8 Impressive New Laundry Rooms

If there’s one room that has enjoyed a well-deserved glow-up in recent years, it’s the laundry room. Once relegated to dark garages, unfinished basements and other dreary areas of a home, laundry rooms now command attention in premium spaces. Here, design and remodeling pros share the details and features they embraced to imbue these attention-grabbing laundry rooms with function and style.

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First ImpressionDesigner: Crisp Architects
Location: Litchfield County, Connecticut
Size: 250 square feet (23 square meters)

Homeowners’ request. “Before the renovation, the house did not have a defined mudroom space when entering off of the garage,” architect James Crisp says. “The owner requested a space that provided ample room to enter the house from the outdoors or from the garage, while also providing storage opportunities and large windows that look out onto the backyard gardens. The new space also provided an opportunity to move the laundry out of the basement and to a more central location that is both bright and airy.”

Special features.“A continuous honed Carrara marble countertop helps to visually draw attention away from the under-counter washer and dryer, while slide-away pocket doors completely hide the appliances when they are not in use,” Crisp says. “The Waterworks fireclay farmhouse apron sink adds a traditional element to the custom millwork Shaker-style cabinetry and the utility of a washbasin necessary for a functional mudroom and laundry. The floor is a checkerboard pattern honed 12-by-12-inch Gioia Venatino and Dark Bardiglio marble tile by Studium. A drying rack for delicate laundry is able to fold away when not in use.”

Designer tip. “Enclosed storage cabinets, slide-away pocket doors, and the fold-down laundry drying rack all allow the space to function easily but also keep the space visually clean when not in use,” Crisp says.

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Amy Pearson Design

Pet-Friendly Designer: Amy Pearson Design
Location: Portland, Oregon
Size: 94 square feet (8.7 square meters); 7½ by 12½ feet

Homeowners’ request.
“The clients wanted overflow pantry and storage space, a front-loading washer and dryer, and some counter space for folding laundry,” says designer Amy Pearson, whose clients found her on Houzz. “Their other big ask for the space was the addition of a dog bath for the four-legged family member. By utilizing a stacked washer and dryer unit, we were able to add a tall cabinet with rollout shelves for storage, counter space for folding with drawer storage underneath, and an elevated dog bath for easy-on-the-back bath sessions.”

Special features. “The big standout in the space is the dog bath,” Pearson says. “It’s elevated off the floor to make washing easier on the homeowner’s back but not so high that the dog is able to get in and out of the bath on his own. The black cabinets — Mopboard Black by Benjamin Moore — earthy green tile, white countertops, and wood floors make for an organic color palette that is sure to stand the test of time.”

Designer tip. “Thinking outside the box in space planning can lead to some creative use of space,” Pearson says. “Which is why it can be really helpful to work with a designer. And don’t be afraid to play with contrast in the colors and surface materials you select. Contrast brings visual interest. Play with texture, even in the case of tile, for even more interest.”

“Uh-oh” moment.“We really had to work through the geometry for the height of the dog bath,” Pearson says. “It took several rounds of measuring to make sure that the basin was at a height that was comfortable for the homeowner but not too tall for the dog. We simulated heights with chairs and other props, measured what the dog would jump in and out of, and measured comfortable reach heights for the client in order to land on the best dimension.”Custom cabinets: Rockwood Cabinetry

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Safferstone Interiors

Happy PlaceDesigner: Heather Safferstone of Safferstone Interiors
Location: New Hope, Pennsylvania
Size: 190 square feet (18 square meters)

Homeowners’ request. “The homeowner had a very spacious three-car garage for their two cars but not a very functional laundry room and mudroom,” designer Heather Safferstone says. “The existing space was a 6-foot walk-through from the garage to the house cramped with too little storage for a family of any size. With their third baby on the way, the homeowners wanted to create a more spacious and organized entrance that would allow them to perform their household chores more easily but also store the kids’ items, cleaning and pet supplies and have room for their family of five to come and go more easily.”

