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Bathroom Trends For 2017

Bathroom Trends For 2017

Homeowners no longer regard bathrooms as just spaces for washing and showering routines. They are looking to spend more time in them for an escape, to de-stress and de-tox. Designing the bathroom as an antidote to stressful lifestyles is a trend that's set to continue. Here are some top trends design trends we’ve seen for bathrooms:

Creative tile patterns. Patterned and geometric tiles may have been hugely popular over the past few years, but basic tiles will return to the spotlight, with a creative twist. Not sure which pattern to pick? A classic herringbone design will lend a dose of visual drama and chic appeal.

Duckboard flooring. Timber duckboard flooring has been used in boat building for years, it’s been making a comeback in bathrooms. It provides a more tactile finish and offers a warm design.

Upsizing tiles. A definite emerging trend is for large-format tiling with slabs of marble and natural stone which provides ease of cleaning areas with less grout.

Luxury amenities. In luxury homes, amenities such as electric radiant floor heating, a TV in the mirror, steam showers, smart toilet seats, humidity sensing fans, coffee bars and wet bars, and towel warmers are the latest in providing a serious oasis in the bathroom.

Freestanding tubs. Lately for master bathrooms, a freestanding tub seems to be the most popular option. From claw footed classics to modern sleek versions, freestanding tubs can be like a work of art to be admired in their freestanding spaces.

Built-in Storage. The biggest selling point of built-in storage in bathrooms is that homeowners don’t have to worry about a cluttered mess of hair and face products distracting from clean lines of the design. Much of the today’s built-in storage from hidden electric outlets to pull out step-stools works to keep the bathroom looking as clean as possible.

Aging Amenities. The number of people in the U.S. aged 65 and older is expected to reach 88.5 million by 2050, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that aging-in-place amenities are increasing. Amenities like no threshold showers, grab bars, higher vanity heights, and chair-height toilets are just some of the features homeowners will continue to request.

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