You have a hard day at work, and the week itself hasn’t been much better. You grab the book you’ve wanted to read, your favorite drink, and set out to soak. But you can’t get comfortable in your old bathtub and cut the night short.
Flash forward to Monday morning. You and your partner are rushing to get ready for work. The two of you are bumping elbows, sliding past each other, and making a mess – there isn’t enough space for both of you.
So what’s the solution to these two problems and others? A bathroom remodel! That’s right; it’s time for a new bathroom!
Before you jump into a renovation and start ripping out fixtures, get some inspiration! Here are the ten bathroom designs trending right now in 2021!
- Soaking Tubs
One of the keys to relaxing is a hot bath after a long day. But the standard tubs don’t always lend to having a good soak. That’s why deep, soaking tubs are sticking around this year.
Freestanding tubs have been on the rise in recent years. But the flat-bottom style is gaining popularity over the clawfoot and decorative models. The sleek silhouettes work well in most bathrooms with any design.
Paired with unique fixtures, this can be a stunning feature of your bathroom.
- Hardwood Tiles
Throughout your home, hardwood floors probably reign supreme. However, it’s not always smart to take that feature into the bathroom. Water from the sink and shower can warp hardwood floors, creating a future replacement project.
Never fear, though! If you love the look of hardwood floors and want them to continue into the bathroom, try tiles that look like hardwood. Usually made of porcelain or ceramic, these tiles have the color and gaining of traditional wood.
These tiles are durable and moisture resistant, which makes them perfect for the bathroom. But their hardwood look means you won’t have to give up your style.
- Floating Vanities
Bathroom designs are skewing more contemporary, as shown by the floating vanity’s rising trend. These features create an open and airy design that looks sleek. Though contemporary, these vanities can work with any bathroom style.
Floating vanities are mounted to the wall and leave the floor space underneath bare. And this style allows you to customize the look of the cabinets, the counter, the hardware, and faucets to fit your aesthetic exactly.
Add two sinks to give you the extra room to spread out in the mornings.
- High-Tech Features
Right now, we’re living in the digital age. So, of course, there has to be technology in the bathroom. If you’re planning a bathroom remodel, then you have to include a few high-tech features.
How about a smart toilet? These have touch-free flushing, self-closing lids, and self-cleaning technology. They can also reduce the amount of water you use with smart flushing.
Build Bluetooth speakers into the ceilings or walls to seamlessly play your music while you shower. Add a control center where you can set your floors or shower to your ideal temperature.
- Large Glass Showers
Open and airy is one of the main features of tending bathroom design. If you’re planning on a shower remodel, consider floor-to-ceiling glass shower doors. These feel sleek while opening up the design to make the room feel larger.
You can make your shower design even more on-trend by incorporating metal frames to create a grid pattern across the doors. These add a touch of industrial or rustic elements to an otherwise modern feature.
- Lot’s of Storage
It’s easy to forget about storage when you’re in the middle of a bathroom remodel. But you’ll be happy in the end if you dedicate a few square feet to it in your bathroom.
A good rule of thumb is to add in more storage than you’ve taken out. This doesn’t mean doubling the size of a linen closet. In fact, you can and should spread the storage throughout the bathroom.
Try having a closet for cleaning products, a rack of towels, in-wall shelves for toiletries, and a ledge in the shower for bath products.
- Wall Tile Designs
Tiny mosaic tiles have ruled the bathroom for years, but their days are numbered. Current bathroom trends say that unique wall tile designs are the choice in the future.
This trend is all about making a statement when you walk into the bathroom. Arrange large tiles to create feature walls in the shower or behind the vanity.
Geometric tile, large tiles, colored tiles, and patterns like herringbone are all hits in 2021 and beyond.
- A Little More Color
For years, the black and white interior design ruled the glossy pages of magazines. But in recent years, homeowners have added more color, especially in the bathroom.
Incorporate brighter colors with tiles, painted murals, and bathroom decor. You may even want to paint your vanity for a pop of color. Or, if you’re really bold, go for a colored tub.
Pale pink, dark green, and rich orange are all currently trending colors.
- Back-Lit Mirrors
Your mirror is essential in your morning routine. And though you may not think there’s a way to improve it, you might want to take a look at back-lit mirrors. These lit models create a sleek look and turn a mirror into a design feature.
Back-lit mirrors create ambient light, don’t have a glare, and can be a nightlight when dimmed. Use them to highlight a featured wall or create a focal point in your bathroom.
- Patterned Tiles
Plain white subway tile isn’t going out of style anytime soon. But in the meantime, patterned tiles are on the rise with bathroom trends. These tiles will add some visual interest and movement to your design.
Try geometric-print tiles, stars, and florals for your walls and floors. Art deco-inspired tiles are also on the rise to give your bathroom a bold yet timeless look.
Get Inspired by These 2021 Bathroom Remodel Trends
You spend a lot of time in the bathroom, from getting ready in the morning to relaxing at night. If you’re going to spend so much time in one place, the design should be beautiful.
If your bathroom no longer works for you—aesthetic or utility-wise—it’s probably time for a bathroom remodel. Use these trends to inspire you to design the bathroom of your dreams.
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