Some bathroom design trends are just that – trends that will quickly look outdated. Other trends in home remodeling will appeal to most people for years to come. When you work with a professional design build company, their experts can help steer you toward a style and design with staying power.
Start With Tile
Few elements are more visible in your bathroom than tile. Until fairly recently, tile was only added on shower walls and around soaking tubs. That tile often ranged in size from 4-inch squares to rectangular subway tile. Today, homeowners choose to install tile on floors, shower walls and surrounding tubs. Modern tile choices recommended by most design build companies include 12-inch squares and larger rectangular shaped tiles. Tile color is also an important place to start. One popular and longstanding bathroom design trend is to create a spa-like environment, and the right color tile can contribute to that feel.
Showers and Bathtubs
For many years, the only option for a luxurious master bathroom was to include a Jacuzzi tub or garden tub. Current trends in home remodeling lean more toward efficient use of bathroom space over requiring a large tub. Depending upon the size of the space you have to work with, a larger shower with glass enclosures may be a better design option than a large tub. If you do desire a tub in your bathroom, stand-alone tubs are gaining popularity. They come in many styles and can take up less space than a garden tub.
Shower fixtures come in more styles than we can even begin to list. Many homeowners opt for multi-function shower fixtures with different water pattern settings. Others choose a combination of a traditional showerhead, wall jets, and a rainwater showerhead mounted in the ceiling. When choosing your shower fixtures, make sure that the fixture line you pick complements the style of the tub, sinks and hardware.
Right now, there are many trendy sink options available. One of the ‘trendiest’ options that you may want to avoid is the trough style sink because it doesn’t provide for a true sink basin. A better trend that works in many bathroom remodeling projects are vessel sinks. These look like pretty bowls sitting on your countertop. There are several different styles and the visual impact they add can’t be beat. Vessel sinks do require different plumbing details than a traditional sink, if you contractor doesn’t have experience working with them, you will run into problems with proper draining and venting. If you’re looking for a modern style but the vessel sink isn’t of interest to you, there are many traditional sinks that can help your remodel shine while maintaining a classic look.
When you start any home remodeling project, it’s always best to work with a design build company that can not only execute the project, but help you bring your vision to life. G.M. Roth Design Remodeling is just that type of company. We’re ready to help guide you to great trends that have staying power. Let us help you get started today by calling (603) 880-3761.