Special features.“From the get-go I knew we would utilize custom cabinetry to fulfill our storage needs and to create an organized and built-in appearance for the laundry wall,” Safferstone says. “The client and I were both excited about using a color for the cabinetry instead of traditional white. We landed on a happy shade of blue (Sleepy Blue by Sherwin-Williams) for the cabinetry that her daughter, 4 years old at the time, called Elsa Blue.” Other special features include a quartz countertop for folding, natural white oak shelves, and an apron-front utility sink to “soak clothes, rinse muddy boots or bathe the dog,” Safferstone says. Opposite the laundry area is mudroom-style storage with lockers for each kid and parent.

Designer tip. “Embrace at least a dose of risk,” Safferstone says. “Colored cabinetry took this room from good to great. I knew I wanted to create a cheerful, welcoming, and organized space that wasn’t too serious and is reflective of the sweet young family that lives here. Laundry is boring, but if designed thoughtfully, it can be a happy space cohesive with the entirety of the home.”

“Uh-oh” moment. “During the design process, we considered several tile options for the floor, and ultimately the client and I selected a white brick to be laid in a herringbone pattern with gray grout,” Safferstone says. “The contractor installed it and it looked beautiful. However, the homeowner found that she could see footprints and worried it would bother her over time. Since cabinetry hadn’t been installed yet, she had him pull it up and replace it with a more utilitarian large-format porcelain tile that already looked a bit worn. We repurposed the leftover white brick as the backsplash tile above the counters.”Shop for housekeeping and laundry products

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Hip Slide Designer: Tracy Parkinson of Nest + Co.
Location: Newton, Massachusetts

Homeowners’ request.“This laundry was added as part of a larger overall renovation and addition to the home,” designer Tracy Parkinson says. “It’s located within a finished basement sitting room and guest room suite and therefore had to be able to be hidden away when necessary. The custom sliding door was the answer.”

Special features. “The laundry has lots of lovely elements like porcelain tiles that mimic beaded paneling, slate flooring, a beautiful updated floral wallpaper, and a custom-made beaded wood modern sliding door,” Parkinson says.

Designer tip. “Treat your laundry room as you would any other room, from a design perspective,” Parkinson says. “Give it pretty tiles, wallpaper, flooring, details. We all have to do household chores. There’s no reason these spaces shouldn’t be pleasant and pretty as we toil away.”

“Uh-oh” moment. “We had already designed and ordered the custom sliding door and then realized during a site visit that there was a new soffit running along the ceiling where the door would hang,” Parkinson says. “Thankfully the contractor worked with us to be sure it would ultimately work as planned.”

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Kurk Homes

Quiet Luxury Designers: Kim Provost (lead interiors) and Steven Byrne (architectural) of Kurk Homes
Construction: Kurk Homes
Location: College Station, Texas
Size: 96 square feet (9 square meters); 8 by 12 feet

Homeowners’ request. “This home was designed with the future homeowner in mind, locating the utility room right off of the drop zone and casual entry of the home through the garage,” says Melanie Sparks, president and co-owner of Kurk Homes. “We wanted to create a welcoming and joyful room that was functional, with ample storage and folding space with a continuous countertop that wrapped around the room from the sink to above the washer and dryer.”

Special features. Black porcelain flooring. Quartz countertops with folding space. Ten-inch James Hardie shiplap ceiling application. Apron-front sink. Dark blue washer and dryer. Stone, brass, and porcelain backsplash tile in a harlequin pattern. “Crisp white tiled backsplash to the ceiling brightened the space, along with the natural light through the window that bounced off the gold fixtures and hardware,” Sparks says.

Designer tip. “Always try to create a space that is happy, especially for mundane activities like loads of laundry,” Sparks says. “Adding natural light and an interesting backsplash can add some joy in the room, along with a fun pendant light hanging from an unexpected ceiling detail in a laundry room.”

Uh-oh” moment. “This room was originally planned to have stained concrete,” Sparks says. “Sometimes construction can get messy, and the stained concrete had obvious surface damage that could not be repaired, days before the grand opening. Quickly we were able to select a tile that we think actually works better than the originally planned stained concrete. So it turned out to be a blessing in disguise, albeit stressful at the time.”

