The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) made October National Kitchen and Bath Month in 1982. With the holidays quickly approaching, many homeowners are busy with remodels and renovation. So whether you’re going to DIY it or hire a contractor, here are a few things to consider before you make an upgrade for National Kitchen and Bath Month:
Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Smart toilets feature seat warmers set to your preference, automatic “hands-free” lids, and nightlights if nature calls in the middle of the night.
The Highs and Lows of a Smart Thermostat
Counter Tops and Vanities
The choices for countertops and vanities are so plentiful they can easily feel overwhelming to homeowners. Experts suggest starting with a surface that best fits your lifestyle. Here are some features of two popular choices.
Granite is the real deal. It is the most durable of natural surface material, naturally beautiful, unique, and is able to hold its value for decades.
Quartz’s most popular attribute is its ability to resist bacteria. It is not 100% pure stone which results in a non-porous surface, making it an ideal choice for bathrooms and showers.
- Homeowners are dedicating special areas of kitchen space for smart device charging, but also viewing as many cooks now rely on videos for recipes, or may virtually share cooking time with friends using devices.
- L-Shaped kitchens with large islands are a popular and practical trend.
- Light color quartz is taking the lead as the most popular trending countertop surface for both our kitchen and our bathrooms. Read on for the differences between granite and quartz.
- Traditional bathroom and kitchen styles are giving way to more organic/natural styles.
Turns out, that October is the perfect time to Make an Upgrade For National Kitchen and Bath Month.