Looking for today’s most of-the-moment interior design cues? Try yesterday. Yup, what’s old is still new again. While transitional design—that elusive mix of throwback and modern—has been a tastemaker favorite for the last few years, vintage elements are bursting out all over these days. And the perfect place to showcase your love of all things retro? Well, it could be in the most surprising space of all: the bathroom. That's right—if you're hesitant to plunk down a ton of ca
Adaptations to the home can make dealing with mobility issues and disabilities easier. Usually being the smallest room in the house, the bathroom can present some of the biggest challenges when dealing with limitations in mobility, flexibility or dexterity, with impaired vision or any other barrier that requires a little additional support to surmount. It used to be that accessible bathrooms were necessarily utilitarian-looking, but no more. With the Easy Bathing range from b
It’s another strong year for remodeling and sustainable materials, universal design, natural elements and outdoor living are dominating the home renovation trajectory. Technology is driving the renovation industry in a fresh direction. Along with more options, manufacturers can also adapt materials for new uses. Smart devices and home automation are increasing home efficiency and green building technology is changing the way we think about our material sources and building pr
See how grout in 7 eye-catching colors is spicing up kitchens and bathrooms abroad You may already know that grout comes in shades of white, gray and beige and that it can change the look of tile. For example, pairing white tiles with a similar white grout makes grout lines virtually disappear and tiles blend together. Conversely, pairing white tiles with dark gray grout reveals the shape of each tile more clearly.
You may not know that grout also comes in a variety of oth
White, gray, and stainless steel seem to dominate kitchen and bathroom design, writes The Washington Post’s Michele Lerner. But new trends are emerging as homeowners opt for more variety, high-tech appliances, and low-maintenance features. “Homeowners like flexibility and personalization,” says Elle H-Millard, industry relations manager for the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). “They’re looking for things that can be used to customize their home but that don’t dat