Is your bathroom behind the times? An outdated bathroom can be one of the most displeasing rooms in the house to look at, and can be quite a big deal to sort out – they’re not just like another room that you can simply cover with a fresh coat of paint. Updating a bathroom’s aesthetic […]
Wabi-Sabi: Perfectly Imperfect Design for Your Home
What’s Wabi-Sabi? The Popular Interior Design Trend of 2018 What is Wabi-Sabi? This is a question that many designers have been trying to figure out since it’s jump in popularity in early 2018. The short answer is this: Wabi-Sabi is the philosophy of embracing imperfection in the natural world. Now, this doesn’t mean that we […]
How To Rough In Plumbing
A Quick Primer on Rough In Plumbing Rough in plumbing is, as its name suggests, basically a “rough draft” of your plumbing installation. The point is to get a diagram of your plumbing skeleton in place, a static and unchanging framework upon which you’ll complete your plumbing installation. This is beneficial because, once your rough […]
The Top 14 Bathroom Trends for 2016
Last year, we published a post on the biggest bathroom design and remodeling trends of 2015 – and we’re happy to say, a lot of our ideas and predictions were spot on! While Pantone’s Color of the Year failed to really make its way into bathrooms, and freestanding bathtubs didn’t quite blow up like we […]
Floating Bathroom Vanities: Space and Style to Spare!
Floating vanities aren’t just pretty pieces of bathroom decor – they can actually solve major logistical problems in your bathroom’s layout, as well. That being said… yes, they’re very, very cool-looking. So what are ‘floating’ vanities? They’re not furniture out of some Jetsons cartoon, nor are they imbued with magical powers of levitation; they’re simply […]
The 14 Greatest Bathroom Quotes Of All Time (Part 2)
Click here to review The 14 Greatest Bathroom Quotes of All Time (Part 1) As we’ve seen, the bathroom holds a special place in the hearts and minds of myriad personalities from all walks of life – from kings and journalists to musicians and comedians. The bathroom holds a certain fascination over us, largely because […]
The 14 Greatest Bathroom Quotes Of All Time (Part 1)
In 2008, intrepid UK-based researchers sought out an answer to that timeless, confounding riddle: how much of our lifetimes do we, truly, spend in the bathroom? And after surveying thousands of UK citizens, they came to an impressive conclusion: each of us spends around 1.5 cumulative years of our lives in the bathroom. Seeing as […]
Country Bathroom Vanities Infuse Your Bathroom with Warm Rustic Style
Ask not what your country-style bathroom can do for you, ask what you can do for your country-style bathroom! At Trade Winds Imports, we believe that nothing adds more style, class, and sophistication to your traditional bathroom than gorgeous country bathroom vanities. These delightful bath cabinets offer a genuine rustic charm that hearkens back to […]
Why Invest in Bathroom Vanities Without Tops?
It’s surprising, to me, how uncommon quality bathroom vanities without tops can be on the internet. If you look at all the big name, big box stores like Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn, Home Depot, et alia, you’ll quickly discover that they offer mostly the same type of vanity cabinet: that is, one with the top […]
What the Heck Are Transitional Bathroom Vanities, Anyway?
The secret’s out: transitional bathroom vanities are in. This year marks the first year that transitional vanities have proven to be more popular – and featured in more homes – than either modern or traditional vanities. Modern styles were most prominent in the mid-2000’s, and more traditional styles reigned supreme before that, but vanity buyers have raised their voices in unison and made it clear: the future is versatile. The future is comfortable. The future is transitional.