Besides your kitchen, it’s your bathrooms that draw the most attention when it comes to the value of your home. In fact, remodeling a bathroom can result in receiving a significant financial return on your investment. Because bathroom renovations can be a major investment of your money and time, it’s critical that you study the latest trends and know what will work best for your family. Here are some of the top bathroom remodeling trends.
When choosing bathroom floor tiling, consider that it needs to withstand frequent cleaning and wet conditions, while still looking attractive. One of the most current trends when it comes to bathroom floor tiling is the cement look. Ceramic tiles that have a wood appearance are also popular.
Tiling your bathroom walls can give your bathroom more water resistance, along with depicting a dramatic design statement. Some of the most popular bathroom wall tiles are marble and granite.
As bathroom sinks are available in a wide range of materials and styles, it’s important to select the one that not only enhances the look of your bathroom but also provides adequate storage. Some of the most popular sinks include:
Wall-mounted sinks—These sinks are ideal when you need more floor space. Because a wall supports the sink, it doesn’t need a countertop, vanity base or legs.
Vessel sinks, which are usually bowl-shaped and called “countertop sinks”, sit on top of a counter and don’t need any under-mount installation. As most vessels sinks are higher than the average sink, they’re considered to be a comfortable sink option.
Bathtubs and Showers
There are several styles of tubs. A drop-in tub contains only the tub shell and fits inside a framed enclosure that can match your bathroom tile or cabinets. Freestanding tubs are finished on all their sides and can stand alone, although they work the same as built-in tubs do. The most common type of tub is a 3-wall alcove tub/shower combination. It usually includes a wall-mounted shower.
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Rain shower-heads, which are especially luxurious shower fixtures, are usually mounted on the ceiling and give the feeling of showering under a waterfall or in a rain shower. One of the most popular shower renovations is installing seamless glass shower partitions. This style is able to emit 100 percent natural sunlight into a shower, flooding a shower space. As a result, a bathroom looks larger than it actually is.
Considerations and Warnings
Keep in mind that getting rid of the only full bathroom in your house could be a deal breaker for many potential home buyers. This is because most parents would rather bathe their kids in a bathtub, instead of using a shower.
Today grout is more than just a design feature as more and more homeowners are using grout to add creativity to their bathrooms.
Using metallic materials in bathrooms continues to be a huge trend as metals can make a bathroom look glamorous and give contrast to materials. What’s more, they reflect light, injecting style and an industrial look
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