While you’re cooped up in the middle of winter, you’ve probably started to really notice how much the inside of your house needs to be updated. If your bathroom looks lackluster, is outdated, or it just isn’t the welcoming space that you want it to be, now is a perfect time to do a remodel!
If you’re going to invest in a bathroom remodel, you want to make sure that redesign will suit your specific needs. However, you might also want to incorporate some of the latest trends to ensure that the space fits in with the times. And, by including some of the latest design trends, you can add real value to your home. There have been some incredible advances in bathroom design over the years, and this year is no different. What are some of the biggest trends of 2018? Here’s a look at some design ideas that you should consider incorporating into your remodel if you really want to make the most of your bathroom remodel.
Monochromatic Color Schemes
If finding a color that you love for your bathroom seems like a difficult task, then you’re going to love this design trend: monochromatic color schemes. In 2018, monochrome bathrooms are in style in a huge way. It makes for a clean look, and it’s so easy to decorate with and update when you want to make some simple changes down the road.
Choosing a monochromatic color scheme is simple: pick a standout color that you love and accent it with lighter and darker hues of the same color. For example, a darker gray could be your focal color and lighter grays, whites, and even light silver could work as accents. Feature your focal color in major elements, such as the tub, the vanity, or the main color in your tiles. Add in the accent colors in the rest of the elements. To pull it all together, you can add some pops of color with your linens, shower curtain, and area rug.
Technology has touched virtually every facet of life, including the bathroom. Toilets have become super high-tech, and they are a big trend being used in bathroom remodels this year.
What type of features do high-tech toilets offer? Things like seat warmers, lids that automatically open or slowly close, and even built-in deodorizers (so your bathroom always smells fresh and clean!) The most state-of-the-art toilets are even outfitted with wireless music players that turn on as soon as the lid is opened. Imagine being able to use the loo while some soothing background music is playing? Talk about forward-thinking!
Say goodbye to stepping out of a hot shower and onto a frigid floor! Thanks to radiant heating, you won’t have to worry about cold toes anymore!
Radiant heating involves placing coils on top of the subfloor, and either hot water or electricity heats them, thus heating the flooring material that you place over them. You can use radiant heating with any type of flooring, including tile, vinyl, concrete, and even stone. And, not only do these heating systems keep your floor warm but because heat rises, they also effectively heat the entire space. Plus, you won’t have to worry about the dust and dirt that traditional baseboard heating or radiators push out. Talk about a great investment!
Interesting Tile Shapes
When it comes to tiles, traditional shapes are still in (think subway tiles); however, if you really want to go for an updated, avant-garde look, opt for tiles that feature interesting shapes. Tiles of different shapes and sizes used to be all the rage decades ago (think the 1920s when Art Deco was en vogue). These unique shapes eventually moved out of fashion and were replaced by standard squares or rectangles; but in 2018, they are back in a big way! There are tons of options to choose from, such as diamonds, hexagons, and even fish scales!
If you really want to make a bold statement, feature these unique shapes in just one area, such as the backsplash, and use standard shapes elsewhere. You’ll create a bold, eye-catching look that is totally in the “now”.
In 2018, the kitchen isn’t the only space where appliances are being used; they are also making their way into the bathroom! Today, high-end bathrooms feature a range of appliances. For example, you can include a built-in mini-fridge to hold beverages, medications, or even or organic skin treatments. Warming drawers are another great option. You can use them to keep your towels, robes, and clothing warm. If you don’t like the idea of having to constantly change out hand towels, you might want to install an automatic hand dryer. You don’t have to go with an austere design; there are tons of automatic hand dryer styles available, so you can avoid having your bathroom look like a public restroom.
Storage, Storage, Storage!
Makeup, linens, medications, toiletries; there are so many items that are used in the bathroom. This year is all about convenience, and including ample storage space in your bathroom will ensure that all of those must-have items are easy to access when you need them.
Vanities have always been used for storage; however, today, there are so many different choices, including drawers of various shapes and sizes, and built-in organizers and shelves in the cabinets. Look to add storage elements in unexpected and otherwise unused spaces, too. For example, you can have a customized shelf with drawers and cabinets built to fit around the toilet! Their options are limitless!
By incorporating these design ideas, your bathroom will easily become your favorite room in the house. Whether you’re doing the remodel yourself or you’re hiring a professional, don’t forget to rent a dumpster before you start your project! You’ll have a convenient space to toss out all of that debris! The best part is that when the project is done, all you have to do is contact the dumpster rental company and they’ll haul it away for you!