Homeowners are overwhelming desiring healthier, multifunctional, convenient and technologically advanced kitchens, baths and other rooms in the home. The global pandemic has placed health and wellbeing at the top of homeowners’ wish lists. These desires have translated into increased demand for touchless faucets, deeper sinks and countertops, sinks, hardware, flooring and other common kitchen components that perform better, are easier to use and resist germs, bacteria, mold and mildew.
Because the role of the kitchen has expanded to include office, classroom, café and many other functions, many homeowners are more open to larger windows, glass doors, nature-inspired textures, comfortable areas to eat and multiple workstations in their dream kitchens. Open floor plans that can integrate with other rooms in the home and offer seamless transition to outdoors have been and are expected to remain extremely popular among homeowners.
A well-designed kitchen is an organized kitchen. As an increasing number of homeowners are spending more time in their homes and cooking more often. They desire kitchens that maximize the use of countertop space and offer designated areas for meal preparation, cooking, cleanup, dining, studying and working. The desire for clutterless countertops has increased demand for enhanced storage solutions that include pantries, frameless cabinetry and open shelving that can display clear containers to organize food not only on the shelves, but also in the fridge, pantry and other areas of the kitchen.
Smart functionality in both kitchen and bath also promotes health and wellbeing. Everything from smart device charging stations incorporated into kitchen drawers to waterproof televisions being installed in kitchen backsplashes, technology is making kitchens and baths easier, more enjoyable and healthier. In the bath, homeowners are creating in-home spas that allow for a few minutes of calm and relaxation, devoid of texts, tweets and emails where they can wash away the stresses of the day. There has been a boom in demand for smart toilets that clean themselves, automatically lift seats and flush, connect to personal digital assistants and offer bidet functionality.
Advanced shower systems have become a staple for homeowners that provide steam, light, aroma and sound therapies that reduce stress, remove toxins from the body, rejuvenate skin, message and restore tired and/or arthritic muscles and provide a sense of calm and wellbeing.
Freestanding soaker baths can also include similar therapies to advanced shower systems. Solid surface materials are often the choice for soaking tubs because of their ability to retain heat and are easy to clean and maintain.
Flooring tile for the kitchen bath and shower area also can help promote a healthy and safe environment. We are specifying antimicrobial, slip resistant tile that is easy to clean that resists mold, mildew and bacteria.
If you want to know how you can make your kitchen, bath and other rooms in your home healthier, easier and more enjoyable to use, please give us a call at (304) 814-2268 or make an appointment to visit our showrooms.

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