Besides the kitchen, the bathroom is the room that adds the most value to the property when remodeled. This is important even if you are not listing your house for sale, since it is obvious that improving its function and appearance significantly improves the quality of your life. Of course, setting up brand new tiles simply isn’t good enough. If you want to truly give your home a world class bathroom remodel and makeover, check out some of the most amazing bathroom remodeling trends that have taken the world by storm this year.
All things white
Like jeans and the little black dress, a white bathrooms will always remain timeless and never goes out of style. White is the color of perfection that promotes the feelings of completion and wellness. However, this year it is not enough to install subway tiles. To nail this trend, you have to use several shades of white for everything from tiles to counter-tops and cabinetry to create an uninterrupted monochromatic space.
Take me to the Mediterranean
If you have always been attracted by the Old-World interior design, this trend might just be what you have been waiting for. It is inspired by Portugal, Spain, and in some parts, Morocco. The look joins modern metallic and hand-painted terracotta. It also relies on the mosaic tile for a rich and vivid look. As for the cabinetry, it is best to use bathroom vanities that have an old world charm of an antique. You can get inspiration from various sources to help you master this look. You can also look for bathroom vanities made from reclaimed wood.
A whole new dimension
Monochromatic tiles are always in vogue, because they create a timeless look and continuity. However, some people find them irreparably boring, but those people are wrong. You know what can get your monochromatic tile fun and interesting? Three-dimensional design. It will create an Old-Hollywood high-end style with a subtle nod to ‘70s funk.
After visiting the Mediterranean, it is time to head to countries that are a bit colder and have an entirely different approach to design. Contrary to rich and a slightly “crowded” Iberian Peninsula inspired bathroom, Scandinavian design is all about minimalism and neutral colors (white and grey). It also relies on black and metallic accents that come in the form of pendant lights and elegant bathroom accessories. If you choose this style, you should also introduce natural materials like wood and stone.
In the last couple of years, return to nature is becoming more and more popular in the world of interior design, and our bathrooms are not spared of that (fortunately). The organic look in the bathroom includes the use of natural materials in large amounts. That means using wood tile (or porcelain tile that looks like hardwood flooring), wood walls, stone tubs, clay accessories, houseplants, etc.
Say hello to tech
Technology has entered every part of our life and every room in our house, including bathroom. Introducing electronics in the bathroom is slowly becoming a commonplace. And believe it or not, this makes a lot of sense. The bathroom is the room where you should be relaxing and enjoying yourself, and there is no better way to do that than with music. So, equip your bathroom with Bluetooth devices, wireless speakers, TVs and docking stations. You don’t have to search too far for this, because Kohler has the perfect one called the Moxie Bluetooth showerhead speaker that will make any shower more enjoyable.
Sometimes luxury doesn’t come in the form of aesthetic elements, but the pleasant warmth every bathroom should feature. Frankly, there is nothing more pleasant than getting out of the tub and stepping on a warm floor. In-floor heat is, therefore, the luxury everyone should afford. There are two types of floor heating you can decide for: hydronic and electric. Hydronic is slightly more complicated since it requires a separate heat source (heat pump), while electric can run off your home’s electrical system. Towel warmers are also a nice addition, if you just can’t get enough of the coziness.
Regardless of the approach(es) you choose, these design trends will definitely make your bathroom a more pleasant space to spend time in. With them, a hot bath will feel better than ever – and yes, that is possible.
About The Author: Amelia B. Atkins – Amelia Atkins is a featured contributor and author for several lifestyle blogs. She is a student of Architecture and Design. She has a passion for architecture and design and this is a trait runs deep in her family.