile in the Grace Beach colorway. Featuring 1-by-1 and 1-by-4-inch tiles, the mosaic comes in five additional tones, and is ideal for interior or exterior accents on backsplashes, focus walls, fire pits, and spas.
Overhead, look for the Bounty two-light bath fixture from Progress Lighting. The fixture features rectangular-shaped etched opal glass set on a pedestal. Choose from brushed nickel or antique bronze and up to four lights.
Finally, we chose Kohler's popular Cimarron toilet for the powder room, but with a high-tech twist. Cimarron is now available with Kohler's Touchless Flush technology, adding an extra level of hygiene to the bathroom, and a sleek no-handle design. Electromagnetic sensing technology identifies when users hold their hand over the mechanism to actuate the flush. The sensor runs on four AA batteries that will need to be changed every six to 12 months depending on frequency of use. Inside the tank, Kohler's AquaPiston technology delivers a fast and powerful flush that helps eliminate the risk of clogs. Can't wait to get a hands-free toilet of your own? Kohler is also offering a Touchless Flush kit designed to affordably turn most single-flush toilets into touchless models.