Trendy Bathroom Designs to Get You Ready for 2018
If you’ve been thinking about renovating your bathroom, but also postponing it for some reason, you should probably know that investing in a bathroom renovation is one the best investments you can make. You’ll either enjoy your new bathroom and improve the quality of life for the whole family or you’ll be able to get more money for your home should you decide to sell it.
Of course, this is only true if you renovate your bathroom following modern trends, which is why it’s important that you know what they are. Like in every other aspect of life, trends change regularly, and you need to be sure that what you’re doing is right. So, let’s take a look at some things you should bear in mind if you’re planning on renovating your bathroom soon.
Space is the key
If your bathroom is spacious enough or if you have room to make it bigger, definitely do it because the bathroom is no longer perceived only as a room designed strictly for taking care of your personal hygiene, but also as a place for relaxing and feeling comfortable. So, make sure you don’t clutter your bathroom with things you don’t really need there. Also, consider moving some appliances, such as the washer or dryer elsewhere in the house to get more space. Finally, you can create an illusion of a greater space by using large tiles, which require fewer joints and are easier to maintain.
The need for storage will never cease to exist, which is why you need to make the most out of the space you have. Not only that, but you should also try to hide the storage unit because that will make your bathroom seem bigger. Another important issue is keeping your storage clean and organised, especially if you opt for open shelves, for example. Interior designers suggest that modular furniture is here to stay, because of its simple shapes and practicality.
Ceramic tiles are still going strong and will remain popular in the years to come, despite the emergence of some new materials used for flooring. These tiles now come in different shapes, sizes and colors, but remain easy to clean and maintain. If you would like a touch of nature in your bathroom, but can’t afford materials such as marble or wood, you can find tiles that imitate such textures.
The shower is often the focal point of the bathroom, which is why it deserves your full attention. Provided you have enough space, you could go for a multi-functional option, with a bench, a steam system and anti-fog mirror in an open shower. Naturally, you also need shelves and crevices to store shampoos and other products. Also, you might want to consider the Italian shower, with transparent glass walls, which also create a sense of a bigger space.
If you like to relax in a tub after a hard day, it makes sense to invest in one of the state-of-the-art bathtubs, with new designs offering so much more diversity than ever before. Baths are now also more ergonomic and comfortable, and you can even choose from a range of small soaking tubs if you don’t have much space, but don’t want to deprive yourself of some great relaxation time.
The industrial look
If you frown at the sight of piping in your bathroom, you’ll be glad to hear that current trends encourage the industrial look, so there’s no need to try and hide them anymore. What’s more, it’s now trendy to have original and imperfect pieces, such as the washbasin, or even a brick wall that support the industrial look. However, this type of design may be too much for some, so go for it only if you feel absolutely comfortable with it.
Since technological advances have penetrated every aspect of our lives, it comes as no surprise that your bathroom can now benefit from them. For instance, mirrors with LED lighting, a valve with a motion detector or a temperature regulator, and a towel dryer are just some of the new features that you might want to install in your renovated bathroom. Not only are these novelties useful, but they can add a lot to the overall appeal.
Wood is still popular
More and more people are trying to achieve the natural look by introducing wood to their bathrooms. Like in other rooms, it creates a warm and natural atmosphere, and you can even paint it if you wish to achieve a surprising effect. Needless to say, a hardwood floor can be very attractive, especially with the range of options available in terms of type, grain, and finish. Wood absorbs moisture, which makes it a sound choice for the bathroom.
Your design will basically depend on two things – your imagination and budget. While you may get some free help if you need inspiration by browsing through thousands of pictures people have posted online, you might find the financial part a bit trickier to deal with. Still, if you have a good idea that you’d love to see realized, you’ll probably find a way to finance the project. Especially when you consider the fact that you’ll either enjoy your time at home more or get more money for it if you decide to sell it.