National Kitchen & Bathroom Month Is Here!
Are you celebrating National Kitchen and Bathroom Month this October? We are! The National Kitchen and Bathroom Association declared October to be National Kitchen and Bathroom Month since it is the best time of year to renovate your bathroom or kitchen and add value to your home. Think about it; the kids are back at school and the thought of the holiday hustle and bustle is still a distant memory from last year.
Before you invest in a brand new kitchen or bathroom, consider some of the faux pas of the past and new 2016 trends to upgrade your home and get the most out of your investment.
How to Avoid Bad Trends?
There are many bathroom and kitchen trends that we look back upon with scorn and wonder what we were thinking; carpeted bathroom, colorful tiles, and avocado kitchens come to mind, but that is simply the nature of a trend. It comes in and goes out. So how do you avoid making a bad trend decision in 2016?
Luckily, many of the trends we see these days focus on simplicity and practicality. When it comes to your kitchen and bathroom, the function is finally coming before form. Another good way to test out a trend is to consider how it will work for you. If a stand-alone tub won’t fit in your bathroom, it’s probably not a trend you wish to adopt. Considering your personal situation will help you make the right decision on which trends to use and which to leave behind.
What are the Top Kitchen Trends of 2016?
We’ve come a long way from the colorful appliances and vintage look of past trends. Kitchens in 2016 are sleek, simple, modern and technologically advanced. Some of our favorite trends for the kitchen include:
- Cast-iron apron sinks
- Modern cabinets and drawers with damping
- Architectural faucets with advanced features such as automation
- Commercial-style appliances
- Bold features like oversized fixtures
Other mainstays include stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and clean lines.
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Best Bathroom Trends for This Year
One of the best ways to quickly add value and upgrade your home is with a bathroom renovation. Just like we see in the kitchen, most current trends do a fantastic job of combining form and function to leave you with a modern, chic bathroom that is the perfect location to de-stress and unwind after a long day. Some of our favorite bathroom trends for this year include:
- Open concept vanity and shelving units
- Stand-alone bathtubs
- Shower seats
- Steam showers
- Square and rectangular faucets and fixtures
- Heated floors and anti-fog mirrors
- Trough sinks
Other trends incorporate the environmental impact of plumbing appliances by including high-efficiency toilets and fixtures that conserve water.
Should you Invest in a Shower or Tub?
In the shower vs. tub debate, the winner depends on the personal needs and requirements of the individual. Do you take more showers throughout the week? Are you more of a bath person? Regarding investments, the right decision is the one that works best for you. One thing is for sure; trends are moving towards separating the two to include a stand-alone tub and stand-alone shower rather than a combined unit.
For more information on National Kitchen and Bathroom Month or to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians, call Roman Plumbing Inc. in Trinity & Murrieta, FL at (727) 858-3412 today.