Whether you are updating a bathroom in a home that you recently purchased or fixing an old one that you’ve tolerated for too long I want to share some of the latest trends and remodeling ideas. Having an old and very used bathroom is the #1 reason that I’ve encountered as to why homeowners want to renovate their bathrooms. This week I want to focus on a summary of ideas to get you thinking about your bathroom remodel and go through the process of choosing what you want to accomplish.
A few commonly expressed goals that homeowners want to add are better light, efficient organizing options, the ability to accommodate two people, ease of cleaning, and aging in place accessibility. Many homeowners, who have decided to stay put in the homes that they raised their families in are now updating with aging in place in mind. Their design will include shower seats, low or no-curb shower enclosures, grab bars, and non-slip flooring options in the shower and tub (if they choose to have one.) Homes built in the ‘80s can have large Jacuzzi tubs that take up a lot of space and rarely used. If a bathtub is desirable, they are being replaced with smaller footprint soaking tubs or free-standing tubs.
Trending ideas and new bathroom elements:
- one-piece toilet
- rainfall shower head
- dual shower
- self-cleaning toilet
- built-in smart assistants
- heated flooring
- heated towel holder
- lighting built into fixtures and mirrors
- exposed shower plumbing with an industrial look
- statement art, using a large piece for a focal point
- durable products such as quartz and porcelain tiles that look like natural stone
- shower enclosure tiled floor-to-ceiling which makes the room feel larger
- HomeAdvisor offers a cost analysis tool to help you get an idea of remodeling costs specific to your area, click here to review. Keep in mind; you can keep costs down by not moving any plumbing and doing your own demolition work.
- Looking for a unique vanity, click here for options from Houzz.
- Click here to learn how to choose the right bathroom sink.
- Learn how to pick the right flooring material for your shower floor here.
- Choose the bath products of your dreams here.
- For bathroom remodeling inspiration check out my Houzz IdeaBoard.
- To find a bath re-modeler, first, ask your friends for a reference. Another option is to use the Find a Professional tool on Houzz that searches for your location.
- Research homes stores like Lowes and Home Depot to reduce your cost.