October 3, 2018

Tub Or Shower? Here’s Which Bathroom Upgrade Is Actually Worthwhile

If you’ve spent any amount of time looking at home decor photos on Instagram or Pinterest, you’ve surely slowed your scroll to double-tap or save a photo of a beautiful bathtub. Whether it’s a charming clawfoot tub, a freestanding tub in front of a window with incredible views...
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October 1, 2018

Brizo Introduces First-Of-Its-Kind Concrete Faucet

Plumbing brand Brizo Kitchen & Bath Co. says its new Vettis is the first faucet on the market that is made from concrete. “I spend a lot of time outdoors and truly respect the strength and beauty found within nature. That was the inspiration behind the concrete faucet,” says TJ Eads, an industrial designer with the company. “The Vettis Bath Collection inspiration is equivalent to strength found in nature.”
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September 19, 2018

Hottest Trends in Bathrooms

How likely am I to get the money back when I sell my house? It’s a fundamental question facing anyone who has ever embarked on a home renovation. There’s no easy answer, because what a buyer might be willing to pay depends on many factors — everything from the choice of project, to the materials used, to the value of other homes in the neighborhood. It’s important to know that not all remodeling projects are created equal. When selling a home the two most closely inspected and anticipated rooms of a house are the kitchen and bathrooms, especially the master bathroom.
via Coastal Journal

September 10, 2018

How Navy and Brass Everything Took Over Interior Design

Meet the look that’s invaded hotel rooms, bars, and kitchens. What it is: The combination of rich blue hues with warm brass accents. The blue is variable — often navy, but extending into turquoise jewel tones. Where it is: Everywhere in the interior design world, from home kitchens, bedrooms, and living rooms to public spaces like restaurants and hotel lobbies.
via Vox

August 9, 2018

Mirror, Mirror: 5 Medicine Cabinets with High-Tech Features

Medicine cabinets continue to go high tech with built-in voice command, Bluetooth, and LED lighting controls
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August 6, 2018

WetStyle Launches New Series of Modern Soaking Tubs

Canadian bath brand Wetstyle is set to unveil three new bathtubs that meet the demand for freestanding units. The lines will be available in fall of 2018. “Aiming for a modern look that will never go out of style, we developed this series of bathtubs to answer the demands of the consumer’s varying needs,” says Mark Wolinsky, president of Wetstyle...
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July 25, 2018

Water Features Enhance the Bath

Water is increasingly being used as a design element in the bath through unique faucets, showerheads and light/shower combos that add visual excitement while enhancing function.
via Kitchen & Bath Design News

July 19, 2018

Handwerk Outfits Fifth Avenue Kitchen in Harlem with Clever Storage Solutions

Interior design studio Handwerk has retrofitted the kitchen in a New York apartment with features including a pegboard wall for hanging mugs, aprons and other items, to make the most of the small space. Handwerk Art and Design redesigned the gallery-style Fifth Avenue Kitchen for a couple that makes documentary films, after first seeing how they used the space.
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July 17, 2018

Sleeper Plumbing Fixtures Company Watermark Designs Has Decades in East New York

The family-owned company Watermark Designs may be Brooklyn’s best kept secret of plumbing fixtures. The company’s 75 union employees crank out thousands of solid brass parts, and conduct pressure testing, hammering, sandblasting, polishing and plating, all from a 60,000-square-foot factory in East New York.
via Brownstoner

July 16, 2018

7 Interior Hardware Trends for Kitchens and Baths

As remodeling projects ramp up for homeowners across the U.S., hardware choices will continue to play an integral part in creating stylish kitchens and baths. According to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, home remodeling is projected to grow at about 7 percent this year...
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July 16, 2018

Hansgrohe Introduces New Collection of Low-Profile Rain Showers

Hansgrohe has added the square Raindance E collection to its offering of showerheads and rain showers. The new collection includes two thin, square showerhead designs and one showerpipe component, all created in collaboration with Phoenix Designs. The company says the overhead nature of the rain showers allows for more design flexibility...
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July 13, 2018

Sieger Design Creates Tiny Home Spa That Fits Inside Micro Apartments

A horizontal shower replaces the bathtub in this futuristic six-square-metre home spa, designed for small-space living by German studio Sieger Design. Realised in collaboration with bathroom brand Dornbracht, the Small Size Premium Spa, which the company refers to as SSPS, has been designed in response to urbanisation and shrinking apartment sizes.
via Dezeen

July 5, 2018

How to Choose the Right Type of Kitchen Sink For You

Even if you’re not an avid cook or baker, your kitchen sink is still a heavily used fixture. From washing hands to cleaning dishes, your sink plays an essential role in the function and design of your kitchen. Ahead, we tackle the pros and cons of the basic types of sinks—both in terms of installation type and configuration.
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July 3, 2018

These are the biggest bathroom trends of 2018 so far

Get the lowdown on the most popular modern bathroom design features of the moment. When it comes to decorating your home, the bathroom should never be overlooked – it’s important that it performs its functional duties whilst maintaining a feeling of comfort...
via House Beautiful

July 1, 2018

Industrial Chic

Industrial chic, the style that has roots in yesteryear’s gritty sweatshops, has emerged as a very cool look for kitchens. The style takes as many forms as the lofts, textile mills, fisheries and factories that inspired it, but certain elements, such as bricks, concrete and metals are staples, and somehow, in designers’ hands, they can create kitchens that range anywhere from relaxed to refined and from strictly functional to wildly glamorous.
via Kitchen and Bath Design News

