Bathroom remodeling has continued to increase in popularity. As many homeowners travel and stay at high-end hotels and resorts, they notice and appreciate high-end bathroom designs, plumbing fixtures, countertop materials, lighting, showerheads, and tubs. Additionally, real estate agents say bathrooms are the second most important room of the home (following kitchens) when it comes to resale. Regardless of the motivation to remodel bathrooms, homeowners see baths as special rooms.
Bathrooms are also spaces where guests will visit at some point. As a result, many homeowners are keenly aware that powder rooms and guest baths make impressions on guests.
There many design and material options to choose from. We’ve gathered some of the latest bathroom trends we’ve seen in the Springfield area to help you make the best decisions thinking about your new bathroom.
Floating bathroom vanities have increased in popularity. A floating vanity is a bathroom cabinet that is anchored to the wall; in other words, it doesn’t extend all the way to the floor. A floating bath vanity creates the “illusion” of a larger and more spacious bathroom. Many homeowners select them for their clean and modern look.
With its unique floating appearance, a wall-mounted (or floating) vanity makes a bold and stylish statement in any bathroom. They are available in single and double sink varieties and like traditional bath vanities, they are available in all the same cabinet finishes.
Modern Bathroom Styles
Bathrooms are becoming less utilitarian and more spa-like retreats for homeowners. We are seeing bathroom styles trend towards a sleek, modern look with clean lines. Dark wood custom cabinetry, contrasting with lighter flooring and walls, can create this contemporary feel. The dominant style in bathroom design is transitional. A transitional bathroom design blends a few traditional style elements with clean contemporary bath designs.
Homeowners want to incorporate the latest technology into their bathrooms. There are a number of technology innovations that can be integrated into a bathroom (they are always easiest to integrate when remodeling a bathroom). Multiple showerheads can be operated from a touchscreen panel. Audio/visual components are also being included in master bathrooms with controls in or out of the shower or tub areas. These new electronic systems allow for the ultimate personalized experience, all at your fingertips.
Tubs are becoming the Rock Star of the Bathroom!
Over the last few decades, it seemed like many homeowners were eliminating their older jetted or deck tub because they were rarely used. Today, master bathrooms are becoming luxury spa-like retreats. A freestanding tub can be a striking focal point of a master bath, as well as a peaceful place to relax. From traditional claw-foot tubs to sleek new designs, there seems to be a tub for everyone’s taste and style.
Glass Enclosed Showers
Bathroom showers have come a long way from the showerhead installation over a standard 5-foot tub. From integrated shower seats, multiple shower heads, custom niches, body sprays, and rainfall showerheads there are so many options. Regardless of what goes inside the shower, frameless glass shower enclosures are a very popular option. They create openness and an illusion of larger space in bathrooms. Tile patterns, or other materials, used inside the shower can serve as a focal point in the bathroom that can be seen through the glass, too.
Blending Materials in the Bathroom
You don’t have to limit the bathroom surfaces to tile. Mixing materials like metal, tin, natural stone, wood-look tile, marble, granite, limestone or travertine can create a natural feel and look in your bathroom. There’s an aesthetic appeal to mixing hard materials (tile) with soft (textiles) and warm materials (wood). This trend can bring the outdoors in, while still maintaining an updated aesthetic.