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Bathroom Trends for 2010

A panel of designers shares some insight into exciting and inspiring bathroom trends.
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Like the kitchen, you can't go wrong with investing in the bathroom. At a panel during the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, Darcy Garneau of EDI Architecture, Jillian Pritchard Cooke of DES-SYN and John Thatch of Dahlin Group Architecture Planning shared their insight into the bathroom trends that are exciting buyers and inspiring homebuilders for 2010.

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Reusing antique furniture or using pieces you would normally find in the living room is a sensibly chic way of adding style and character to your bathroom. Whether you use a traditional cherry dresser as a classic vanity or a weathered buffet to bring a cozy cottage feel to the bath, furniture can be used in a number of ways to make the space really stand out.

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Freestanding Tubs

Whirlpool and Jacuzzi tubs are still popular, but a new trend is emerging. Consumers now desire the quiet, serene experience of a soaking tub. Freestanding tubs allow for relaxation and make a dramatic impact in the master bathroom.

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Technology and Entertainment

Homeowners are turning their bathrooms into residential spas, thanks to gigantic soaking tubs and other high-end amenities. Home entertainment systems and even fireplaces are hot trends to implement into bathroom design, creating the full experience of a luxurious retreat. Technology is invading the space, with more people interested in watching television, surfing the Internet and listening to music while they get ready or take a long bath.

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