Light fixture: Stonington, Visual Comfort Studio Collection; appliances: Sapphire Blue, GE Profile; wall, ceiling, trim, and cabinet paint: Pure White, Sherwin-Williams


Ariel Bleich Design

Wraparound ViewDesigner: Ariel Bleich Design
Location: Austin, Texas
Size: 160 square feet (15 square meters); 10 by 16 feet

Homeowners’ request. 
“The homeowners wanted a dedicated laundry room with nice views since they spend ample time in the space doing laundry,” designer Ariel Bleich says. “The room has large windows that face the backyard and lots of folding and storage space.”

Special features. “We used a neutral gray hex porcelain tile for the floors but brought in a color accent on the cabinets,” Bleich says. “The greenish-gray paint was used in other parts of the home and we wanted it to tie in with the rest of the house so the finishes flow throughout.”

Designer tip.“Butcher block counters were chosen to bring in a wood accent, but they were also a cost savings over stone,” Bleich says.

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Surf’s Up Designer: Brittany Blunt of Sustainable Nine Design + Build
Location: Golden Valley, Minnesota
Size: 50 square feet (4.7 square meters)

Homeowners’ request. “The client’s request for their laundry room was to infuse it with a sense of fun, achieved through a funky wallpaper and abstract tile,” says designer Brittany Blunt, who collaborated with her clients using Houzz idea books. “Addressing the challenge of limited square footage, we strategically placed it adjacent to the master bedroom, creating an additional space for folding clothes while maximizing storage and utility. This design approach optimized every inch of available space, transforming their laundry room into a functional and enjoyable area.”

Special features. “The laundry room features large abstract gray tiles, fun surfer-themed wallpaper, and midcentury cabinets with quartersawn white oak, all elegantly finished with Benjamin Moore’s Castle Peak Gray paint,” Blunt says. “It’s a space that seamlessly blends style and function.”

Designer tip. “To enhance a small space, incorporate wallpaper, as it offers an affordable means to introduce a distinctive and personalized element,” Blunt says. “Additionally, opting for oversized tiles with a larger scale can be a game changer, not only simplifying grout maintenance but also delivering a sleek and contemporary aesthetic, achieving a more seamless and modern appearance.”Wallpaper: Lido Cream Beach Life, Hovia

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Storie Collective

Get the BluesDesigner: Sara Swabb of Storie Collective
Location: Wilmington, North Carolina

Homeowners’ request. “This was a new build,” designer Sara Swabb says. “We created a laundry room that met our clients’ storage and laundering needs but also felt light and airy — and finished — a space that brings charm and interest to the home.”

Special features. “We used a beautiful pop of coastal blue, a nod to both a coastal and historical-traditional palette that appealed to the desired aesthetic,” Swabb says. “A fun Rebecca Atwood wallpaper — Mixed Stripe in Blue-Slate —brings movement and interest to the space.”

Designer tip. “Be adventurous in rooms that serve a sole purpose such as a laundry or powder room,” Swabb says. “And remember: Utility spaces can be beautiful too.”

Shared from HOUZZ and written by Mitchell Parker, Houzz Editorial Staff. Home design journalist writing about cool spaces, innovative trends, breaking news, industry analysis, and humor.


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11 Reasons to Work With an Interior Designer

When people consider hiring an interior design professional for the first time, they often don’t know what to expect. Television can make it seem as though designers are magicians. This can create the illusion that designing, purchasing for, and executing a vision can happen in a day; that concepts cost next to nothing to achieve; or that these professionals do nothing but shop, cause drama and have the time of their lives spending clients’ money.

That’s good entertainment, but it’s not reality.

In the established design industry, the career is serious business. It takes years to master the art of interior design. It is complex, calculated, and practical. A design professional is often part creator, part project manager, and sometimes even part therapist, helping homeowners to determine their dream design and bring it to life while helping them to breathe through the complexities from start to finish. Design professionals have learned over the years to wear many hats to benefit their clients.

Here are some of the top reasons for entrusting your project, whether it’s big or small, to a professional designer.

