The bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the average household. It’s also a room that requires attention to comfort, durability, and functionality. Bathroom design trends have changed over the years and will continue to evolve. Design experts predict that clean lines, easy-maintenance materials, and natural colors will remain popular in 2023 and beyond.
7 Popular Design Trends
Today’s homeowners are seeking bathroom designs that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing. Many people are now looking for a spa-like experience at home. Manufacturers and designers have stepped up to the challenge to create materials and fixtures that are convenient and beautiful.
Here are a few of the most popular bathroom design trends that homeowners are incorporating into their homes.
1. Freestanding Bathtubs
If a spa-like atmosphere is on your wish list, a freestanding bathtub is a great choice. The pandemic increased homeowners’ desire for relaxation, making soaking tubs a top bathroom feature. The Houzz bathroom trends study notes that freestanding, flat-bottom tubs are becoming more popular than clawfoot models or other decorative bases. Make sure the tub you select is sized appropriately for your space.
2. Seamless Glass Showers
A frameless shower creates a sense of space in even the smallest bathroom. As a bonus, it lets you show off your beautiful tile work. Curbless showers, which are large, walk-in showers with no lip, step, or often even a door, are a popular choice. Zero-entry showers offer homeowners safety, accessibility, and a sleek design.
3. Smart Home Controls
Homeowners are looking for more control and convenience throughout their homes. Upgraded, high-tech faucets, LED lighting, and advanced electronics are in demand. With voice control, you can adjust smart lighting or use your smartphone to update a music selection. Smart showers allow you to control the water temperature digitally, so you never have to step under scalding water again.
4. Universal Design
Trends in universal design features add comfort, convenience, and safety. Incorporating accessibility and safety features doesn’t mean your bathroom has to look institutional. Many universal design innovations can fit into your bathroom remodeling plans without sacrificing style. Accessible features such as grab bars and seats in showers, accessible tubs, and touch-free faucets are just a few options to consider.
5. Smart Toilets
According to the NKBA 2021 design trends report, smart toilets and bidets are becoming more common in bathroom design. Smart toilets have self-closing lids and touch-free flushing, which greatly reduces touching surfaces that typically have a lot of germs. Some even offer self-cleaning technology, such as a bacteria-killing light under the lid.
6. Wall-Mount Floating Vanities
Although the crisp lines of floating vanities are generally seen as contemporary, the versatility in storage, along with an array of configurations, make wall-mount floating vanities an attractive choice for any bathroom design. Because they do not take up any floor space, they create an airy, open feeling. They also make cleaning bathroom floors easier.
7. Soft Color Palettes
Although white bathrooms remain popular, soft blues and light greens are on trend. Color can be introduced in ceramic tiles, accessories, and of course, on ceilings and walls. Stick with neutral colors for permanent fixtures, flooring, and tile work. It’s easy and relatively inexpensive to switch out curtains, towels, and other accessories if you want to change your color palette.
Bathrooms Matter to Potential Home Buyers
According to Remodeling Magazine, kitchens and baths sell homes. In the hottest housing markets, updating your kitchens and bathrooms is often a good idea, with a high return on investment. Keep bathroom design trends in mind if you are thinking of selling your home in the near future. Choose timeless design elements that will appeal to a wide range of buyers. Marble, subway tile, and neutral color palettes are always in style. Adding modern touches and energy-efficient fixtures will make your bathroom look desirable and inviting without obvious signs of deferred maintenance.
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