Bathroom Fixtures: Trends For 2018

Remodeling a bathroom can be a big investment of time and money. Instead of having your house disrupted for weeks with a full bathroom remodel from the floor up, why not take a shortcut? Updating the bathroom fixtures is an easy way to change the look of the whole room. Are you not sure where to begin? Read our quick guide to the top six upcoming trends in bathroom design for 2018.

Trend No. 1: Combine modern design with eco-friendly elements in your bathroom faucets.

Did you know that two of the biggest upcoming trends in bathroom sink faucets are chrome and hands-free operation? Chrome has been a popular material in the past. Now this stylish trend is making a big comeback for good reason: It’s durable, easy to clean, and the reflective qualities of the finish immediately add a luxurious, high-shine appeal to the space. 

The hands-free feature is a relatively new trend for home use. This not only is more hygienic but it can also cut your water consumption by nearly half because the built-in sensor will turn the water flow off immediately when the fixture isn’t in use. This makes units such as the Standard EcoPower a perfect fit for families with young children or anyone with mobility issues. It’s also a great feature for homes in dry, water-restricted areas.

Trend No. 2: Chic and fashionable bathtubs.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed when you start looking for the perfect bathtub. There are so many styles available, from claw foot to alcove to freestanding varieties. How do you make this big decision? 

The first step is to consider the size and space that you have available. Many bathrooms already have a “bathtub nook” built into the floor plan. This prepared space can help guide you to the right style. Next, think about which specialty features you want. One popular upcoming trend is whirlpool bathtubs. These are the ultimate in luxury and are available at a varied selection of price points. Do you prefer a shower over a full bath? Clear glass doors such as the Bath Authority Dreamline Range are a popular and easy to maintain option.

Trend No. 3: New twists on bathtub faucets.

Just like with your bathroom sink, there are several popular new trends coming up for bathtub faucets and other hardware. This is a great option if you don’t want to replace the whole bathtub. Instead, you can immediately update the space with a new, trendy faucet

Break out of a style rut by looking at unusual finishes such as tumbled bronze, brass or even crystal. These can completely transform the aesthetic of your bathtub. You can also look for innovative designs. For instance, floor-mounted faucets such as those offered by the Wyndham Collection add immediate modern style.

Trend No. 4: New styles of shower heads that can enhance your bathroom’s appeal.

What are some popular new trends in shower heads? Many people prefer a handshower. You should look for one that features multiple control settings such as the Danze Boost Three-Function Handshower. Another popular option is a rainfall head. These wide shower heads mimic the gentle fall of natural rain showers. Some come in a variety of eco-friendly options. 
Other features to consider include ceiling-mounted shower heads. These are a great option for homes that include tall people, as they maximize the available space. Ceiling-mounted shower heads come in chrome or brushed nickel finishes, for example. Some units, including the TOTO Aimes Ceiling-Mount Shower Head, even have built-in LED lights that use the latest technology — hydropower.

Trend No. 5: Enhancing your comfort with immersive design features.

Many homeowners dream of enjoying a spa-like experience every time they step into the bathroom. Small updates are a great way to enhance your enjoyment of the space. You can upgrade to a steam shower by investing in a steam generator unit. You can also add a luxurious touch to your bathroom through enhanced levels of control to the bathtub. For the most modern and cutting-edge option, consider an all-in-one product like the Grohe F-digital Puck Digital Controller. This unit allows you to adjust the water flow and temperature with just the press of a button.

Trend No. 6: Updating hardware and accessories creates immediate impact.

Looking for a quick and cost-effective way to update your bathroom’s look? Consider swapping older styles of hardware, such as shower bars and towel rings, with a newer design. Let’s start with shower bars. These safety features are securely mounted to the inside wall of your shower or bath enclosure, giving you something stable to grab if you slip. They are available in a wide variety of styles and lengths to suit your household needs and design aesthetic. 

Meanwhile, towel rings are one of the first items that your guests will see and this is an easy place to show off your creativity. For a modern, edgy look, consider a ring like the Grohe Allure. Want something more classic and timeless? Try the Grohe Geneva. This sleek ring features a minimalist circle design in an oil-rubbed bronze finish. 

A well-designed and stylish bathroom will make a big impact in your house. Not only can it impress your guests and increase the value of your home, but you and your family will enjoy the space more if it has been designed with thought and care. 

For all of your bathroom design needs, browse our endless variety of affordable, quality products at Modern Bathroom.

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