Plumbing News 2017 Watch List: Ferguson shares
three kitchen & bath predictions.
kitchen and bath industry heads into trade show season and manufacturers prepare
to unveil their latest innovations, the product experts at Ferguson Bath,
Kitchen & Lighting Gallery share three trends they expect to have a major moment
Compact design gives rise to expanded flexibility.
Compact design coupled with high-powered performance ushers in a wave of
products that delivers the most from a small space. As manufacturers design more
appliances that offer luxurious functionality in a fraction of the space, we
expect to see more designers, builders and remodelers developing creative ways
to layer products where homeowners want to use them. For example, compact
dishwashers allow for installation in a media room in addition to the kitchen,
while a ventless dryer can be placed anywhere in the home. Built-in coffee
makers that donít require a dedicated plumbing line can be installed just about
anywhere including a guest room, home office, master closet or all three. Story continues below
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Water delivery your way
the ever-growing options for dedicated faucets and fixtures,
the plumbing infrastructure of a home is the starting point
of possibilities. For the kitchen, pot fillers, bar faucets
and filtered water dispensers all work in tandem to provide
water delivery where homeowners use them most. Master baths
will continue expansion to include bidets with programmable
settings and hands-free faucets and toilets that reduce the
spread of germs. The showering experience will further
integrate the use of multiple showerheads, body sprays and
handshowers to deliver an immersive customized water
experience that also uses technological advances to preserve
overall water usage. Digital showering systems will rise in
popularity with enhanced personalized water delivery
experiences that incorporate light, music and steam.
As the popularity of farmhouse chic evolves, more neutral
colors, living finishes and natural materials blended with
modern technology and luxurious details will be on the rise.
For lighting, anticipate the inventive use of reclaimed wood
paired with innovative LED lamping, especially in outdoor
applications. The farmhouse sink will continue to make a
statement in the kitchen, yet with updated designs,
dimensions and finishes in soft golds and matte blacks to
pair with contemporary faucets.
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