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5 Bathroom Design Trends to Consider

It’s the perfect time of year to give your bathroom a trendy makeover. Periodically refreshing the design in your bathroom will help keep it from looking dated and unappealing. Adding storage, changing colors, and doing other small updates will turn even a tiny bathroom into an on trend design statement that you will enjoy showing off. Try one or two of these easy bathroom updates to refresh your space. 

1. Install Durable Countertops

Durability is very important for bathroom countertops that are going to get a lot of use. If you want countertops that look great and are durable without needing a lot of maintenance , quartz is a great choice. Quartz Countertops are stain resistant and don’t need a lot of maintenance. They will look great for years to come with just simple regular cleaning. They also come in a range of colors including white, beige, and gray so that you can add a touch of personality to your bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room countertops. Or if you prefer a clean spa-like look you can choose quartz countertops that have the veining of marble. 

2. Use More Solid Surface Materials

Solid surfaces can be a wonder in the bathroom thanks to the materials non-porous nature and ease of maintenance. Solid surfaces have increased in quality over the years and they can now resemble natural stone much better than 20 years ago. One of the best benefits about installing solid surface materials is your ability to completely customize the look and style of your bathroom area. From creative colors to seamless angles and shapes, this is turning out to be the material of the future. A solid surface backsplash or solid surface shower walls could be just what your home is missing.

3. Update All Hardware and Faucets

Most people don’t think about the hardware in their bathrooms. But if you still have that nasty 90s brass in your bathroom it’s definitely time to give that bathroom hardware an update. Changing up your hardware and faucets to more modern metals and finishes will give your bathroom a modern updated look. Look at split finish faucets if you want to give yourself design options because split finish faucets combine two finishes, like a metallic finish with a black finish. This gives you a lot more flexibility when you’re choosing hardware.

4. Dark Colors Are In

Dark bathrooms are all over design blogs these days. Instead of trying to disguise a small bathroom, embrace the size and go dark. Black paint on the walls, lots of mirrors, and bright colored linens will transform your bathroom into a cute, retro, and stylish bathroom. Or you can use dark accents instead of metals to pull the room together. Consider black or grey wood flooring. Dark neutrals like black are very on trend right now because there are so many ways that they can change the look and feel of a room. 

5. Add Wood Accents 

Wood accents are the ideal way to take a plain bathroom and make it more inviting. Reclaimed wood shelving not only adds warmth to your room, but also gives you extra storage space. The warm wood makes the bathroom seem less sterile and the unique patterns of the wood create a great vintage feel in any bathroom. Furthermore, cabinet refacing is a great way to add a fresh look to your favorite spaces while simultaneously increasing property value.

Simple changes and thoughtful design ideas can turn any bathroom into a room that looks fresh and inviting.

Matt Lee is the owner of the Innovative Construction and Building Materials blog and a content writer for the building materials industry. He is focused on helping fellow homeowners, contractors, and architects discover materials and methods of construction that save money, improve energy efficiency, and increase property value.

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