Transforming Renovation

May 1, 2018 No Comments by Marcia Olson

As trends shift to remodeling over building new, home owners are discovering with the use of modern plumbing innovations they can create the bathroom or kitchen of their dreams with a little creativity and a lot of exciting new products in a space they already call home.

For the Kitchen:

The biggest trend right now is the farmhouse sink. The classic style gives any kitchen a charming and homey feel. Everyone wants this look, but can they have it without purchasing new cabinetry? YES! Thanks to Kohler, who offers cast iron and stainless steel apron front sinks with a short apron and Self-Trimming® feature. These features allow the sink to be retrofitted into an existing cabinet. They also offer top-mount and under-mount versions that are compatible with any type of counter top you may be considering.

Pot-fillers are a simple, sophisticated upgrade, especially if you have a large kitchen workspace. They can be mounted on the wall or on the counter, and make it very convenient to fill up large pots and pans without having to take them to the sink to fill. They come in multiple finishes to coordinate with your kitchen faucet and accessories. A pot filler is a way to add a definite “wow” factor to any kitchen.

If you really want to impress your guests, the Grohe Blue kitchen faucet is for you. It offers an instant upgrade with chilled and sparkling water straight from the tap. The faucet is a contemporary design with a high performance, filter, cooler and carbonator. The right lever on the faucet is used as your standard hot and cold mixer. A single turn of the left handle gives you fresh and cooled water. It even has two settings for sparkling water. If you love entertaining, or just enjoy sparkling water, this faucet is a must have for your kitchen upgrade.

For the Bathroom:

Freestanding baths are on every ones wish list this year. People love the look, the ease of cleaning and the luxurious feel of a free standing bath. The major setback for many homeowners is the size of their bathroom. Many freestanding tubs are 66”-72” long and take up too much square footage in a bathroom that is small to begin with. Now companies like Fluerco, Maax, Kohler, and Maidstone offer freestanding baths measuring 55”-62” making them much more realistic for a small bathroom. So if you have been dreaming of a freestanding bath, but worried your bathroom is too small, it is not! 

Everyone has been to a hotel with a shower that they will never forget. Homeowners dream of having that luxurious experience in their own home, where they can sit down, relax and enjoy the warm water after a long day. Now companies like Kohler, Fleurco and Aquatic make that possible by offering shower bases with a built in seat. These acrylic bases come in multiple sizes, usually 60” to replace a standard bathtub. A simple upgrade to a seated shower base, along with a couple of body sprays or a rainhead can being the spa experience right into your home.

From TV shows like Fixer Upper to the endless pages of inspiration on Pinterest, home owners have never been more excited to update and upgrade their homes. Sometimes the thought of remodeling can be overwhelming, but with the assistance of the professional sales and design staff at the Buffalo Plumbing Showroom, bringing your dreams to life can be stress free and fun!

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