From toilets that double as sound systems to water-conserving spa experiences, here’s what’s trendy for bathroom improvements for 2012:
Trend #1: Conservation rules
All around the country, water reserves are stressed. In response, regional governments are implementing conservation measures. As a result, there are likely to be new regulations that’ll affect your construction or remodeling plans.
Here’s what to watch for:
Your new toilet will have a lower flush-per-gallon rating than the one that’s in there now.
Consider a dual-flush version, or any low-flow toilet coming on the market that meets your style preferences.
At the very least, your next commode is likely to feature a 1.28 gallon-per-flush rating — better than even the most-recent 1.6 GPF offerings.
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