Top Bath Accessories, According to the Pros

Here, 40 design experts weigh in on elevating the loo

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“Add visual interest and practicality with Casablanca by Karndean Designflooring, an Iberian-inspired tile that combines the beauty of Moroccan architecture with nonuniform geometrics, all in a waterproof, luxury-vinyl format.”  — Patricia Peshek of Karndean

“The KOHLER VERDERA LIGHTED MIRROR with Amazon Alexa-enabled Voice brings optimally bright, shadowless light and full stereo sound to your bathroom, with convenient voice command. It’s a must-have accessory!” — Nicole Schelter of Kohler Signature Store by Facets of Cherry Creek

“The AXOR URQUIOLA single-handle faucet. Its asymmetrical shape and the carved-out handle make it a functional work of art.” — Jeremy Parcels of Christopher’s Kitchen & Bath

KARTNERS is our go-to bath accessory line at Rio Grande.  They have 21 finishes and 27 different collections. The Madrid is our favorite collection. It works with any faucet or cabinet hardware you choose for your bathroom. It showcases both round and square elements in the design. — Amy Duran and Courtney Barnett of Rio Grande Co.

“An ELECTRIC MIRROR BACK-LIT MIRROR. It has very soft lighting, the sizing can be customizable, and it is great for shaving and putting on makeup.” — Colleen Johnson of In-Site Design Group

“I love INVISIA GRAB BARS. They have a grab bar that is also a toilet paper holder and a grab-bar ring that can be mounted around the shower controls. I like them because they don’t look like grab bars, and they are designed for areas where we need the most assistance.” — Jan Neiges, certified kitchen designer

“A BATH-TUB CADDY, such as the ones found at Anthropologie. It enables you to enjoy a bath in a free-standing tub, while sipping a glass of wine or a steaming cup of tea, with the glow of soft candles and a favorite book. Ideal for unwinding after a busy day.” — Jennifer DesJardin of Motif Design Solutions

“The AMBA JEEVES TOWEL WARMER. There is nothing like getting out of the shower in the cold Colorado winter and being enveloped in a warmed towel!” — Kristen Randall of The Kitchen Showcase

“My WATER, INC. BODY GLOVE FULL FLOW water filter, which hooks to my master bathroom faucet. I love having fresh, filtered water right in my master and not having to walk to the kitchen.” — Michele Gravina of Water, Inc.

“The KOHLER CORBELLE TOILET has a skirted bottom, which makes cleaning the base of the toilet a breeze. I pair it with their ContinuousClean system, which cleans the bowl with every flush. It’s functional and affordable.” — Chérie Garcia-Kuper of Chérie Garcia Design

“I like to put a MAGNETIC SOAP HOLDER in the powder room. It’s great for holding handmade glycerin soap, and guests love it. SAMUEL HEATH makes one in several finishes.” — Renee Koeller of Interior Designs by Renee Koeller

“Who doesn’t love a luxurious rain shower head like the KOHLER AWAKEN? It allows a spa-resort feel at home, with the quality of Kohler behind it. It also improves voice acoustics for when you sing in the shower!” — Courtney J. Seavall of CJ Seavall Design

KOHLER VERDERA mirrored medicine cabinets. I love opening the door to all that easily accessible storage and the mirrored interior. And I have lots of clever ways of disguising them so they can elevate the style of any bathroom.” — Christine Spillar of Christine Spillar Interior Design

“I love ROBERN PLM-2430 series recessed medicine cabinets with power inside. The shelves are glass, and the three mirrors—outside, inside door and inside back—make for fantastic bathroom-task prepping. And the storage capacity cannot be beat.” — Donna McMahon of KE Interior Solutions

“A DELTA WALL-MOUNT FAUCET. Delta has proven to be a very reliable brand, and they carry lots of styles and colors to fit any design. Having the faucet on the wall makes it so easy to clean your countertops and keep your space looking fresh, while still being stylish.” — Mechelle Sherrard of Cabinetry by Cales

“I encourage all of my clients who are remodeling or building a bathroom to purchase the TOTO WASHLET. The S350e has features for cleanliness and temperature control, as well as automated seat opening and closing, seat warming, and night light. A must for all master bathrooms!” — Mindy Knaster of Mindy Knaster Interior Design

“Two words: LINEAR DRAIN by Infinite Drain or Luxe. Our clients love the clean look without the bulky box feel of your standard shower curb, and it also serves them well as they age into the need for barrier-free access in their golden years.” — Lennie Higgins of Design Build Dwellings

“I love TOWEL WARMERS, especially in the cold winter months, when they can also serve as an extra heat source for a chilly bathroom. They are a perfect combination of function and style, for both traditional and modern bath styles. I like the brand ARTOS for their application options: plug-in, hard-wired or hydronic.” — Lori Platte of Platte Designs

“Proper lighting for the face is very important. Sconces to each side of the mirror or LEDs integrated into the bathroom mirror are essential in any bathroom. I like the KOHLER VERDERA lighted medicine cabinet line, because it can be installed flush into the wall and it provides additional storage with a pull-out magnifying mirror.” — Ute Vandenberghe of Proud House Studio & Co.

