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Top Bathroom Remodeling Trends

Top Bathroom Remodeling Trends

A great bathroom is a place where you can feel comfortable and at peace as you prepare for the morning blitz or relax in some hot water after a long day. But bathrooms don’t age well and that means that far too many of us are living with dated, dingy, or even disgusting bathrooms on a daily basis.

When it comes to home remodeling projects, bathroom upgrades continue to dominate, even over kitchen renovations. With so many resources and choices out there, it can be overwhelming to sort through the different options and styles on your own.  Here are a few top trends to consider for your next bathroom remodel.

walkin shower

Walk-In Showers

The large walk-in shower is a top choice among homeowners, some of whom will decide that no tub is needed. Large walk-in showers are perfect for today’s busy lifestyle where some people do not have the time or desire to soak in the tub.

Large walk-in showers will achieve the spa-like feel with a number of elements, the most important of which is the heavy glass enclosure that allows you to view the inside of the shower and the impressive tile work (often floor to ceiling tile). Spa features such as multiple shower heads and steam showers will also be popular requests. Finally, there is also currently a growing demand for shower seats and benches inside the shower.

subway tiles

Modern Wall & Subway Tiles

Tile is in and it’s prettier than ever.  Modern wall tiles in bright colors, with floral designs and creative shapes are entering bathrooms, and it’s a beautiful thing! This is your chance to use creativity and personal style to bring some energy to your bathroom.

Subway tiles have been around for more than a century and are a demonstration of lasting elegance. Subway tiles are a perfect choice for the bathroom because they’re durable, attractive and water resistant.

As the styles and trends change, so do the tiles. There are a wide variety of modern appearances and colors available for your liking. The most popular subway tile colors have deemed to be winter white, cobalt blue and slate gray. Tile experts have been mixing tiles to create one-of-kind designs that remain timeless.

In-Bathroom Technology

Technology is not only evolving in our professional lives and our smartphones, but also in our bathrooms. Water-resistant music systems and streaming Bluetooth systems can be operated wirelessly, from smartphones and other various audio devices as well as flat screen TVs. New technology allows you to add a little fun to your morning routine!



The use of metallics in home décor is gaining steady popularity, with polished chrome being the most popular finish in bathrooms in 2016. Satin nickel and brushed nickel are also popular, while further down the list polished nickel and warm metallics like bronze/oil-rubbed bronze also make an appearance.

In-Floor Heat & Towel Warmers

Sometimes luxury can come in the form of a little extra-added warmth. Warm toes and a warm towel can make all the difference on a cold winter's morning. Radiant floor heat is energy efficient because the heat is touching your body, warming you from the bottom up.  Heated floors can also save homeowners money by allowing them to keep the temperature in their homes lower during the colder months of the year, without having to worry about their floors being cold.

freestanding tub

Freestanding Bathtubs

Although we’re seeing more and more people transition into a tub-less bathroom, those who opt for one are going with the freestanding soaking models. In fact, it’s the preferred bathtub of choice, as the popularity of built-in tubs decline. This trend is growing bigger because it allows homeowners more freedom over their bathrooms design. Unlike with traditional tubs, you can place a freestanding tub just about anywhere. There’s more flexibility to be unique in your bathroom renovation.

Floating Vanities

Wall-mounted vanities are extremely convenient, space-saving, and forward-thinking features in a bathroom that are timelessly styled with function at the forefront of the design process. They look cool, they clear up space where there would usually be feet or flat panels with no practical use, and they can draw the eye of any guest with their unique stylistic sensibilities.

If you are looking to remodel your bathroom, consider these trends when doing so.  Not only will they add value to your home, they will look aesthetically pleasing.  Your bathroom should be your private oasis.  For more information and guidance on how to renovate your bathroom, contact Fortin Construction today.

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