What’s trending in bathroom design

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According to the National Association of Homebuilders, bathroom trends for 2014 are inspired by clean, simplistic designs, energy-efficient features and a spa-like relaxation. Take a look at what this year’s dream bathrooms are certain to include:

Sinks and vanities

  • Floating vanities enhance the open feel of the room. A simple countertop with cabinet and drawers or a few shelves underneath is mounted on the the wall and seems to float above the floor, leaving an uninterrupted flow and easier cleaning.

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  • Granite and marble remain popular for vanity tops, shelves and ledges, but increasingly home owners are using new stone-based composite materials such as Caesarstone, which combines natural quartz with resins to retain the beauty of the natural stone.
  • Simple, sleek lines in faucets are trending. Tubular faucets express basic unity of form and function, with wall- and sink-mounted models.

Showers

  • Multiple shower heads for different water effects with walls and floors of nature-inspired colors and materials create a spa-like experience.
  • Frameless glass is the choice for shower doors, keeping sight lines open and enhancing the clear, spacious aesthetics.

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Toilets

  • Toilets with a smooth, unified design, low water use and ease of cleaning are making a showing.

Lighting

  • Layered lighting design, with different fixtures to illuminate different areas of the room, creates an inviting visual atmosphere while lighting each area for its uses.

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  • Vanity light fixtures are emphasizing clean, graphic lines, energy efficiency, and softening sconces.
  • Pendant lighting adds visual interest, and brings lighting to exactly the desired location and height for grooming or other activities. A single large pendant light, such as one from Progress Lighting’s Markor collection, above a sink provides good task lighting and makes a bold statement.

Image featuring Progress Lighting Markor collection

  • Recessed or flush mounted ceiling LED lighting fixtures softly illuminate a shower area. Some shower heads even contain softly colored LED lights for a fun added glow.

Systems

  • Sound technology in the bathroom brings music to the spa-like atmosphere of the room. Recessed wall speakers, even a shower head containing Bluetooth speakers deliver the sound experience.

For more on 2014 bathroom lighting trends from the NAHB, visit http://www.nahb.org/generic.aspx?genericContentID=227656.

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