The recent Kitchen and Bath Industry Show set off a host of new trends in the industry. The industry is breaking out of white cabinets and granite countertops into experimentation with other materials. Here are the highlights:
•Etched backsplash: Forget smooth tiles. Bring in textured tiling behind each sink and around the kitchen. The textures can go modern or traditional depending on the colors.
•Freestanding bathtubs: These types of tubs have been in vogue for a while. However, this season brings in unique feet attached to the tub. The feet are attached to the four corners of the tub and can be intricate silver workings or clean-cut modern squares.