Remodeling your bathroom can be an overwhelming task. With all of the different design decisions to make from choosing what color fixtures to lighting to replacing a tub, shower, or both, a little bit of guidance can go a long way to making your bathroom remodel a little less stressful. We've compiled the following list that includes 7 trendy ideas from our design experts that you could incorporate to help make your bathroom transformation a little easier.
Marble Shower Surrounds
Chances are you have been thinking of a bathroom remodel and come across thousands of blogs, photographs, and videos showcasing marble bathrooms. Marble bathrooms have been increasing in popularity throughout 2022 and this trend is not going anywhere anytime soon. The biggest issues that many homeowners run into with marble are pricing and maintenance. Real marble comes at a hefty price, requires constant care, and needs to be cleaned with special products. There is a couple of different better solutions that can get you this same look.
High-tech polymer marble shower surrounds offer the best of both worlds when it comes to easy maintenance and modern aesthetic. These shower surrounds do not require any special sealing ritual because they are maintenance-free, unlike natural stone. They can be easily cleaned with a sponge and non-abrasive cleaner. High-tech polymer shower remodeling solutions also come at a fraction of the cost of real marble but still give that modern bathroom look you are searching for.
Another solution is shower surrounds made with Corian solid surface. Yes, the same material that has been used for countertops is now available for the shower walls in your bathroom. Corian has a vast array of colors to choose from including the look of marble without the maintenance headache because it is a nonporous surface. These surrounds are more affordable than natural stone and are very durable. These systems are designed to last a lifetime as they are easily repairable if damage were to occur.
In 2022, white remains the most popular color used in bathrooms. The best way to create a modern look in your bathroom while sticking with white is to create some contrast between the objects in your bathroom. This is where black fixtures come into play. By swapping out your old fixtures for the new black fixtures, you can create a contrast between your shower surround, countertops, and fixtures. Black fixtures now come in all different styles to match your design preference and functionality from traditional to modern touchless designs.
More and more homeowners are making their bathrooms a place where they can relax by adding luxury spa-like features such as larger (or multiple) shower heads and walk-in showers. Trying to clean yourself effectively under a small shower head is now a thing of the past with some of the new oversized shower rain heads, handheld shower heads, and multiple shower head ideas that have entered the market in 2022. To add these, homeowners need a larger shower area and are forgoing their bathtub/shower combo, converting it to a large luxury walk-in shower.
If you are sick and tired of water getting all over your bathroom floors when showering, then it is time to ditch the shower curtain and upgrade to a glass door for your shower. By adding a glass door to your shower, you not only create a better seal all the way around that prevents water from escaping, but you also get added features such as towel hangers and handles. Moldy shower curtains will also be a thing of the past as these doors can be cleaned with a squeegee using a simple window cleaner. If you are looking for some privacy, there are frosted and tinted glass door options that offer the privacy provided by a shower curtain.
Shower seats are a must-have for the modern bathroom. Standing for long periods to shower is not an option for everyone; especially when there are mobility issues or injuries to consider. By simply adding a shower seat in your bathroom, you can ensure that the safety and comfort of your bathroom will increase. Shower seats also provide a footrest for leg-shaving, exfoliating, and foot scrubs as well as providing an extra surface for toiletries, sponges, and much more.
Free Standing Bathtubs
Modern free-standing bathtubs or soaking tubs are increasing in popularity, becoming the focal point of a modern bathroom remodel. They offer distinct lines and style choices that built-in tubs simply cannot. With hundreds of different styles to choose from, free-standing tubs offer a variety of options for creating a modern, elegant visual impact in your bathroom space giving it that “wow” factor you’re looking for.
Let’s face it, there’s never enough space in the bathroom for everything. Toilet paper, band-aids, skin care products, extra soaps and cleansers, hair dryers, and don't forget all of the kid’s stuff! It’s a lot and requires additional space to store it all. That’s why we recommend incorporating storage spaces into your bathroom remodel designs. This can be done by adding open shelves to your bathroom area with containers to organize and declutter your bathroom. A new vanity with drawers is another way to add storage. If you feel you still need more space, you can always add a linen closet to your bathroom if there is room.
A Stress-Free Modern Bathroom Remodel
Whether you just moved in or have been living in your home for years, remodeling your bathroom can be an overwhelming and stressful situation. By considering the above ideas along with choosing the right bath remodeling company in Upstate New York to work with, you can set yourself up with a stress-free modern bathroom remodel. Comfort Showers & Baths is the number one bath remodeling company in Upstate New York and a company you can trust to make your bathroom remodel a smooth and easy process from design to installation. With thousands of bathroom remodeling projects under our belt, you can rest assured that your project will be done right and in a timely manner. For more ideas on turning your current bathroom into your dream bathroom, check out our inspiration gallery and our bathroom designer where you can begin to make your bathroom remodel come to life!
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