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1. Designers Keep It Real

It’s important to have big design dreams, but it’s also important to have a good idea of your design limitations. Television shows can make it seem as though anything is possible, no matter what your space or your budget. Every project has limitations, whether from the physical structure (like immovable walls and support columns) or other factors.

Design professionals can help you determine which of your goals are realistic for your project and warn you of potential issues before any work or buying begins. This ensures that your plans are achievable within the budget you’ve set.

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2. Designers See Potential

When it comes to your space, design professionals see not only the limits but also the potential. It’s easy to get used to a furniture plan or functional layout in your space or to think that there are no other options. But trained eyes can help you see possibilities you might not have considered. Whether you’re planning a major renovation or just refreshing your style, a design professional can help you get the best from your home.

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3. Designers Use a Time-Tested Process

Knowing your project’s limits and potential is just the beginning of a process that design professionals use to make sure a project stays on track from start to finish.

Each designer may have a unique way of doing things, but ultimately an experienced professional will have a tried-and-true method that will help guide the project and make sure nothing gets missed.

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Melissa Rieser Interiors

4. Designers Can Save You Money

Yes, bringing in a pro to help manage your project can even save you money. There are financial considerations that you might not see upfront, including the considerable potential cost of mistakes.

That said, while professional design can prevent expensive errors, it is still a luxury. But it’s one that can be considered an investment in the enjoyment of your home.

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5. Designers Speak Many Languages

Some design professionals may speak many foreign languages, but all speak languages you might not be aware of, such as “contractor,” “architect” and “permit approval officer.” Communication is key in any design project, and mistakes and hiccups usually occur when a seemingly simple conversation or request is misinterpreted by one or both sides.

An experienced professional will know how to properly communicate your design vision to the relevant tradespeople and suppliers, with detailed drawings, documentation, and follow-ups to make sure your design dreams don’t get lost in translation.

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6. Designers Bring the Best Tools

Design professionals use a range of software programs that produce accurate drawings and 3D visualizations of a space.

Whether you’re moving walls or ordering furniture, you might find it tough to picture in your mind exactly how things will fit and look.

Proper drawings will ensure that the pieces come together the right way, and in good proportions, so you don’t have to return items and start again.

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Professionals can also give you access to a wide range of samples and materials that have been preselected from their favorite providers. A trusted designer with knowledge and taste will greatly simplify the process of browsing materials and finishes by showing you the best of the best, rather than an overwhelming array of options.

Designers may look at hundreds of stone samples, fabrics, or plumbing fixtures before showing the best three or four choices to their clients.

Most designers have access to exclusive products, paint colors, hardware, or other go-to’s that they have used before and know work well. These recommendations from an experienced pro are invaluable.

Designers are also trained to anticipate obstacles, which pop up in virtually every project. A professional with years of practice overseeing complex projects will be able to spot the ways things could go off course and then plan ahead to avoid issues. Coordinating the ordering and delivery of materials, the different tradespeople and installers, and your personal schedule can be hectic, but it’s important to make sure these moving parts coordinate smoothly, or the project can see serious delays.

With every project, not everything goes according to plan. Things come up that require quick reactions. Designers are there on hand to make the crucial decisions on the spot so you can focus on life’s more important things.

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7. Designers Save You Time

Designing, building, and furnishing a home is a bit like planning a wedding: You don’t realize the incredible number of decisions that need to be made until the process is already underway and the to-do lists start to pile up.

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8. Designers Think Creatively

It’s easy to go into a store, buy a furniture set from a display, have it delivered to your home, set it up and call it a day. But will that set from a showroom floor suit your unique space? A design professional can think creatively about your goals for your space and come up with solutions and ideas that you would never have thought of.

Clients often tell me, “I never would have pictured that piece or color in my home, but now that I see it, it’s perfect.”

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9. Designers Know How to Edit

While it’s important to be able to think of creative features to add to the space, it’s equally important to know what to leave out. An interior design professional can guide you through the intricate process of knowing when to stop adding new elements — and how to get rid of old clutter. Ultimately, it is good editing that gives a home a collected sensibility while remaining personal, unique and true to the people who live there.

