This Old House 2018 Idea House

Jan 8, 2021

The heritage of American Standard, state-of-the-art engineering of GROHE, and fearlessly imaginative design of DXV feel right at home in the welcoming ambiance of this charming craftsman. Located in the beautiful seaside town of Narragansett, Rhode Island, this inviting beach bungalow is the subject of the This Old House Idea House, built to embrace the best new ideas for today’s busy lifestyle.

Tucked away off the kitchen is a well-organized and hard-working laundry room.  

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Equally diligent is the Heritage Wall-Mount Faucet from American Standard. Its efficient, high-arc design and porcelain lever handles are the perfect complement to craftsman design. The American Standard Country Kitchen Sink becomes a focal point in crisp white vitreous china. High backsplash accommodates the wall-mount faucet while deep, oversized bowl offers practicality, and charming apron front commands presence in a busy household. 


Deliberate in every detail, this engaging space exudes comfort in a casually chic way. 

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The rich, marble-patterned backsplash plays host to the clean lines of the DXV Percy Wall-Mount Faucet, adding a sculptural touch with its distinctive Cross Handles. Just as artful is the American Standard Celerity Vessel Sink in high-gloss vitreous china. Finishing the room, but not shown, is the American Standard Cadet PRO Right Height Elongated Toilet designed for comfort, easy cleaning and water conservation.

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Sophisticated chic defines the design of this luxurious bathroom. From shower to sinks to wall-mounted toilet, DXV and GROHE equip each area with advanced technology and distinctive new ways to personalize today’s bathing experience. 

This Old House Idea HouseGROHE GrohTherm SmartControl Dual Function Thermostatic Trim features easy push for on/off and turn for water volume, allowing use of two water outlets alone or at the same time.  The GROHE Rainshower 310 SmartActive Cube Shower Head has a drenching 12” face and two enjoyable spray functions. The GROHE Euphoria Cube+ Stick Shower Set features hand shower and 24” glide rail to accommodate everyone in the family.  The DXV Modulus Collection brings five-star status with its elegant 55” Double Bathroom Sink and two Monoblock Faucets. The DXV Modulus Double Mirror is backlit, creating interest and illumination. Finishing the room is the DXV Modulus Wall-Mounted Toilet with dual flush capability in a sleek, compact design.

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Daily demands make it deserving of the most efficient suite of essentials.  American Standard proudly provided the fixtures and fittings to make this beautiful setting an equally comfortable space. 

This Old House Idea HouseThe Spectra+ eTouch Four-Function Showerhead offers touch control of spray functions via the wall-mounted remote or rim of showerhead. The Studio S Shower Trim and Studio S Widespread Faucet are minimalist designs, ideal with the overall feeling of the home.  The Ovalyn Under-Counter Sink is made of high-gloss, stain-resistant vitreous china. Finally, the ActiClean Self-Cleaning Toilet (not shown) combines a powerful, two-cycle flushing action with a cleaning agent that together scours the bowl with every flush.  Given 150 years of bathroom expertise, it’s no wonder American Standard was the choice to furnish the comfort, convenience, and easy-care needs of this classic home. 

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Warm, spacious and wonderfully inviting, a bathroom this beautiful merits the meticulous designs found in the DXV Collections

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Soaking in the classic beauty of the Fitzgerald Freestanding Tub complemented by the Transitional Floor-Mount Tub Filler with Randall Cross Handles is a truly indulgent experience. Equally soothing in this special space is the Randall Multifunction Showerhead featuring soft and invigorating spray functions. Four Round Multifunction Body Spray outlets provide a full-body drenching. The Randall Thermostatic Trim finishes the look perfectly. The Fitzgerald Two-Piece Toilet is a stately and elegant addition in a Right Height, elongated design. The Randall Widespread Faucet with Cross Handles flows smoothly into the Pop Grande Square Under Counter Sink made of high-gloss vitreous china. DXV combines iconic design and modern technology with tasteful precision in every piece. 

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Guests will feel right at home in the comfortable surroundings of this cheerful bathroom appointed with the best of American Standard.

This Old House Idea HouseThe beautifully crafted Washstand is an open vanity with convenient towel bar and slat-shelf storage. It holds the Townsend Sink to become a focal point of the room. The Townsend Widespread Faucet features a high-arc spout and lever handles for a casually chic look. In the shower, the Townsend Bath and Shower Trim provides the perfect complement to the matching faucet. Inviting total relaxation, the Cambridge Americast Bathtub is a lighter, more durable alternative to cast iron. For easy-care convenience, the VorMax Plus Self-Cleaning Toilet features a powerful flushing action combined with the cleaning strength of LYSOL® toilet bowl cleaner.  

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The heart of this home is especially appealing with the DXV and GROHE providing optimal functionality and visual focus.

This Old House Idea HouseA design that never loses its allure, the DXV Hillside Sink features a smooth apron front for authentic farmhouse charm. The GROHE Essence Semi-Pro Kitchen Faucet is a distinctive style with its Santoprene® hose designed to complement the décor. 

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While partially protected, the demands of an outdoor shower signal the need for exceptional quality and durability. 

This Old House Idea HouseThe DXV Randall Personal Shower Set with Hand Shower and Pressure Balance Valve Trim with Lever Handle is designed to meet the challenge by combining superior materials, engineering excellence and meticulous design. This attention to precision ensures years of dependability and beauty.


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