Here is a sampling of the products on display at the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show April 5-7 in Chicago.

Opulence Victorian-styled faucet by Danze.
Among the trends in kitchen and bath products are the Victorian look and a retro look reminiscent of Grandma's house. As consumers continue to "cocoon," spending more time at home, they remodel. Some choose to upgrade their surroundings with classic styles, while others prefer an old-fashioned, homey look.

Manufacturers are introducing variations on the products that make the home more pleasant and comfortable, such as shower spas, jetted tubs, kitchen sinks accessorized with convenient tools and boards, and even artistically decorated toilet seats.

The classic Victorian look is one of the trends in faucets. Danze recently unveiled its Opulence collection of Victorian-styled faucets. Delta Faucet introduced a Victorian kitchen faucet. St. Thomas Creations is offering a suite of bath fixtures with a distinctive Victorian look, under the name, Londonderry.

Homeowners/remodelers are upgrading their fixtures a lot these days, says Jeff Pratt, vice president/sales at Danze. "They like the older looking, classic styling and the fine detail and craftsmanship that goes into the Victorian line."

Victorian kitchen faucet by Delta Faucet Co.
Delta's new Victorian kitchen faucet is available with matching sprayer and soap dispenser, all with turn-of-the-century styling. The sprayer features a push-button control on its head. "It's more ergonomic and less likely to malfunction," says a Delta spokesman.

Londonderry pedestal lavatory by St. Thomas Creations.
St. Thomas Creations Londonderry suite includes a pedestal lavatory with sculptured raised backsplash and scalloped edges for an Old English look.

Elkay Manufacturing's classic-looking Victoria kitchen faucet is now offered in an antique copper finish as well as chrome. Matching optional insulated metal side sprays are also available.

"The copper finish gives it a nice traditional look," says Alan Danenberg, director/marketing services.

Meanwhile, TOTO, known for its bathroom fixtures, has entered the kitchen sink market with two styles, the Bridgeport and Forrester. These are cast iron with enamel, extra deep and contoured. The Bridgeport has undergone the company's SanaGloss glazing process that repels dirt and bacteria and resists scratches and stains.

BLANCO AMERICA introduced its Silgranit kitchen sinks featuring the touch and feel of natural stone. The BLANCODIAMOND model is offered in a single bowl or double (one bowl paired with a three-quarter-size bowl) which fits in a standard 33 inch by 22 inch opening. The slim bowl divider is slightly lowered, creating overflow protection with a spillway from bowl to bowl.

Moen's Asceri Accents line for faucets includes a Safari design.
The look of stone is also available for bathtubs. Swan Corp. now offers a bathtub in its Veritek material, made of a proprietary compression-molded composite. The Veritek tubs are available in granite colors that can match a vanity top and bowl.

Moen offers interchangeable bath faucet and accessory pieces with its Asceri Accents. Featuring its M-Pact common valve system, the faucet hub can be unscrewed for a quick change. Ten different styles are available: Arabesque, Kimono, Map, Champagne, Safari, Script, Watercolor, Hawaii, Terrazzo and Chinois.

The Gallery Collection of hand-painted seats by Bemis/Church.
Bemis Manufacturing introduced artistic toilet seats, available under both the Bemis and Church brands. The Gallery Collection includes nine hand-painted toilet seats by two different artists.

The ESS Tub by Interbath Ondine controls tub and shower.
Interbath's Ondine shower systems have been expanded to the tub. The ESS Tub provides one interface for tub and shower, offering electronic pre-sets and controls.

Westbrook Falls tub by MTI Whirlpools.
MTI Whirlpools introduced its Westbrook Falls tub that features cascading waterfalls to surround the bather. A water canal, which runs behind the bather's back and along the sides, contains six small jets that gently fill the canal until water runs over the two washboard-style recesses on either side of the bather.