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AUG 2017

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The Cade Contempo Bath Vanity by Jeffrey Alexander for Hardware Resources is available in grey, black or white finishes, and includes an adjust- able interior shelf and soft-close hinges. Offered with Carrera white marble tops and rectangular bowls, it can be specified without a top for full customization. Circle No. 183 on Product Card In collaboration with designer Cecilie Manz, Duravit introduces the Luv collection, defined by its Scandinavian style. The washbasin stand consists of a console table on four curved, height- adjustable feet, available in 70", 55" and 27". The stands are lacquered in satin matte and come in a range of shades. Circle No. 184 on Product Card Fairmont Designs' Homestead Vanity is constructed of solid pine, with a Windswept Pine finish. Decorative, dark escutcheon-like details on door fronts add definition to the pewter knobs. The vanity is available with a farmhouse sink, as well as a variety of bowl and double bowl sinks. Circle No. 185 on Product Card Herbeau offers the Structure bathroom vanity by Line Art. Shown with the Petit Carre white ceramic basin, it features three drawers, three size options and accommodates two basin sinks. Op- tions include White enamel (shown) or eight solid oak finishes, with a choice of stone, wood or marble countertops. Circle No. 186 on Product Card Cerasa's Moon bath collection, avail- able from Euro America Distributors, contains statement pieces for the bath. The pieces in the line mix soft and hard edges, and positive and negative shapes for a distinctive visual balance. Two colored elements, chrome, and gloss and matte finishes provide a range of options. Circle No. 187 on Product Card Cabinets from Mid Continent Cabinetry provide a new interpretation of the term rest room. Matching upper cabinet and mirror with a traditional base adds elegance to the space. Shown is Thomas Oak in Slate with a Black Glaze finish. Circle No. 188 on Product Card DXV is expanding its Lyndon bath col- lection with the addition of wall-hung vanities. Available in 22" and 33" sizes, the vanities feature spacious drawers with slow-close hardware. The solid wood pieces are offered in natural oak or wenge wood finishes, accented with solid brass decorative hardware. Circle No. 189 on Product Card The Cottage Retreat Vanity collection from Sagehill Designs features coastal styling, with furniture-inspired details such as inset doors and drawers, turned feet, and grooved door and side panels. The collection also showcases increased storage, soft-close full-extension drawer glides and soft-close door mechanisms. Circle No. 190 on Product Card to remodel older homes and repurpose closets as powder rooms. The square footage of new homes is beginning to shrink ever so slightly, but the master bathrooms are still large spaces," he adds. The location of the vanity often determines the size, according to Wolinsky. "For powder rooms, smaller sizes are naturally going to be popular, whereas, in contrast, larger-size vanities are more popular for master suites." "More space is used in the master bath – whether to incorporate Universal Design features or [to provide] a spa-like environment to relax and unwind in. Homeowners want their master bath to be functional with a sense of elegance," says Alentyeva. Tyler sees large, furniture-style vanities becoming more popular in the master bath. "The availability of double-sink, furniture-style vanities without tops lets the designer customize the vanity via the top to blend with the master bath's décor" he says. Tran points out, "Space is an essential when it comes to metropoli- tan cities, where millennials prefer to live, and also with the tiny house movement [that has come about] in recent years. Smart storage is very desirable." He adds that furniture-style vanities are most commonly used in secondary bathrooms, powder rooms and, more and more often, in the master suite as well. ▪ is a definitive trend toward the clean, light aesthetic of open storage," says Neilson Howard. "On the other hand, storage is more essential in a master bath, where some less attractive toiletries, cleaning supplies and bath accessories need to be stashed away." Whether open or closed, storage needs to be creative and customized for the user, manufacturers agree. Alentyeva sees the goal as to provide good storage and space planning, including offering more built-in stor- age functionality such as roll-out shelves, pull-outs and drawer dividers. Artus says that open lower shelves are popular for towel storage to portray the "spa-like" feeling at home. Pull-out units that feature storage for specific items like brushes, curling irons and hair dryers are also in demand, he adds, noting a growing interest in the Docking Drawer, an integrated electrical outlet specifically engineered and designed to safely add an electrical outlet inside a cabinet drawer. DIVERSE DIMENSIONS There is no "one size fits all" trend when it comes to bath vanities. Vanity sizes run the gamut from petite wall units to large double-bowl furniture-style pieces, and everything in between. Jensen says there is demand for both ends of the spectrum – from very small to huge. "We see many requests for both petite (18"-26") vani- ties and grand scale (74"-84") cabinets," he notes. "Many clients continue 92 Kitchen & Bath Design News • August 2017 PRODUCT TREND REPORT

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