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AUG 2018

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Strasser Woodenworks' Lapis Night was inspired by the hue Vincent Van Gogh used in his masterpiece 'Starry Night.' The new color was designed to reflect the colors of the lapis lazuli stone, a deep blue metamorphic rock of intense color. The finish is available on a range of vanities. Circle No. 179 on Product Card The Compton White vanity from Hardware Resources features Shak- er-style drawer fronts and a curved storage compartment behind traditional beadboard doors in a white finish. Each vanity comes with a Carrera marble top fitted with a white oval bowl. The vanities come in sizes from 32" to 60". Circle No. 180 on Product Card The Tiny wall-mounted vanity from Adornus is a natural counterpart to the minimalist design dominated by straight lines and cubic forms. Avail- able finishes include Anthracite, High Gloss White and San Remo (shown). The mirror, ceramic top and soft-close system are included. Circle No. 181 on Product Card Part of The C.G. Collection by Christopher Grubb, the Acclaim vanity is showcased here in Oyster Gray. Sporting a transitional style, the solid oak vanity features tapered legs and marble countertops and a choice between several vessel or undermount sinks and brushed metal hardware. Circle No. 182 on Product Card To address the trend toward stylish custom built-in vanities and bath furni- ture, Mouser Cabinetry offers a variety of unique design elements, convenient storage options, decorative accessories and embellishments combined with stylish doors and finish options, the company notes. Circle No. 183 on Product Card Devon & Devon's Summertime offers a black-white color contrast, with black/ white continuing in the black absolute granite top. Three large, push-to-open drawers provide storage. Other colors include cream with black profiles, warm grey, blue violet, red, fango, prune and antique aluminium leaf. Circle No. 184 on Product Card The Blake Vanity Collection from Sagehill Designs features a textured taupe finish that allows the beauty of the select oak solids and veneers to shine through. The bureau-style cabi- nets feature slatted shelves and mirror details, inset drawers and side panels, and are available in a variety of widths. Circle No. 185 on Product Card Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry adds color to the day with its Full Overlay Vogue Door Style in Triton Blue for a modern look in the bath. The bath shown is designed by Katie Fitzgerald of Right Angle Kitchens & Design. Circle No. 186 on Product Card "While petite sizes continue to be popular for the powder and small bathrooms, larger sizes specifically for master bathrooms continue to rise in popularity," says Mucha. "While 60" and 72" vanities are popular for these large bathrooms, you will also see homeowners utilize two separate vanities in the master bath, sometimes even in a slightly different style," he continues. "Generally, we see a larger size for vanities because consumers are into the spa bath," says O'Neill. "When trying to replicate the feel of a spa bath, larger storage space and larger amenities are imperative." Gifford has also seen an uptick in large, custom-sized vanities. "Double sinks are very much in vogue right now," he states. Guevara says that master bathrooms remain more traditional in size and design, but in smaller spaces, people are getting more creative. "Anything different to stand out in that half bath is what I'm seeing," he explains. The firm has also seen a big demand for its "Tiny" line, an 18" sink designed for small spaces that comes in three colors. "We cannot keep it in stock," he says. In addition to space considerations, how the vanity will be used impacts size choice. "We generally see larger vanities with more custom storage options in master baths, but a powder room can also require stor- age," says Lemel. "In a smaller vanity, customization is key as you want to maximize all of the space you have for storage." ▪ storage. An open shelf can be used to store towels, hold a basket or [be] left empty. There is also more opportunity for linen towers and mirrored walled cabinets as bathroom furniture is used in larger bathrooms." BIGGER IS BETTER The size of the vanity is, of course, dependent upon the space available in the room. Storage needs, along with who will use the vanity, are also im- portant considerations. In smaller bathrooms, including powder rooms, small vanities are in demand; in master bathrooms, however, the trend is towards larger vanities – or, sometimes, more than one vanity incorporat- ed into the space. "In master baths, consumers are living by the 'bigger is better' man- tra, and since we are consumers, we need larger spaces to store all of our items," Mannion states. In other bathrooms, she adds, consumers are choosing smaller vanities. Nielson says that in dense urban areas, smaller 30" to 36" vanities are most popular. Otherwise, she says, size most often ranges from 36" to 48". "We are seeing high demand, especially in the master bath, for a 48" vanity paired with a 36" trough style sink. It's a great look and can be really practical where a single sink is shared," she notes, adding that she also sees a lot of dual-vanity master bathrooms. 92 Kitchen & Bath Design News • August 2018 PRODUCT TREND REPORT Continued

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