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White porcelain toothbrush holders, footed tubs, pedestal sinks and canada goose store other classic fixtures are popular buys especially in Southern California, says Bill Schankel, spokesman for the New Jersey based National Kitchen Bath Association Canada Goose Coats On Sale that represents 8,500 manufacturers, dealers, designers and retailers.It’s puzzling,” says Schankel, as we’ve seen some decorating trends launched on HGTV, but in the case of old fashioned bathrooms, we haven’t seen anything that specifically accounts for the trend. Nor do we know why the West canada goose coats on sale Coast is more interested in it than other parts of the country. Nevertheless, they are, because we have buy canada goose jacket cheap the regional sales figures.”According to NKBA surveys, Americans typically replace their bathroom faucets, towel bars and decorating accessories every cheap Canada Goose five years, adding new flooring, tile and counters every 10 years and finally replacing everything from the toilet to the tub every 20 years, spending an average of $11,000 for the total makeover.The trend toward nostalgic design in the Los Angeles area could be related to the age of most houses, suggests Dave Glassman, spokesman for Restoration Hardware.Since many of the local homes were built during the canadian goose jacket ’40s and post World War II, they’re ready for repair, and I think the baby boomer owners are keenly interested in keeping the integrity of the original home so they’re looking for the details they might have remembered, such as glass rod towel bars, glass shelves and porcelain fixtures. However, that ’30s or ’40s feeling is also very traditional and functional, so canada goose uk outlet it’s appealing to an even broader range of people,” says canada goose Glassman.Footed tubs, a bathing staple canada goose clearance sale of Victorian America, enjoyed a brief bout of popularity in the ’60s. But retrofitting them with modern plumbing and new porcelain was expensive, so they often ended up as planters or oversize ice buckets.This year, canada goose uk shop you can find them at most home improvement uk canada goose stores ready to hook up to existing plumbing with minimal effort. The designs are Canada Goose Jackets myriad, from the classic Victorian claw and ball feet with nickel, brass or chrome finished feet at stores such as Restoration Hardware or more elaborate art deco designer details from American Standard, whose products are sold at Home Depot and specialty bath and plumbing stores.The tubs are priced at $2,000 and up with Canada Goose Online endless accessories from telephone style hand held showers to shower converters that include the Canada Goose Outlet English hotel style shower curtain around the tub with a goose neck porcelain Canada Goose online shower head.Another free standing tub making a comeback is the Shaker inspired tub enclosed in Canada Goose sale a cheap canada goose uk rectangular wooden box. According to NKBA spokesman Schankel, it may look impractical but the wood has been canada goose factory sale treated to be water and mildew resistant. Some designs, like those by American Standard, are big enough for two, which adds to its spalike quality.In addition to home improvement stores, shoppers can now see high end designs at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. The Canada Goose Parka PDC is opening its doors to the public today and every Saturday during October, which is national Kitchen and Bath Month. In addition to complete bathroom displays, there will be a canada goose clearance variety of demonstrations on the latest glass and tile products and a peek at Ultrabath and the Ultra Thermo masseur, a new concept in Jacuzzis and whirlpool baths.Spalike tubs continue to be popular, but there’s a lot of buzz about shower heads this year.Multiple shower heads and massage options make the shower more than a place to simply freshen up buy canada goose jacket each morning,” says Gary Uhl, design director for American Standard. More and more, the shower is becoming a retreat where busy Americans can relax and rejuvenate.”In addition to shower heads placed at different heights on facing walls, consumers are looking for shower heads that spin, twist and spiral, and mainstream companies such as Moen are offering them for as little as $60 at Target stores. According to Moen spokesman Tim McDonough, its new Revolution shower https://www.canadagoosejacket-outlet.ca head takes ordinary water, spins it to create larger drops of water that make the shower feel warmer and give the sensation of a more expensive massaging shower.Pedestal sinks, which were reintroduced in the late ’80s, are increasingly popular in Southern California, where space is an issue. However, with pedestal sinks, you’ll need glass or porcelain shelves and wooden cabinets all of which add to that homey canada goose black friday sale ’40s feeling. At stores such as Pottery Barn, you can find free standing floor cabinet styles that date back to the uk canada goose outlet 19th century, with matching arched medicine cabinets to be filled with medicinal looking glass jars to hold cotton balls and cosmetics.Even mirrors are reflecting our nostalgia craze, and the newest designs are noticeably smaller, rounder and unframed. By removing the traditional sheet mirror over the vanity and replacing it with an oval Victorian style mirror, says Home Depot designer Karen Thompson, you can easily and inexpensively update your bathroom.Silvery finishes chrome or canada goose coats nickel look new again in the faucet department, where antique crossbar knobs have been modernized with ceramic valves canada goose uk black friday instead of washers.Even toilet shapes have changed, so be sure you get the right size toilet seat when shopping. Instead of the standard round toilet bowl, more and more manufacturers are creating elongated oval bowls.The shape has changed to accommodate the new, more efficiently designed plumbing systems that use less water per flush than round bowls,” says Schankel.Whatever style linked site sink, toilet or tub you choose, the fashion forward color is white, followed by beige and brown. Those neutral tones are echoed in shower curtains, rugs and towels, as well as wall paint.

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