Seems like everyone’s got a theory about what’s hot and what’s not. Here are some hot bathroom trends to choose from:
Bathroom remodeling. Remodeling itself is a hot trend as homeowners update their homes for personal use or resale. Enhance your pleasure and the value of your home by adding stone and tile to dated baths.
Smart technology. High tech is definitely “in” in the bathroom, applied to showers, showerheads, sound systems, lighting and water-saving fixtures. Showers can now be programmed to save water, play music, pulse at a certain speed and rhythm, and accommodate Bluetooth and video systems.
Vessel sinks and trough sinks. Decorative vessel sinks that sit on top of stone counters are stylish and dramatic. A trough sink is big enough for two and styled for contemporary consumers.
Square sinks. Square or rectangle, these sinks are modern, clean and versatile. Whatever sink you choose, under mount is the most popular installation.
Shower seats and grab bars. Once thought of as a special amenity for seniors, shower seats and grab bars are good for everyone who wants a little extra security.
Freestanding tubs. Tubs are now considered design elements and can be dramatic focal points that draw the eye. Instead of building tubs into walls, tubs of all shapes and sizes are just placed on the floor, inside or outside of the shower.
Open shelving. Cabinets are not necessarily the only solution for bathroom storage. Open shelving allows you to display lushly rolled towels and toiletries in an artful and convenient way. Perhaps a combination of open shelving and cabinets is the way to go.
Trendy colors. White and white-on-white will always be at the top of the popularity list. It works for modern, contemporary, traditional or transitional designs and with every accent color and decorative motif.
Gray is a close second as a base for colorful accents and designs. Black and white is always trendy. And beige will continue its decline as a color that can easily look dated.
Andrea Antunes McGilton is project manager at Distinctive Granite and Marble, with showrooms in Okatie; Lady’s Island; Pooler, Ga., and on Hilton Head Island.