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.