New Bathtub Adds More Bathing Room in Standard Footprint

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Enjoy the feeling of an extra-large luxury tub and shower without sacrificing space in your bathroom with the new Saver bathtub with integral apron from American Standard.

The curved front apron creates a roomy space to bathe, while the tapered design and straight bottom edge allows for bathtub replacement in the space of any standard alcove tub. Designed to fit into a standard 5 feet by 30 inch alcove, the bathtub offers a floor to deck tub depth of 17 inches with a generous back rest for additional comfort.

The Saver tub and optional matching shower surround and curved glass shower door are now available at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores nationwide.

For more information on the new Saver bathtub, view the complete press release or email us.

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National Kitchen & Bath Association Reveals Top 10 Industry Trends for 2013

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has released the top 10 kitchen and bath design trends to watch for in 2013, based on input from more than 300 member-designers in the United States and Canada.

Among the overall trends identified for this year, gray color schemes in both kitchens and baths have witnessed a dramatic escalation since 2010, particularly over the past year. Used currently in 55% of kitchens and 56% of bathrooms, shades of gray are growing in appeal, creating chic, sophisticated spaces that many consumers desire. Separately continuing an important trend from last year, transitional-style kitchens and baths have clearly surpassed traditional styles, a longstanding favorite until 2012. Also, while the use of quartz finishes was in slight decline last year, it has surfaced as a clear trendsetter this year, coming a close second to perennial favorite granite.

No growth in consumer outlays: While the total cost of the average bathroom remained steady in 2013, the average kitchen cost dipped slightly to $47,308, from $51,050 in 2012.

Follow the link to view the press release about this announcement as well as access the complete NKBA Kitchen and Bath Style Report, or email us.

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