A sleek kitchen with cabinetry imported from Italy. Available through Nouvel Kitchen and Bath in Tysons Corner.
The GE Monogram 30-inch Glass-Door Refrigerator.
Kohler's Sensate Touchless kitchen faucet.
Wood-Mode's Vanguard Plus cabinetry collection, available through Davida's Kitchen & Tiles in Gaithersburg.
The Altamont pendant from Hudson Valley Lighting, available through Annapolis Lighting.
Autour, a table from St. Charles of New York.
Dekton, a new surface by Cosentino.
Country Floors' Curvalicious line of tiles.
A pendant from Kichler's Everly collection, available through Dominion Electric.
Brocade, a line of tile from Architectural Ceramics.

What’s Cooking

Innovative kitchen products to suit every lifestyle

Imported Style
A sleek kitchen boasts cabinetry by Italian manufacturer Canti Cucine, pictured here in zebrawood with a matte finish and paired with hardware from German company Kesseböhmer, quartz countertops and wood-like porcelain-tile floors. All products are available through Nouvel Kitchen and Bath in Tysons Corner. nouvelusa.com

Space Saver
The GE Monogram 30-inch Fully Integrated Glass-Door Refrigerator with Convertible Drawer fits seamlessly into tight spaces, clad in stainless steel or custom-paneled to match the cabinetry. Independent temperature controls allow the bottom drawer to be used as either a fridge or freezer; LED lighting, adjustable shelves, a removable beverage rack, water filtration and a self-closing vegetable drawer complete the picture. geappliances.com

Look, No Hands
Kohler debuted the Sensate Touchless kitchen faucet at the 2013 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. A hands-free fixture that minimizes germs, it works with the wave of a hand or object. A dual-function spray head easily switches from stream to spray. kohler.com

Streamlined Style
Simple lines and minimal trim characterize Wood-Mode’s Vanguard Plus cabinetry collection, notable for its rough-sawn oak veneer, contemporary doors and textured surfaces. Available in a range of matte finishes through Davida’s Kitchen & Tiles in Gaithersburg. davidaskitchenandtiles.com; wood-mode.com

A Clean, Well-Lighted Place
The Altamont pendant from Hudson Valley Lighting makes a clean, crisp addition to the kitchen. With a distinctive ring-and-rod chain and conical shape, the light is available in Distressed Bronze, Historic Nickel and Polished Nickel through Annapolis Lighting. It also comes with a paper shade for a softer look.
annapolislighting.com 

Chemical Reaction
To create Cosentino’s new surface, Dekton, the raw, inorganic elements found in glass, porcelain and natural quartz undergo an accelerated version of the metamorphosis that organic rock undergoes over time in nature. The elements are compacted into slabs and baked. The result: an attractive, durable surface that comes in a range of neutral hues. dekton.com/usa

A Separate Piece
The Signature Elements collection for St. Charles of New York features Autour, a furniture-like cabinet that extends counter space. Its wood surface conceals a drawer with a built-in knife block and the lower level offers shelving or storage. Available in a range of woods, paints or stains; pictured here in black walnut with an anigre veneer base. stcharlesofnewyork.com

Curve Appeal
Country Floors’ new waterjet-carved marble-and-glass Glamour Collection offers five distinctive design motifs, including Curvalicious (pictured), a fanciful pattern of curlicues in Allure Light and Snow White Polished marble. Despite its delicate appearance, the surface is durable for floors as well as walls and comes in a wide range of marble and glass options. countryfloors.com

Blown Glass
A decorative blown-glass container was the inspiration for this simple pendant from Kichler’s Everly collection. Clear, bowed glass is paired with a base finished in Chrome or Olde Bronze, and a distinctive Vintage Squirrel Cage Filament bulb finishes the look. Available through Dominion Electric Supply Co. Inc. kichler.com; dominionelectric.com

The Look of Fabric
Architectural Ceramics’ new collection of tiles echoes the look of decorative fabric. Ideal as an accent surface, these one-by-four-inch mosaic tiles are designed using waterjet technology and are available in Calacatta Gold and Bianco Venatino marble. Pictured here, Brocade is a herringbone pattern. The collection is exclusive to Architectural Ceramics. architecturalceramics.com