Posts tagged ‘faucets’
Looking to find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen and bathroom design? If you are still in the planning stages of your remodel, you might want to check the latest National Kitchen & Bath Association’s trend study: 300 member designers were polled for the latest trends and news about bath and kitchen designs and remodels and below are the results.
Curious to see what’s HOT this season?
GRAY COLOR SCHEMES – that’s right, shades of gray are growing in appeal for both the kitchen and bathroom, and been growing in popularity since 2010.
“Among the overall trends identified for this year, gray color schemes in both kitchens and baths have witnessed a dramatic escalation since 2010, particularly over the past year, according to a written statement about the study. “Used currently in 55 percent of kitchens and 56 percent of bathrooms, shades of gray are growing in appeal, creating chic, sophisticated spaces that many consumers desire.”
The appetite for sleek shades of gray in kitchens and baths might be linked to the colors popularity in fashion over the last few years. NKBA stopped short of linking the color’s popularity to the steamy best-seller “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James.
Despite gray’s recent appeal, white and off-white are still most popular, used in 73 percent of kitchens and 71 percent bathrooms. The neutrals of beige and bone come next in popularity, followed by grays and browns, according to NKBA.
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QUARTZ – second most popular counter-surface material used in kitchens and baths last year, and is closely gaining popularity to granite on the top spot.
WHITE CABINETS – this is a popular trend for kitchens, it has been a top choice since last year.
GLASS BACKSPLASH – this trend has grown in popularity in the last 3 years, it’s no surprise.
TOUCH-ACTIVATED FAUCETS – at Plumbtile you will find many of these trendy faucets, we love them!
For the complete trends for the bath and kitchen, you can view the full list here. Call 1-866-758-6284 and ask your friendly Plumbtile consultant about the latest trends, they’re always ready to help!
So for those of you who missed it last weekend, the Dwell on Design show was amazing. It’s the West Coast’s biggest design event, was at the LA Convention Center and is put on by Dwell magazine (check out their twitter here). The top names in interior decoration, kitchen fixtures, bathroom tile, modern furniture and advanced appliances were present to help turn the houses of today into the homes of the future. (more…)
As part of our budget-friendly philosophy, I hand picked a brand that I feel embodies the sort of high quality fixture Plumbtile could stand behind as well as not empty one’s wallet. Kohler has been introducing a lot of new products recently, so now is a good of time as any to show you their more economical offerings. (more…)
As we move further into 2010, we’re continuing to find other ways to be Eco-Friendly. As almost all of our products use water we’re committed to helping you help the environment. A bath tub won’t be much use if we’re all on water rationing. So we’re highlighting what we can do to help you. (more…)
We focus on product spotlights so often I thought I’d take a left turn and go into a less specific field.
A while back I wrote a feature article about walk-in bathtubs here: http://ezinearticles.com/?Step-in-Tubs—Allowing-Bathing-For-Seniors-and-the-Disabled&id=2424362
This blog post is along similar lines, but with a wider view. What does it take to make your bathroom design friendly for seniors (or for yourself if you intend to live in your house for another several decades)? (more…)
Don’t bother re-reading the headline thinking I forgot to mention a brand- I typed it correctly. We offer our own Plumbtile brand bath fixtures. We’ve had these products available for some time now, and now we’re announcing it via this blog. Plumbtile brand fixtures feature meticulously crafted faucets, vessel sinks, showers and freestanding tubs that are manufactured to the strictest European design craftsmanship.
A lot of the products that Plumbtile.com deals in tend towards a minimalist design; or evoke a futuristic fashion statement. That is well and good, however, there are some customers out there who might want an investment quality brass fitting that could have been taken directly from the 1950s or earlier. Some companies have a selection of bathroom fixtures that hearken back to design eras that have passed us by, but Phylrich’s entire range of products provide an extraordinary traditional setting that will complete your classic French or English styled boudoir.
Many of the manufacturer’s goods that we deal in have a variety of styles in order to match a number of consumer’s tastes. They’ll provide rustic designs as well as modern and minimalist to appease fans of retro arrangements and more forward-minded thinkers. However, Vola has decided to forgo this multifaceted approach and offers one cohesive statement in their available bathroom and kitchen products.
A good way to start designing your bathroom is to ask yourself how you really want it to look. Are you after the farmhouse design ideal? Or are you searching for something uncomplicated? Perhaps you’re constrained by size and want something unobtrusive. I’ve found that Jado fits in perfectly with many of these aesthetics. They provide variations on classic looks, yet avoid idiosyncrasy for idiosyncrasy’s sake.
I’ve talked about bathroom design lately, so I want you to know we also offer several decoration and hardware possibilities for the kitchen.
Dornbracht is a German company founded in 1950. The futuristic styling many German designers pioneered was synthesized with traditional ideas that are easily used in today’s homes. In their own words they say, “Good design has therefore been central to our philosophy for many years. Our products are not merely decorative; they are an expression of a distinctive bathroom culture.”
So what do they have to offer?