One of the great things about living in today’s world is that innovations seem to come at a dizzying pace. The field of medicine is one prime example, such as stents first being used in 1986 to treat heart attack patients. (1) Surgeries that used to require a large cut in the patient’s body can now be handled through a small incision, allowing instruments to be inserted and controlled via wires. Not every innovation has to be earth-shattering. There are lots of new technologies that allow you to enjoy greater comfort in your home like windows designed to keep out heat. One area of the house that has seen some technological changes over the last few years is the bathroom, especially in regards to fixtures. The design experts at All About Bathrooms and More have some suggestions to help expand your horizons when it comes time for a bathroom remodeling project.
It should be noted that the latest and greatest bathroom features do tend to cost more than the old faucet and light fixtures you grew up with, but the benefit is greater luxury and expanded use. Creating and sticking with a budget for a bathroom remodeling project is important. In fact, the percentage of homeowners likely to set a budget for remodeling increased by 12% from 2015 to 2017. (2) The good news is that there is something for every price range, and All About Bathrooms and More can help you find some truly innovative fixtures that will fit your budget.
Lights now come in all shapes and sizes for your bathroom. One intriguing piece is the eFinity Lighted Mirror. While serving as a great mirror to shave and brush your teeth in front of, the eFinity Lighted Mirror also features four strips of LED lights on the mirror itself just inside the borders. The frosted lights are perfect for the bathroom. There’s also a version that features a Bluetooth speaker system that allows you to listen to your favorite tunes as you’re getting ready in the morning.
Another interesting light fixture is the Uplift Sconce, which is a cylindrical glass light that sits a few inches out from the wall. The Uplift Sconce is stylish and modern, but homeowners with small children will love another key feature of the light. There’s a slim night light on top of each cylinder that can be controlled separately.
An innovative light fixture that the designers at All About Bathrooms and More love is the LightDisc 40 Indoor/Outdoor Light. The LightDisc 40 is a slim circle of polycarbonate that emits a surprising amount of light. This is a very versatile light as it can be placed on walls or ceilings, and there is a suspended version as well. It is also waterproof, allowing it to be placed in the shower.
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There is a staggering amount of options now available when it comes to upgrading faucets during a bathroom remodeling project. A chic choice is a faucet that boasts a D-shaped spout, such as Moen’s Doux Chrome One-Handle High Arc Bathroom Faucet. The D-shaped spout releases the water in a thin, silky ribbon. Faucets with waterfall spouts also release water in such a way and add a touch of class to any decor.
Touchless faucets are becoming increasingly popular. The sensor in such faucets detect hand movement and automatically begin dispensing water. In this time of COVID-19 worries, not having to physically touch a faucet to wash your hands is a tremendous boon. Another benefit is that parents don’t have to worry about kids leaving the tap open. Once the little tykes are done cleaning and move away, the faucet will turn itself off. There are many different touchless faucets to choose from, including ones with a waterfall spout.
Style meets functionality in LED faucets. These faucets add some bright color to the bathroom via their LED lights when the faucet is turned on. Some models can even change from one color to another. The best part of such faucets is that they come in a wide variety of styles. You can find LED faucets that are touchless, feature waterfall spouts, or come in a standard arch configuration.
When it comes to innovative new fixtures for your bathroom remodeling project, the sky is the limit. You don’t have to use the same old faucets and lights found in your parents’ and grandparents’ homes. If you have any questions on how to upgrade your bathroom, feel free to give us a call today at 720-524-7546.