Hardware's New Age

Hardware's New Age

Accessories such as towel racks, toilet paper holders, towel warmers and rail pulls are the accents that can pull a room together and transform a merely attractive bathroom into a truly luxurious one. The most recent crop of bathroom hardware and accessories offer not only added convenience, but also plenty of stylish appeal, with a host of designs suited to a variety of bath styles.

For convenience, many designers have turned to paper holders and towel racks with a curved, serpentine-style shape, simplifying cleaning and making removal of towels or paper an effortless task. Other contemporary offerings, too, are gaining consumer interest, such as showerheads with water filter and massage options, heated towel racks and mirror defoggers that make the bathroom experience more convenient and enjoyable.

Incorporating finishes that range from pewter to rust to the popular stainless steel, these accessories complement a variety of bath designs, from traditional to contemporary. 

With finishing touches such as matching soap dishes, robe hooks, grab bars, paper holders and beautiful hardware, designers not only upgrade clients' bathrooms, they can also upgrade their lives.

On this and the following two pages, Kitchen & Bath Design News highlights some of the latest bathroom hardware and accessories that help to transform the bathroom into the luxurious getaway clients desire.