Home Style: Upscale Design
Crescent Baths & Kitchens is an expert on both areas of the home.
Crescent Baths & Kitchens began as a wholesale plumbing and heating business, but during its 64-year history its focus has shifted to what’s in front of the walls. The company’s multilevel Lawrenceville showroom features upscale residential plumbing fixtures, faucets and bathroom furniture as well as kitchen cabinetry and countertops.
“Crescent Baths & Kitchens prides itself on providing high-quality kitchen and bath products and services to the architecture and design community, builders, remodelers and homeowners,” says Crescent President Steve Baker, whose father started the company in 1950.
Designers at Crescent will help customers looking to start from scratch or renovate with product lines such as Kallista, Kohler, Grohe and Cambria.
Tips from Design Consultant Suzanne Baker:
The Counterpoint suite by Barbara Barry for Kallista includes a vanity with a distinctive star pattern that is repeated at the top of the mirrored cabinet and toilet tank lid. Rock crystal or mirrored wall sconces are also available.
Quartz is very popular in bathrooms and kitchens. The chiseled edge adds a dramatic touch, and the open-channel faucet allows water to flow like a waterfall to the under-mount glass bowl. The open shelf at the bottom creates an illusion of more floor space. The cabinet pulls, known as “manhandles,” add a touch of whimsy.
Painted cabinetry and open shelves for display are becoming more common in the kitchen. Inset doors on the cabinets result in a smooth, clean presentation. The bud vase near the faucet is designed to coordinate with the setting and is anchored to the counter, providing a floral touch to brighten the room.
6301 Butler St., Lawrenceville; 412/782-3300, crescentbathsandkitchens.com