Are you designing a new bathroom in 2016? If so, there are a lot of things to consider including the overall look and feel of your finished bath. Whether you have it all planned out or your head is still spinning with ideas, we have put together a list of the top bathroom trends in 2016 to help you plan out your brand new design or your remodel.
#1 Spa Features Trends: It’s clear that both clients and homeowners want more luxury in their home. Bathrooms were once a place where you simply brushed your teeth or showered. Now they’re a personalized retreat for private indulgence. This trend can emerge in design features such as color scheme, flooring, design elements, and even the type of tub that is chosen. Freestanding tubs are an extremely popular choice to deliver that spa-like feel.
#2 Aging in Place Amenities Trends: A lot of us don’t think about growing older in our homes, but we should. That’s because in order to remain in our homes, they need to be well-suited for our age bracket. Perhaps this is why aging in place bathroom amenities including chair-height toilets, grab bars, and even no threshold showers (pictured here) are in high demand for 2016 bathroom updates.
#3 Open Storage Trends: Whether we’re just more open or we’re simply moving along with the times, open shelving storage solutions are in. People are no longer hiding their every cotton ball or Q-tip in a drawer or cabinet. Instead, they’re inserting them into the overall design on open shelves placed near their sinks and above their toilets. Open and floating shelving is also an excellent idea for storage in an already small bathroom. It leaves the room feeling open while providing more adequate space.
#4 Built-In Functionality Trends: Cabinets are no longer just boxes with drawers. Today’s cabinets are smarter than ever before and feature easy and functional design details. Perhaps that’s why a top trend in 2016 is bringing these ideas already found in kitchen cabinets to the bathroom at long last. In demand in 2016, new bathroom designs include sophisticated features such as more roll-out shelving and LED lighting inside bath cabinetry. Additionally, hidden in-drawer outlets, like those at Docking Drawer, for curling irons, flat irons, and blow driers that clear countertop clutter, are trending in bathrooms in 2016.
#5 Chrome Trend: This long-standing popular finish is still the trend of choice in 2016 bathrooms. Update the look of your sink or bath and shower faucets with a chrome finish for a clean look and you’ll be the envy of every guest that requests to use your bathroom.
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