Looking for inspiration for your upcoming bathroom renovation? There are tons of opportunities to add style and personality to your bathroom, no matter how extensive your budget is. In this guide, we will explore 10 rising trends in bathroom remodeling for you to consider for your home.
1 – Colorful Flooring
We always recommend neutral colors for bathroom renovations because they transcend design trends. That doesn’t mean you have to completely avoid color though. One way to add color in a bathroom without completely overwhelming the space is to install a fun mosaic on the floor. Get something that will match the neutrals in your bathroom – cool tones with cool tones, warm tones with warm tones. If you decide that you do not like the color later on, all you will have to do is replace the flooring or refinish the floor tile.
2 – Wood Tile for Bathroom Renovation
Wood tile isn’t an up-and-coming bathroom renovation trends because it has been around for a few years now. However, the diversity of wood tile has grown tremendously over the last few years. You can get almost any style you want. Many homeowners are using this in place of laminate flooring because it is equally affordable and much more durable. If you have wood tile in other parts of your home, such as the living room or kitchen, you should consider installing it in the bathroom.
Note that you don’t necessarily have to keep the wood tile on the floor. Some homeowners use them on their shower walls as well, especially if they have a rustic theme for their home. You could also use them for an accent strip or storage compartment in the shower. The designers here at Maryland Tub and Tile will help you find the perfect fit for your home.
3 – Metallic Tile
Metallic bathroom tile looks luxurious, show-stopping, and far more expensive than it actually is. Think about how amazing stainless steel appliances look in a kitchen. Metallic tiles provide that same effect in the bathroom. Modern metallic are mostly in dark bronze, copper, and steel grey tones. Some flakes of gold look nice, as long as they do not verge on brassy. You could do an accent wall in the bathroom covered in metallic tile, or you could just add it as a subtle border. As long as you use it tastefully, you can add a ton of class and appeal to your bathroom.
4 – Open, Floating Shelves
Open shelves are perfect for storing towels and décor pieces in the bathroom. Floating shelves are an up-and-coming bathroom renovation trend that combines practicality and design in one. If you use wood tile in your bathroom, you can choose a similar wood for your shelving. Dark espresso and chocolate tones are popular, but so are reclaimed wood shelves. You can buy premade floating shelf systems from most hardware stores, or you could even build them yourself.
5 – Unique Tile Patterns
Want to make boring tile look a little more unique? Try arranging it in a different pattern. For instance, you can combine diamond and rhombus shaped tile to form a creative geometric pattern. You could use hexagon and square tile to create a unique mosaic specifically for your home. This also gives you the option to add subtle accent tile, like a pop of color or glass. Think outside the basic rectangular patterns, and you never know what you’ll come up with.
6 – Industrial Accents
Your bathroom doesn’t necessarily need to look prim and proper. You could add some industrial elements to give it character and add a different dimension to the space. If you’re going to commit to industrial bathroom renovation though, you need to do it whole-heartedly. Don’t just change out the lighting and call it a day.
Exposed piping, metal bars, aged wood, copper fixtures – these are just some industrial design elements you could add to your bathroom. Combine these with modern tile and wall coverings to create a special bathroom all your own.
7 – Tile Refinishing
Tile refinishing is an affordable alternative to tile replacement. In one swoop, your bathroom remodelers can refinish your bathtub, shower and all of the tile so it looks like new. The process covers grout lines and any flaws you may have in your tile, and it can completely change the color of your tile surfaces. Best of all, there is no demolition to worry about, and you can resume full use of your bathroom in no time.
We always recommend tile and tub refinishing during a bathroom renovation because it is significantly less expensive than getting all-new tile. Contact us today to schedule a free quote or to learn more about how tile refinishing works.
8 – Black Tile
You may think that black tile would make a bathroom look dark and depressing, but that’s not the case when done correctly. Black can create drama and contrast if it is used on an accent wall. For instance, if your vanity and mirror sit on a small wall of their own, you may use black tile from the top of the vanity to the ceiling. The mirror will stand out against the dark background, and you will create a stunning focal point for the room.
9 – Marble-Inspired Porcelain
Did you know that you can get the look of marble tile without the cost? There are porcelain tiles available that look like natural store but have the durability of porcelain. These are affordable, beautiful, easy-to-install, and long-lasting. If you use them from the floor to the ceiling, it will look like you have a full marble wall at first glance. Just be careful about the other colors and textures you use in the space so it does not look too cold.
10 – Glass Shower Doors
Glass shower doors are far from “new,” but their style has changed over the last few decades. The glass is no longer textured and surrounded by chrome. It’s sleek and looks almost invisible. If you do not want a completely seamless glass shower door, you could get one with accents that match your other finishes (oil rubbed bronze, satin nickel, etc.). Glass doors require a little more cleaning than a basic shower curtain, but the results are amazing.
If you need help planning your bathroom renovation, contact Maryland Tub and Tile.