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10. Designers Offer a Range of Services

Hiring a designer isn’t just like handing over the keys to your home and letting someone take over.

While some designers specialize in full-service offerings, others will tackle smaller one-off jobs like helping you pick paint colors, find the right furniture, select materials, or simply plan a space.

Of course, with different offerings comes different fee structures, which is something you’ll have to discuss with your design professional.

11. Designers Find the Wow Factor

Finally, this brings us to the reason people often begin a design project in the first place: the wow factor.

Clients may find it hard to take risks, and that makes sense. Nobody wants to gamble with hard-earned money and lose. However, it’s important to take at least some design risks to find the dazzling, showstopping moment that makes a project feel as though it was worth undertaking in the first place.

Written for Houzz by Toronto Interior Design Group is a trusted one-stop-shop residential interior design concierge boutique-style firm crafting timeless interiors.  (March 4, 2023)

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10 Faucet Trends for Kitchens and Baths in 2022

See the latest styles, finishes, features, and other faucet trends featured at the recent Kitchen & Bath Industry Show with this HOUZZ article.   Reading through it, we think you will find that different faucets may match your lifestyle better than others as well as determine the right fit for the right style in your kitchen and/or bath remodel.  We also think that the trend toward water monitoring with your faucets is a great way to keep your remodel green.  Water monitoring lets homeowners control and monitor their water usage to conserve as needed. Continue reading for 10 of the Faucet Trends for Kitchens and Baths in 2022.

Latest Faucet Trends for Kitchens and Baths

Kitchen and bathroom faucets are one of the most common upgrades during a remodeling project. In fact, 81% of renovating homeowners upgrade their kitchen faucet, while 88% upgrade their bathroom faucet, according to the latest Houzz kitchen and bath research. With such high demand, manufacturers respond every year with new faucet styles, finishes, and features to align with current trends. And many of those manufacturers use the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show to launch their new faucet collections. Here’s a snapshot of fresh faucets that debuted this month at the 2022 trade show in Orlando, Florida.

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1. Pull-Down Designs

You’d be hard-pressed to find a kitchen faucet these days without a pull-down function. This feature allows homeowners to extend the spray nozzle to rinse vegetables, fill pots, and clean the sink basin.

Many manufacturers are updating existing collections and launching new ones that include a pull-down function in a range of styles.

Delta debuted its Monrovia collection, shown here. It’s a soft contemporary pull-down style that comes in four finishes. There’s also an add-on protective coat, called Lumicoat, that resists stains and mineral buildup.

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Delta’s new Westville pull-down features a transitional design and a magnetic docking station for the nozzle. It will be available in spring 2022.

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Peerless is launching its Flute collection in May 2022. The affordable, transitional-style line will include a nozzle with a rinse function that features two fan-like sprays.
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Bocchi debuted its Lugano faucet, shown here in a matte gold finish, with a sleek contemporary design that blurs the lines between spout and nozzle.

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2. Commercial Style

This style of faucet, often seen in commercial restaurant kitchens, is experiencing a bit of a renaissance. Several manufacturers launched or expanded commercial-style designs this year. It’s part of a broader trend emerging post-pandemic: a back-to-basics strategy that seeks to modernize industrial-style plumbing fixtures.

Moen launched a collection of what it calls spring galley faucets in three styles. The Belfield, shown here in a matte black finish, is a compact industrial-meets-modern-farmhouse style. The collection will be available in fall 2022.

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Kallista launched its Juxtaposed semi-professional kitchen faucet line, shown here. Available now, it comes in polished chrome, matte black, and stainless steel.
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Bocchi updated its Maggiore faucet, shown here, with new features and higher-quality parts.
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Brizo’s Odin semi-professional kitchen faucet will be available in spring 2022 in several finishes, including Brilliance Polished Nickel, shown here.
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3. Touch, Touchless, and Other Tech Features

There’s been a lot of innovation in recent years in integrated tech features for faucets. It’s been a gradual progression and one that’s still getting a feel for what homeowners want.

