As bathrooms get more luxurious, bathroom furniture is getting more elaborate. Options in cabinetry and vanities abound for high-end upgrade projects. With its new collection of vanities, Ethan Allen expands its horizons into the bathroom. “Recently, we have seen a trend with bathrooms becoming a ‘statement room' in the home, and homeowners are investing in these rooms,” explains CEO Farooq Kathwari. Ornate detail marks each of the seven vanity styles, which should appeal to the consumer who wants a custom or antique look. Even richer is the selection of vanities from Cole & Co. In development for two years, its Premier Collection vanities are handmade of alder wood solids and select cherry veneers. Traditional scrolls, floral panels, and cabriole legs combine with hand-distressing and finishing for an old-world estate look.
Homeowners looking for more storage in the bathroom will find an ever-growing selection of styles. Manufacturers are meeting the demand for storage cabinets and shelves that look like fine furniture. Corbels and hand-carved contours decorate the line of custom bath storage pieces from Vanity Flair. An extensive selection of finishes —everything from textured gesso and gold leaf to fabric-upholstered panels — is offered for the line's shelves and etageres and on the company's custom storage cabinets. The custom and semi-custom approach is appealing to consumers, says Karen Purcell, director of marketing for semi-custom products at Master-Bath. “A new bathroom can be affordable and easy to design,” she explains. “Versatile cabinet systems make it possible to express yourself in any size or shape bathroom.” The company allows consumers to have their pick of vanity bases, drawer banks, and door and drawer options. Added accessories like ball foot toe kicks and decorative panels and fillers provide a finished look.
Options abound for the homeowner looking to beautify the bath. The lavish ornamentation and detail in today's opulent bath furniture transforms the once-humble lavatory into a luxurious haven.