“A SAMSUNG VANITY MIRROR TV, which hides an ultrathin Samsung television behind a large mirror. When turned on, the TV seems to magically appear through the glass, and when turned off, it vanishes completely. The mirrors are made to the size you specify to fit your bathroom perfectly.” — Kristina Garcia-Stack of Denver Design Group

“I have two killer options: First, a TOTO NEOREST NX2—it’s the most sleek and organic design, but it’s loaded with exceptional functionality and technology, such as an ultraviolet-light cleaning kit, a night light, a heated seat and even a warm air-dryer function. Second is the DORNBRACHT HORIZONTAL SHOWER—it’s unlike any sensation you’ll experience. You lie horizontally in the shower, while a water choreography takes you away to a world of relaxation and wellness.” — Kevin Castelo of Ultra Design Center

“The super-sexy MOEN MATTE-BLACK FAUCETS are subdued and stylish. Pairing the faucet with crystal-glass drawer-knob pulls brings elegance to the space.” — Neneh Biffinger of Cambria USA

“Bar none, a HEATED FLOOR is the most appreciated accessory.” — Bev Adams of Interior Intuitions

“The KOHLER VERDERA medicine cabinet. It comes in various sizes and has built-in lights in the mirror. There is also an outlet and additional swing-out makeup mirror on the inside.” — Jenni Russell of HŌM Solutions

“Without a doubt, the ROBERN AIO LIGHTED MEDICINE CABINET. It has lots of features: USB outlets, interior lighting, magnetic options, magnifying mirror, audio, dimmable LED, modular configuration in one or two door options.” — Lisa Bowman of Nob Hill Design

“Among the designers at the Christopher’s Kitchen & Bath Showroom, our favorites are WARMUP heated floors with 4IE WI-FI CONTROL and the TOTO WASHLET S500E.” — Austin Ardrey of Christopher’s Kitchen & Bath

“A BATHROOM VANITY designed to look like a piece of furniture. For example, a vanity built to resemble an antique dresser or old family heirloom. A “vintage” piece gives the space a homey and authentic feel.” — Laura Stoesz of Kitchens by Wedgewood

“The ENCOMPASS SHOWER BASE, which allows for a curbless shower. I’m focusing all my current work on safety for seniors, and this is one of the most important aspects of them staying in their homes.” — Barbara Barton of Barbara Barton & Associates

“The ONE-PIECE TOILET BIDET. It’s totally luxurious and better for the environment—enjoyed by all.” — Thomas Birkeness of Birkeness Fine Woodworking

“I have four daughters, so my favorite is a HAIR-DRYER/CURLING-IRON PULLOUT CABINET. This allows easy access and storage of both these items, without taking up countertop space.” — Darin Brooks of Brooks Brothers Cabinetry

“Definitely the THERMASOL PRO SERIES STEAM GENERATOR for the shower. It heats up almost instantly, and I use it every morning for an invigorating steam shower.” — Tom Hartman of Kitchen Distributors

The THG PARIS SOHO FAUCET, which has sleek lines and optical-glass handles, and the VOLA ROUND SERIES concealed wall-mounted trash can. —Tim Vander Wall of Studio IAP

“The TAJ MAHAL QUARTZITE from ARIZONA TILE, which is light in color but has a warmer tone, adding a natural, organic element to the bathroom and easily coordinating with any décor.” — Mark Beaudoin of Arizona Tile

“The Dezi Home D1.200 HARMONI PAPER HOLDER WITH SHELF. Not only is it beautiful but it really fills a need. They also make a double-wide, so you can have a spare roll handy, as well.” — Kris Brumley of Ultra Design Center

ROBERN RECESSED MEDICINE CABINETS. You can add your own framing to customize, and they provide essential storage space. Mine holds everything I use in the morning and at night.” — Jeane Dole of à la carte Design

TOWEL WARMERS—both as warming drawers (which keep several towels toasty at once; DACOR has three sizes) and as wall-mounted racks (I like the AMBA brand). There are so many shapes and sizes—they get more flexible all the time. They work great for bathrobes as well!” — Joyce Clegg of Dream Homes Inc.

“The WATERWORKS EMPIRE FREESTANDING BATHTUB. It looks amazing with any design style, from contemporary to traditional. It keeps water hot for hours and is without a doubt the best-looking accessory in my bathroom! Definitely a splurge I’ve never regretted.” — Paula Breuwet-Cohen of PC Designs

“The KOHLER STARGAZE FREESTANDING HEATED BUBBLEMASSAGE BATHTUB. When a customer wants to redo their master bathroom into their own personal spa, they must have a heated bubble-massage tub!” — Trip Butler of Design First Kitchen & Bath

“The grooming-drawer pull-out from REV-A-SHELF that you can install in WELLBORN cabinets. It makes grooming quick and easy, and you can put your curling irons and straighteners away as soon as you are done, without burning or melting the cabinets. Quick, easy and convenient!” — Steve Christie at Christie’s Design Build Remodeling

“The KOHLER LADENA UNDERMOUNT SINK. It has perfect lines, being a rectangular sink with round corners and a deep, curved bowl. It comes in two sizes, which allows it to be installed in any size bathroom.” — Helly Swenson Duncan of Design Matters Home

“The ROBERN AiO SINGLE-DOOR MEDICINE CABINETS. I have used them on several projects, and everyone loves the great LED lighting in just the right place, the outlets and great storage inside, as well as the additional mirror inside. They are very sleek and fit into almost any style bathroom.” — Anne Grice of Anne Grice Interiors


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