By Platinum Team December 12, 2014

3 Trends in Bathroom Remodels

Tired of staring at the same old boring bathroom, day in and day out?  Over time, things like fixtures go out of style and as technology and trends shift, there are new ways to design a bathroom that are more functional, stylish and luxurious.  When beginning any bathroom remodel, it is important to think first about how you need and want the space to function.  If you love to take baths, you probably want a large soaker tub.  If you really want to turn your bathroom into a luxurious spa-like experience, there are many high-end features to consider adding.  After considering function, consider your “wants.”  Depending on your budget, these do not have to be purely utilitarian, if you are going to undertake a remodel you might as well get exactly what you want out o fit.  Now is the time to go for it and really declare what you want from your bathroom design.  Lastly, it is important to consider what is stylish and on trend.  While you probably do not want to design your bathroom solely around trends, it is always a good idea to keep your home current so that your home looks nice for guests and if you do decide to sell, it will be desirable to potential buyers.  Below are current trends in bathroom design.

1. Technology

When you think of bathrooms, you do not necessarily think of technology. But, when it comes to home remodels, everyone is opting for increasing home technology and the bathroom is no exception. Many people are choosing to make their bathroom the ultimate escape and sanctuary by adding technology features like a television. A television can be mounted on the wall and there are now mirrors and showers that can be installed with televisions already in them. There are digital showers available that allow you to create individual shower settings and preferences and save them so that when you shower, it knows exactly what you like and when someone else showers they can have their own settings as well. Also available are touchless faucets as well as digital and automated toilets. There is technology for everything and you can deck your newly remodeled bathroom with as much technology as your heart desires.

2. High End Upgrades

As many people continue to focus on turning their home into a sanctuary, they are considering every detail, including the bathroom. Not only do they want high-end finishes in the kitchen but they want to enjoy every inch of their home and one way to do so is to install high-end features in their bathroom that create a spa-like experience. Simple light fixtures go by the wayside in favor of a stylish chandelier and beautiful vanity fixture. Upgraded fixtures that are long lasting but also stylish stay trendy. Installing a steam shower rather than a basic shower will instantly transport you to the spa and away from your troubles. When you add high-end features, your bathroom will feel more like escaping to a resort than spending time in your own home.

3. Energy Efficiency

Energy efficiency is one trend that seems to have staying power. Low flow toilets and shower heads reduce how much water is used. Energy efficient light fixtures and bulbs also help reduce energy consumption. This will not only help you stay “green” but it will also help you keep your utility bills low because you will be using less water.