All About National Kitchen & Bathroom Month
October is National Kitchen and Bathroom Month and that means 31 days of education and promotions designed to show homeowners the amazing benefits of upgrading their bathrooms or kitchens.
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Why October? The National Kitchen and Bathroom Association declared October for this very special month because it’s the ideal time of the year to stage a renovation. Think about it; the kids are back to school and the holidays are still far enough away to make starting a project feasible.
National Kitchen and Bathroom Month is one of our favorite times of the year. Read on to find out why!
How to Avoid Choosing Trends that Won’t Last
If you’ve lived through avocado kitchens, yellow bathroom appliances or even shag carpeting in the bedroom, you’ll know perfectly well that most renovating trends do not have a lot of staying power. Luckily, recent trends are leaning towards the classic rather than the outlandish, with numerous technology upgrades and advancements.
But if you’re still worried about investing in a trend that will become a laughing stock a few years down the line, don’t worry, we have you covered. The best way to prevent you from going trend-crazy is to seriously consider your unique needs and requirements.
If a specific trend will not work properly in your home, leave it out. Don’t invest in something for the sake of the trend. We recommend finding one or two key trends that you genuinely love and working around that.
Shower vs. Tub: Who is the Winner?
When it comes to upgrading your shower or tub, there is no clear winner in terms of trends. It all comes down to personal preferences. If you are more of a bath person, you should invest more money in a beautiful bathtub. While if you prefer showers, save your money for a killer shower upgrade.
Best Bathroom Trends of 2016
Modern bathrooms are all about understated luxury and tech features to take your bathroom experience to the next level. Here are some of our favorite bathroom trends of 2016:
- Trough sinks
- Heated floors
- Anti-fog mirrors
- Stand-alone tubs
- Shower seats
- Square or rectangular faucets
- Steam showers
- Open-concept vanities and shelving units
- What are the Best Kitchen Trends for 2016?
Much like with the bathrooms, modern kitchens combine form and function to produce a beautiful and easy-to-navigate kitchen that will be the envy of all your holiday guests.
Some of our favorite examples of bathroom trends include:
- Apron sinks
- Large, oversized fixtures
- Streamlined fixtures with tech features such as 360-degree swivel action and automation
- Commercial appliances
- Quartz countertops
If you’re considering a bathroom or kitchen renovation this month and you live in Abingdon, MD, or the surrounding area, call PlumbCrazy at 410-679-7575 and speak with our experts about your plans today.