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Oct 11, 2018

MVP: The 25 Most Valuable Products of 2018

THE TOP 25 PRODUCTS WE FEATURED IN 2018

It was difficult for our judges to pick the top 25 products for this year’s MVP Awards, but after a year-long process they accomplished it. After nominating about 60 products from the last five issues, the four judges from different disciplines in architecture, design, and remodeling trimmed them down to the winners below.

In no particular order, we present the 2018 MVP (Most Valuable Product) Awards:

 

Robern AiO lighted bathroom vanity

1. ROBERNAiO Lighted Mirror

What doesn’t this medicine cabinet do? Stereo built in? Check. Bluetooth? Check. Color-shifting LEDs? Check. High CRI? Check. As great as they look on the outside, they look even better on the inside! —Doug Walter, principal, Doug Walter Architects

 

Kalamazoo outdoor smoker cabinet

2. KALAMAZOO OUTDOOR GOURMET42-inch Smoker

 

national gypsum soundbreak drywall

3. NATIONAL GYPSUM, SoundBreak XP Retrofit sound-control drywall

 

Monogram gas cooktop

4. MONOGRAMWi-Fi–enabled gas cooktop

 

Phillips hue lighting control

5. PHILIPS LIGHTING CONTROLHue LED lighting system

With its Hue color-shifting bulbs, Philips leads the charge toward control over your luminous environment. —Doug Walter

 

Pallucco Graffiti stainless steel chandelier

6. PALLUCCOGraffiti stainless steel light

 

Hansgrohe Croma shower columng

7. HANSGROHECroma Select E 180

 

BlueStar french door refrigerator

8. BLUESTAR36-inch built-in refrigerator

 

Duravit Luv collection vanity

9. DURAVITLuv Collection vanity

I’m intrigued by the finish options and lush colors. A great way to bring timeless, elegant Scandinavian style to a bathroom. —Jeff Nicholson, principal, Quartersawn Design | Build

 

True refrigeration white glass door refrigerator

10. TRUE RESIDENTIAL48-inch glass door refrigerator

 

Cambria matte quartz surfacing

11. CAMBRIACambria Matte quartz surfacing

 

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12. FLIR INSTRUMENTSC3 thermal imaging camera

 

ReSawn Timber Co Shou sugi ban planks

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13. ReSawn Timber Co.Shou sugi ban charred cypress

 

Flo Leak detection system

14. FLO TECHNOLOGIESLeak-detection system

Flo markets its device as a means of early detection for leaks, but I think—equally important—is the potential for data-driven decision-making around day-to-day water conservation. —Nicole Tysvaer, partner, Galaxy Homes

 

MTI Halo pedestal sink

15. MTIHalo pedestal sink

 

Portapivot pivot glass door

16. PORTAPIVOT6530 XL interior pivot door

 

Richard Clarkson Studio

17. RICHARD CLARKSON STUDIOCloud interactive light/speaker

 

Ginger Shower Shelf

18. GINGER14-inch shower shelf

The shower shelf is a unique answer for the client who doesn’t want a recessed niche or corner shelf. —Allie Mann, designer, Case Design/Remodeling

 

WWOO concrete outdoor kitchen

19. WWOOConcrete outdoor kitchen

 

Samsung Chef Collection refrigerator

20. SAMSUNGChef Collection refrigerator

 

Bulbrite Industries LED downlight

21. BULBRITE INDUSTRIESLED downlight

 

Kebony heat-treated siding

22. KEBONYHeat-treated pine siding

 

Mirage Hardwood Floors Imagine Collection

23. MIRAGE HARDWOOD FLOORS, Imagine Collection textured engineered-wood floor

 

Hubbardton Forge Shadow Box light

24. HUBBARDTON FORGEShadow Box outdoor light

 

Sky-Frame pivot door

25. SKY-FRAMEPivot door

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Franke Kitchen Systems: Chef Center

Turnstyle Designs: Bullet lever

American Standard: Beale faucet

Kolbe: Heritage Series folding doors

Cerno Group: Lenis pendant

Icera: Richmond II toilet

 

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR 2018 MVP JUDGES:

ALLIE MANN, designer, Case Design/Remodeling, Bethesda, Md.

JEFF NICHOLSON, principal, Quartersawn Design | Build, Minneapolis

NICOLE TYSVAER, partner , Galaxy Homes, Hyattsville, Md.

DOUG WALTER, principal, Doug Walter Architects, Denver

 

This story originally appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of PRODUCTS magazine. See the print version here.

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