While trends come and go, these top 5 trends in bathroom design remain a constant. Whether your looking to build a home in Austin, Tx or anywhere else in the country, these bathroom ideas will integrate seamlessly with any home decor be it classical, modern or eclectic. The bathroom has always been the workhorse of the home, but that doesn’t mean it can’t look fabulous too. When choosing to build a custom home, many homeowners focus on the master bath and pay little attention to the other bathrooms in the house. These 5 trends do not only provide aesthetic appeal to your home design, they add function as well.
Top 5 Trends in Bathroom Design
Accessibility – The days of stainless steel grab bars and rickety bath chairs are over. Today’s bathroom is designed with accessibility in mind. Homeowners are opting for no threshold showers and even “wet rooms” that encase both the shower and the tub for privacy, easy access and to keep the water out of the rest of the bathroom. Built in shower seating is also a great aging in place feature that many homeowners are insisting on.
Argon Charged Windows – Windows in bathrooms have either been located up high or been fixed with treatments for privacy. Blocking out the natural light and calming view is no longer required if you desire privacy. Argon charged windows provide privacy and yet allow you to see outside. Windows can be placed in more appealing areas of the room to capitalize on both natural light and outside views.
Vertical Gardens – Why not bring the outdoors inside? Vertical gardens are gardens that are grown vertically as a space saving technique. What homeowners have discovered over the years is that the bathroom is a great place to grow plants indoor. Not only is the room conduce to growing plants with sunlight and humidity but having a vertical garden can be a very calming feature of the bathroom. Check out these vertical gardens to get some great ideas for your bath.
Hands Free Fixtures – You’ve seen them in public restroom for a while now, hands free soap dispensers and touchless faucets can be great amenities if you have accessibility concerns.
Smart Storage – Use vertical space and run cabinets all the way up the wall to maximize storage space, especially in small bathrooms. If you don’t have cabinetry or it is limited consider using a piece of furniture like a wardrobe or hutch to increase storage space in your bathroom.