If you are thinking about renovating your bathroom, before you begin, let's take a look at the latest trends in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. Not only are today's bathrooms big on style, they are designed with functionality in mind too. These ideas will help you create a beautiful and peaceful space that will feel rejuvenating and can turn the task of getting ready into an enjoyable one.
One of the most interesting bathroom trends is 'the tub is back.' After years of getting yanked out in favor of larger showers, freestanding bathtubs have been making the scene. These can be placed up against a wall or if you have the space, in the floating in the center of the room for a wow! These bathtubs make architectural statements and are found in a multitude of shapes including square, oval, round, asymmetrical or rectangular. The new tubs are more practical in size (they do not need a long time to fill) and most people find them more comfortable. So if you have the space, keep the tub. With today's shapes, you'll be more inclined to take a bath and it will add drama to your room too.
Showers have become larger (often accommodating two people) with fixtures ranging from a simple rain shower head to elaborate sprays and jets. Frameless glass enclosures are one thing you don't want to skimp on. They make any size shower and the whole bathroom feel more spacious and allow you to see the pretty tile inside the shower space as well. Trending now is the use of different tiles to accent built-in spaces.
Something else is back and that's brass fixtures and hardware. Flashback to the 80's....no not exactly...... because today's brass is not as shiny. The sheen is more muted so it's not so overpowering but rather blends into the room as a warm and delicate highlight. Todays brass fixtures look good in a room with other metals so there's no need to replace all your fixtures to add this hot new trend into your bath.
When it comes to tile, there's no need to sacrifice looks for practicality anymore. While natural substances will always be a classic and excellent choice for any bathroom, today there is also a wide range of gorgeous look-alike materials to choose from too. New technology in ceramic production has enabled designers to imitate higher-end materials like wood, marble and even concrete. Trending now is cement and slate look tile and the ever popular wood plank tile is still hot! The beauty of these ceramic tiles is that they can be used anywhere (floors & walls) and can be mixed and matched for high style. Use smaller tiles to create patterns like herringbone and chevron. If you want a pattern but something simpler to install, new tile designs include various geometrics, tone on tone, multi-colored, and even patchwork. Mix tiles to create borders (still in!) and to define individual spaces in larger baths.
Bath cabinetry today is not only stylish but functional too. Think closet organizers in cabinet form with special drawers to hold small appliances like your blow dryer and curling iron in a space efficient and handy way. Even fixtures are getting in on the high style and functionality trend with deeper bowls perfect for smaller spaces.
So here's my window into some of the new trends kellydesigns has been incorporating into the bathrooms we've been designing with functionality, aesthetics and resale in mind. I'm happy to say that overall the bathroom has come back stronger by being more beautiful, more comfortable and offering more space for ultimate relaxation.
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