When designing a new bathroom, or finishing up a remodeling project, furnishing your bathroom may not even cross your mind. Bathroom furniture has become mainstream though, it doesn’t have to be just your living room showing off beautiful furniture!
The bathroom furniture trend initially started as designers and homeowners converted antique cabinets, armoires, and étagères into bath furniture. From there it was almost an experimental period. Which furniture would work best in a moist environment, and would serve as useful storage? Bath industry manufacturers responded by producing furniture specifically for the bath environment. This furniture addressed not only the moist conditions but also functional concerns that account for storage requirements, supplies, traps, drains!
Evolution of Bath Furniture
Bath furniture designs and ideas have come a long way since the original cabinets and armoires. Homeowners and bathroom designers have gotten more creative and explorative in their furnishings. Designing bathrooms with sofas, comfy chairs, benches and other pieces that extend the living area into the bath. Wood tones add warmth and serve to contrast white ceramic and acrylic surfaces of tubs, basins and water closets. With this transformation, the standard white vanity has given way to elegant and expertly crafted furniture pieces that create the look and feel of luxury.
The increased popularity of bath furniture also corresponds to the growing size of the bathroom. In the last two decades, the size of the master bath has climbed by an average 180 square feet. Today, in larger homes master baths can exceed 300 square feet! Giving room for furniture that could have never fit before!
Function is another critical factor. Bath furniture manufacturers offer storage solutions and convenience features that include interior adjustable shelving, pullout trays, interior lighting, hairdryer/curling iron holders, interior electric receptacles, USB port charging stations and drawer dividers. You won’t be cramming all your toiletries in one drawer, or panicking trying to find those elusive nail clippers. With functional bathroom furniture, your bathroom organization will be impeccable.
Adding furniture to your bathroom is a growing trend that serves many purposes. Giving your bathroom an elegant style as well as help keep you organized. If you’re interested in taking part in this trend, contact Granite State Cabinetry today to discuss your project!