As America’s economy strengthens, remodeling and home renovations are on the rise. For homeowners seeking inspiration for their bathroom renovation, here are the top trends to know:
With separate sinks and vanities, homeowners get the individualized spaces and storage they desire in their bathrooms.
Some companies install heating mats controlled by a thermostat under tile, stone, laminate and engineered-wood floors.
With the increased focus on sustainable materials, tiles made from recycled ceramic, glass and metal are in.
The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) reported that 24 percent of their designers used a green color palette in their clients’ kitchens last year. KraftMaid, a leader in semi-custom cabinetry, offers cabinetry with color finishes – such as Sage – that can add a burst of color to bathroom walls.
Large glass doors and earth-tone tiles are being combined with luxury showerheads and water jets for a spa-like feel.
Added Storage Space
For the homeowner with dozens of bottles, jars and accessories, KraftMaid’s vanity filler pullout creates storage while saving space with its slim vertical design.
Satin Nickel Faucets
From 2009 to the end of 2010, the percent of NKBA designers who specified a satin nickel faucet in the bathroom rose from 45 percent to 57 percent.
Standard bathroom cabinets are being replaced by cabinetry with rich finishes and detailing.
A Hint of Nature
Wood and stone are in-demand materials for bathroom design.
The low-maintenance mineral boasts a higher durability against cracks and dents than marble.