Nowadays, a bathroom is not only considered to be a place to wash off the dirt, but it has also become a personal sanctuary. Most people treat it as their personal spa where they can distress and relax. If you are remodeling your bathroom, bear in mind that your bathroom is not just a practical bathing space, but rather a place where you can get away and be yourself. Almost all home builders are coming together towards this goals while at the same time meeting the practical needs of bathing.
Whether you are building a new home or planning a renovation, this list might give you some useful and great tips of the top bathroom design trends in for the remaining months of 2018 and for 2019 as well. After reading this article, these will get your creativity going to meet your specific needs and desires.
There are still a number of homeowners who design their dream bathroom from inspiration by those that they see in luxury magazine pictures with huge double tubs, cabinets, and expansive marble flooring. But more and more homeowners are being open to having a smaller bathroom. This 2018 interior design trend is focusing on efficiency and small-scale luxury.
To make sure that small bathrooms are still comfortable and not cramped is by efficiently using the available real estate. Every inch must be put to good use. Freestanding single-person tubs are getting popular. This is the reason why smaller designed toilets and smaller designed sink bowls that are unique and great in design are making their presence visible in the bathroom.
You can include space-saving walk-in showers, shelving instead of cabinets, and bigger floating vanities to expand the perception of space. Smaller bathrooms can also be decorated with wall patterns or unique floor graphics that can make the room feel bigger. Don’t be afraid to explore other bathroom surfaces and floorings.
Among all the countries, Japan still remains the undisputed leader in high-tech toilets and we can notice that other countries are seemingly okay with retaining the same mechanism for decades. This year, more homeowners are getting interested in adding some tech in their toilets such as seat warmers, adjustable air dryer, automatic lid openers, and slow close features, built-in deodorizers and so on.
Plus, another amazing feature that I am sure everyone would love is a wireless music player that automatically turns on when the lid is opened and shuts off when the lid is put back down. It’s not only the toilet that’s getting advanced but also the entire bathroom including a smart shower that can adjust to your prefered temperature and turns on your favorite music when you shower, adding a small fridge within your bathroom cabinets for medicines and drinks, and automatic faucets that have sensors when you put your hands under them and turn off when you are done.
Having a bathroom vanity area normally includes a cabinet, hardware, faucet, and countertop. Afterward, we can think of the mirrors and lighting. Good lighting and mirrors are just as important to the function of the bathroom. Using lighting schemes are very important in this year’s trend. More homeowners are using creative lighting techniques, fixtures, and dimmers to give a luxury feeling and at the same time highlighting functional spaces.
Most vanity tops today use a lighted mirror that can help with your daily routine like makeup application and creates a better bathroom aesthetics.
Underfloor Heating Systems and Bathroom Appliances
No need to wear a pair of slippers just to combat the cold sensation on the bottom of your feet everytime you walk across your bathroom floor. This might be the answer that you can consider. When the temperature outside is freezing your feet, you may add a heating system under your floor. Underfloor heating can be used with different flooring choices like tile, concrete, vinyl, and wood to name a few. Your cold tiles can be changed into a warm comforting floor. The heating system does not only provide heat but also helps lessen noise and possible allergic reactions due to the absence of air currents disturbing dust.
Appliances are also being integrated into bathrooms such as beverage center or under counter refrigerators near the makeup area for storing medicines and facial remedies. You can also install wireless music systems, TV’s, and other electric appliances. The kitchen is not the only the place that a number of gadgets can be in it. This trend will be more in demand next year, especially in master bathrooms.
Show Stopper Walls and Tiles
With the help of technology, more specialist distributors of bathroom surfaces and tiles are going beyond the colors and graphics to improve traditional tile shapes. More people are not content anymore with a plain subway tile or simple large format tile on the wall. Today, we have plenty of tile shapes to choose from once again.
Opt for eye-catching shapes such as arabesque, diamond, hexagon, chevron patterns or Moroccan fish scales, something with unusual or unique colors and textures. Improving your walls and floors are probably the safest ways to liven up your bathroom and should be one of the top trends that you can try out.
Author Bio: Ivandrea Ollero is a resident writer for Plasman Kitchen Worktops kitchen and bathroom surfaces distributor. She writes tips and guides for homeowners who want to improve the tone of their kitchen and bathroom.