July 1, 2018

Prarie Home Kitchen Defies Expectations

Contemporary homes aren’t necessarily commonplace in Oklahoma. But that scarceness ultimately gave Brenda Helms and her clients the freedom to design the couple’s new prairie-style home without any constraints or preconceived notions. “There isn’t a lot of modern design happening in Oklahoma compared to the coasts, so we weren’t bound by any expectations,” says the co-owner/lead designer at Edmond Kitchen Bath Home...
via Kitchen and Bath Design News

June 29, 2018

Tips for Creating a ‘Masculine’ Bathroom

Bathroom design trends this year are leaning heavily into rose gold, vintage vibes and pastel colors. But those don’t have to be the only trends. If you’re looking for something with more of a male gaze in mind, there are plenty of stylish and masculine ways...
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June 28, 2018

Beauty Products: 30 Statement Pieces for Kitchens and Baths

Once upon a time, the kitchen and bath were utilitarian spaces. The rooms were important, but they were largely hidden and got the short end of the design stick. Times have changed. Today, the two rooms are the most important.
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June 26, 2018

Where I Save and Splurge

As a designer and homeowner who has recently nearly completed a 2-plus-year renovation, I am constantly asked where in the home to save or splurge. It is a deeply personal question as we all deserve to revel in what brings us the most joy. That said, budgetary constraints are very real...
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June 25, 2018

11 Modern Bath Faucets for your Next Renovation

As homeowners increasingly pursue small-scale bathroom remodels, faucets are becoming an easy target for upgrades with cutting-edge design and improved functionality. A recent NAHB survey found that bathrooms narrowly overtook kitchens in 2017 remodeling projects...
via Products

June 19, 2018

Quartz Countertops Capture The Essence Of Concrete

Few design materials have energized conversation among homeowners, architects, builders and designers quite like granite and quartz. But in recent years, a new contender has sparked interest—concrete. Industrial yet natural with a unique appearance, concrete countertops have gained popularity with the revitalization of industrial architecture. Taking a closer look, however, it appears concrete may not be all it’s made out to be...
via Luxe Daily

June 7, 2018

How a Company’s Heart Adds Extra Shine to its Polished, Designer Products

Gessi makes not only high-quality bathroom fixtures, it also strives to make it’s little slice of Italy a more beautiful and happy place.
via Magnifissance

June 4, 2018

How to Design an Award Winning Bathroom

When looking at bathroom design, things can start to feel a little same same. Lots of marble. Check. Recently it’s been a lot of black hardware and vertical tile. A lot of vertical tile. And I get it. All of that always looks good. But then a stunning space flips all the current design trends on their head and it’s oh so good...
via Apartment 34

June 4, 2018

Scarabeo Develops New Decorative Ceramic Kitchen Sink

Italian santiatry ware manufacturer Scarabeo Ceramiche is developing a new line of above-counter ceramic kitchen sinks that are more decorative than traditional products. The company is “using trials and development to open the way to an unexplored market with the UP ceramic kitchen sink,” it says. Designed by noted industrial design firm EMO Design...
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May 28, 2018

Hat Trick

Even in a city like ours, birthplace and site of countless household names and landmarks, it’s hard to overstate the place of pride occupied by the Brooklyn Bridge, for 135 years and counting. It’s that rare thing, an icon’s icon, and when architect Jonathan Marvel was tasked with the plan of one of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s culminating features...
via Industry Magazine

May 10, 2018

Get a Grip: A Practical Guide to Cabinet Hardware

They say that design is in the details, and when it comes to the hardware on drawers, cabinets, and other storage millwork, we’d have to agree. You may have noticed how swapping out the knobs on a piece of furniture gives it a whole new look, or how using a specific type of hinge on a cabinet door can transform a kitchen. It can be hard to get a handle on the different options...
via Dwell

April 30, 2018

15 Amazing Bath Products We Saw at Salone Del Mobile in Milan

The International Bath Exhibition that is part of the massive Salone del Mobile and Design Week in Milan really reflects the evolution of the bath—as spa and sanctuary for relaxation and wellness. Held every other year with Eurocucina, this seventh installment featured 243 exhibitors in 20,600 square meters of space. Modern looks dominated the show, with sleek forms in bath wares and taps and wall hung-vanities...
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April 26, 2018

7 Stylish Bathroom Sinks That Can Fit in Even the Tiniest of Spaces

Despite how small your bathroom might be, there are two items that you must be able to squeeze in: a toilet and a sink. Today, we’re focusing on the latter by rounding up seven of our favorite options that maximize space, without compromising style.
via Dwell

April 10, 2018

Toto’s 100-Year Journey: Modernizing Japan, Saving Water and Power Worldwide

Japan may be known today as being at the forefront of technological progress, but when Kazuchika Okura started Toto Ltd. in 1917, things looked different...
via Magnifissance

April 9, 2018

13 Products for a Universally Designed Home

As research shows that more homeowners plan to stay in their homes into the aging process, manufacturers are stepping up to provide good-looking, accessible products that will help these individuals age in place. Aging in place and universal design concepts are in high demand in homes...
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April 4, 2018

9 Hot Products We Saw at 2018 AD Design Show

With the economy thriving, this year’s AD Design Show, held from March 22 to 25 in New York City, seemed to throw caution to the wind and state that more can be more. Gold and brass details abounded, colors were vivid and dramatic, and organic shapes, luxe materials, and ornamentation added buzz and bling...
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