We are currently in a time that consumers have a bigger say in what we want out of our products. Don’t get me wrong, some tech giants innovate by making trends themselves and telling consumers what they need. However, in the business of kitchen and bath fixtures, manufacturers tend to listen and deliver upon what their customers want. Currently, there is a high demand for products that are practical, smaller, and efficient to make life easier.
A new trending technology is to go touch-free. Derived from (hands-free) faucets that only require a touch to turn on or off, touch-free operates using motion detection to activate and shut off water flow. They further simplify kitchen tasks and help homeowners keep their faucets cleaner and water efficient. Manufacturers continue to innovate water-efficient products to meet consumers needs, without requiring consumers to change their habits.
Just like the current trend of less is more, glistening European style faucets and fixtures are quickly replacing solid lines and audacious angles. Bold colors such as brushed chrome, nickel, and bronze, are being reintroduced into kitchen and bathrooms. The use of color in these designated areas can bring a “wow” factor, and even better, such finishes are easy to care for, such as fingerprints and watermarks.
Further, simplification of the actual fixtures makes consumers content. They are currently requesting for fixtures to be multifunctional. Such as using a single-handle faucet and a hand shower to reduce clutter.
A well designed and stylish bathroom will make a significant impact in your house. Recent trends show that if you have an updated bathroom, the home will be valued higher and show prestige. However, you do not need to remodel the whole bathroom, just by updating fixtures it can make a difference. Consider accents like shower bars and towel rings to match the theme. The details will help draw the room together for a new fresh look, impressing not only guest but everyone in the household.
Technology has exponentially leaped forward allowing for gadgets to become smaller and powerful. It only makes sense that it will evidently end up in our homes too. Manufacturers such as Kohler have Bluetooth enabled shower heads to let you listen to your favorite tunes while showering. Expect to see more tech in the kitchen and bathroom shortly!