Continuing our series on innovative new products for the home, this week we are spotlighting some of our favorite products for the bathroom; specifically, innovative new vanity designs. In our blog about shower and bath renovations we addressed functionality issues surrounding “aging in place,” and the way designers are finding better ways of combing form and function to reduce the “institutional” appearance of these bathroom features. Designers are also applying these goals in regard to vanity design; here are some of our favorites.
A Place for Everything
Bathrooms accumulate clutter—it’s practically inevitable. If your bathroom counters are constantly cluttered, it makes sense to create space for the things that tend to get left out. Styling tools are among the items frequently left out, even when they are not in use, one of the main reasons being that we wait to put away our hair dryers and curling irons until they cool … only by the time they have cooled, we’ve moved on to something else, be it fixing breakfast or being on our way out the door. The BlowerAway and CurlerAway trays by Stowaway products address this issue: heat-resistant, they are specially designed to free up counter space—simply install them in the front part of your vanity, around the bowl of your sink. The BlowerAway and CurlerAway trays are designed to conform to the sink basin and edge of the inner cabinet walls; not only are you utilizing previously-unused space, you are freeing up space where you used to store these items.
Contemporary Style, Modern Design
Freestanding bathroom vanities are gaining in popularity, in part due to the freedom of design they allow the homeowner. If you choose a freestanding vanity with an open base for towel storage you can create a spa-like appearance; mounting the vanity to the wall alone, giving it the appearance of “floating,” creates sleek lines and a very, very modern feel.
If you want to make a statement, Lago has created a very modern curved sink that takes the concept of the floating design to a new level. This black tile mosaic looks weightless—designed to appear as if it is being peeled away from the wall, the contrast of the white wall behind and underneath the sink creates the illusion of a sink literally floating in air.
For a look that is modern but a bit warmer, this bamboo sink by Stone Forest provides the clean, sleek line of contemporary design with the warmer look of natural wood. The open design allows the style to remain light and airy; the wall-mounted faucet is quirky and fun.
Do you have a bathroom that needs updating? Stop in and see us at Cabinets & Designs, where our team of designers is ready to help you create the stylish bathroom of your dreams!