The bathroom is a personal sanctuary,where you can relieve your stress after a long day. When renovating your bathroom, don’t just think about creating a practical place, but a space where you can get away from the woes of the world around you.
These are some of the most popular bathroom trends that we are seeing in 2018:
- Efficiently small bathrooms
We often think of a dream bathroom as being a large, luxurious spa experience with double vanities, his and her cabinets, and extensive marble flooring. However, we have recently been seeing a trend that small, efficient bathrooms are just as popular in current homeowners. The best way to make your bathroom comfortable without making it cramped, is by focusing on efficiency. In these smaller bathrooms, we are seeing freestanding tubs, space-saving walk-in showers, uniquely-designed sinks, and more open shelving instead of closed cabinets.
- High-tech toilets
These high-tech toilets that are becoming more popular this year have seat warmers, automatic lid openers, slow-close features, and built-in deodorizers. Toilets are not the only thing that are going high-tech in 2018. We are seeing smart showers, automatic faucets, and small bathroom fridges.
- Brass & gold tone fixtures are back
Homeowners are loving the change to warmer accents with brass and gold-toned bathroom fixtures versus shiny polished chrome with a modern feel. Brass and gold fixtures are being offered in both matte and satin finishes. They add a classic, traditional element to any space as well as keeping fingerprints and water spots more easily concealed.
- Vanity lighting
A typical vanity includes a cabinet, countertop, faucet, and hardware followed by mirrors and lighting. However, these two items are just as important to the function of your bathroom individually as they are together. To focus more on lighting, homeowners are creating specific techniques, fixtures, and dimmers to create a relaxing feeling. There are many lighting styles to choose from for the vanity area, including light bars and wall sconces. For larger bathrooms, it isn’t uncommon to see chandeliers above freestanding tubs.
- Underfloor heating systems
There is no more need to wear slippers on freezing tile with underfloor heating installed in the bathroom. Heating can be used with a number of flooring options like tile, concrete, vinyl, or wood. These heating systems not only provide heat, but they can also reduce noise levels.
- Unique tile shapes
Tiles have moved well beyond basic shapes and colors these days. New and improved shapes are being used such as the hexagon, arabesque, diamond, moroccan fish scales, and chevron patterns in new colors and textures. We aren’t just seeing these tiles on the floor anymore, either. They are being used as bathroom backsplashes, on shower walls, and even accent the ceiling, creating your very own Sistine Chapel..
- Bold accent walls and floors
If you have a neutral bathroom, accent walls can bring any bathroom to life. It’s a bold statement that shows your personal style and individuality. If you want to bring an extra something to your bathroom floor, graphic tiles are the route to go, but if a neutral palette is your preference, then stacked natural stone in the shower or behind your vanity can still be eye-catching.
If you lack the budget or even the time to incorporate these extras into your bathroom remodel, a fresh coat of paint or new sink and light fixtures can breathe new life into your bathroom.
If you are interested in adding natural stone or some eye-catching tile work into your bathroom remodel, contact GMS Werks! We would love to help you out!