The 30 Most Innovative Kitchen and Bath Products of 2024

Sometimes a single element is enough to improve functionality, enhance style or change the feel of a space. Check out the winners of the 30 Most Innovative Product Awards selected by the Beautiful Kitchens & Baths editorial team. These new appliances, gadgets, finishes, and more are the next best thing in kitchen and bathroom design.

Sculptural brass handles

Kelsey Hansen

Created in collaboration with Californian wood sculptor Katie Gong, these knobs and handles are curved wooden works by the artist that were cast using the lost wax process.

Buy it: Knot Series with Katie Gong ($165-$950, Nest Studio)

Illuminated cabinets

Courtesy of Siematic

An integrated LED strip where the cabinet front meets the counter creates the illusion of a floating countertop. Both the lamp and furniture are available in a range of customizable materials and finishes.

Buy it: Handleless SLX design (prices on request, Siematic)

Architectural wall covering

Courtesy of DUCHATEAU

These hand-finished and assembled slatted walls consist of wood veneers on technical cores and can be provided with a felt backing for sound insulation if desired.

Buy it: Linaire Collection ($45-$60 per square foot, DUCHATEAU)

Nostalgic color variants

Courtesy of Kohler

Do you miss the shades of past decades? Kohler has reintroduced the previously discontinued Spring Green (from 1927) and Peachblow from 1934 color options, here in a stylish bathtub by designer Justina Blakeney.

Buy it: Heritage Colors Collection (from $107, Kohler)

Space-saving laundry

Courtesy of GE

The ventless, compact design is ideal for small spaces. The two-in-one washer and dryer's ability to clean a load in about two hours — without moving clothes from one appliance to another — is great for everyone.

Buy it: UltraFast Combo Washer/Dryer ($2,899, GE Profile)

Professional style ventilation hood

Courtesy of BlueStar

The brand's tallest range hood (36 inches) fits any kitchen style: choose from more than 1,000 color options or a custom color match. The features are also attractive: a three-speed fan, a grease collection system and quiet operation.

Buy it: Ridgeline Hood (prices vary, BlueStar)

Statement Sink

Courtesy of Kohler

The delicate elegance of a coupé glass comes into the bathtub as a countertop washbasin with a grooved structure and wavy edge. The 15-inch sink is available in various shades of translucent glass.

Buy it: Salute Artist Editions Vessel Sink (from $665, Kohler)

Dream bathtub

Courtesy of Waterworks

This tub is carved from a single block of Italian Prunella marble – check out the burgundy, gray and eggplant veins! Great is an understatement.

Buy it: Alatri Freestanding Oval Bathtub ($43,000, Waterworks)

Intuitive reach

Courtesy of Thermador

Smart settings allow users to adjust the heat levels of a zone or ensure that the heat levels transfer with the pot as it moves from one zone to another.

Buy it: Pro Harmony Liberty Induction Range ($8,399-$11,599, Thermador)

Custom made vanity unit

Courtesy of Strasser

Choose a vanity type and then select one of Benjamin Moore's more than 3,500 paint colors as part of the vanity maker's new color-matching options.

Buy it: Strasser's Benjamin Moore color program (prices vary, Strasser)

Tactile handles

Courtesy of Kallista

The hand-hammered style of the knobs and handles in this series showcases the legendary talent of the PE Guerin metal foundry and its skilled artisans.

Buy it: A x PE Guerin (prices on request, Kallista)

Optimized cabinets

Courtesy of Nobilia

This modern cabinet with clean lines looks like natural basalt stone, but is made of high-quality laminate with extra durability.

Buy it: StoneArt 305 (prices vary, Nobilia North America)

Fridge with bonus function

Courtesy of Dacor

The dual ice maker creates whiskey balls, a sensor-controlled water jug ​​automatically refills when reinserted, and the crisper drawer temperature can be set to chill or freeze. The spacious room layout is just the icing on the cake.

Buy it: 48-inch French Door Refrigerator ($11,999, Dacor)

Non-slip add-on

Courtesy of MTI Baths

Available in a variety of colors and sizes, the modern, flat base features a non-porous, textured surface to prevent slipping and places great emphasis on easy installation, maintenance and cleaning.

Buy it: Shower Base Side ($2,090, MTI Baths)

Textured stone wall

Courtesy of Eldorado Stone

Add visual interest to any room with this dimensional, wood-like finish inspired by 19th-century barns, shown here in Tawny Brown.