Brizo’s new Tulham line, shown here, features the brand’s SmartTouch technology, which lets a user tap the spout to turn the water on and off. There’s also an LED light that changes color to indicate water temperature. It will be available in summer 2022.

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Delta’s new Monrovia collection will feature similar technology. You can tap anywhere on the spout or handle. And it doesn’t have to be with wet or grimy fingertips. Use the back of your hand, a forearm, or an elbow to tap and activate or deactivate the flow of water. The temperature and flow will be where you last positioned the handle.
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Moen’s new Smart Faucet With Motion Control offers several hands-free functions. Tap to turn the water on and off. Or motion forward to turn it on; wave left to turn the water warm; wave right to turn it cold; motion forward to turn it off. You can also connect the faucet to an Amazon Alexa or Google Home to issue voice commands, such as “Alexa, tell Moen to give me a cup of water.” It’s set to be released in July 2022.
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In fact, Moen is so confident in its wave and voice command technology, it’s coming out with a completely handle-less style, shown here, in fall 2022, for homeowners who are ready to go all-in on touchless tech.
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Moen’s new Haelyn pull-down kitchen faucet will feature new ColorCue technology that features an LED ring around the nozzle dock that indicates water temperature in five ranges. Blue indicates cold below 81 degrees Fahrenheit. Purple is warm, between 91 and 100 degrees; red is hot, above 109 degrees.
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4. Mixing Finishes

One popular faucet trend emerging in recent years is the mixing of finishes and materials. This was initially rendered as dramatically contrasting finishes, such as Kohler’s black-and-gold bathroom faucet featured below. But some manufacturers are taking a more subtle approach.

Brizo’s new Tulham line, for example, features a tone-on-tone effect. The example shown here displays a mostly matte black finish with levers and bands in Brizo’s Brilliance Onyx Black finish.

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Here’s a one-handle style in Brizo’s Tulham collection, with luxe gold banded with polished gold.
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Brizo’s Odin semi-professional kitchen faucet mentioned earlier also comes in a polished nickel finish with a wood handle option.


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5. Lever Handles

It’s hard to deny the abundance of widespread lever handle designs in new bathroom faucet products. And it’s interesting to see all the various interpretations of levers that manufacturers have dreamed up.

Brizo’s new Allaria collection, available in the summer of 2022, features a widespread lavatory faucet with lever handles that resemble twisted ribbons.


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Another option in the same collection features square handles that are a cross between levers and knobs.

The style shown here mixes matte black and Brilliance Black Onyx finishes.

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6. Wheel Knobs

Similar to new commercial-style kitchen faucets, these are another result of manufacturers looking to modernize industrial-style plumbing fixtures. Wheel knobs were found on many of the first plumbing parts and are still used in many commercial applications. Several manufacturers picked up on that detail and introduced elegant takes on wheel knob designs.

Brizo released the Litze widespread lavatory faucet with wheel handles, shown here in Brilliance Polished Nickel.


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Delta expanded its popular Trinsic collection to include wheel handles, shown here.
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Here’s a single-handle version of Delta’s wheel handle design in its expanded Trinsic collection.
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7. Contrasting Finishes and Materials

As with kitchens, manufacturers are mixing materials and finishes in bathroom faucet designs.

Brizo’s new Allaria bath collection features a clear lever option, shown here with a luxe gold finish.

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Here’s an Allaria wall-mounted faucet with a clear square handle contrasted against polished chrome.
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Kohler’s new Tone collection consists of five faucet options; there are shower and sink faucets and accessories for a coordinated look. The collection comes in six finishes, including two two-tone options: matte black with polished chrome and, shown here, matte black with Brushed Moderne Brass.
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Wood is an increasingly popular detail to integrate into faucets. Brizo expanded its Jason Wu collaboration to bathroom faucets last year. Its widespread lavatory faucet is shown here in matte black with wood cross handles.
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Brizo’s Litze bathroom expansion now features an option with teak wood handles, shown here with polished chrome.
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And Brizo’s Frank Lloyd Wright collection, launched in 2021, includes this single-handle faucet in teak and Luxe Nickel finish.

