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Glass vessel sinks, modern faucets
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Glass vessel sinks, modern faucets

There's a lot to be said for doing a little homework before you embark on a bathroom remodel. And this applies to style trends as well as to products you don't want your bathroom to look dated in a couple of years because design is moving in a different direction.

Kraus, a leading manufacturer of bathroom products, knows how important it is to stay at the forefront, in terms of both quality and style. The company has identified several trends that are gaining momentum in kitchen and bathroom design, and it pays to take notice if you are planning a project.

Firstly, Kraus notes that cost-effective multifunctional products with universal applications are a significant trend. Flexible designs that suit a range of decor styles make it easier to create a unified look, so Kraus has chosen to focus on versatile, easily coordinated products.

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Materials, colors and textures taken from nature are the forefront of current design trends. This bathroom features a glass vessel basin from the Kraus Nature Series Collection, teamed with a Ventus single-lever faucet in oil-rubbed bronze and a Sheven single-lever faucet in chrome.HERO

"It is crucial to have durable, high-quality fixtures with an enduring, easily coordinated style, especially due to the growing need to maximize home resale value," says the creative director at Kraus. "The ideal is a balance of personal preference and universality a widely appealing decor increases selling opportunities."

Kraus addresses this with simple, clean designs that can integrate with modern and transitional spaces. A range of finishes makes it possible to further personalize the kitchen or bathroom, while maintaining a cohesive look. The more modern, minimalist fixtures from Kraus become transitional in a finish such as brushed nickel, while warmer traditional finishes can be used as a counterpoint to sleek, contemporary designs. Oil-rubbed bronze is growing in popularity; Kraus offers this finish with a matte black tone.

Kraus also addresses the trend of designing the bathroom as a personal oasis. This aesthetic includes natural color schemes, unusual textures and materials, such as glass and stone.

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Pared-back design is a key trend for modern bathrooms. In this suite, a Kraus Ventus faucet in polished chrome makes a bold counterpoint to the soft gray color palette. HERO

The new Nature Series Collection of glass vessel sinks, for example, reflects this idea. These sinks feature layered patterns and textures, as well as colors inspired by Earth's elemental beauty. With an array of colors to choose from, sinks from the Nature Series look dramatic in a variety of settings. They also help create a spa-like look and feel for the home bathroom.

For further information on Kraus products, phone 1800 775 0703. Or visit the website: www.kraususa.com.

Mar 31, 2014
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