Remodeling the bathroom doesn’t seem all that exciting to many homeowners. In fact, most of us think of the bath as a purely functional space without any other benefit beyond showering and shaving. However, when you incorporate a few design elements and some creativity, you can do a whole lot with such a limited space.
Today the hottest two trends in bathroom design are:
- the black and white look
- a theme based on the natural surroundings
Both types of designs can be implemented regardless of your budget. However, the natural surroundings theme tends to be a bit more expensive when you get into things like custom shower stalls or natural-looking tub surrounds. To give you a better idea of what you are looking at, let’s discuss both of these design trends and look into some American Standard Bath remodeling tips.
Black and White Look
During the 1980s, pastel colors in different shades were all the rage. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the bright colors of the 60s and 70s started making a comeback. Today however, black and white is in. A simple black and white color scheme is considered chic, stylish, and very Art Nouveau. There are a couple of ways to accomplish this look while staying within a very modest budget. Most of the time designers begin with an all-white shell including doors and window trim. On the floor, a gray or slate tile with black accents works well. From there you would add a black pedestal sink, a white tub or shower stall with black accents, and black light fixtures. Black accents can also be added with towels and wash clothes, mirror frames, soap holders, and other decorative pieces. The thing to remember about the black and white look is that it’s intended to be minimalist. There will not be a whole lot of extra accouterments that close up the space and make it look busy. Think simple — yet tasteful — and you’ll be fine.
Natural Surroundings Theme
This hot trend is designed to make your bathroom look and feel more like an outdoor space. If you have a larger budget, you can begin with a custom tub or bath surround designed to look like your own private waterfall. Natural stone tile, a teak wood vanity, and a bamboo laundry hamper also add to the feel. One of the central elements of the natural theme is natural light. Skylights are a big plus here, but if that’s not possible, you’ll want frosted glass on any windows in order to avoid having to use draperies. As for colors, you will want to focus on earth tones and different shades of green, accented with colorful flower arrangements. Regardless of the particular style you choose, be sure not to skimp on your tub or shower. Spend a little more for a quality cross-linked acrylic model from Easy Care. We offer a 100% money-back guarantee because our products are strong enough to last a lifetime. You’ll love our showers and tubs, we promise!