Buy it: Split wood (prices vary, Eldorado stone)

Chef-approved pizza oven

Courtesy of Empava

The elegant, curved design of the stainless steel device ensures even heat distribution and additional smoke. In five minutes it preheats to 800 degrees – the key to a really crispy pizza.

Buy it: Empava Wood and Gas Outdoor Pizza Oven PG03 ($2,159, Empava)

Finely tuned lighting

Courtesy of Robern

Inspired by Hollywood's Golden Age, the wall lights are mounted on either side of mirrors for an elegant look. Dim or adjust the tone of the white light (warm to cool) with one touch of the control.

Buy it: Tenor lighting and pendant light control (from $1,398, Robern)

Game changing stove

Courtesy of Belgard

A versatile outdoor smoker, this appliance can grill, sear, roast and bake. Its dark blue color and bamboo handle make it an eye-catcher in every garden.

Buy it: Elements Blue Diamond Komodo ($1,169, Belgard)

Modular outdoor kitchen

Courtesy of Danver

The structure's powder-coated aluminum frame is minimalist and customizable: simply position the included stainless steel drawers (hung on the top rail or placed on slatted frames) or integrate appliances. Shown here in primary colors but available in a variety of finishes.

Buy it: Cosmopolitan Kitchen (prices upon request, Danver)

First smoker of its kind

Courtesy of GE

Move over, air fryers! The next must-have appliance for your kitchen countertop is an electric smoker with five real wood smoke flavor levels (from subtle to strong). An intelligent filter system cleans the smoke before it is released into the air.

Buy it: Smart Indoor Smoker ($999, GE Profile)

Sustainable mosaic

Courtesy of Salvatori

Designed by architect and designer Piero Lissoni, this texture-rich accent wall is made from small squares of natural stone left over from Salvatori's other collections.

Buy it: Patchwork by Piero Lissoni (prices vary, Salvatori)

Avant-garde tile

Courtesy of Artistic Tile

Reminiscent of the Art Deco style, this design consists of a curved water jet mosaic of five marbles. Available in two color versions, here in Nero.

Buy it: Opia by Ali Budd ($168 per square foot, artistic tile)

Powerful faucet

Courtesy of California Faucets

A sleek silhouette and cantilevered handle give the fixture a modern look, while dual-function nozzles (vented or squeeze spray) and an easy pull-down spout ensure it's powerful.

Buy it: La Spezia with squeeze handle sprayer (prices vary, California faucets)

All-In-One Oven

Courtesy of Signature Kitchen Suite

The 30-inch oven has the functionality of multiple appliances, is flexible to install (flush or raised) and has a 10-minute self-cleaning function – a small but mighty machine.

Buy it: Single-Speed ​​Oven ($3,299, Signature Kitchen Suite)

Dishwasher that can be installed anywhere

Courtesy of Gaggenau

Thanks to a flexible hinge, the device can be installed high above the ground or closed with a slight foot push. Its performance is also impressive: Zeolite technology uses natural minerals to convert collected moisture into heat for better drying.

Buy it: 400 Series Dishwasher ($3,549, Gaggenau)

Slim induction hob

Courtesy of Sub-Zero Group Inc.

The design is sophisticated. Its user-friendly zones with power settings for quick heat-up and low-heat precision make it extremely practical.

Buy it: Wolf 36-Inch Transitional Induction Cooktop ($4,020, Sub-Zero Group Inc.)

Spa-worthy steam system

Courtesy of Brizo

Controlled by a digital pad, this generous addition releases steam into the shower via a steam head (double-sided, square or circular) to reduce muscle stiffness, open pores and encourage a conscious reset.

Buy it: Mystix Steam System (prices vary, Brizo Kitchen & Bath Co.)

Easy to clean shower head

Courtesy of Moen

A magnetic dock ensures that the shower head can be easily removed for cleaning and just as easily snaps back into place. Users slide a dial to adjust jet and pressure modes (non-stop), creating a customized shower experience.

Buy it: Verso Rainshower with Magnetix ($208, Moen)

Revised classics

Courtesy of Cosentino

With the look of natural stones (Vicenza, Travertine and Ceppo) and the technical durability of Dekton, this carbon-neutral collection from designer and architect Daniel Germani reimagines basic materials for modern living.

Buy it: Pietra code (prices on request, Cosentino)

Perfect Temp Refrigerator

Courtesy of Miele

The temperatures are evenly distributed in this single-column refrigerator. For added freshness, a cool mist is sprayed onto the produce in the produce section every time the door is opened or every 90 minutes.

Buy it: PerfectCool Fridge/Freezer ($4,449, Miele)

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