Friday, August 28, 2009

Clawfoot Tub Foot Coasters

One concern that comes with the purchase of a clawfoot bathtub is how to keep the bathroom floor in good condition. A good option to avoid floor scratches are clawfoot tub foot coasters.

Foot coasters are the "perfect solution to keep [your] tub from scratching tile floors" according to customer Linda K. from Easley, South Carolina. She used them under the clawfoot bathtub in her guest bathroom pictured below.

Clawfoot Tub Foot Coasters
Another customer, from Ontario, Canada told us about his remodeling project and how the clawfoot bathtub coasters came in handy:

"Reclaiming the tub, left me with such a gem that I wanted to set it apart & elevate it a little bit more, and these coasters were just the ticket. Lifting the tub by about an inch let me showcase the hardware I'd added without making the tub itself inaccessible. The exposed plumbing, prominently visible through the open bathroom door, becomes an accessible, proud and central element of retro styling."

Check out the photo he submitted below.

Clawfoot Tub Foot CoastersView clawfoot tub foot coasters, clawfoot bathtubs and replacement clawfoot tub feet.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Kitchen Trends

As before, I've compiled a list of trends I've observed in various current home renovation books and magazines. More specifically, kitchen trends and popular fixtures. 
Bridge Faucet
Randolph Morris Bridge Faucet

  • Bridge Faucets - These unique kitchen faucets favor traditional and period styles. Designed with two handles, so it's easier to mix the flow and temperature of the water. These faucets go well with farmhouse, and undermount kitchen sinks.
  • Single Hole Faucets - Easy to use and to clean, single hole faucets typically have a minimalist design. These faucets are great when used with undermount kitchen sinks.
  • Pot Fillers - These convenient faucets help to reduce strain, increase ones ability to multitask, and minimize the mess in your kitchen. What's not to love?!
  • Farmhouse Sinks - Add an artistic touch to your kitchen with an old-fashioned farmhouse sink. These country style sinks are easy to care for, functional, and durable. They're also fairly large, so you can easily wash pots and pans.
You can see these and other popular kitchen trends when you shop online at Vintage Tub & Bath. Let us know what your favorite kitchen or home trend is in the comments below. 

Monday, August 17, 2009

Bathroom Trends

Trying to keep up with bathroom and kitchen trends, I have recently been browsing through a good share of home magazines. Like fashion magazines, these home magazines discuss what’s in style and showcase new designs. Instead of dresses and shoes, the hot topics on the pages of these magazines are things like dishwashers and faucets.

After flipping through magazines like Signature Kitchens and Baths, Bathroom Trends, Kitchen and Bath Planning 2009, and Kitchen and Bath Ideas, I began noticing a pattern. This instance is not only when I realized that I do not have the most up-to-date, trendy kitchen or bathroom, but when I then decided to write about the bathroom and kitchen trends that seemed popular amongst the magazines. Here are my observations of WaterSense Certified, Dual Flush, Toilet by TOTOwhat’s hot in the bathroom world:

You can view photos and read more information about each of the trends listed above by clicking on them. Check back soon to see my observations of kitchen trends.