The New Year typically brings new and exciting trends in the Kitchen & Bath world and 2020 is no exception. This year we are expecting to see innovative and jaw-dropping designs throughout the entire home, especially in bathrooms. Not only has this industry grown immensely over the past few years but homeowners and designers are thinking outside the box when it comes to creating beautiful bathrooms.
These days, master bathrooms have gone far beyond a purely function space. Master bathrooms have become a sanctuary. A place where people can get away from the hustle and bustle of their busy lifestyles and relax. Homeowners are wanting a spa-like retreat all in the comfort of their own home. How are designers achieving this request?
For years homeowners have been coming to ACo to remove dated roman tub surrounds and enlarge their showers. Nowadays people are wanting more. Not only more space in their shower, but more showerheads too. In 2020 we expect to see more luxurious and over-the-top showers that include a regular shower head, a rain-head shower, a handheld showerhead, and even body sprays. Steam showers are becoming increasingly popular as well.
Expect to see showers without doors and curbs too. Homeowners are looking for low maintenance and easy living options. No one has time to clean the water spots on their glass door, and who want to? Aging in place has become a big topic in residential design as well. When remodeling, homeowners are thinking about ergonomics in their redesign. They want to enjoy their newly renovated bathroom for years to come, so they are designing for the future. Not only that, the look of a curbless shower is more appealing to homeowners today too. It’s clean, sleek and sophisticated.
And no one can forget about technology! Yes, even your shower can be equipped with the latest technology. Using your smartphone, you can now turn on your shower to a specific temperature and click that snooze button. When your alarm goes off for a second time, your shower will be warm and ready for you!
For more information on digital showering, click here. (https://www.us.kohler.com/us/digital-showering/article/CNT128800004.htm)
Shower ledges are starting to take the place of recessed niches. Rather than cutting into the wall of a shower to create a pocket for soaps and shampoos, half walls are being built next to shower walls to create a ledge for these shower products. Not only is there more surface space for everyone’s soaps, this ledge wall is easier to install, and tailored to today’s more streamlined and modern look.
Ledges are being designed behind freestanding soaker tubs, too. It’s functional and it becomes the perfect spot to add a fun design element or focal point to the room.
No one wants the aesthetic of their beautiful bathroom to be diminished by excessive grout lines or spend their Saturday afternoon scrubbing miles of it. Tiles are getting larger and homeowners are loving the look of solid surface, like quartz, porcelain and Kohler’s Choreograph panels, on the walls of the shower.
Want to see more, check out Kohler’s website here. (https://www.us.kohler.com/us/KOHLER-Choreograph-Shower-Collection-Creates-Functional-and-Stylish-Shower-Space/content/CNT116700228.htm)
These stunning options not only complement the “less is more” lifestyle of today’s homeowners but can work in any space. Don’t be afraid to put large format tiles in a small bathroom – they make a big impact and look less busy that smaller tiles.
Gone are the days of standard vanity cabinets. Designers are now using vanities as another design feature in the space. They are dressing them up to look like furniture pieces or floating them off the floor for a contemporary look (that’s easy to clean).
Even with a small vanity, there are plenty of ways to dress it up – just ask one of our ACo designers today. They’ll be happy to design the perfect custom vanity for your bathroom.
The powder room is typically a smaller bathroom designated for guests and in the past has been an afterthought. Today people are deeming it the perfect room to add a little design fun to the home. Homeowners are going wild with furniture style vanities, encaustic decorative tiles or penny rounds (yes, they are making a comeback), shiplap on the walls (Thank You Joanna Gaines) and even bold colors, patterns, & lighting. And why not!?! If you get tired of this trendy design, it’s a small room to re-design and ACo can help!
So, whether it’s a brand-new master bathroom retreat or a whimsical powder room, ACo is here to help. Not only do we want you to love where you live, we want you to love every room in your home – including your bathrooms. For more bathroom design inspiration, check out our Project Gallery, or contact us to get started with a free in-home design consultation.