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20 Bathroom Remodeling Trends 2016

We’ve put together 20 Bathroom Remodeling Trends 2016 for you. We’ve listed them below. We hope you find them helpful in your search for the best bathroom remodeling project.

1. Trough Sinks

A Trough Sink is an extra wide or long sink that allows for two people to use at the same time. This is a good alternative to having two separate sinks mounted side by side in a bathroom vanity counter top. The trough sink is also big enough to hand wash large items like a king size bed sheet, a wool sweater, or even a blanket. The new trough sinks are very stylish and appealing.

2. Shower Seats

Showers used to be designed only for stand up use, but that trend is changing. On top of being aesthetically pleasing, shower seats can be very useful as well. Imagine coming home late from work and having a place to sit while you lather up, shampoo and rinse! It’s really great. Also, when you’re still half asleep in the morning, wouldn’t it be nice to have a place to sit while you’re starting your day off in the shower?

Shower seats are a must have for seniors. The seat provides a safe and stable place in what can be a very dangerous and slippery situation. That brings us to the next item on our list.

3. Grab Bars for the Shower

Grab bars are great for seniors, kids, and anyone who needs to steady themselves when on one foot or in a variety of situations. These grab bars are especially useful when trying to stand up from a sitting position.

4. Accessible Showers

Curbless shower stalls serve form and function, that’s one of the main reasons they’re in style right now. Instead of having to step over the edge of a tub, you can walk right in, making it a great feature. Sometimes even just the 4 to 6 inch step of a regular shower stall can be a real tripping hazard. 

5. Square Shaped Fixtures and Showerheads

Square and blocky looks are in these days. Even variations of these styles, which include angular and close to square types, have become very popular. Geometric shapes are turning up more and more in master bath suites, bathrooms, and even powder rooms. It’s a very versatile look.

6. Freestanding Tubs with Tub Fillers

Built-in bathtubs are not as popular as they used to be. Some homeowners are getting rid of the bathtub and instead choosing a curbless shower stall. If you’re not ready to completely give up a soaking tub, a free standing type is an option now. Since your tub doesn’t have to be built into the wall anymore, this provides a lot of flexibility in your layout. Some homeowners are even putting their free standing soaking tub in a shower area, but not having it built into the walls like it used to be.

20 Bathroom Remodeling Trends 2016 continued… As with anything else that we present, all of this information is for educational purposes and your benefit. You can use it as a guide, to design your dream bathroom, or incorporate it exactly as you see fit. It’s your choice.

7. Open Shelving

It’s very much in style to show off stylishly colorful bath towels that are rolled up on open shelves in the bathroom nowadays. You don’t have to stop there though. You can display really anything that you’d like on open shelving in your bathroom.

8. Bathroom Vanities with Open Shelving

It’s becoming more and more common to use stylish new bathroom vanities with open shelving. When considering this option, you really have to consider where you’ll put your belongings that used to be stored in your closed vanity, now that you don’t have that type of storage anymore. It might be better to save the open shelving style for decorative purposes at eye level. This way you still have closed shelving left for other objects.

9. Water Efficient Bathroom Faucets, Showerheads, Fixtures, and Elements

There is a general feeling of conservation that we’re all more aware of and when you think about it, a lot of water can be wasted in the bathroom if not careful. There are many choices when it comes to efficient faucets and fixtures. Please try to balance form and function when choosing these items.

10. Undermount Sinks

Undermount sinks are generally popular for their sleek appearance and easy use. There are no edges to trap moisture on your vanity top, and this type of sink provides a very easy method to wipe water right into the sink after shaving or cleaning.

11. Steam Showers

Steam shower set ups have become increasingly interesting in the last few years. The installation can be a little complicated and will of course add some cost to your project.

12. Heated Floors

Bathroom floors are historically cold, but now there’s a solution and that is radiant floor heating. It can either be of the electric or hot water kind, depending on the type of heat that you have in your home. Either type works very well to keep the floors comfortable and even helps dry things out a bit. This is especially nice in an area like a bathroom, where there can be moisture issues from showering and bathing. This is one comfort upgrade that is highly recommended if you can fit it into your budget.

13. Anti-Fog Bathroom Mirrors

Who wants to deal with a foggy mirror in the bathroom? Well now you don’t have to anymore. There are many different choices of mirrors designed specifically to be anti-fog.

14. Lights in the Shower

You don’t have to rely on the main light in the bathroom to light up your shower area. It’s become more popular to put a light into the ceiling of the shower stall area.

accessible showers
free standing tub
grab bars for the shower
open shelving
shower seat
trough sink
undermount sinks

15. High-Tech Showers and Showerheads

What happened to the shower being just a shower? Now there are blue tooth enabled “smart” shower heads that connect to the internet. There are even shower heads that play music. What will they think of next?

16. White Bathrooms

White is at the top of color choices for bathrooms these days. This isn’t anything new. There are most likely several reasons for white bathroom fixtures, tile, and bath accessories to be in high demand. One is most likely that we all equate white with clean, sanitary conditions. Another might be that the color white helps keep things bright and refreshing. In any event, white is in strong demand for the bathroom remodel.

17. Grey Bathrooms

Grey bathrooms come in as a close second to white in terms of color schemes that are popular now. One of the main reasons for this is because grey can really be paired with any other color, and still work. It works well with a wide variety of colors, including blues, greens, pinks, white, and even purple. 

18. Black and White Bathrooms

Black and white has always been in style and continues to be this year. Black and white has been a classic color choice in bathrooms, kitchens, and even entry foyers for ages. You simply can’t go wrong with B & W.

19. Purple, Mauve, Lilac and Lavender Bathroom Accessories

Homeowners are more recently choosing to use shades of lavender and purple as accent colors when designing master bathrooms, guest bathrooms and even powder rooms. If you’re not ready for the entire bathroom to be purple, maybe you could choose to just paint one accent wall that color, and stay a little more mainstream with the rest of the room.

20. Beige is on it’s Way Out

We're not saying it’s completely over for beige, but it’s definitely not as popular as it used to be in bathroom remodeling. There are many other color choices to pick from. On the other hand, if you already have beige fixtures that you don’t want to change right now, you can breathe some new life into your project with an updated color scheme for the rest of your remodelled bathroom.


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