Kohler has been known for creating durable products since the 1870's. Their motto is that before they make a faucet beautiful, they make it tough. They are innovative in both their faucet designs and sink designs. Below are some examples.
Kohler engineers constantly strive to create new products and Kohler is now working with well-known interior designers to create new looks for your bathroom that include cabinetry, mirrors, tile and fixtures, as seen in the pictures below.
Transitional bathrooms are gaining in popularity, even if people aren't familiar with the term. Transitional is basically mixing traditional with contemporary for an eclectic look that allows you to choose your favorite parts of each style and blend them into an elegant, streamlined room. A transitional vanity, for example, would be made of rich wood, yet have sleek lines.
A trend, especially for smaller bathrooms, is to get rid of a seldom-used bathtub and replace it with a large, luxurious shower. There are a number of available amenities to give a spa-like feel to it, including multiple showerheads, body sprays, and steam. Some of the bathrooms pictured below are small, but they still have a sense of luxury because of the shower.
White remains the most popular color for bathrooms, but gray--either alone or paired with white--is gaining in popularity. Lighter colors give your bathroom a calming, spa-like feel, while darker gray shades add a dramatic effect. Bright colors really stand out when used as accents with gray, like the blue stripe in the pictures below.
Ceramic and porcelain tile flooring remains the most popular of all flooring materials for bathrooms. Both types of tile are durable, easy to maintain, and very cost-effective. Another plus is that the tiles are available in an endless array of colors, textures, sizes, and shapes that can be mixed or matched together for a unique look on your bathroom floors and walls as well.
While granite remains the most commonly specified countertop surface, quartz is a strong second and is narrowing the gap. Quartz countertops offer an elegant look coupled with durability and easy maintenance.
Undermount sinks are also very popular. They provide a visually appealing look, plus they add counter space and make cleaning easy.
Remodelers across the country are experiencing a surge in remodeling projects, particularly bathrooms and kitchens. There are several new trends in bathroom design and we'll spend a few days looking at them, starting with unfitted bathrooms. We've been used to traditional bathrooms with everything built-in and compartmentalized, so it's definitely a change to see free-standing bathtubs and vanities. The look is reminiscent of old farmhouses with a tub in the middle of the room and a wash bowl on the dresser. Originally, these unfitted bathrooms were designed as a cost-effective way to equip small bathrooms; but now, even luxury bathrooms have this layout.
Of course, you don't have to be the owner of a Mid Century Modern home to have a pink bathroom. You can go with any shade from a soothing pastel pink to a vibrant hot pink. There are fixtures, wallpaper, tile, and accessories available for either a completely pink room or just a few splashes of color.
The fun part of decorating the bathroom is choosing the theme. If your child is old enough, you can go with his or her favorite characters, colors, or activities. If more than one child uses the bathroom, you may want to choose some kind of ocean/fish/spongebob theme that works well for both boys and girls. Here are a few theme suggestions.
The Powder Room is typically the bathroom located near the living room or kitchen, usually just a sink, mirror and toilet. When guests ask if they can use the restroom, that's the one they go to, so if you have a neglected powder room, why not let it stand out? The first thing to change is the color: muted or neutral colors won't work--it has to be something bold. Next consider the overall project: because the space is small and it gets very little traffic, you can go with unusual materials or do a theme room that you wouldn't do in a larger room. Finally, spend some time thinking of the accessories--if you'd like any soaps or lotions for your guests, leave them in nice containers in plain sight. Here's a few examples of remodeled powder rooms. Whether you love them or hate them, they definitely make a statement.