[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ooking to renovate your bathroom this year? Before you swing the hammer, read this quick update on my favorite bath trends of 2012. Many of the trends you are about to see are consumer favorites from previous years, others are based on updates in latest technology and resource conservation. Incorporate all or just one of these trends, you can’t go wrong. Let’s take a look.
When shopping for showerheads, faucets, and toilets look for the WaterSense® product seal. In 2006, the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) created this special certification to encourage efficient use of water resources protect the future of our nation’s water supply. WaterSense labeled products use about 20% less water and perform as well or better than their less efficient counterparts. Thankfully, more and more brands are partnering with E.P.A. each year.
There’s nothing sexier in a bathroom than a glass enclosure. Easy to clean with a simple squeegee, glass enclosures create an open feel (even in the smallest bath) and also provides functionality to the space.
A floating vanity adds a modern twist to the most outdated bath. It provides an illusion of space and emphasizes the clean, clutter-free design of a contemporary bath.
RE-PURPOSED FURNITURE AS VANITIES
Nothing exudes serenity more than elements found in nature. This bamboo basin bring the outdoors in with its varied wood tones and maintenance free finish. Teak and stone also returns as a high demand material for baths. Formerly found in high-end baths, you can now find vessels like these in retail outlets, too.
Do you have plans to update your bath in 2012? Which bath trend(s) will your adopt this year?