Three Popular Design Trends for Today's Wet Rooms

Bathroom projects are one of the most popular renovation projects for homeowners. They also can be some of the more expensive projects to undertake. For this reason, it is important for remodelers to stay on top of design trends to advise clients and ensure they are making sound investments on their project. Buildertrend shares several popular bathroom design trends that can be used on future bathroom projects.

Incorporate materials that reflect the natural environment.As our world becomes increasingly more digital, people are turning to private spaces that reflect natural sanctuaries. One example is a rise in marble details throughout bathrooms— floors, counters, in the shower, even on walls to showcase the inherent beauty in a well-cut slab.

Three Popular Design Trends for Today's Wet Rooms

Concrete continues to be popular and is a fraction of the cost of marble. Subtle, muted and solid, concrete pairs beautifully with light woods, steel and porcelain. It’s easy to install, clean and maintain, and it’s perfect if your customer is drawn to a more minimalist, modern style.

Use space and an open layout to create a unique experience.In new construction or renovations, some adventurous people are beginning to create open concept bathrooms. As homes get smaller, open concept bathrooms often make master suites feel larger.

If your customer embraces all things quirky, maybe they’ll enjoy shaking up the standard placement of objects in their new bathrooms. For example, vanities in front of windows allow people to enjoy natural light and beautiful views while washing and brushing. Some designers are even installing faucets facing sideways, which can make a small or oddly shaped bathroom more functional and a simple space more playful.

Select fixtures that honor the past in unexpected ways.Sometimes fixtures get overlooked — or customers just opt for the basics — because the choices are overwhelming. But fixtures can be fun and can elevate a bathroom in the same way the perfect jewelry upgrades an outfit. A current trend is old-fashioned or rustic styles, like exposed fixtures made from gunmetal, pewter or polished nickel.