Q: How can I focus my bathroom renovation project? I’m overwhelmed by all the options!
As more and more people choose to remodel the bathroom, they are discovering the instant improvement added to both their living space and home value. As you consider what you want to do with your bathroom renovation, here are the top four trends we are watching:
Bathrooms are getting bigger and bigger, people are knocking down walls to give themselves more space. Homeowners with older homes often are knocking down walls to make room for the bathroom. In new construction homeowners are planning ahead for a larger bathroom space from the get-go.
Obviously more room gives you more options but even in a small space you can take advantage of new and trendy fixtures. Not only are they becoming essential or necessary luxury but they are becoming more affordable. To name a few:
Steam and jet showers
Shower heads-they can even play music from your phone!
The options open to someone remodeling their bathroom are limitless. Part of this comes from the new found idea that bathrooms can be aesthetically and stylistically interesting places and people’s newfound willingness to make them that way.
New materials, like specially treated, water resistant hardwood flooring, paint, lighting options, furniture, cabinetry and hardware appropriate for the bathroom and specially designed for it have made their way onto the market.
For example, while many traditionally would choose porcelain white sinks in the bathroom, there are many other options available now, and these are setting new trends. Examples in sinks include:
Colored glass bowls
Antique-looking ceramic bowls
Stainless steel bowls
You shouldn’t be surprised to see that vanity designs span the entire spectrum from antique designs to the ultra-contemporary. And when it comes to flooring, there is no shortage of new flooring options to transform your space completely.
The Internet has made designing and planning for a renovation project more exciting than ever. From apps like Houzz to Pinterest and a whole lot more, anyone can start collecting ideas and developing a vision for your bathroom renovation.
What trends are you noticing as you research and think about your dream bathroom? We want to hear from you!