When designers are conceiving the perfect bathroom, flexibility is vital. This is particularly true with regard to sinks and faucets, which must provide optimal functionality while also being seamlessly woven into the overall design of the room.
Often, the sinks and faucets serve as the finishing touches in the bath, providing a designer look through the shape, finish, silhouette or even the design of the water flow. Some of the hottest trends right now include clean looks that will endure the test of time, a variety of finish and style options and the blending of diverse materials within a space. That’s according to manufacturers recently surveyed by Kitchen & Bath Design News.
“The overall design style of the bathroom has a huge impact, dictating the faucet and sink choices,” says Eric Moore, interior designer at Kohler Design Center in Kohler, WI. “These pieces are crucial to pulling everything together in the room.”
More thought is going into how people update the bathroom space to give it a stylish, yet timeless feel. “Whereas before it seemed everyone wanted the ‘latest and greatest’ when updating their bathrooms, now there is careful consideration taken before selecting products, colors and accessories to ensure that their investment can span design trends,” says Benjamin Newcombe, senior product manager for Hansgrohe in Alpharetta, GA.
The faucet is often considered the jewelry of the bath, both the highlight and finishing touch of a beautifully designed bathroom, according to Lea Mendoza, senior product designer for Morrow, GA-based TOTO.“Just as when a woman dresses for an evening out and is careful to select the right jewelry to complete her outfit, so do we consider very carefully what interior designs are trending so we have the right faucets to complement the total design of any bathroom,” she says.