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Inside Look At The Top Ten Bathroom Trends Of 2016

Source: nkba.org | Re-Post Houterloot 10/26/2016 – 

The 2016 NKBA Kitchen & Bath Design Trends Report revealed the popularity of universal design, streamlined layouts, and luxurious amenities, among other key design elements. Following is a breakdown of the top ten bathroom trends reported by NKBA survey respondents. Click here to read the full press release.

1. Greater acceptance of aging-in-place amenities: no threshold showers, grab bars, higher vanity heights and chair-height toilets.

More than half of NKBA member respondents included accessible and/or universal design elements in bathrooms in 2015. Most expected to see the trend for aging-in-place amenities to increase or, at least, remain steady for 2016.

The most common requests to make bathrooms safer and more comfortable for users: higher toilet seats, higher vanities, and the addition of shower seats/benches. More than three-quarters of respondents included these amenities last year, and about half expect to see growth in this area. More than half also reported adding no-threshold showers to their projects. “No threshold showers are becoming standard,” said Leslie Cohen, CKD, CID, ASID, a kitchen and bath designer from North Carolina.

2. Transitional is pulling away from contemporary.

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