Bathrooms are evolving into the comfortable, beautiful, and functional spaces that they need to be. Remodelers and builders are embracing the luxurious and smart changes to the bathroom business. Here at Classic Kitchen & Bath, our designers are inundated with bathroom makeover requests.
Three major trends our designers are seeing are:
- Walk in showers
- Subway tile
- Glass accents
Walk-in showers are the new must-have for bathrooms. These showers can be practical and luxurious. Our customers are ripping out their tubs to make space for large, beautiful showers with multiple shower heads, benches, and beautiful stone. Typical walk-in showers are larger and easier to clean than traditional tubs. Most walk-ins have benches so you can either sit or stand, making it easier to scrub feet, shave legs, or simply take it easy. For seniors, these walk-in showers are perfect for aging-in-place since many “curbless” varieties are available for easy entrance with a wheelchair or walker.
Simple and elegant, subway tile is a timeless, classic option for bathrooms. Glass and ceramic subway tile is available, but either can be used in bathrooms as they are resistant to mold and mildew. Not only is it resistant to these bathroom terrors, the tiles are easy to clean and fired for permanence, so you don’t have to worry about it losing its color in the sun. Glass tiles come in a wide variety of colors, outside of the typical white or black subway tiles, as seen above. These colors on glass are usually shiny or glossy, which creates a bright, inviting space. As you can see from the pictures below, glass tiles are definitely bright and reflective!
Glass accents carry the reflective, bright properties of subway tile on a smaller scale. Glass hardware and accessories can add a finished look to a luxurious bathroom, and add even more excitement and drama to a space.
The most popular pins on Classic Kitchen & Bath’s Pinterest have been of luxurious walk-in showers, which confirm our suspicions that walk-in showers are a new ideal in the bathroom industry. This contempory bathroom we pinned from Houzz, with gorgeous river rock floors and unique tiling: