Tax refunds are in, spring is in the air, and since you have a little extra change in your pocket, maybe you’re looking at remodelling your bathroom. Or maybe you’re working on building your dream home and you’re trying to decide what your new bathroom should be? Either way, designing a new look for your bathroom can be exciting and a little daunting.
It only takes a few simple changes to breathe new life into a bathroom that has been too blah for too long. But where should you start, and what’s going to stand up to the test of time?
Below are a few of the hottest bath trends of 2018, and ideas that are sure to make your bathroom a spectacular space for years to come.
Floating vanities are among the hottest in current bathroom trends. These features have the plumbing arranged in such a way that it is hidden under an apron around the edge of the vanity, and the vanity does not touch the ground at all. There are a number of ways to achieve this look and a number of benefits to doing so.
If you have a bathroom with a cozier floor plan, installing a floating vanity can be a great way to open up space. This can also be a great way to show off a uniquely beautiful floor. Not to mention it eliminates that unappealing bathroom cabinet filled with plumbing!
The days of the shower/tub combo stall are over! Freestanding bathtubs are coming into their own in this current bathroom trend. Not only are freestanding tubs roomier than traditional bathtubs, they make for a gorgeous statement piece that will define your bathroom.
There are a ton of great options when it comes to selecting a freestanding bathtub. If your bath has a more vintage, elegant feel, a classic clawfoot tub can be a stunning addition. If you prefer a more modern, minimalist look, straight-wall bathtubs lend a very sleek air to a room.
In 2018 bath trends, black is the new… well, black. Black fixtures are becoming incredibly popular in bathroom remodels, and it’s easy to see why. They lend an elegant sleekness to any bathroom, whether a more classic style or a minimalist, modern space.
First and foremost, black is perhaps the most versatile colour, making it easy to work into your bathroom scheme. But it also makes for a great visual statement. Large black frame screens can be a dramatic and compelling visual focus, or a simple black faucet can defer attention to a better focus point.
Concrete and Plaster
When you’re remodelling your bathroom in 2018, you want to be able to make something you’re certain will last. And what lasts longer than concrete? With its simplicity and solidity, concrete is coming in as one of the new bathroom trends.
Rather surprisingly, using concrete or plaster in a bathroom can make for a very luxe look. Concrete can come in a variety of different shades, and right now, lighter is in.
Pair a simple, solid concrete sink with black walls and brass fixtures and your bathroom will become an instantly luxurious space.
If concrete isn’t your style and you need a little more glam in your bathroom remodel, you may want to consider installing marble walls. Marble is sure to instantly raise the class of any room, and with so many colour options, you can pick a stone that will give your bathroom the look you want.
Going for slab marble walls rather than tile creates even more of a statement.
If you’re planning to use slabs of marble on all your walls, you do want to be sure to pick a stone that has a more subtle variation. And unless you have an especially spacious bathroom, you’ll probably also want to go with a lighter stone. Otherwise, your bathroom can wind up looking small and overload.
Now, if both marble and concrete seem a little stoic for your style, you should think about adding a fun, funky wallpaper to your bathroom. Traditionally, bathrooms tend to be austere, sterile spaces. Adding a splash of colour with a great wallpaper can make space instantly more relaxing and casual.
If your bathroom is small, you may want to pick one statement wall to add wallpaper to. Large, solid-colour floral patterns are especially popular right now. Just pick a wallpaper that matches your personality and watch your bathroom come to life.
Another way to make a space seem warmer is to add a piece or two of statement furniture. Last year, these pieces sometimes came in the form of vanities, and while we still love that look, having a few freestanding pieces is a great way to combine function and beauty.
Think about what extra furnishings your bathroom could use and then find a statement piece that suits your style.
Remember when you were a kid and bathrooms that came with chaise lounges in them were the height of luxury? Why not add one to your bathroom and live that high life every day? Alternately, adding a small dresser or an armoire can create a gorgeous focal point while also adding extra storage space.
More 2018 Bath Trends
Bath trends in 2018 are moving in the direction of timeless, beautiful spaces that don’t compromise function for beauty. When you’re planning your bathroom remodel this year, take a look at areas that are too busy or inconvenient.
Your bathroom should be a place of rejuvenation all the way around, and a remodel can make that space one that you’ll treasure for years to come.
When you get ready to start planning your bathroom remodel, contact HR2 Construction. We create homes that are built for life.
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