Planning on redoing your bathroom in 2017? The bathroom is becoming evermore an oasis, a living space where you can prepare for the day or unwind and relax. As you consider the possibilities for revamping your space, keep these notable trends in bathroom design and remodeling in mind to help inspire your plans:
Long Term Thinking
No matter what your age, if you’re doing a major remodel of your bathroom, it’s worthwhile to think about the future. More and more people now aim to age in place, and this is being reflected in bathroom designs. This doesn’t mean you need to imagine unsightly side-opening bathtubs or hospital style grab bars. Designs are now incorporating some aging in place elements very attractively. For example, a glass enclosed shower with no ledge and combination towel rack/grab bars. Make sure you take some of these up and coming design ideas into account when planning.
Media Friendly Bathroom
Do you find yourself singing in the shower? You’ll love this trend! Speakers, docking stations, televisions and more are becoming commonplace in the bathroom. There are even special shower heads with speakers incorporated into them. The incorporation of media in the bathroom opens up the possibilities for spending more time soaking in the tub while watching a movie or boosting your morning routine by listening to a motivational podcast while showering.
Snazzy Shower or Bathtub
Technology continuously brings additional comfort to the bathroom with improved bath features such as spa-like showerheads and sprayers. Bathtubs are not to be left behind. In style, freestanding bathtubs are becoming ever more popular. Others are even combining their shower and bathtub into ‘wet rooms’. This offers a whole new element for design, and can create a very attractive bathing or showering space.
Can you ever have enough storage? Make use of vertical space in your cabinetry to include enough linen and bath item storage. Choose from the growing number of styles available such as open shelving, built-in cabinets and even including antique free-standing pieces in your storage plan. Because bathrooms designers are bucking traditional bathroom style more and more, consider cabinetry designs more reminiscent of other areas of the home and appear more as furniture than bathroom cabinetry. Dressers and bureaus are good designs to begin with when searching for inspiration.
The warmth and good feeling of stepping out of the shower, warm and steamy, can quickly be ruined by a cold tile floor or cool towel. For added comfort, designers are now adding in radiant heated floors and heated towel racks to improve your experience. Radiant heated floors work very well with natural stone and other tiles because they naturally hold the heat. Towel heaters can be discretely placed in your bathroom, ensuring you’ll wrap yourself in something cozy and warm on cool winter mornings. These heating features make the bathroom much more inviting and remove some of the common discomforts faced in the bathroom.
As you can see, 2017 is full of exciting new trends to try in your bathroom remodel. Use these to inspire your bathroom remodel and create the bathroom paradise you’ve always dreamed of.
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