Kitchen & Bath Design News

OCT 2018

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and framed mirrors with a pendant instead of a light bar, wallpaper making a very big comeback [and] tile or wood details on the walls." "Buyers are tending to make bolder choices in their powder room, with large-scale pattern wall-coverings and modern lighting fixtures," agrees Gehman. "They are smaller areas to have fun with and make a bold first impres- sion with visitors." "Gray and white are still very popular," DeWalt adds, "but we're also seeing a move- ment back to warmer tones in tiles and fixtures. For counter- tops, we still prefer quartz for its performance as well as [its] aesthetic. Rectangular drop-in sinks and freestanding tubs work well with an overall modern look." Her firm is also replacing carpeted bathroom closets with tile floors, taking vanity mirrors to the ceiling, replac- ing light bars with pendants, using the same tile on the floor and shower and floating vanity cabinets on the wall with lighting below. All of these help make a bathroom look larger, DeWalt suggests. LAST WORDS While kitchens are the heart of the home, the master bath may be its soul. It's where we go to get prepared for our day and where we finish our per- sonal routines every night be- fore going to bed. One master bath client shared before starting her remodel that she hated waking up to her dated space every morning; you've probably had clients like that, too. Finding elements that read new and timeless at the same time is what design professionals seek to do. ▪ Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS is an independent designer in San Diego, the author of New Kitchen Ideas That Work and the New Bathroom Idea Book (Taunton Press), and a design journalist, NKBA Chapter Presenter and industry consultant. Her website is jgkitchens.com. She was named one of Kitchen & Bath Design News' 2017 50 top innovators. October 2018 • KitchenBathDesign.com 35 Comfort, Beauty & Style Circle No. 22 on Product Card

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