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AUG 2014

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Product Trend Report 56 | Kitchen & Bath Design News August 2014 Vanities in the powder room remain small in order to reduce crowding, says Roberts, but designers shouldn't be afraid to put large vanities in larger bathrooms. In master baths, she notes, his and her vanities are becoming more popular, rather than one large vanity with a double sink. "I'm seeing a lot of master baths using two 30" vanities, either separated by a window or even just a towel bar and lighting. Even if a home- owner is single, it's good to think of how you would want your master bath to be in the future," she says. Mucha notes an increase in the use of furniture-style vanities in the master bath. Fairmont has developed some non- traditional size options, such as 42" and 60" single-sink vanities. Wells notes that storage is critical in smaller baths, but adds that it shouldn't be given short shrift just because a bathroom is spacious. "[You want to make sure that there's a] good use of space, whether it's in the master or the powder room," Wells maintains. "Both of them deserve the same attention." VALUE CONSCIOUS The recession changed how construction and renovations were handled, and though things are looking up in the economy, consumers are still more conscious of how they are spending their dollars. Cost is a factor, but more importantly, people want quality products that last. "People are not just price-conscious about their bathroom remodel projects – they are careful about all of their purchases since the recession," says Draper. "They've done their online research, have shopped around, and not only want a value price point, they want their purchases to last." Mucha agrees: "While the economy has improved, which has helped our overall sales, consumers are still being wise with their money. They are looking for the best products for the best value." The past year has seen an upswing in the market, however manufacturers note that consumers are still conscious of value when they spend. "Buyers are smart. They know the recession is coming to an end," says Roberts. "Home buyers are still trying to fnd the best purchase value, such as older homes that need remodeling, which puts the bath vanity market in a great position," she adds. Wells says that people are getting more confdent, doing more remodeling and investing in their bath. "It's certainly a place where people are spending more money because they want to feel pampered, they want to feel that edge of luxury in the bathroom," he says. In addition to its custom grand European casual styles, Habersham also ofers pieces that are simpler in style. The classically inspired, yet cleaner simpler design lines and more transitional styling are showcased in the Classic Vanity (shown). The vanity measures 60"wx23"dx36"h. In addition, Habersham can create and style storage cabinets for baths, dressing rooms and any room in the house. Circle No. 194 on Product Card The Jenna Bath Vanity from Ronbow Corp. is one of the new contemporary oferings from the company. All Ronbow vanities feature hardwood frame construction and hardwood plywood exteriors, dovetail joinery, full-extension stainless steel drawer glides and soft-close Hettich door hinges. Jenna is available in Blush Taupe, Vintage Cafe, Aged Oak, Slate Gray, Glossy White and Vintage Honey fnishes. A range of coordinating components is available. Circle No. 193 on Product Card The Americana Collection from Native Trails is a collection of bath vanities, storage and mirrors crafted in the U.S. Each piece is hand constructed by artisans who use wood reclaimed from American structures of the past – old barns, barracks and fencing. Adding to the historic character of each piece is iron hardware hand forged by blacksmiths who use traditional techniques. Circle No. 192 on Product Card The Ascetic Vanity has been added to the JSG Oceana Bathroom Vanity Collection from JSG Oceana. Available in black or white, the vanity features sleek, clean lines and a high- gloss fnish. The Ascetic Vanity is available as a single standing vanity or wall-mount with the option of installing a vessel or undermount lavatory. Circle No. 188 on Product Card Sodo is the new contemporary wall-mount vanity from Strasser Woodenworks. Sodo is available in all standard sizes from 24" to 60" (60" available in single and double bowl) and 10 diferent fnishes. Shown here in Silver Oak with slab doors are two 30" vanities with an 18" drawer bank, and 18" cubby with matching 24" medicine cabinets with LED lightning. Circle No. 190 on Product Card From Crystal Cabinet Works' Encore custom frameless line comes these modern foating vanities. The vanities in this design by James Tyler O'Neill feature the Springfeld door in a medium stained alder veneer with large storage drawers. Encore ofers fexibility with numerous customization options, the frm notes. Photo: Courtesy P4D Photography by Gilbertson Photography Circle No. 191 on Product Card The Twin-Star International Luxe Bath Works vanities have solid American maple drawers with concealed soft slow-closing glides and hinges topped with a selection of granite, marble and quartz countertops. Shown is Wallingford, ofering a 66" crisp white fnish cabinet with a white quartz top and matching mirror. The cabinet's four drawers and one mirrored door provide storage options. Circle No. 185 on Product Card The freestanding Revo bath vanity, part of The Furniture Guild's Nuvo Collection, is available in fve textured laminates and six high- gloss acrylic colors. Add a coordinating medicine cabinet, mirror or linen cabinet and choose from an array of built-in accessories to create a custom-designed piece. Circle No. 187 on Product Card Stone, a new fnish from Fieldstone Cabinetry, is shown here on the Farmington door style in maple. On the right is Commerce, a new inset door style, shown here in maple fnished in Marshmallow Cream. Circle No. 186 on Product Card With its refned, compact shapes and smooth, fuid lines, Music from Devon & Devon evokes the Roaring Twenties. The vanity features rounded corners, glossy lacquer, a smooth surface and four slim legs that recall the shape of a vintage piano. The deep black of the granite top, wood legs and knobs alternate with the cream of the cabinet of the vanity unit. Music includes large drawers with soft- close doors. Circle No. 189 on Product Card

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