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8. Single-Handle Designs

Speaking of single-handle faucets, many manufacturers are releasing new collections in a single-handle design. Some homeowners find that this style saves countertop space and is easier to clean around than, say, a widespread design.

Delta launched Saylor, shown here, a transitional-style design with a geometric spout, gently flared base, and subtle industrial-style-inspired handle.

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In addition to the pull-down kitchen faucet shown above, Peerless’ new Flute collection, available in May 2022, features a single-handle lavatory faucet, shown here in chrome.
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House of Rohl brand Riobel’s new Ode faucet features a cylindrical base and rectangular spout that are easy to wipe clean.
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Moen announced the expansion of its Dartmoor faucet collection to include a new single-handle design, shown here. It features a gently flared spout and sculpted handle with finial detailing.
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9. Traditional and Vintage Styles

While transitional styles certainly dominate a lot of the new faucet collections, some manufacturers are expanding their more traditional-leaning offerings.

Kohler extended its Riff kitchen collection into the bathroom. The company says the elegant, sturdy look is inspired by French Creole and Spanish Colonial architecture.

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Rohl, a House of Rohl brand, launched its new Apothecary line, which is meant to complement traditional and vintage pieces, such as ornate gilded mirrors and antique vanities.
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The Apothecary faucet features handles and bases with elegant chamfering details that resemble antique medicine or perfume bottles.
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10. Water Monitoring

A lot of attention gets placed on the look of a faucet, but a growing area of interest is on water conservation and usage monitoring.

Moen’s Smart Water Network lets homeowners control and monitor their water usage to conserve as needed. It can also detect leaks and notify you. If you’re away on vacation, you can remotely shut the water off and flush the pipes to prevent bacterial contamination or freezing in the winter.

Kohler’s H2Wise system performs functions similar to Moen’s Smart Water Network. It also features AI capabilities that learn your water use over time so you can make more informed decisions.

Article found on Houzz by Mitchell Parker, Editorial Staff,  February  2022

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Home Remodeling in the Greater Phoenix Area

For high-end home design, build, and remodeling in the greater Phoenix area that reflects your vision, Homework Remodels will help you love your home again. Start your project by calling us at (480) 895-3442 or email [email protected] to discuss your remodeling project.  We offer no-obligation in-home consultation. Our NARI-certified award-winning designers and craftsman are eager to work with you to make your vision for your home a reality!  See our portfolio here.

Motivating Factors to Renovate Your Home in 2021

Life is always evolving, and this past year, the Coronavirus Pandemic saw the entire world adjusting to new ways of doing life and experiencing their homes differently. The desire to remodel homes went beyond just making a dream into a reality but created a feeling of necessity.  While the pandemic certainly holds strong motivating factors to renovate your home in 2021, many of the motivating factors have stayed the same.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Effect.

Many people found that their living space was no longer meeting their needs. Last year homes became our schools, offices, gym, and recreational area. When we had to shelter at home, homeowners began seeing their homes differently. Home renovation saw a rise in adding pools, home gyms, and space. People are cooking and eating more at home making kitchens the center of family life. Thus, kitchen and bath remodels have become even more popular. Working from home created the need for office space or a “Zoom Room” so that we could get away from distractions. Students being educated at home or online needed learning rooms for the same reason. And even with the pandemic seeing the light at the end of a long tunnel, life has dramatically changed in how we live it.  Those home offices and expanded family nights are not going anywhere.

Home Equity and Increasing Market Value.

Homeowners are getting an extra incentive from the record high amount of home equity they now have as home prices continue to gain and demand for housing soars.  People also have saved money over this past year from not going out to restaurants, not eating out, not going on vacations, and they are putting that value back into their homes.

Your home is an important investment.  Making smart decisions about renovation can have a positive long-term effect on the home’s market value.  We can help you research your options and know what the best return on your investment will be.

Having Time to Remodel your Home.

Remodeling your home takes time and we seem to have more time as life has slowed down.  Many people are no longer waiting until retirement to remodel.  While a major remodel can require months of effort, from the design and selection phase to the on-site construction, the rewards are worth it.

