For most people, the bathroom has become a personal sanctuary. It is not just a place to wash off the grit. It is your personal spa, where you relieve the stress of the day and relax. So, when you are renovating your bathroom, you are not just creating a practical bathing space; you are creating a place where you can get away and be yourself. Every aspect and component has to come together towards this goal while also meeting the practical needs of bathing. If you are building a new home or planning a renovation, the following list of the hottest bathroom design trends should get your creativity going. These bathroom designs can be adapted or borrowed to fit your specific needs.
Welcome to the Future
Once thought of as a strictly utilitarian space, bathrooms today can turn into an extension of your home’s living space. Giving your bathroom a spa-like feel with newly developed materials and fixtures is a rapidly growing movement, and bathroom technology is making it more accessible than ever.
Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
As designers, we are thrilled that the development and continual improvement of special sealants, treatments, and processes has now made it possible to use almost any type of material to line our bathrooms – we have a smorgasbord of design options! Let’s take a look at some materials used for bathroom tiles and see how their properties stack up to the job, both aesthetically and practically. The advancement in stone, wood, and wood like materials mean bathrooms are not only more pleasing to the eye but are easier to maintain. Manufacturers are developing greener production methods for an eco-friendly home. New stone materials eliminate the need for wasted rock, while remaining mold resistant and 100% waterproof. There are now tiles with the appearance of beautifully finished wood; homeowners can now have the best in aesthetics without sacrificing durability. Porcelain wood tile plank offers a low maintenance, highly durable wood alternative. Cabinets are now available with minimal raw material waste and coatings that do not pollute the air.
Add Some Spa Features
Dreaming of your own peaceful retreat where you can relax and unwind in solitude? Transform your bathroom into a personal home spa, so that you can come home to a relaxing bathroom environment every day. By making space and removing clutter, upgrading bathroom appliances, and adding decorative touches, you can achieve a stylish and affordable spa-like atmosphere in the comfort of your own home. Here’s what you’ll find in a lot of updated bathrooms in the coming year:
- Upgrade Your Shower Head – Pamper yourself by upgrading your shower with a massage shower head. For those of you who don’t have a large soaking tub, a luxurious shower head that has multiple settings and a simple design is a must-have. Whether you prefer a waterfall shower, high pressure or a hand held shower head, choosing a unique shower head that suits your style will instantly update your bathroom.
- Purchase Bluetooth Speakers – They are perfect for adding a spa-like feel to your newly remodeled bathroom. Battery-powered and waterproof units are readily available, easily hidden, and can be connected to your favorite streaming service in a snap. Kick the morning off right with your favorite station or play something soothing after a long day at the office.
- Diffusers Scent Your Bathroom – If you’ve spent any amount of time on the Internet lately, you know that essential oil diffusers are the newest trend, and for a good reason: they dispel natural oils into the air, which are “chock-full of beneficial health promoting ingredients. One of the easiest (and most pleasant) ways to achieve these benefits is through aromatherapy. These amazing diffusers only require some water and a few drops of your favorite blend to turn your home or office into a stress-relieving oasis — just make sure you get quality essential oils to go along with them. As you might expect in 2018, Bluetooth-enabled diffusers can also be had for a slightly higher price, with built-in speakers and alarms.
Energy Efficiency Improvements
Most people are aware of basic energy efficiency improvements. The desire to lessen our impact on the earth has irreversibly impacted the bathroom remodeling industry. We have been hard at work combining the best in design and efficiency for your bathroom. In 2018, a bathroom remodel will not only add to the value of your home but can decrease your monthly utility costs thanks to:
Digital Faucets – Not only do we aspire to be tech-savvy, we also desire to be eco-savvy. Digital faucets are a great way to conserve water and energy. Here are some of the features that you can expect from a digital faucet:
Reduced tap flow, touchless technology, and digital temperature-control settings can conserve money and water. Programmable features, such as a timed shower setting or a teeth-brushing option that runs for an allotted time frame are also helpful. Water-saving faucets like Moen’s Eva series are a hybrid of environmentally responsible design and the performance families need. Still delivering up to 1.2 gallons per minute, Moen has incorporated WaterSense technology to minimize the impact on both the environment and your water bill.
High-Efficiency Toilets – Maybe you’ve been putting off investing in a high efficiency toilet because you’ve experienced the low flow toilets in some public restrooms. They just don’t seem to have the power needed to get everything down at once. As a result, you’re hitting the handle more than once or walking into a bathroom where toilets have been half flushed. It’s a frustrating experience! Luckily, the technology has come a long way from those low-power days, and there’s actually a difference between low flush toilets and energy-saving, high efficiency toilets. Talk with your plumber about the different options available in modern, high efficiency toilets. There are still dual-flush toilets that offer two levels of flushing power for optimal savings, and there are pressure-assisted toilets that use under a gallon of water each time you flush while providing the powerful flush that you expect from your toilet.
These tech trends are aimed at making your bathroom more beautiful, functional, eco-friendly and enjoyable than ever before. If you are thinking about a bathroom face lift, schedule a consultation. We would more than happy to help you find out which trends can turn your bathroom into a space that’s as beautiful as it is functional.
American Bath has a lot of experience designing and installing bathrooms on time and on budget! A great designer and remodeler can help you find the best way to make concessions and find alternatives to keep your new Bathroom remodeling project affordable for your family!
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American Bath has been creating beautiful bathrooms and smiling customers around Maryland since 1989. We specialize only in remodeling bathrooms and are highly experienced, attentive, licensed, bonded, and insured. We offer you the option to purchase all or some of your bathroom fixtures from wherever you choose. Since we don’t need a company showroom, inventory, or warehouse, we can keep our overhead low and pass the substantial savings onto you!
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