2018 Stylish Design Trends for the Bathroom

The best new looks coming to Lafayette, Indiana

If you’re like most people, your bathroom has become a personal sanctuary—a place to cleanse and rest from a hard days work. So, when you remodel your bathroom, you’re not just creating a functional bathing space, you’re creating a type of oasis—a place to relax, rejuvenate, and find yourself.  When it comes to designing a plan for your bathroom, everything matters – from the materials to the fixtures, the floor plan, and lighting.

If you’re looking to remodel your bathroom or starting a remodel and making selections, this year is bringing in some stylish design trends to consider.

As a full-service design build firm servicing Tippecanoe County, Riverside Construction is staying up with these current bathroom design trends, helping homeowners choose the latest and greatest in bathroom products and features.  Here is what is trending in bathroom designs for 2018:

Fabulous Furniture-Style Vanities

Who says you can’t have furniture in the bathroom?  Today’s market offers a wide assortment of beautiful sideboards, desks and cabinets (manufactured or repurposed) that can be used as a bathroom vanity—providing beauty and function to any bathroom.  No matter if your design style is farmhouse or ultra contemporary there is a furniture-style vanity that can fit your every need.

Stand Alone Tubs

While there has been a shift away from tubs to showers, homeowners who elect to keep their tubs are doing so in style. Large freestanding single-person tubs can function as a stunning focal point in the bathroom, offering everything from soothing jets to a deep basin for fully covered soaking. Another benefit?  Hydrotherapy!  A warm water soak can help with everything from pain relief and increased circulation to improved joint motion. Moreover, tubs are standing on their own when it comes to pure rest and relaxation. Now, who wouldn’t want that?

Trending Tile

Bathroom tile never gets old. In fact, it’s exploding with new colors and creative designs. On top of the list of hot bathroom trends is tile that mimics the look of other materials, such as wood, stone, or concrete.  Hardwood floors are never a good choice in bathrooms due to the risk of water damage. But, now with the new wood-look tile, you can create the warm natural look of wood without worrying about water damaging the floor.  3D tile is also being used to add interesting texture and dimension to a bathroom.  Geometric tile in various shapes and sizes offers endless design possibilities that include wave patterns, hexagons, diamonds, chevron patterns and even stars. These eye-catching shapes are used on the floor and are also being used as bathroom backsplashes, on shower walls, and even as ceiling accents.

Quartz and Its Quartz Cousin

Quartz Look Alike Solid Surface Product

Quartz countertops have become homeowners’ first choice, over granite, for its durability, easy maintenance and variety of color and design options. However, solid surface manufacturers have also been busy creating a wide range of Quartz-like countertops that mimic the look and durability of Quartz but at a fraction of the cost. These two products are popular considerations for your next bathroom remodel.

Sensational Sinks

There are several remarkable sinks and vanities on the market today. Many of the current models have beautiful decorative patterns. Others are colorful or made of natural stone, wood, glass and even metal. Below is a list of some of our favorites gaining in popularity.

Trough and bucket sinks are wide and deep providing lots of functionality with plenty of fresh design options for both the master and kid bathrooms alike.

Integrated sinks provide a sleek silhouette that works well with a contemporary style bathroom. We also love glass vessel sinks that act as a beautiful piece of artwork right on your bathroom countertop.

Luxury Showers

Homeowners love their showers. They are not only getting grander they are getting larger. These oversized showers offer ample space for features like built-in bench seating, custom shelving, rain showerheads, or even multiple showerheads. Many bathrooms are also being upgraded to luxurious, spa-like showers that offer a number of indulgent features such as pebble tile shower floors, a steam function, built-in sound system, to name a few.

Curbless showers are also at the top of Lafayette homeowners’ wish lists. These popular walk-in showers offer the convenience of easy access and cleaning, while also providing a spacious, clean, sleek look that will stand the test of time. It’s also a smart choice for aging-in-place homeowners looking to stay in their homes for long periods of time.

If you’re ready to break the mold and incorporate your unique design style into your bathroom, call Riverside Construction today or request a complimentary design consultation here. We’d be happy to guide you through the process.

For further design inspiration visit our Bathroom Portfolio.

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