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Make the Most of National Kitchen & Bathroom Month

modern-kitchenIn 1982, the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association declared that October would be known as National Kitchen and Bathroom Month.

It was designed to educate homeowners on the various benefits and advantages of upgrading their bathrooms and kitchens in addition to providing useful promotions and incentives.

When you really think about it, October is the perfect month to renovate your bathroom or kitchen. The kids are back to school and the holidays are still far enough away that starting a renovation is still possible.

Bathroom and kitchen renovations add incredible value to your home and help make your chores and self-care easier and more pleasant.

Find out more about National Kitchen and Bathroom Month by reading below:

What are the current bathroom trends?

bathroom-vanityCurrent bathroom trends are leaning towards moving the spa to the home.

Modern, simple and technologically advanced components make today’s bathrooms the ideal place for relaxation after a long day.

Some of the most exciting new trends for bathrooms in 2016 include:

  • Trough sinks
  • Heated floors
  • Stand-alone tubs
  • Shower seats
  • Anti-fog mirrors
  • Steam showers
  • Square and rectangular faucets and fixtures
  • Open-concept vanities and shelves

Which is best, a shower or a tub?

When it comes to choosing between a shower and a tub, there really is no right answer. The best choice depends on your personal preferences. Do you take a lot of showers? Invest in a killer shower. Do you love relaxing in the bath?

Let a beautiful tub be the focal point of your new bathroom. One thing is for sure when it comes to tubs and showers, trends are moving away from the combo built-in units and the two are getting separate treatments.

What are the current kitchen trends in remodeling?

farm-sinkKitchens are functional spaces. Current renovations are reflecting this by combining form and function to create a beautiful and chic kitchen with advanced details that make meal prep and cleanup run smoother.

Some of our favorite trends for the kitchen include:

  • Apron sinks
  • Oversized, bold fixtures and faucets
  • Drawers with damping
  • Quartz countertops
  • Commercial-grade appliances
  • Sleek fixtures and faucets with tech upgrades such as 360-degree swivel action and automation

Avoid Trends with an Expiry Date

Many trends come in and out over the years. Some last longer than others. How do you choose to incorporate a trend that will stand the test of time rather than invest in the next bathroom shag-carpeting gimmick? It’s easy, consider your unique needs and requirements for the room you are renovating and make sure you are not simply being blind to what’s trendy without thinking of the functionality.

By incorporating only a few trends and then keeping the rest of the room classic, you can ensure that your new bathroom or kitchen will stay stylish for years to come.

Call All Purpose Plumbing in Tacoma, WA for more information on National Kitchen and Bath Month. Call 253-473-5100 today to speak to one of our experts.