1. Large space
Bathrooms are no longer tiny rooms where you maintain your hygiene. Over the years, bathrooms have been growing and their spaces have been reinvented alongside their changing uses. Today, bathrooms are a space where you go for relaxation for both body and mind.
To accomplish this, your bathroom needs to be spacious and beautiful to help you feel comfortable and refreshed. If you have a small space, you can expand by taking up another room. You can also shift your bathroom to a larger room altogether.
Another option is to give an illusion of large open space. You can do this by using a monochrome color palate, decluttering the space, or installing oversized tiles on the floor. This will make the room look spacious and since there will be fewer joints, the large tiles will help to reduce dust and dirt.
2. Multiple yet functional storage
It’s important to optimize storage if you have a relatively small space available. Create a number of options with drawers, cabinets, and shelves. Keep these spaces hidden to make the bathroom look bigger. Place furniture with simple and clean designs, for instance, self-supporting vanities (i.e. the ones without the legs). Lastly, keep decorations to a minimum, as this will help to keep the room clutter free as well as make the room feel larger than it is.
3. Ceramics, marble and even porcelain
These materials are a perfect fit for every bathroom. 2018 will see a lot of use of ceramics and marble in showers and floors. Since these materials have always been popular, there are new ways and designs to install them to make them look and feel different. The updated looks include unique geometric shapes in uniform, tone on tone, and multi-colored themes.
When you browse the ceramics market, don’t be surprised to see ceramics that emulate luxurious materials such as wood and marble. You can even find one that replicates concrete. However, if you want more original materials rather than copies, then natural stones such as quartz and marble are great choices.
4. Practical showers
There are various new and trendy shower options showing in 2018. Open showers that are multi-functional and equipped with a bench, a steamer, linear drain and even an ambient mirror or an anti-fog mirror are increasingly popular. And, what about an outdoor shower to wash off sand and salt from the beach. A perfect accessory to the Florida coastal home.
If you are truly going for practicality, the Italian shower with its minimalist design and transparent glass walls is elegant and chic. It saves space, is easy to maintain, and complements various decors. As for the storage space, you can either create crevices or add shelves to hold your bathroom necessities.
5. Baths for relaxation
After being out of the spotlight for years, baths are making a comeback. Stressed out? Get in the bath and feel the stress leaving your body. Showers tend to be quick, while a bath can be an hour long of relaxation with scented candles. Getting into a bath is like therapy, which is probably why beautiful and comfortable bath designs are receiving so much love from homeowners and will continue to do so in 2018.
The bath is no longer a tiny tub but a spacious relaxing place to rejuvenate your body and mind. Whether it’s the free-standing bathtub or the island bath, you can make them sophisticated and stylish. It's amazing how many numerous shapes that baths are available in. Choose from square, oval, round, asymmetrical or rectangular that helps to bring out the Zen in your bathroom.
6. Keeping up with the tech
Since technology has seeped into every aspect of our lives, we are surrounded by it in various forms. So why should our bathrooms be any different? New bathroom renovations are seeing an increase in mirrors with LED lighting, motion detectors or temperature regulators, customizable touch screens with mirrors and more.
An increasing number of homeowners are opting for a more eco-friendly bathroom tech, which helps to keep the utility bills down while saving the planet. From lighting to water usage, nothing is left untouched. Even the towel dryers are coming in compact and different designs, saving valuable space. You can also select an eco-friendly toilet when updating your bathroom.
So when it comes to the bathroom, your imagination and relaxation preference are your guides.
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