Bathroom design is making some big changes in 2018. According to the latest trends bathrooms will now incorporate the latest technology, become more more environmentally conscious, embrace some interesting colors, and a finish for plumbing fixtures that was thought long gone is making a comeback.
Here’s the exciting changes you’ll see in bathroom design for 2018.
Keeping it Small
The tiny house movement is changing the way we look at interior design in a big way. Space saving design trends allow homeowners to remodel their smaller bathrooms by removing tubs and creating walk-in showers with floor to ceiling glass walls that give the bathroom a wider visual space.
Homeowners are also choosing to remodel with barrier free or all encompassing shower designs, meaning that the wet area extends out into other parts of the bathroom and may not have a shower curtain or door. While tub lovers are choosing single person soakers over bulky and space wasting double soakers.
Technology is making its way into the bathroom at full force. Mirrors equipped with touch screen capabilities that adjust light and display temperature and showers integrated with voice activated music players, light dimmers, and preferred temperature settings are just some of the newest innovations.
Homeowners are starting to include luxuries such as motion activated faucets, energy efficient hand dryers, underfloor heating systems that keep feet warm, and small fridges to store medicines, organic makeups and face creams, or their favorite beverages.
Waterproof televisions are being installed in showers, beside bathtubs, and some screens are even incorporated into the bathroom mirrors making catching up on your morning news or watching your favorite show convenient. (See picture above)
Efficiency will be the most important aspect of bathroom design in 2018 as more homeowners are becoming environmentally conscious.
Water: Smart shower heads help save water by reducing the flow rate and can be set to limit the length of your shower. Motion sensored faucets and low flow toilets can reduce water usage up to 54% according to the latest water conservation data. High efficiency aerators for faucets and showers heads keep water pressure high and water usage low saving both water and energy.
Energy: Smart water heaters let homeowners schedule when hot water is needed and can control the temperature of the water to keep energy use low. LED lighting with motion sensors and dimmer controls and energy efficient exhaust fans are a few other ways to save energy in the bathroom.
Greige is the New White
Have you heard of “Geige?” This gray + beige combo creates a rich color that works in a warm or cool color scheme. Greige is the best choice for a homeowner looking for the perfect neutral, it comes with no yellow undertones that beiges usually carry nor does it come across as cold like most grays. This will be the color of the year when it comes to bathrooms. Sherwin-Williams even has the “Perfect Greige” color available for purchase.
This bathroom is the great example of what will be popular in 2018: it’s compact design is perfect for smaller bathrooms but still feels open, incorporates technology with motion-sensored faucets, and is embracing the dark.
Embracing the Dark
Black is making its break into the bathroom. Black has already made its way into kitchen design and is slowly making its way into the bathroom. Used as an accent wall, on cabinetry, or even flooring, black will be making a big splash in the bathroom. The incorporation of black will also make bathrooms feel sleek and modern and can be paired with white for a stark contrast or with greige for a softer, more organic look.
Unlike the brass fixtures of the past, gold is bringing a regal elegance back into the bathroom. According to Kohler’s new line there is a wide variety of gold options perfect for any bathroom including rose gold, vibrant french gold, vibrant polished brass, and vibrant moderne brushed gold. Where chrome came across as sterile and sleek, gold gives the bathroom warmth and radiance.
If you’re ready to make a change in your bathroom this year give Re-Bath a call. Our experienced design consultants are ready to take your bathroom to the next level with a Free, No Commitment, In-Home consultation with a guaranteed price on the spot.