Mar 29, 2011

Bathroom trends ..why you should watch them.

Understanding the trends is not strictly for updating your rooms to the latest style. We all know what happens with trends..they come and go...although they can come back.  Keeping abreast of trends will guide you to better and more functional products when the time comes to make changes to what you have. Better surfaces, easier care, more efficient fixtures, and ideas for better space planning all come from watching trends.

Quartz Surfacing: This surface, with sustainability in manufacturing, options for color and texture, and non-permeable, anti-stain and anti-bacterial features is one to consider. Its use is on the rise in bathroom design with use in showers where integrating two colors and insetting tiles creates easy-care custom style.


Green Palette: Blue seems like a natural color for water-centric rooms, but green color palettes have become more popular. With the new color options in tiles, counters and durable low and no VOC paints and finishes, you can have wonderful color and easy care surfaces. Greens can be a neutral background especially in baths where a garden view is incorporated into the scheme.

Vessel Sinks: They are second to under-mount installations in both traditional and modern baths. Great styling, improved depth and scale for less splashing and more function is why. Material options include vitreous china, metal, stone, and glass are pricing makes them affordable. Use the right faucet for these sinks!

Satin Nickel Fixtures: The slight brushing on the surface of these fixtures makes fingerprints hard to see. Even some water spots are less obvious than on chrome or polished versions of this metal. They do have a slight pink cast so be sure it fits with the surfaces you plan to use.  Nickel doesn't tarnish easily so means easy care. A quick swipe with a cloth and the finish looks nice.