Looking to Update? Try These Bathroom Trends

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The most prevalent bathroom trend is simple enough—bigger and better. Bathroom remodeling remains one of the most common home improvement projects, and there’s no end in sight. These remodels can include knocking out walls to create more space. New home construction is continually upping the ante for bathroom size. Similarly, bathroom design is about maximizing the use of that space. If your bathroom hasn’t been updated in a while, you may be surprised to find there’s a whole new array of choices. Today’s bathrooms are no longer utilitarian, but a showroom of their own.

Bathroom Sink Trends

Many bathroom trends get their introduction in upscale public restrooms, especially restaurants. Nowhere is this truer than trends in bathroom sinks. The vessel sink can trace its popularity into the residential bathroom from restaurants. The vessel sink sits above the bathroom countertop, can be made from almost any material, and offer unique decorating possibilities prohibited by traditional sink design.

Electronic faucets are also making their way into the residential bathrooms. Almost everybody has seen and used one of these. For cleanliness, convenience, and efficient water usage, the electronic faucet is becoming the faucet of choice. These advantages make the faucet more than just a fad; it has definitive, practical benefits.

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Double Showers and Vertical Spas

Various luxury shower installations are as various as they are popular. Everybody has their own preferences and needs, but everybody wants to have a quality shower experience every time. Double shower heads can maximize space and give you a total shower experience that won’t leave half your body still freezing when you enter the shower. Two-person showers and separate shower and tub installations are also becoming increasingly popular for large bathrooms.

Whirlpools provide the ultimate therapeutic massage, but the vertical spa is a way of achieving close to a full-body massage in your shower stall. Water jets are aligned vertically along your shower wall. High-end vertical spas will come with a number of adjustable settings and can be customized to any set of specifications. Here are more great bathroom shower remodeling ideas.

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Bathroom Design

The best way to maximize is sometimes simply to de-clutter. Remove excess furnishings and/or build cabinets on walls to enhance the floor and walking space. Small bathroom remodeling can enable you to install a small shower stall in an otherwise half bath (see some great half bath remodel ideas here). For larger bathrooms, this reorganizing can make the difference in being able to install the separate shower and bathtub you’ve always wanted. On the other hand, if you’re a furniture person, bureaus provide a unique vanity for any bathroom. Consider retrofitting an antique or purchase a vanity designed to mimic this look.

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