3 Tests Your Favorite Bathroom Remodel Trends Need to Pass

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Over the years the bathroom has gone from a utility space to a personal sanctuary. No longer just a place to get cleaned up, it’s often a luxurious spa where you can relax and relieve the stress of your day. Let’s take a look at a few bathroom remodel trends to consider, and put them to a few simple tests to make sure they’re a good fit for your home.

Is This Bathroom Remodel Trend Timeless?
Is This Bathroom Remodel Trend Low Maintenance?
Will This Bathroom Remodel Trend Fit Your Budget?

Let’s get started! 

Unique Tile Design, Shapes, and Patterns

Technology has made it possible for manufacturers to create tile designs of seemingly unlimited styles. However, it’s not always necessary to pay a small fortune for tile materials to get a great looking bathroom. Creative tile layouts go beyond graphics and colors to craft more traditional tile into something that’s more interesting. Beloved tiles of decades past are making a comeback through mixing and matching with colors and shapes into beautiful layouts. You’re not limited to choosing between beautiful and affordable. Also, there are a wide variety of shapes available like diamond, arabesque, chevron, hexagon, or Moroccan fish scale patterns in new textures and colors. These captivating shapes aren’t just for floors either; they can be used on shower walls, bathroom backsplashes, as accents, and possibly even on the ceiling to create interesting looks and textures.

bathroom trends unique tile

So how do you decide if this trend is right for you? Here are three questions you can ask that can help you decide. 

Are Unique Tile Designs Trend Timeless? Yes. It is one of the safest ways to liven up your bathroom without the fear of it getting outdated soon.

Are Unique Tile Designs Low Maintenance? Yes. Unique tiles are still tiles and require the same care as traditional tiles. Just be sure to stay away from a natural stone if low maintenance is important to you. 

Will Unique Tile Designs Fit Your Budget? Yes. One of the great things about the wide variety of tiles available is that you can almost always find something in your budget range.

In-Floor Heating Systems

If you’ve considered investing in a pair of slippers to avoid the ice cold bathroom floor in the morning, you may want to consider adding an in-floor heating system to your bathroom remodeling wish list. In-floor heating systems can be used under a variety of flooring materials, and function exceptionally well under bathroom tile. When the temperatures outside are dropping, an in-floor heating system can transform your bathroom floor into a soothing warm experience. 

bathroom trends heated floors

Technology makes these systems convenient and automated so you can set them and forget them. Worried about the mixture of water and electric? Not to worry, these systems are completely safe and easy to use.

So how does an in-floor heating system stack up to our three tests? 

Are In-floor Heating Systems Timeless? Yes. Who could get tired of that comfort of a toasty warm flooring on a chilly morning?

Are In-floor Heating Systems Low Maintenance? Yes. With most of the system embedded into your floor tile, there’s really nothing for you to do. 

Will In-floor Heating Systems Fit Your Budget? Well, that depends. There are many in-floor heating options at different price points, and you will find that they are a bit of a luxury item. However, we’ve never installed one for anyone who regretted the decision.

Unique Vanity Lighting

The strategic use of lighting has the potential to make a significant impact on how brightly your bathroom design shines. Thoughtfully using lighting will not only make a difference in style but function as well. Around the vanity, lighting options need to help with everything from merely seeing where you are going, to the application of makeup.

bathroom trends unique lighting

There are a wide variety of lighting styles for the vanity area ranging from wall mounted above-mirror fixtures to beautiful sconces. Don’t forget about the use of small pendants too since they can be an excellent addition when placed correctly. 

Is Unique Vanity Lighting Timeless? It depends. With the plethora of options available in lighting design, there are many timeless options available. However, if you want to live little on the design edge, that’s certainly possible as well. 

Is Unique Vanity Lighting Low Maintenance? Yes. There is no extra upkeep with extra lighting.

Will Unique Vanity Lighting Fit Your Budget? Yes. Vanity lighting options are numerous, and it’s possible to find something that’s a great fit without breaking the bank.

Hight Tech Toilets

Though bidets have been popular in Europe for a long time, they are just now starting to become so in America. With new technology and more options out there than ever before, maybe a bidet is in your future. They offer a more luxurious experience and can leave you feeling more clean and fresh for your day. Not only do they offer to help clean the user, but some bidets also come with a self-cleaning option. If you had the opportunity never to clean a toilet again wouldn’t you take it? Bidets also now come in lots of styles. So no matter your style or tastes there’s a bidet out there for you!

bathroom trends bidets

Are Bidets Timeless?  Yes. I think we can all agree that clean toilets and good hygiene are never out of style. Also with the rise in popularity, there are endless styles to choose from. 

Are Bidets Low Maintenance? Yes. Though they do have more electrical and plumbing aspects compared to a standard toilet, they are still relatively low maintenance. Not to mention the self-cleaning options will make weekly bathroom cleaning less of a chore. 

Will Bidets Fit Your Budget? It depends. As we have said before, there are endless options when it comes to what kind, how fancy, and how many options you want for your bidet. Chances are there is a bidet out there that will fit in your budget. 

Final Thoughts

One common thread that’s evident in the three bathroom remodel trends discussed here is the desire for ways to create your unique style without creating something you have to maintain and something that won’t do well on the market. If you’re considering a bathroom remodeling project, keeping these points in mind will help you make the best decision possible.

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