Some exciting introductions in the plumbing industry have been gaining attention lately, and some old ideas have been making come backs. If you like the idea of bringing your bathroom up to speed with regards to some of the recent happenings in the plumbing industry, then you want to read the information here.
Clawfoot bathtubs can be traced back to the middle of the 18th century, but they became very popular during the 19th century. Since that time period, the popularity has shifted to more modern styles of bathtubs, including Jacuzzi tubs, his and her tubs, and numerous other variations and styles.
Recently, the plumbing industry has seen a comeback in the clawfoot bathtubs. Popular free-standing tubs that are much like clawfoot bathtubs, but with a modern twist, are also available.
Besides aesthetic reasons, clawfoot and standalone bathtubs have the added benefit of giving the homeowner the option of easily selecting where the bathtub goes, as well as what angle they would like it to sit at, such as catty corner or parallel to the wall.
Hands-Free Sink Faucets
Hands-free faucets have been around for a while. However, they have mostly been reserved for places like medical facilities and restaurants where clean hands are of the utmost importance. Recently, both touchless and foot-activated sinks have become popular with many home owners.
These homeowners appreciate their ability to cut down on the spreading of germs while offering them more convenience at the same time.
The pedestal sink is another blast from the past that has been gaining traction in the past few years. A pedestal sink is comprised of the pedestal column and the sink which sits on the top.
Classic style pedestal sinks can closely resemble sinks of the past and can be more modern, ranging from basic designs to elaborate ones. Pedestal sinks offer more floor space in small bathrooms.
Wet Room Showers
A very popular trend for many homeowners with spacious bathrooms is to forego a traditional tub or shower and have a portion of the bathroom transformed into a wet room area. This is an area of the bathroom that has a tiled area for showering. Installation of a wet room must be done by a qualified person due to the importance of proper drainage and sloping degrees.
Wet rooms can be installed in smaller bathrooms as well, but you should then consider adding a screen, glass wall, or another form of protection to prevent spraying from the wet room area getting all over parts of the bathroom that haven’t been properly protected.
Current trends don’t all revolve around bathroom fixtures. Brain pipes are a current trend that’s popular with homeowners who are concerned about preventing plumbing issues from going unnoticed in their home.
Brain pipes are plumbing systems that connect to home automation systems. However, brain pipes can be their own system.
When brain pipes are installed in a home, the system closely monitors the water usage and send the homeowner an alert if the system picks up a change in the water pressure that would indicate a possible broken or leaky pipe. The system can even direct the homeowner to the location of the issue.
The installation of brain pipes in homes also helps to prevent wasted water which makes it popular with those actively interested in water conservation which largely includes people living in drought areas.
Get Help Transforming Your Bathroom
If you would like to start transforming your bathroom into the tranquil yet stylish place you have always wanted it to be then you should contact us. We can help you with your plumbing needs, so you can enjoy the new additions in your bathroom.