This is a golden era of kitchen and bath design. You have a slew of gorgeous products from which to choose and manufacturers have introduced innovative functions—self-flushing toilets, water-saving showerheads, grease-fighting kitchen faucet sprayers—to make your renovations smart as well as beautiful. Interior designers, too, have thoughtful solutions up their sleeves for working in small spaces and making the most of big ones. Let this guide inspire a savvy remodel.

Kohler Sweep Spray nozzle
Kohler’s new pull-out Sweep Spray nozzle creates a powerful “blade” of water that makes it easier to cut through food and grease. Just push the black button. Shown here integrated into the Sensate touchless chrome faucet. $675, Studio 41, 225 W. Hubbard St.

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Rejuvenation pendant
The classic home fixtures company Rejuvenation now offers an LED option in some of its most popular lighting styles. The bulbs cast a warm glow and last for years. This pendant is from the Rose City collection. $305,


Plain & Fancy cabinetry
Made in Schaefferstown, Pennsylvania, Plain & Fancy cabinetry is now available in custom color finishes. Bring in a paint chip, a fabric swatch, or even a favorite teacup, and make your match. Price available upon request, Plain & Fancy by Dandamudi’s, Merchandise Mart.


Toto’s Aero shower system
Toto’s Aero shower system with new AirJet+ technology increases the volume of the shower stream by injecting droplets with air, so you can enjoy a luxurious shower without wasting water. $750 for polished chrome 8-inch diameter, Toto, 500 N. Wells St.


Viking oven
No more burning yourself while leaning over the oven door to pull out the turkey. Viking makes its French-door oven in seven finishes, including apple red, white, graphite, and stainless. $7,399, Abt, 1200 N. Milwaukee Ave., Glenview.


Kohler toilet
A wave of the hand is all it takes to flush the new Kohler Sans Souci touchless toilet. $934, Studio 41. Kohler also offers a touchless flushing kit that you can install yourself on most single-flush toilets. $75 at