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2015’s Trendy Bathrooms


We took on kitchens, now let's tackle the bathroom. Our experts take on what's happening in the design world, and creating an on-trend oasis in your ensuite. 



Bath-time can be an experience for the senses with any number of high-tech options to add to your bathroom.  Many brands have options for built-in audio systems, chromotherapy (using mood-enhancing colors), or refrigeration. Robern's latest medicine cabinet has a refrigerated portion that’s perfect for nail polish, organic skin products (with no preservatives), or medications that need to be kept cold. 


Freestanding bathtubs

A freestanding bath really sets the mood for relaxation, even in today’s busy world.

When choosing a freestanding bath, consider how the design of the tub will shape the look of your space. The curve of a tub can bring softness to an angular bathroom, or an angular bath can offset soft colors or add to a highly structured room. 


Interesting Metallic Fixtures

Bathroom fixtures are available in a variety of interesting finishes and colors. Look for chrome, brushed nickel, and oil-rubbed bronze, not to mention a variety of different warm-colored coppery, brassy and bronzy metals. Of course, plain old stainless steel is still a safe choice, although it’s not as interesting as it used to be when you look at all the possibilities that are currently available.


Shades of Grey

Grey has been a popular color choice for the bathroom last year, and it’s a trend that is sticking around. If you’re worried a gray palette will make your bathroom feel flat and lifeless, introduce streaks of white to cut through the moody hue and create a sophisticated look. Or energize the design by adding a splash of bold, eye-popping color, like adding an earthy orange-bronze mosaic tile feature wall.


Geometric tiles

Speaking of tiles… another major design trend for the bathroom is geometric tiles. This eye-catching look is a great design solution for those who wish to add depth and visual interest to a plain, neutral space, but without the use of bright, arresting tones.




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On Trend for the New Year


What’s trending in the world of Kitchen renos? Spring has sprung, and our experts are elaborating on what patterns we have been seeing this year! 



Go Bold 

2015 is the year to give your kitchen a bold upgrade. This means not being afraid to add a little color to your décor where you might not have expected it before. Sometimes it takes the creation of contrast to get the aesthetic look you’re looking for.

Go for a bold coloured sink to add a conversation piece. If you’re feeling a little more reserved, you can simply spruce up your cabinets with a fresh coat of paint.

Balancing bold colors with lighter neutral tones throughout will achieve a very upgraded and modern feel.




Industrial-style lighting is very on-trend for 2015. Your kitchen needs to be well-lit in order to keep up with your culinary adventures, but also provide the perfect place for conversation and mingling to happen at get-togethers.

What does this style look like? Well, it varies, but here are some key elements to look for:

  • black steel
  • stainless steel
  • wire caging in place of sconces
  • clear glass and old-fashioned style lightbulbs
  • copper or brass
  • rivets and other industrial hardware




Back in Brass

Speaking of Brass… Sometimes the best décor trends are seen in the details. Your kitchen is no exception to this rule. The gleam of brass details from brass pendants, brass knobs, handles and brass faucets can turn your kitchen into a very elegant space.

If the shine it too much for your tastes, copper details are a toned-down finish that deliver the same elegance. Whatever your style is, gold-hued metals are on-trend and popping up everywhere.

By focusing on efficiency, functionality and personal style, these upgrades can go a long way towards making your kitchen the sanctuary you've always wanted. Make 2015 the year to celebrate, entertain, relax, and enjoy in a fresh, functional kitchen.


Ask your Questions

Do you find this expert advice helpful? Submit your questions to us and we will feature answers on this blog to help you and others with your bathroom and kitchen fixture decisions.