Remodeling for a Changing Lifestyle.

While the Coronavirus Pandemic may have changed your lifestyle, there are still other common motivating factors to remodel.  Whether your family is growing, or you have become an empty nester, your home needs to adapt to your lifestyle.  As you grow older, capabilities change which means your home needs to have an accessible design. We can help you plan for that.  With home renovation, your lifestyle is also enhanced by creating the space you want in your kitchen or upgrading your bathroom. This can have profound results in your everyday routine.

Remodeling Due to Deterioration.

Stuff happens! Kitchens, bathrooms, and exteriors remain the most frequent renovation projects because replacing them eventually becomes a necessity. Making the repairs is also the best time to expand into a remodel since the experts are already on hand. This can include updating for style as well as functionality. It is also a good time to make your home more efficient and sustainable which also helps reduce overhead and maintenance costs while decreasing your home’s impact on the environment.


Sometimes you just want to freshen things up. Whether it is changing the flooring, opening the floorplan, repurposing an existing room and its functionality, or finishing the basement, home renovation can change things enough to make you excited about loving your home again.

Award-Winning Home Remodeler in Greater Phoenix

If you’re feeling motivated to remodel your own home, Tri-Lite Builders is a smart place to start, as we’re an award-winning design-build remodeling firm. Explore your options by calling us at (480) 895-3442 or contact us here. We also invite you to follow Homework Remodels on Houzz.

Looking For an Award-Winning Team for Your Remodel?

Looking for an award-winning team for your remodel? We know trusting your home and your remodel to us is a huge decision! You deserve the best!  Homework Remodels use only the most qualified experts and are led by an award-winning team backed by many years of experience in the field.  When it comes to interior design and remodels in the valley, we collaborate with you to bring your vision to reality.  We bring unparalleled attention to detail, skill, and experience to your remodel.

We Bring Your Vision to Life

As expert designers, we enjoy helping you bring to life your vision and completely transform your bathroom into your own European-style spa or an outdated kitchen into an upscale and functional dream kitchen that matches your personal style. Whether you are remodeling a single room, or completely renovating the entire home, we make the process as effortless and seamless as possible.

We Guarantee Outstanding Results

Through meticulous attention to detail, we’ll design and remodel your space creating stunning results. We’ll take the time to collaborate with you about your lifestyle, tastes, and project goals so that you get the remodel that you want.

You Can Trust Our Expertise and Depend on Our Experience!

Homework Remodels specializes in premier, upscale home renovations in Phoenix and the Greater Phoenix Area. Our team members include Nationally Certified Kitchen and Bath Designers and Universal Design Certified Professionals who can plan a brand-new kitchen, bathroom, master suite, or addition for your house – down to the last detail. Then our NARI Certified Remodelers bring that design to life so you and your loved ones can enjoy the new space for years to come.  You can count on Homework Remodels to bring expertise, quality, efficiency, and exceptional craftsmanship to every project.

For exceptional home remodeling, turn to the innovative renovation experts at Homework Remodels!

  • Concept to Completion Renovation
  • Home Design Consulting
  • Home Remodeling
  • Complete Kitchen Remodels and Bathroom Remodeling
  • Universal Design Bathrooms for accessibility and beauty
  • Master Suite Upgrades and Renovations
  • Room Additions, Garages, and Casitas
  • Historic Home Renovation Specialists

Ready to get started? We offer free consultations safely in-home or virtually.  Give us a call!

Click these links to learn more about us and view our portfolio?

Sheila Lanier, CKBR UDCP

Sheila Lanier, CKBR UDCP

Steve Shinn, CR, CKBR, UDCP, GCP

Steve Shinn, CR, CKBR, UDCP, GCP










We have a lot of initials behind our names which really just means that we bring to you a lot of experience and knowledge with us. We want to give you our BEST!

What Those Initials Mean

CR        Certified Remodeler

CKBR  Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler

UDCP  Universal Design Certified Professional

GCP     Green Certified Professional




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