2016 Top 10 Must Haves for Kitchen & Bath

Today there are literally thousands of product options available for your kitchen and bath. With so many possibilities available, narrowing these down can sometimes feel overwhelming. At Gerhard's we specialize in designing the perfect custom space for you. We listen to what your needs are and help you narrow down those options.

Taking a look at popular requests from our customers and innovative products that can really make a difference in the way your space functions; we made a list of our Top 10 Must Haves for Kitchen & Bath that we think you should consider.

Top 10 Must Haves for Kitchen



Innovative storage solutions are important when it comes to your kitchen cabinets. Having enough storage will keep your countertops open for workspace and allow you to organize all your kitchen items so that they are easy to find every time you need them.

Product Shown: Omega Custom Cabinetry


Quality Cabinets

Gerhard's cabinetry selections are from MasterBrand Cabinets Inc. MasterBrand offers high quality, durable, functional and beautiful selections. Choose your style from the Omega, Dynasty, Kemper, KitchenCraft and Aristokraft brands.

Product Shown: Omega Custom Cabinetry


Functional Design

Our first two must haves go along with having functional design in your kitchen. Our designers will help you decide what will make your kitchen function the way you want to live. 

Product Shown: Omega Custom Cabinetry


Built In Soap Dispenser

Beautiful and functional. A built in soap dispenser can match your kitchen faucet.

Product Shown: Moen Modern Soap Dispenser


Sink Cabinet Mat & Storage Shelves

Even your cleaning supplies need a special place. A sink mat can help make accidental spills easy to clean up and protect your cabinetry

Product Shown: Kemper Cabinetry - Rennie


Functional Sink & Basin Rack

Having two deep basins provides lots of room for washing dishes, fruits and vegetables. Edgeless drains integrate seamlessly into the bottom of the sink making crumbs and gunk go nowhere but down the drain. A basin rack provides protection to both your sink and pots and pans.

Product Shown: Elkay Gourmet (Lustertone®) Stainless Steel Double Bowl Undermount Sink Kit


Insinkerator Evolution Garbage Disposals

InSinkErator offers a high performance line of disposers, the Evolution Series®, with advanced sound, grind, anti-jam and anti-vibration technologies.

Product Shown: InSinkErator Evolution Excel


Air Switch for Garbage Disposal

Add a touch of convenience to the kitchen with the easy to reach SinkTop Switch, available only from InSinkErator. The stylish SinkTop Switch is air activated and easily mounts to the sink or countertop.

Product Shown: InSinkErator SinkTop Switch Button


Built in Trash & Recyclables

Keep your trash out of sight but easily accessible with creative cabinetry solutions.

Product Shown: Kemper Cabinetry - Caprice


A Place For The Microwave - Not on Counter

Save valuable countertop space by moving your microwave to the cabinet. Many options are available and custom solutions can be created. 

Product Shown: AristoKraft Cabinetry

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Multiple shower ports, showerhead & handheld

Take your daily routine to the next level by indulging in a spa-like experience with multiple shower ports. Relax as the rainfall showerhead washes over you. A handheld shower head provides the ability to aim water in the hard to reach places.

Product Shown: Hansgrohe Showers


Heated Floors

Heated floors reduce heat loss and help eliminate drafts and the circulation of dust and allergens. Once you’ve experienced heated floor comfort, it’s hard to live with anything else. 

Photo Source: HGTV


Magnified Lit Makeup Mirror

See the difference a magnification mirror can make. This accessory provides the perfect morning pick-me-up with 5x magnification and LED lighting framing the mirror to help with those up close details.

Product Shown: Robern Entice Magnification Mirror


Seat/Place To Rest Foot For Shaving Legs

Having a seat or footrest in your shower can make washing more comfortable and safer. Some seats can even be positioned on either side of the shower or can be removed.

Product Shown: Sterling Accord Shower


Functional Space For Storage

Innovative storage solutions are not just for the kitchen cabinets! Make the most use out of your bathroom space by including pull out cabinetry storage shelves.

Product Shown: Kemper Cabinetry 


Enough Electrical Outlets

Make getting ready easier by including several electrical outlets in your bathroom. Vanities with outlets hide cords and give all your electric tools a place of their own. 

Product Shown: Kohler Tailord Vanity Collection


Proper Lighting

Every element of your bathroom's design should be both beautiful and functional. Proper lighting adds convenience to your styling suite and elegance to your daily routine.

Product Shown: Robern InLine Task Lighting



The popularity of creating an in home spa can be done by installing a steam shower. Many homeowners invest in turning their master bath into a special place that enhances appearance, health and sense of well-being.

Product Shown: Steamist, Total Sense


Elongated Chair Height Toilet

Elongated toilet bowls add room and comfort while chair height seating makes sitting down and standing up easier for most adults.

Product Shown: Kohler Tresham


Matching Grab Bar

Safety, comfort and peace of mind. Grab bars come in a variety of colors and styles.

Product Shown: Moen Home Care old world bronze designer grab bar

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