Bathroom Updates

Thinking of doing some home upgrades this year? Why not start by updating your bathroom? There are so many reasons to renovate a bathroom, whether your bathroom simply needs a new look, you’re seeking more storage space, or you're looking to add value to your home. 

Updating your bathroom doesn’t necessarily mean starting from scratch. Changing out your vanity or shower, or even adding a fresh coat of paint are great ways to upgrade your space without spending a fortune.

If your interested in learning about current bathroom trends, keep reading to see which bathroom styles are expected to be popular this year.

Minimal Design

Your bathroom is meant to feel like a place of solace and calm, and the new minimal design trend is all about making you feel as though your spending a relaxing day at the spa. To achieve this look, aim to reduce clutter or bulky and intrinsic bathroom fixtures.

Designer Jackie Di Cara tells House & Home to achieve this look by skipping handles on vanity millwork to add a sleeker look to your bathroom. 

Image courtesy of House & Home

Floating Vanities

Floating Vanities have been trending for a few years, and don’t appear to be going anywhere soon. A floating vanity is a great idea for a bathroom that is on the smaller side as it makes the room feel bigger - a big perk for us Vancouverites who are sometimes strapped for space in our homes.  

Image courtesy of Adore Magazine

Gold Fixtures

Adding gold fixtures to your bathroom is a great way to add warmth and elegance. Bathrooms have a tendency to come across as sterile, so adding a touch of gold is a great way to warm it up. You can add gold through fixtures like vanity lighting, towel hooks, faucets and showerheads.  

Image Courtesy of Loughlin furniture

Vessel Sinks

A vessel sink is a sink that sits on top of the bathroom counter, as opposed to sunken in. One of the best things about Vessel Sinks is that they don’t take away from the storage underneath and allow for more streamlined plumbing.  Pairing a Vessel Sink with a wall-mounted faucet is a great way to add a statement to your bathroom. 

Image courtesy of Mandarin Stone

Natural Elements

Designers are predicting a turn towards organic, natural bathroom designs. Massimo Ballucchi, executive director of marketing for Cosentino Americas explains in  Better Homes and Gardens “As we move into organic trends, we will soon see more mixing of elements, such as Silestone that imitates the look of marble or cement paired with natural wood,” says Ballucchi.

The idea behind including natural elements in bathrooms draws on the minimalistic design, creating a soothing space that brings nature inside. In addition to using natural stone, cement and wood elements, adding greenery is another great way to achieve this look. 

Image Courtesy of Studio Ezra

Backlit Mirrors

Changing a mirror is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways of enhancing a bathroom. Linda Lang, senior staff designer at Robern states in Better Homes and Gardens that opting for “Backlit mirrors and medicine cabinets are an exceptional choice for modern bathroom design,”. A backlit mirror is a great design choice as it is both functional and beautiful. A backlit mirror makes ideal lighting for applying makeup. 

Image courtesy of Contemporist

I hope these updates on bathroom design trends are helpful if you're thinking of making a few changes in your home. Should you be looking to purchase a new home with updated bathroom spaces, don't hestiate to contact me!

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