Minimalist design eliminates unnecessary decorative details while trending toward sleek-looking, harder-working faucets.

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Q: Now that this year is winding down, I’m looking to plan for my bathroom remodel job for early next year. I want to keep up with future trends and was wondering what you see as the new growing trends for bathroom faucets.

A: I’ve been paying attention to a new concept in the industry called minimalist design. The cool thing I have been told about this concept is that it can be interpreted in different ways and can be applied to products across the board.

For bathroom faucets, I see minimalist design as eliminating unnecessary decorative details while trending toward sleek-looking, harder-working faucets. Minimalist faucets can incorporate beautifully understated contemporary designs centered around just the basic faucet elements: the handle and the spout.

Even though the concept is simple, don’t be fooled: True minimalist faucets are also efficient and designed to lower water bills.

Master contractor/plumber Ed Del Grande is known internationally as the author of the book “Ed Del Grande’s House Call,” the host of TV and Internet shows, and a LEED green associate. For more information, visit eddelgrande.com.