Modernizing your bathroom is one of the most popular home renovation projects. And for good reason – today’s bathrooms have moved far beyond the functional spaces of our youth to spa-like retreats that can give your life balance and boost the value of your home. The design options are limitless – let’s look at some of the hottest trends in bathroom decor.
Somethings never change
Before we look at the latest and greatest, let’s take a moment to talk about the timeless classics in the bathroom. Trends may come and go, but Subway tiles are always in style. The same with claw-foot tubs and pedestal sinks. The clean, minimalist, Art-Deco style of 1920’s and 30’s bathrooms have a constant cool factor and often serve as the backdrop or canvas for the latest in bathroom design. Some of the hottest trends often play off this classic style.
Soak it in
The free-standing tub is an great example. Inspired by the claw foot tubs of old, the clean lines of a modern free-standing tubs make for a dramatic centrepiece that takes the tub out of the corner and makes it the star of the room. They work best in large bathrooms, so make sure you have the space before you go down that road.
Dark and dramatic
If you check out the latest design blogs and magazines you’ll see picture after picture of dark accent walls and floors. Grey and black paint and/or tiles play off the traditional, white subway tiles to create a bathroom with impact. The weight of the dark walls is also lightened by natural wood cabinetry and lighter accent pieces.
Big and bold tiles
While there will always be a place for smaller subway and hexagon tiles in the bathroom, designers have fallen in love with large, single slab tiles, especially on the floor and in the shower. With less areas to grout, large, single slab tiles give your bathroom floor a seamless look and make waterproofing your room much easier. Patterned tiles and tiles with interesting shapes like fish scales are also very popular and are an easy way to personalize your room.
A myriad of metals
Taps, faucets and fixtures come in a variety of metals, colours and finishes. Brass continues to be a popular choice, but darker pewters and even matte black is gaining popularity. And the classic bright silver fixtures remain a classic design aesthetic that works with pretty much everything.
With the right design choices, your bathroom can become a spa-like sanctuary that let’s you escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The team at Quantum Construction will be happy to help you make your dream bathroom a reality. Contact us today.