New No-Overflow Toilet

No-Overflow Toilet | KitchAnn Style

If you have small children or rental property, this new toilet may need to be included in your new build or remodel specifications.

Mansfield Plumbing has introduced a toilet with a concealed secondary drain that provides protection from messy overflow situations.

Compared to other toilets with holes in plain sight, Mansfield’s PROTECTOR engineers have managed to keep their overflow drain concealed just beneath the bowl.

No-Overflow Toilet | KitchAnn Style

The new PROTECTOR is available in SmartHeight which is 16.5″ and meets ADA requirements. The toilet has a 12″ rough and lists for $291.45.

ActiveSmart Technology from Fisher & Paykel

We live in a designed world and we believe everybody deserves good design. The ongoing collaboration between design engineers and customers has changed the course of appliance design for us as a company and for those who use our products day in and day out.

Fisher & Paykel are striving to set themselves apart from the competition with their ActiveSmart refrigeration technology.

Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart | KitchAnn Style

ActiveSmart consists of a microprocessor, interior temperature sensors, independently controlled variable speed fans and multiple air ducts. The microprocessor controls how the refrigerator operates based on changing patterns of use. The sensors continuously send information to the microprocessor, which analyses and adjusts the fan speed and compressor operations accordingly to deliver a consistent and stable temperature. Continuous feedback means that ActiveSmart has the ability to respond to intelligently adapt to daily use to help save energy, cooling and defrosting only when they need to without compromising on food care.

CoolDrawer

Taking the idea of the flexible DishDrawer and ActiveSmart refrigeration technology, Fisher & Paykel developed the CoolDrawer, a multi-temperature drawer-based fridge. It can be placed anywhere in the kitchen or home and the CoolDrawer provides five temperature settings to deliver total flexibility – fridge, freezer, chill, pantry and wine mode.

Intelligent Design

One of the worst things about replacing a refrigerator is waiting for he new unit to cool to the desired temperature. Fisher & Paykel’s Rapid Chill feature is very convenient. Independent variable-speed fans control airflow through multiple air ducts to all compartment as well as rapid chill and freezing to ensure food safety and maintain food quality.

Fisher & Paykel ActiveSmart | KitchAnn Style

Fisher & Paykel built-in appliances are designed to install flush with existing cabinet openings – provided you have 25″ of depth and 72″ of height. The depth of the newly designed refrigerators is 23.75″ without the door panel. This shorter design might prove to be easier to work with than other 84″ models but some families may find the 16.8 cu. ft. (5.1 freezer, 11.7 refrigerator) of storage inadequate for their needs.

 

New Smaller Free-Standing Tubs

This weekend Wetsyle, a Montreal-based manufacturer of premium bath furnishings, is introducing their new W2 brand  at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF).

“W2 is a new brand of products that is simplified in design, shape and fabrication. It is available at a more modest price point to reach a broader audience of people passionate about beautiful design.” – Mark Wolinsky, Wetstyle president

The W2 brand will include 3 free-standing tubs, 2 of which are designed to fit within the footprint of a traditional soaking tub alcove 60″ long x 30″ deep. This is such great news for remodelers who struggle to find stylish tubs under 60″ in length. Another great feature I like about the tubs is the hidden overflow drain.

The new tubs are made by hand with WETMAR BIO, a proprietary stone composite material that is slip resistant with natural insulating properties.

Wetstyle W2 freestanding tub | KitchAnn Style
The W2 Wave Tub is inspired by a gently rolling ocean wave. The elegant lines of this tub will work in both Transitional and Contemporary Bathrooms.

Wetstyle W2 Straight freestanding tub | KitchAnn Style

The W2 Straight Tub features tapered lines and rounded corners for a more modern profile.

Wetstyle W2 Cloud freestanding tub | KitchAnn Style

The W2 Cloud Tub, the largest of the three, has a delicately rolled rim and beautiful lines that give it a timeless transitional look. Incorporating the optional base transforms this tub into a traditional statement piece.