The Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is the premiere trade show event for North America. Presented annually by the National Kitchen and Bath association (of which Diamond Bath is a member), this expo is an amazing way to stay up-to-date on the latest bathroom design trends and business oriented issues. Earlier this week, our partners at Houzz posted this story - 10 Bathroom Trends from the Kitchen and Bathroom Industry Show - that we believe our past clients or future customers will find very helpful. While some of these topics have been covered repeatedly here on the Diamond Bath blog, there are a few that homeowners in Northern Illinois may gravitate toward:
#6 - Nickel Faucets: While polished chrome has been the bathroom standard for decades, and the brass trend seems to cycle every 20 years or so, brushed nickel faucetry is a trend that we've been tracking with our clients for at least five years running. Not only does warm nickel match just about any color palette, it's also nearly impervious to water spotting.
#7 - Undermount Sinks: Many homeowners originally discovered the benefits of undermount sinks in their kitchens first. Now, with many homeowners opting for bathroom vanities over pedestal sinks for increased storage space, undermount sinks have also started to appear in many modern bathrooms (see our recent project photo below). Not only are these sinks much easier to keep clean, they also provide slightly more counter space versus a traditional inset sink.
#8 - Freestanding Tubs: While we spent a lot of time and attention late last year on the new "Statement Shower" forcing many to question Ditching the Tub, it does seem that those with space to spare (100 square feet or more) and deciding that BOTH is a preferred choice! Others, like the author of the above referenced Houzz article, believe that freestanding tubs are what people are "craving" after so many years of large, spa-like walk-in showers. Regardless of your position or preference on the topic, we've found that available space always seems to dictate possibilities with spacious amenities like these!
What other bathroom remodeling trends are you paying attention to? Let us know so we can can provide more stories, photos, resources and tips for helping make your next bathroom a true dream come true!
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