Kitchen & Bath Design News

AUG 2019

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The tubular lines and minimalist style of Wetstyle's C2 collection project a modern look, while the compact, uncluttered footprint makes it appro- priate for small bathrooms. The base of the unit is made of matte black stainless steel rungs that can be equipped with an optional storage drawer in natural walnut. The vanity is available in 24" and 30" sizes. Circle No. 184 on Product Card Drummonds' Locky vanity, designed for smaller bathrooms, is now available in Verde Guatemala, a serpentine marble top in rich dark green and blue-green tones with white veining. The legs are cast in bronze using the lost-wax process, and are available in nine finishes. The Locky is available in single or double versions. Circle No. 183 on Product Card Villeroy & Boch has introduced an updated version of one of its best-selling vanities in the Subway bathroom furniture collection. The Subway XXL collection features new chrome optic drawer pulls, a 1/3:2/3 division and deeper bottom drawers that allow for more storage. The collection is available in a vari- ety of brilliant finishes. Circle No. 186 on Product Card Scavolini and Diesel have once again teamed up to create Diesel Open Workshop, a new collec- tion that spans both the kitchen and bath. The modular metallic bath pieces are comprised of tu- bular iron mixed with blocks and voids. The furniture is available in matte shades, enhancing the industrial look. Circle No. 185 on Product Card Icera's Canto vanity collection, with its fresh finish options, provides a way to add a pop of color or drama to the bathroom. The furniture-style vanity is crafted of solid wood and includes soft-close drawers with dovetail joinery. In addition to the new blue and matte black options, Canto is also available in White, Ocean Grey, Walnut Brown and Espresso. Circle No. 188 on Product Card The R.I.G. Modules from MA/U Studio, available from Boffi, fea- ture tailor-made units and basins in wood or marble, mirrors, light bars and towel racks. The bath system now offers new monoblock units and a wider selection of mir- rors, available in rectangular and round versions, with or without integrated light. Circle No. 187 on Product Card Kohler's new Maxstow line of med- icine cabinets includes staggered shelves for flexible interior storage. Measuring 3.5" in depth, it is slim- mer than most traditional medicine cabinets. Available in three widths and two heights, the cabinets include reversible white and grey side panels, which allows the user to choose the preferred finish. Circle No. 190 on Product Card Wellborn Cabinet's wall-mounted vanities broaden the space, naturally making the bathroom look and feel larger, notes the company. Using wall-mounted vanities allows the user to customize the space, mount- ing the unit at a comfortable coun- tertop height and gaining floor space. Customizing the interior of the vanity creates a dedicated storage zone. Circle No. 189 on Product Card Lacava says standard vanity dimensions prevail in the market. "Perhaps different regions of the country have different needs, but as long as the space allows, master bathrooms prefer double-sink vanities 60"-72", or two separate vanities that usually run at least 36" wide. Single-user bathrooms can be very sufficiently furnished with sizes ranging from 24" to 48". The powder rooms and half bathrooms, on the other hand, are where creativity can be expressed without much limit when it comes to pedestals, or other types of decorative sinks, since storage is a secondary need," he says. Mucha sees demand for bath furniture for larger bathrooms growing. "With these larger 60"+ vanities also comes the opportunity for linen tow- ers and medicine cabinets. Even large wall-mount vanities are increasing in sales," he says. Yang, on the other hand, believes vanities are getting smaller, and the space where they will be placed is the deciding factor when determin- ing shape and size. "People are getting creative with smaller spaces and want vanities that will provide necessary storage needs, visual appeal and appropriate size for the room," she says. Spence has seen a surge in the popularity of 36" and 48" vanities for standard-sized bathrooms. In powder rooms, which tend to be smaller spaces, 18" to 24" vanities work better, he adds. ▪ and master baths require well incorporated storage capacity, he notes. "There is a shift in the kind of storage used – the current trend leans toward more open storage options," he says. "After all, most user products nowadays come in such nice packaging that they can serve as decoration as much as a product for use." When considering storage options, the most important factor, Mucha says, is that the storage is usable. "Items like concealed drawers, flexible drawer organization and even features like electrical outlets in the vanities are sought after," he states. A PERFECT FIT Storage needs and available space drive vanity size, manufacturers agree. In master baths, double-sink vanities are still the preference when space allows. In other bathrooms, size and shape is determined by available space and specific needs. "We haven't necessarily seen a shift in the sizes of vanities, but rather a shift in the way designers go about planning the space to account for and customize storage needs," notes Baber. "Consumers are looking for ways to simplify storage needs with internal storage options such as roll- out trays and pull-out organizers. There's been an increase in the thought- ful planning that goes into making sure that all items have a home." 90 Kitchen & Bath Design News • August 2019 PRODUCT TREND REPORT

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