Bathroom Design Trends To Consider
You spend a lot of time in your bathroom. From taking a shower after a morning workout and getting ready for work to brushing your teeth before bed, your bathroom is a private and personal area in your home that gets a lot of use. Creating a space that is optimized and modern can increase the functionality of the room, refresh the aesthetic of your home and increase your home’s value.
Due to their durability and customizable aesthetic, stone countertops are becoming a growing trend in bathroom design. Although more of an investment than prefabricated countertops or vanities, stone countertops are longer lasting, increasing your property values as well as the overall look and feel of your bathroom.
Some of the most popular stone countertops choices are marble and quartz. While both of these options provide a durable surface with a high-end modern aesthetic, the care of quartz vs marble countertops differs.
Caring for varying countertop materials:
- A naturally porous material, marble surfaces have to be sealed to keep harmful bacteria and germs from penetrating the surface, while quartz is naturally non-porous.
- Marble is especially vulnerable to efflorescence, meaning your beautiful surfaces could be marred with chalk-like powder on the surface. Marble countertops require special care and sealing for efflorescence prevention, while Quartz is immune to efflorescence due to its synthetic, non-porous properties.
- Quartz is harder than marble, making it more durable, but more difficult to repair. While you may be able to fix chips in a marble countertop, a chip in quartz is much more difficult and may require replacing.
Jacuzzi Tubs and Soakers
Jacuzzi tubs and soakers are popular choices when remodeling your bathroom. If you spend long, arduous hours at work and come home with tense, strained muscles, a jacuzzi or soaker tub can be a relaxing way to unwind. With several options on the market with varying designs, shapes, and sizes, options when it comes to jacuzzi tubs or soakers are vast.
Many homeowners dislike the limited choices of pre-fabricated cabinets available at local hardware stores and opt for custom-built cabinets. When having your bathroom cabinets custom made, you can choose the shape, size, and style of your bathroom cabinets, fitting them into virtually any sized bathroom.
With the popularity of tiny homes and garage apartments on the rise, so are the options when it comes to walk-in showers. Many homeowners are opting to downsize their bathrooms or opt to minimize their bathrooms footprint when adding on an additional bathroom, making walk-in showers the most viable choice for their remodel. When designing your new bathroom, consider the growing trend of solid surface showers, which allows homeowners to customize their shower with different colors and materials, down to the solid surface texture on your shower walls.
Unique Finishing Touches
Custom home design is on the rise, with homeowners wanting to make their space their own. Even the smallest details of your bathroom remodel can be tailored to your own unique design. Consider these custom finishing touches when remodeling your bathroom:
- Custom light fixtures - a custom light fixture can tie your entire bathroom together and create the aesthetic you’ve been dreaming about.
- A unique bath faucet - add your own personality and flair to your bathroom by installing an interesting, unique bath faucet to your tub.
- Be creative with mirrors - placing mirrors of different shapes, sizes, and designs on your bathroom walls can make your bathroom truly unique.
Remodeling your bathroom has the possibility to change the entire aesthetic of your home. Considering that both you and your guests use your bathroom, creating a welcoming, comfortable, functional space can influence the look and feel of your entire house for your family and anyone you welcome into your home.
Mandy Lee is a contributor to Innovative Building Materials. She is a blogger and a content writer for the building materials industry. Mandy is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that increase property value, maximize energy savings, and turn houses into homes.