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The bathroom may be the “necessary room,” but that doesn’t mean it has to be one-dimensional. These products from member of NAHB’s Leading Suppliers Council address safety, comfort and green concerns, and they do it with style.
Love the Blues
Anyone who’s ever headed for a bathroom in the middle of the night has experienced that no-win choice: stumble through the darkness, or turn on a light and squint through momentary blindness.
NuTone's new LunAura ventilation fan/light combination makes it easy to turn on the light. While its ceiling light provides bright task lighting during the day, the nighttime setting provides soft, blue LED light that illuminates the entire room at a level of brightness suggestive of a twilight sky.
This Energy Star-qualified product provides quiet, powerful ventilation — 110 CFM at 0.7 Sones — and comes in three contemporary styles.
A Talented Toilet
These days, toilets need to multi-task. They need to work reliably, look nice, be comfortable to use and do their bit to save the planet by not wasting water.
It uses only 1.28 gallons of water per flush, compared to the industry’s standard of 1.6 gallons, saving up to 8,760 gallons of water every year.
Its dual-fed siphon jet is larger than what’s found in most conventional models, for more effective and reliable functionality.
The toilet comes with an elongated bowl as well as a standard configuration, and is available in a somewhat taller “ErgoHeight” version that makes it easier for those with mobility issues to use.
The design is simple and straightforward, working with any decor, and the Avalanche comes in white, bone and biscuit.
No Sealant Required
Grenite — an attractive engineered stone solid surfacing material — is made with up to 85% recycled, post-consumer materials.
The material — used for countertops and other horizontal surfaces — resists stains, scratches and scorching. The surface is non-porous, so no sealant is required.
The manufacturer asserts that the material’s high wear-resistance is greater than any other solid surfacing material. It is heat-resistant up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Canadian firm manufactures Grenite in the U.S., in a range of colors.
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