Styles and trends change so rapidly in the world of interior design, it can be hard to keep up. We’ve been carefully watching the latest trends in bathroom fixtures so that you can make sure any remodeling or renovations you do in your bathroom will be stylish and up to date.
Below, read about some of the hottest trends in bathroom fixtures as we near the year 2020:
Dual Flush Toilet
As consumers continue to strive to reduce water consumption, either to lower their water bills or for environmental reasons, dual flush toilets continue to be popular. With these toilets, you can opt for a partial-flush when flushing only liquids or a full-flush when necessary. Most major brands including Kohler and American Standard offer this type of toilet.
If saving water is your goal, High Efficiency Toilets (HET) also offer single flush options that use less water than standard toilets. Many versions of HETs and dual flush toilets are certified by the EPA’s Water Sense program.
Freestanding or standalone tubs can be stunning centerpieces in bathrooms of all sizes. Whether you opt for a standard or an asymmetrical shape, an elegant or artisanal look, this style of bathtub is certain to be a great and stylish addition. Standalone tubs come in a wide range of designs to fit any bathroom style.
Open Concept Shower
Many homeowners are opting to skip the tub, or opt for a wet room that features a separate area for a shower and tub. With an open concept shower, the bathroom feels more spacious. In addition, this type of shower is often more accessible for people with special mobility needs. Designers may opt to include a glass panel to separate the shower area, or simply leave ample space around the shower so that splashing isn’t an issue. Another benefit of open concept showers is that they are often easier to clean than combination shower bathtubs. With the tub separate or out of the picture, less scrubbing is involved in the shower area.
Smart Features and Technology
Advanced technology features like TVs embedded into bathroom mirrors and speakers built into showers are now a reality. Other new items include programmable showers, high-tech toilets with seat warmers, and touchless faucets, which are also making their way into bathrooms across the country. These new technologically rich features are quickly gaining momentum as hot trends in the bathroom industry.
Black Matte Fixtures
Bid farewell to chrome and welcome in the new favorite fixture color: black matte. Other up and coming colors for fixtures include gold and copper in brushed and shined finishes. You can find these color options at your local hardware store when shopping for fixtures such as bathroom sink faucets, showerheads, and other features such as towel racks.
As you’re planning changes to your bathroom, keep these hot trends in mind. By including some of these trending fixtures in your bathroom remodel, you can make sure your update is stylish.