Top Five Bathroom Fixture Trends for 2016
In the new year, many San Diego homeowners finalize their budgets to make their home remodeling projects a reality. But before you delve into a complete bathroom remodel, you should check out these top five bathroom fixture trends for 2016. Keeping current on the latest styles will boost the value of your home, and even add some fun pizazz into your personal private space.
Although the larger, utilitarian sinks gained in popularity in kitchen remodels starting a few years ago, it is much more recent that the extra-long “trough” style sinks are showing up in bathroom remodels. Incorporating a long sink appearance, usually with both “his and her” faucets sharing the same basin, this style of sink is especially fun for when you need to do a quick wash up, but do not want to take a full shower. With the extended sink space, you can easily rinse off your arms/legs with a minimum of mess, or do a deep-soak on multiple articles of clothing, if need be. The sink’s many functions make it particularly appealing.
Gone are the ho-hum standard faucets and fixtures that we grew up with, and here to stay are the trendy, artistic geometric-shaped pieces that lend an air of unique, sophisticated whimsy to your bathroom. Square-styled pieces are especially popular at the moment, lending a more contemporary touch to the average bathroom. So consider a modern, avant-garde angular shaped fixture when searching for a new bathtub, showerhead or faucet for your bathroom remodel.
Though many homeowners are choosing to eliminate the bathtub entirely to make more room for a large walk-in shower, many still want the soaking experience. The freestanding tub is the trendiest for 2016. Eschewing the built-in, cookie-cutter mold of tubs stuck to a corner wall space, a freestanding tub allows more options in where it can be placed. It also, surprisingly, harkens back to the earlier turn-of-the-century days of elegantly bathing in a luxurious space. Enabling you to put your own unique personal spin on such details as foot finish options, the freestanding tub is a decorative work-of-art addition to any bathroom.
The average San Diegan is struggling to keep water usage at a minimum, so the time is ripe for products that make it easier to conserve our most precious resource: water. That is why such products as water-efficient showerheads, low-flow toilets and even water-reducing faucets have become all the rage. The low-flow rate on these fixtures is considerably less than for non-water-efficient fixtures, which means your overall costs/water usage will be vastly reduced. Look for products with the WaterSense® label, as these have completed the certification process that guarantees Environmental Protection Agency verification.
With the proliferation of larger, walk-in showers, turning your daily bathing into a “connected” experience is now easier than ever. There are “smart” showers with Bluetooth capabilities that let you play music, and even connect to the Internet. There are also touch pads that can allow you to personally adjust the temperature/pressure of the water, and even remote controls that enable you to turn on your shower/adjust the settings while you are still lying in your bed.
Contact Perry Plumbing Heating & Air before you embark on that bathroom remodel
Imagining the latest trendy innovations for your bathroom remodel is always exciting, but realizing that your plumbing’s infrastructure cannot handle the renovations is not so exciting. So be sure to contact Perry Plumbing Heating & Air before you begin, and our expert technicians can verify that your piping/drainage/vents are all capable of any upgrades you envision. Call us at 619-472-2112, and check out our website at www.perryplumbing.com for cost-saving coupons and discounts. We were named a 2015 Torch Award Finalist from the Better Business Bureau for our outstanding marketplace ethics. We were and also named the Contractor of the Year from Contractor magazine as well as the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Association. Our professionalism can be verified by our favorable reviews on Yelp.com, and 5-Star Google Plus ratings, so call us today.