What’s more important in home design: classic design cues or the latest fads? Most professionals contend that great design never goes out of style… however, new trends always surface as homebuyers rediscover old ideas and designers put their own stamp on them to create new ones. This is especially true in the bathroom. Here are some of the looks currently making their mark in bath design around the country this year.
Clean, Contemporary Stylings are In
We’ve noticed for quite some time now that contemporary bathroom styles are most desired by homebuyers. Their clean, tidy aesthetics are easy to keep looking great through the years, whereas more ornate, traditional styles require more care. Even homeowners opting for a traditional look throughout the rest of their homes will choose a more contemporary flair for their bathrooms.
Free Standing Vanities and Tubs
A vanity is a great place to put your own personal touch on your bathroom design. We’re seeing many homeowners choose free-standing wood vanities – giving the upscale look of a piece of furniture to their bathroom while adding warmth and character to an environment that can feel sterile. Free-standing tubs are trending as well, offering not only a focal point but serving as a statement piece as well.
The Rise of Engineered Quartz Countertops
Engineered quartz gets a lot of press for its versatility and performance in kitchens. And because of that positive buzz, it’s becoming increasingly popular in bathrooms too, replacing natural, porous materials like marble. Its beauty and durability make engineered quartz a great choice for your bathroom countertops.
Neutral Gray Tones
Gray hues are replacing brighter colors in the bathroom for their ability to match up well with other design elements and to create a calming and visually pleasing atmosphere. Incorporating different shades of gray add interest and definition to your design.
Faucet & Fixture Finishes
Brass was the popular choice for bathroom faucets for many years, and although we’ve seen some resurgence of warm brass in design publications, today’s trend is a satin nickel finish. Most homeowners find it to be very versatile and compatible with a wide variety of design styles. Classic chrome also remains popular, working well with a modern decor.
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