Some amazing new products were shown at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show this past year. Here are the latest finds for the room we all use, but often fail — the toilet! Many of these things can be viewed in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart Luxe Home showrooms. — Jen from Second City Soiree

Modern Bathtubs – $6,111.50

Ever hear a song you love so much, you want you could bathe in it? Due to Kohler and their VibrAcoustic bathroom collection, you can. Just plug into your iPod and allow the vibrations of the beats flow through the water.


Lilies Lore Nature’s Chemistry Cast-Bronze Under-Mount Bathroom Sink – $2,031.70

Cast-bronze sinks have been around for ages, but this contemporary shape and stunning pattern offers a fresh interpretation.


This can be a special marble cut! All these vein-cut tiles are directional and linear, unlike the average swirled marble we’re used to seeing.


It’s not stone, it’s petrified wood! This durable and infrequent tile would result in a luxurious and warm bathroom.


I adore the feeling of motion on these hand-painted tiles. They would make a dramatic accent backsplash or wall.


Shagreen Tile

Shagreen, that is created from stingrays, is a super-exotic pick for wall tile. Sourced from Indonesia, these tiles are used from the.

Contemporary Showers

Many shower enclosures seem prefab and clunky, but maybe not this one! Aside from the modern glass look, this system offers bathers full charge of their bathtub’s temperature and quantity from outside and inside. Best for both old and young, a luminous LED light indicates water temperature, and an alloy valve prevents abrupt changes in temperature, preventing a shocking surprise (or worse, a scald).


Pyrite Tile

These stunning polished pyrite tiles could be mixed and matched with various sizes and colours.

Beveled Edge Antiqued Mirror Hand-Silvered Tile

Subway tiles are popular for a while, but about mirrored subway tiles to get a fresh twist?

Artistic Tile

Chrysanthemum Calacatta Gold With Mother Of Pearl

If you would like to produce a bathroom fit for a queen, be sure to include this memorable “Chrysanthemum” pattern, complete with inlaid mother of pearl.


Glass Wall Shelf – $250

If you crave glossy style in the bath, turn to style designer Jason Wu. His new line for Brizo includes this understated glass shelf.

Brizo Faucet

Freestanding Soap Pump – $105

This elegant square soap pump, also by Jason Wu, has a style reminiscent of the Brizo faucet.


Caravan Collection Nepal About Caxton Under-Mount Bathroom Sink – $1,077.40

For an exotic flair, think about a decorative basin like this one by Kohler. Add golden accent pieces to cancel the blue.

Modern Bathroom Faucets – $340

Hands-free! Simply tap the faucet with your finger (or a shoulder or forearm, if your hands are full) to control the water flow.

Modern Bathtubs – $9,090.90

This bath provides a stylish alternative to traditional walk-ins with an extra-wide opening, grab bar and chair-height seat for easy entry and exit. It fits a standard bath footprint.

Tile Redi

Mosaic Niche Kit – $399

This ready-to-go kit generates the perfect little market to place anything. It includes all you need, and is offered in an assortment of colorways.


HydroRail Shower Column – $385

This program transforms your present fixed showerhead into a handshower and rainhead mix. It is such a quick and effortless remodel! Even a slidebar bracket allows for custom heights, perfect for both tall and short members of your loved ones.

Contemporary Showers – $282

The Twist allows bathers to rapidly change between four spray settings with a movie or your thumb — handy for those early mornings once hand-eye manipulation has yet to kick in.

Artistic Tile

Ziva Bianco Carrara Marble Leaves Honed And Polished Dimensional Field Tile

This hand-carved stone pattern is created by master craftsmen in India using traditional methods. The sculptural rock panels unite glossy and matte finishes. The overall effect is warm with a luxe bit of motion.

Next: Highlights from the 2012 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show

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