Whether you want to impress guests or create a comfortable spalike haven for yourself, we found options to make you want to remodel right now. They range from Zen-inspired sinks to comfortable tubs and awe-inspiring faucets.
By Charlyne Varkonyi Schaub
1. The new black
Kallista’s Black Crystal handles were designed exclusively for the Loft Basin faucet set. The design of the hand-cut faceted crystal handles and lift rod provide a jewelry look to the simple industrial chic of the faucet set. Price starts at $3,995. Available at Designer’s Plumbing Studio, 1855 Griffin Road, Suite C270, Dania Beach, 954-920-5997, dpsbath.com.
2. Starck and sleek
South Floridians have admired Philippe Starck’s clean design aesthetic in everything from the Delano on South Beach to home furnishings. One of his latest efforts is the Cape Cod Collection for Duravit. The thoroughly modern vanities come in Vintage Oak, American Walnut, European Oak and White Beech. They sit on a smooth chrome frame in a diagonal shape. Options include doors and side shelves. Prices upon request. Available at ESO Decorative Plumbing, 1771 N. Powerline Road, Pompano Beach, 954-973-0020, europeansinkoutlet.com.
3. Perfect pomme
Pomme (which means apple in French) features apple-shaped Lalique handles created from clear, satin or gold-luster crystal. Lalique’s craftsmen hand polish the apples to bring out the brightness of the leaves and small stems. The spout is made to look like a bent tree branch. Price starts at $6,915.50 for the faucet in gold luster. Available at Ferguson Enterprises, 2860 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, 954-567-3110, ferguson.com; Allied Kitchen & Bath, 616 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-564-1611, alliedkitchenandbath.com.
4. Spa serenity
This beautiful freestanding acrylic tub has all the right curves to fit your body so you can lean back to relax and forget the troubles of the day. It sells for $2,480. Available at Tubs & More, 1387 Shotgun Road, Sunrise, 954-423-2250, dougstubs.com.
5. Down to earth
Veneto’s pedestal sink by Stone Forest is the perfect solution for a Zen-inspired powder room. The 37-inch-high pedestal comes in five finishes ranging from $3,185 to $8,500 plus a $500 shipping charge. Allied Kitchen & Bath, 616 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, 954-564-1611, alliedkitchenandbath.com.
6. Let there be light
If you feel that your shower experience is too dark, Axor has a solution. The Axor LampShower by Nendo combines a showerhead with a light source in an architectural design. The solid-brass fixture with a chrome finish starts at $2,260. Available at Aquadecor: Faucets, Sinks Etc., 21 Northlake Blvd., 33408 North Palm Beach, 561-624-0711, aquadecor.us.