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Outdated bathroom? These new trends need to be incorporated into your remodel!

Modern bathroom with brown textured walls, glass enclosed shower and white fixtures

When it comes to remodeling your home, there is no room that allows you to free your creativity like the bathroom does. For example, due to the small size of your bathroom, you can use wallpaper designs that would be too outrageous for any other room in the house. The bathroom offers more freedom to experiment with a creative theme; for example, you could try a nautical theme. Trying something similar in your kitchen doesn’t sound anywhere near as appealing. If you feel like your bathroom is outdated and you want to try something new, remodeling is a good way to go about it. When remodeling, you need to take into account the latest trends. A remodeled bathroom done right can do wonders for the value of your home, whereas a badly done remodel can really harm the value of your property. Here are a few trends you should incorporate into your remodel.

Deluxe Showers

In recent years, having a shower has become significantly more popular than having a bathtub. Many people are sacrificing having a bathtub altogether in favor of having a much larger walk-in shower. Showers with special features such as multiple shower heads and steam functionality are becoming increasingly popular. If you are remodeling your bathroom, you should perhaps consider removing the tub altogether in favor of a bigger and more high tech shower setup. It is becoming common to see showers so big that they have space for benches inside.

Towel Warmers and In-Floor Heating

There is nothing better than a warm towel from a heated rail on a cold winter’s day. Heated towel rails are quickly becoming standard in bathrooms across the country. In-floor heating is also starting to become more popular. Floor heating is particularly energy efficient, as the heat is touching your body and warming you from the feet upwards. If you live in a warmer state, then this might not be something you should prioritize. However, if you have to suffer through freezing winters, these are bathroom upgrades you will be really thankful for.

Music and Video

It is becoming increasingly common to see speakers and screens fitted into people’s bathrooms. Since portable speakers were invented, people have been bringing them into the bathroom. However, now people are beginning to fit wireless speakers and docking stations into the bathroom itself. Some designs have gone even further, fitting full televisions right there in the bathroom so you can watch your favorite shows while you soak in the tub. If you choose to go down this route, you will need to plan carefully, as water and electronics are not a good mix.

3D Tiles

A recent trend in bathroom design is tiles which incorporate a 3D design. There a variety of different patterns available. You can go for an organic and natural look with a wave pattern or something more symmetrical. Some people utilize 3D tiles as a subtle effect, whereas other people make them as stand out and eye catching as possible.

Smart Storage

A new trend in bathroom involves fully utilizing the available space for storage purposes. Not only does this provide you with the space to store your items, but when done right, it can also look very good. Practical storage space is also a fairly future proof design choice, as it will probably never go out of style. A common storage space technique is to take full advantage of all the available vertical space. Cabinets should take up the entirety of the wall if possible so that no space goes to waste whatsoever. When built-in cabinets are not an option, you could try bringing in a vintage cabinet.

White Tiles

White tiling in bathrooms is a timeless choice that will never go out of style. If you want to play it safe with a bathroom design which is sure to stand the test of time, you can’t go wrong with the typical design of white tiles.

Bold Lighting

The bathroom is a space where you have more freedom to take creative risks. You could, for example, try using an ornate chandelier as a light source. Some people have started to use table lamps for lighting rather than more traditional options. Why not use a table lamp from elsewhere in the house to try it out?

Let Your Creative Side Show

A bathroom design which takes into account the latest trends is sure to impress guests when they come over to visit and can do wonders for the value of your home. Don’t be afraid to do something unconventional and creative when it comes to bathroom design. If you want to have a truly impressive design, you should consider bringing in a professional designer who will be able to evaluate your bathroom and come up with a design which suits it best.

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Our Favorite Bathroom Trends for 2017!

modern bathroom with bathtub in neutral colors with stone accent wall

Spring cleaning has come and gone, and now it’s getting to longer, lazier summer days full of fun with family and friends. Of course, those lazy summer days might lead to you considering making some renovation changes around your house to keep your mind occupied during the summer months–and that’s where Re-Bath & Kitchens can step in, providing high-quality, fantastic bathroom and kitchen remodels that will make you go “Wow!” Even better, our team has come up with some of our favorite bathroom trends for the year, so read on to see what’s currently in!

The Dramatic Bathroom Redo

Are you the kind of person who thinks bold, dramatic bursts of color add a shot of life to your bathroom? If you’re tired of associating your bathroom with white and silver, this might be the trend of the year that’s just for you! To best accomplish this look, it’s wise to start off with a mood board to focus and streamline your thoughts. (Our bathroom designer will walk you through all this and more during your first appointment!) Colors and shades that are in this year are decadent and rich: deep-sea blues, silky grays. We recommend one, maybe two bold hues, so your bathroom doesn’t get overwhelmed. After all, less is more! For example, you could paint one wall with that color, or choose a cabinet or vanity to paint in a shade of your choice. Now it’s possible to get tiles in a plethora of different options: all shapes, sizes, and finishes are available, so get creative!

Consider adding some metal to your bathroom, as these are finally back in the bathroom. Think mirror frames or towel rails, available in all kinds of metal: brass, rose gold, or even copper. If you’re feeling less permanent or unsure just how far you want to go, accessories are the way to go. Get a loud floral print for your towels, a busy shower curtain, or a wide variety of lotions, perfumes, or whatever else you think would go best in your bathroom! These can shake up the bathroom’s aesthetic dramatically without any lasting consequence, so give it a go.

 

The Neutral Bathroom Redo

Neutral decors are definitely in right now: subtle creamy colors, complemented with classic whites and oaky browns lend a modern look to any bathroom. Maybe it’s because of the perfect blend of natural and organic, but you can’t go wrong using a neutral-inspired design for your bathroom remodel.

Aged flooring and weathered tiles lend to that natural, relaxed aura you’re trying to create, complemented with a few browns and blue since those are colors that show up the most the most in nature. Speaking of nature, there’s a good chance a summer trend will include trying to bring the outdoors inside! We could be seeing flowers or plants or even grass inside soon! In the meantime, try using more natural items to keep the neutral vibe going: think granite, wood, slate or brick.

You want to keep the bathroom space light and bright: stick to one hue for the bathroom tiles, ideally something beige or gray. Choose a complementary hue for the wall tiles. Once you have this done, you need to make sure the bathroom is well lit: otherwise, the color palettes will go to waste. Large windows can reflect as much natural light as possible, and consider full spectrum or daylight bulbs.

 

The Heritage Bathroom Redo

Thanks to Downton Abbey, this has had a huge revival! Victorian- and Edwardian-reproduction fixtures are trending, giving you plenty room for choice. You need to blend the period pieces with modern conveniences (toilets with eco-flushes, for example). After all, you don’t want to go all the way back to the 1800s! Consider getting original pieces from auctions or restoration specialists, since fully restored pieces will cost a pretty penny.

Then, get replica tiles and paint colors (greens and blues are currently in). Metro tiles can do the job here, or maybe black-and-white square tiles for a nice, artsy vibe. Again, make sure it’s not too overwhelming for maximum effect. Make sure to set the tub (preferably a roll-top or freestanding bath) in the center to make everyone look twice and complete the rustic look. With the right vintage bathroom decor and guidance, you’ll strike the perfect balance between modern and timeless.

 

It’s Up To You!

Whatever you end up choosing, our team of experts at Re-Bath & Kitchens is here to help out. Whether it’s a trend from this year or something entirely different, rest assured that our team will make sure that you wind up satisfied with the results that you want. So keep on browsing, and when you’re ready, get in touch–we’ll be waiting to hear from you!