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Feb 07 2012

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Sleek and stylish grab bars

What comes to mind when you’re thinking grab bars? Admit it: most of us think of the industrial version, the type I once joked should come with a bonus gown that ties in the back.

For those of you specifying bath projects, you’re in luck. There is hope for bathroom grab bars, and, yes, manufacturers have indeed been listening.

Here are a few to consider:

1. Traditionalist: From Kohler, a grab bar with stylish finials more in keeping with traditional design.

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Kohler K-11874 Traditional 32-in. grab bar
(Credit: Kohler.com)

2. Transitional: From Jaclo, sleek, contemporary look that fits in well with both contemporary and transitional styles:

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Jaclo 4324 CUBIX 24-in. grab bar
(Credit: Jaclo.com)

3. A Shot Of Color: From Kingston Brass, grab bars that come in finishes other than stainless, from vintage brass to oil-rubbed bronze:

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Kingston Brass DR 910243 Templeton 24” grab bar with oil-rubbed finish
(Credit: Kingstonbrass.com)

4. Strong Contemporary: From Kohler again, a truly contemporary shower grab bar for new showers or complete shower remodels. Bar can be tiled in and comes with an integral water channel for draining:

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Kohler’s K-1845 Belay 30-in. hand-rail
(Credit: Kohler.com)

5. Multiple Materials: From Mockett, a grab bar combination of steel with a rubber grip. The grip comes in white, pecan, and desert sand; the metal either polished or satin stainless. Yes, that is an arch you see for the bar:

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Mockett GB1A – 18-in. small stainless steel bar with white rubber grip
(Credit: Mockett.com Designer: Peter Stathis )

Until next time,
Kelly

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