Updating your bathroom can not only add value to your home but also enhance your daily routine. However, being unaware of the latest design trends can leave you with a space that is both less functional than it could be and that will likely need to be updated again in the near future.
With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to decide what to include in your upcoming bathroom remodel and what to leave out.
At Custom Built, we have over 15+ years of experience designing and remodeling beautiful bathroom spaces in Mid-Michigan homes.
Throughout the years, we have seen styles and trends shift, and have worked closely to stay current with the latest trends so our clients have access to the best design elements possible for their space.
In this article, you’ll learn about ten of the latest trends you can incorporate into your upcoming bathroom remodel design.
1. Wood vanities
One of the latest bathroom design trends that we're seeing is a move toward wood vanities rather than painted ones.
Wood adds warmth to a bathroom and creates a natural look that complements many different shades. Wood vanities come in a variety of finishes, from light and airy to dark and moody, allowing for a range of design options.
2. Natural light
Another popular bathroom design trend that we've seen in recent years is the use of natural light whenever possible.
Natural light can make a small bathroom feel more spacious and getting morning light is one the best ways to start your day.
Enhanced natural light can be achieved through the use of larger windows or skylights where possible.
3. Natural & earthy color palettes
Natural and earthy color palettes have been a popular trend in bathroom design for some time, and this trend is set to continue in the coming years.
These neutral colors create a relaxing and serene atmosphere in the bathroom, which can be especially beneficial for those looking to unwind after a long day.
From beige and green to grays and browns, there are many earthy tones to give you the calm and relaxing feeling you are looking for.
4. Minimalist mirrors
These mirrors are characterized by their lack of a large, cumbersome frame and have a simple, sleek aesthetic.
Minimalist mirrors are an excellent choice for small bathrooms, as they can help create the illusion of a larger space. They can also work well in bathrooms with bold design elements, as they provide a simple and understated counterpoint.
5. Colorful concrete sinks
While concrete may seem like a departure from usual materials, such as porcelain or ceramic, it makes for a terrific accent piece when designed with a bright, vivid color.
Concrete sinks are known for their durability and versatility, and they come in a range of colors and finishes that can complement a variety of design styles.
6. Antique light fixtures
Antique fixtures add character and charm to any bathroom, and they can work well with a variety of design styles.
Antique fixtures can include chandeliers, sconces, and pendant lights, and they come in a range of materials, from brass and bronze to crystal and glass.
While there are fixtures commercially available that have a synthetically weathered appearance, finding that diamond in the rough fixture from an antique store or estate sale can give your space a very personal touch.
7. Limewash paint
Limewash paint is a unique and eco-friendly paint option that has grown in popularity. Easily noticeable by its textured pattern, limewash paint is set to become more popular as time goes by.
This paint also has a range of benefits, including air purification, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties, and the ability to help remove odors from the air.
8. Floating shower bench
When it comes to designing the inside of your shower, you don’t have to sacrifice style for safety.
When installed correctly, a floating shower bench is an incredibly durable and safe way to add a seat to your shower space.
Of all the popular shower trends, this is one of the more minimalist approaches that add both functionality and style to your bathroom.
9. Horizontal shower niche
Shower niches are recessed into the wall of your shower which gives you a great design and a practical space to store your shower products.
The horizontal orientation of the niche offers a sleek and modern look that can complement a variety of bathroom styles.
Horizontal niches also create a streamlined look, as they eliminate the need for bulky shower caddies or hanging baskets.
10. Open layout design
It shouldn’t be a surprise that the open layout craze that’s so popular on HGTV has impacted how bathrooms are designed.
An open-layout bathroom is a tremendous way to make your bathroom space feel much larger.
One key feature of an open-layout bathroom is a static shower panel with no door. This panel creates a barrier between the shower area and the rest of the bathroom, while still maintaining an open and airy feel.
Another optional feature that is highly recommended is a freestanding tub. An open concept bathroom will give you a space to get away and unwind at the end of a long day.
Next steps to remodel your bathroom with the latest trends
Remodeling your bathroom can be an excellent investment for your home, providing a refreshing and updated space to enhance your daily routine.
However, with the latest design trends constantly evolving, it can be challenging to keep up and ensure that your bathroom avoids looking dated.
At Custom Built, we understand the importance of staying up-to-date with the latest design trends to provide you with the best and most popular options for your upcoming bathroom remodel.
To learn more about our bathroom remodeling services or to see if we’re the right fit for you and your project, reach out to one of our project development advisors.
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