Looking to update your bathroom this year? It’s a major room in the home whether selling or staying and we’ve got the latest trends to make this room stand out in your home, while making you feel like your in a relaxed, luxurious spa. We have 8 bathroom trends 2016 to share with you.
Bathrooms are a room in the home that’s in constant use, so you have to make sure this space is not only durable, but functional and provides the proper privacy. The bathroom is an after thought for many homeowners and this project usually lingers on the to-do-list for awhile because it seems like an intense project to conquer, but according to Home Advisor’s True Cost Guide for bathrooms, this room doesn’t have to break the bank. Let’s learn what materials to use and areas to update to make this room have more appeal.
Bathroom Trends #8: The Soaking Tub
If you love to bathe, then you’d love one of these. The free-standing soaking tub is making a comeback, I think for the most part because it’s just so darn pretty. Built-in bathtubs have actually been declining in popularity. These tubs offer a lot of flexibility in their placement, you can even put them inside the shower area.
Bathroom Trends #7: Showers Are Advancing
Staying on trend over the last few years showers are getting more advanced. Many are installing steam showers,which is a type of bathing where a humidifying steam generator produces water vapor that is dispersed around a person’s body. A steam shower is essentially a steam room that offers the typical features of a bathroom shower. Seats are also being added in stand up showers as well…and you got to make it rain up in here. Oversized rain shower heads, separate handsets and even double showers create a sense of luxury in your home.
Bathroom Trends #6: Heated Floors
I absolutely love are heated floors. These not only help you stay warm in your birthday suit, but they help dry out moisture and humidity. Bathroom floors are notoriously cold, but they don’t have to be. Electric heated floors are being installed in bathrooms, even other areas of the home.
Bathroom Trends #5: The Under Mounted Sink & Faucets
What about the sink? Well, under mounted sinks are still popular, they’re easy to keep clean and you can pair that with a glamorous metal faucet. Try a matte or satin finish in nickel, brass or even rose gold, also use square shaped fixtures for a cool new twist on tapping into the water supply.
Bathroom Trends #4: Fall In Line Tile Trend
The bathroom room isn’t complete without tile and there are some new trends to think about. First, try oversized tiles rather than mosaics and other small tile designs. This provides a seamless look without a lot of grout lines to fuss with. Second, classics colors will also be used, however, in unusual patterns though to create a “new look” for tile in the bathroom. Third, concrete and wood looking tiles like this will be found not just on the floor but on the walls to create an industrial chic look.
Bathroom Trends #3: Using Natural Materials
With the trend this year leaning towards harsher looking materials in the bathroom, you should soften the look by using raw, natural materials like river rocks, natural stone, light wood and even plush towels.
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Bathroom Trends #2: The Perfect Color
Now what about color? It’s no secret white is the popular color to create a spa-like feel in a bathroom. White also works in any design style from traditional to contemporary. You’ll find white being used in lighting, tile, even towels. Gray and white is a popular color combination too since gray is so versatile and black and white makes a strong timeless statement in a bathroom. If you want to step away from the neutrals try various shades of purple or use this as an accent color to create a rich, luxurious look.
Bathroom Trends #1: Open Shelving System
And last but not least add some open shelving to your bathroom and show off those spa-like accessories, like rolled up towels, bath salts, scented soaps and loofas on display to capture that relaxed feeling. Break out the function of the shelf by adding some themed accessories and plant-life. Try orchids, sea shells or boat accessories to dress up the shelves.
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Let me know in the comments below what bathroom trends you’ll be considering in your home this year. I’d love to hear from you! And of course, if you have any home staging or decorating questions, all you have to do is ask! Feel free to contact me here.