2021 Best Specialty Projects – Kitchen & Bath Design News


Honeymoon Suite


South Bay Design Center, Lomita, CA

Photos: Kim Pritchard, Kim Pritchard Photography

Wedding anniversaries align with certain gifts, but the creation of a honeymoon suite was the present for these clients, who were celebrating their 35th anniversary. The master bedroom and master bath in this 550-sq.-ft. Space swapped locations so that the view – complete with new outdoor deck with vertical garden off the bedroom – can be enjoyed even from the tub via a see-through fireplace. The resulting space, designed by Polly Nunes, CMKBD, with Kamer Kosedag, included not only the bedroom,

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Trends and Technology in Bathroom Design by Colston

Bathroom design trends have always been on the move. Designers are rethinking bathrooms. There’s more to bathrooms than places that need cleaning. As bathroom design trends have grown, so have the needs and expectations of consumers. In recent years, various innovations such as Chromatherapy, music therapy, and infrared saunas have created a new and exciting aesthetic design for bathrooms. From counter-tops to faucets and everything in between, modern-day bathrooms have become an oasis of peace, relaxation, and serenity. Anil Ahuja, Managing Director at Colston, talks with Biltrax Media about the latest products from Colston that are redefining bathroom design trends

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Luxury Trends Spotlight Quality, Function

Kitchens weren’t always the hub of the home. In houses built before World War II, they tended to be utilitarian and relegated to the back. Bathrooms weren’t temples of sybaritic pleasure, either.

With the rise of the post-war middle class and the modern American suburb, homes grew larger, appliances became more convenience-focused and stylish private spaces for parents started to emerge. In the decades since then, kitchens and bathrooms have evolved from functional to fabulous showcases for good living.

This is where we find ourselves today. Budgets have grown so that six-figure kitchens are becoming more common, especially in

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Therapeutic Respite – Kitchen & Bath Design News

Rising stress and hectic lifestyles have made creating a relaxing refuge in the home a high priority in recent years. The bathroom is the perfect place to create this respite from a chaotic world, and heat and hydrotherapy products are a critical component to that peaceful, wellness-focused refuge.

Though showers are often preferred for the simple task of getting clean, these other therapeutic products – including jetted tubs, soakers, steam and sauna – are essential to creating the deep relaxation necessary to rest and rejuvenate.

Bill Strang, president of corporate strategy and eCommerce at TOTO USA, Inc. in Morrow,

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