2012 Faucet and Fixtures: See What's New for the Toilet

2012 will be about updating the fashions and technology of bathroom faucets and fixtures — sinks, tubs, toilets and the like — while preserving precious resources. Read on to find some of the darker finishes, incorporated countertops and sinks, fancy bathrooms and special shapes and materials which are looking in showrooms this season.

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Melaragno Design Company, LLC

Rustic bathrooms are going to be a leading trend this season. This bath utterly defines the style, including its dark-finished, wall-mount tap along with the wood base behind the sink bowl.

Paul Anater

Contemporary integrated countertops and sinks are going to be a hot bath trend this season, as noticed in this trade show in Spain covered by Paul Anater.


Look for WaterSense for a hot trend for 2012. This conservation program, created by the same agency that brought us Energy Star, will become as well-known. This is going to be a major year for the program.

Last year it had been hard to locate a shower head with the WaterSense label. This year numerous businesses are offering them. In fact, Home Depot reports they are currently selling only WaterSense-certified bathroom sink faucets.

Last but not least, new bathrooms that utilize 1.28 gallons a flush, like Kohler’s new Tresham, are qualifying for the WaterSense certification.


Kohler – numi toilet – $4,000

At the high end, integrated bathrooms will be the latest bathroom trend. While the typical homeowner won’t spend $4,000 or more on a toilet, the features they include, such as incorporated audio, lighting and personalization are inclined to be seen at more affordable models down the road.

Artistic Designs for Living, Tineke Triggs

Interesting sink materials are going to be a hot trend this season. Glass, basalt, metals, bamboo and other unique basins are going to appear in high-end bathrooms.

You’re likely going to find this tendency most often in powder rooms, fantastic areas to produce a major design statement.

Rachel Reider Interiors

Rectangular sinks will last to be sexy in 2012. Look for these in unique finishes as well as traditional whites.

Claudia Leccacorvi

Square-shaped and clean-lined faucets are also a hot trend this season.

These will be particularly well known in transitional bathrooms, but you will also find them in traditional bathrooms and in modern spaces like this one.

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High arcs in faucets are trending up, also. You’ll locate them in modern fashions, like this one, and in more traditional styles with dual and single handles. In other words, it will be simple to locate a top arc on your 2012 bathroom update.

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