The bathroom has become a hub of innovative design. The bathroom was always the room where you could experiment, and now it is where you can investigate new trends in bathroom design.
Night light toe kicks were once the ultimate in bathroom innovation. Now, a lot more high-tech options exist for the bathroom:
a. You can get high tech toilets that don’t require hands or paper. They have temperature-controlled water, water sprayers and automatic dryers for your hygiene needs. If you want more, you can also get toilet seat warmers and LED lights, antimicrobial seats and motion sensors that can raise and lower the toilet seat.
b. Not to be left out, faucets have touchless technology, reduced tap flow and digital temperature control settings to save money and conserve water. Some faucets are programmable for teeth brushing, and run the water for a chosen length of time.
c. Refrigerated bathroom cabinets that keep medicines cool, store cold drinks or keep nail polish flowing.
d. Waterproof TV’s.
e. Bathroom mirrors are becoming smart mirrors that transmit local weather, news and travel times. Your mirror can be a disappearing TV (when turned off) that also includes a USB port and is voice activated. Finally, bathroom mirrors can change the light so you can get true outdoor light or even romantic light if you want to preview your look.
I’m sure you have heard about the programmable showers (temperature and stream), but there is also chromotherapy which is mood enhancing lighting. Other shower trends include hidden shower drains. Finally steam showers are very popular, which has to do with the benefits of steam:
i. Respiratory benefits, which include optimal breathing, opening up nasal passages and loosening bronchial secretions
ii. Skin care, since steam cleanses the skin, opens pores and makes shaving easier
iii. Physical wellness, through promoting an increase in blood circulation and reinvigorating tired muscles
iv. Well-being, by relieving stress and promoting restful sleep
v. Conservation, since steam uses less water than a regular shower
Separate tubs are also a key element when it comes to trends in bathroom design. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They can look natural or ornamental. They are all beautiful.
Gold is the new color accent and it is not just for hardware or plumbing fixtures. You will also see gold showing up in tile or even the countertop.
Faucets are available with more options than ever. You used to only be able to change the style and the color. Now you can get interchangeable handles (style or color) and even pull out sprays which I like since I find bathroom sinks get just as dirty in the corners as kitchen sinks.
These are just some of the new trends in bathroom design elements that remodelers can choose from. If you want to hear about these in more depth, just give Teknika Kitchens and Baths a call at 215-922-4414. If you want bathroom design inspiration see our website.