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Bathroom Remodeling Trends for 2018

Newly renovated bathroom with new vanity and shower

Does your bathroom look like something from the sixties? Are you tired of the old pastel tiles and linoleum flooring? Could your bathroom use an update? Even though it is one of the most private rooms in your home, it’s also one of the most highly trafficked.

A bathroom needs to be functional – vanity, storage, shower/bath, toilet, etc. – but we also believe it can be beautiful. It can be turned into a vibrant space to help you wake up in the morning or a tranquil zone where you can unwind before heading to bed. Either way, your bathroom needs to accomplish a lot in a relatively small area.

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This year’s trends will help transform this everyday room into something amazing. Check out the top 8 bathroom remodeling trends of 2018:

Newly remodeled open shower


You simply can’t go wrong with neutral colors. From flooring to vanities to wall tile, natural stone and earth tones are a must have for 2018 bathroom remodels. They create a serene setting that can be jazzed up with towels or flowers for a pop of color. If white is more your thing, that works too: White is a neutral shade that conveys timeless elegance in your bathroom design.

New faucet on renovated vanity

Marble or Quartz Vanity Tops

Beautiful stone countertops aren’t just for your kitchen – your bathroom deserves nice countertops too. Even in large bathrooms the vanity space is significantly smaller than the counter space in a kitchen, making your bathroom countertops an inexpensive place to splurge on materials. Marble or quartz countertops add a sophisticated touch to any bathroom.

Master bathroom chandelier

One-of-a-Kind Lighting

No need to settle for a plain overhead light – the bathroom is a great place for your style to stand out. From statement sconces to pendant lights with a bit of bling or even a chandelier, this year’s trend is that anything goes. Unique lighting choices will make your newly remodeled bathroom truly shine!

Floating Vanities

Floating vanity in remodeled bathroom

If you’re looking to remodel a smaller bathroom, you have plenty of options to make the space feel larger. One hot trend this year is a floating vanity, which creates the illusion of more space without sacrificing any utility. Bonus points for adding lighting underneath the cabinetry.

Tile Styles

In 2018, variety is what it’s all about when it comes to tiles. Large travertine stone panels in the shower can complement tumbled stone tile for the tub deck, for example. Or a strip of color-coordinated circular tiles could be just the accent your shower needs to make a splash! Subway tiles, which make a great backsplash in kitchen remodels, are perfect for freshening up your bathroom’s design.

Rustic Farmhouse

The trend that’s sweeping the nation is not just for living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms anymore. Weathered paint treatment could be just the thing your bathroom cabinets need to give them that intentionally worn look, instead of just plain old worn. The rustic farmhouse look adds charm and coziness to any bathroom.

Beach theme bathroom


No matter where you live or what the season is, who doesn’t want to go to the beach? At DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Springfield, IL, our customers’ homes are landlocked, but that doesn’t mean their bathroom design has to be! The ever-popular beach theme is always a hit with bathroom remodeling.


Newly renovated accessible master bathroom

Accessibility is one of the last things we think of when remodeling our homes until we or our loved ones need it most. Keep accessibility in mind when remodeling your bathroom whether you need it now or are planning for the future. From a zero-barrier entry shower to a vanity with roll-under access, tiny adjustments like these make life easier without sacrificing any aesthetics.

Which trends appeal to you most? If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom in 2018, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen can help you determine which trends will work best for you and your home. Our team will treat you right – we even won the Best of Houzz 2018 Customer Service badge! We’ll make the process fun and tailored to you, and the end result will be something you’ll love well past 2018.

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Springfield
3730 Wabash Ave. Springfield, IL 62711
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