While the bathroom exists to be a functional room, people have always enjoyed luxury and comfort in that space. After all, you begin and end your day in the bathroom; it’s important to feel good in that room. In 2018, technology, design, and other features all come together in harmony to bring you both bold and subtle luxury. This is the year of comfort, pampering, and style.
Nothing says luxury like soothing warmth on your toes — especially when that warmth is coming from the tile floors of your bathroom. In 2018, radiant floor heat — both electric and hydronic — is making its way into grateful homeowner’s bathrooms, allowing them to start the day on the right (and warm) foot.
Sleek and modern looking, zero-threshold showers visually open up the space in a bathroom by removing the threshold to the shower. This is not only a lasting, beautiful style; it’s also perfect for aging in place. Without a threshold to cause potential trips and falls, showering becomes much safer, preserving the dignity of seniors who choose to remain in their homes.
An added bonus? They’re easier to clean!
Bathroom style of 2018 can hardly be called boring. And nowhere does interest, excitement, and fun get to play better than in the new tile designs coming out this year.
It’s time to think beyond subway tiles. 2018 is all about texture, color, pattern, and unique design. Gorgeous mosaic tiles incorporate Mediterranean influences, three-dimensional tile makes a bold statement, and fun patterns add personality to your space.
It’s 2018. It’s almost painful for any of us to be without our smartphones for more than a minute. The future is here, and bathroom design knows how to bring it home. Watch for wireless speakers, Bluetooth devices, and docking stations to be incorporated into bathroom mirrors, shower heads, and vanities.
Touch mirrors can control the light at your vanity, hi-tech shower heads can remember your favorite water temperature, and even toilets get in on the hi-tech bandwagon. Be prepared for toilet seat warmers, automatic openers, slow close features, and even a music player that turns on when the lid is opened. (It’s almost like magic!)
Out with Tubs; In with Showers
The world is far more fast-paced these days, and our busy lifestyles don’t seem to leave time for long soaks in the tub anymore. Instead of deep, sunken tubs taking up the largest real estate of the bathroom, 2018 brings deluxe showers.
Watch for spa-like features, like body sprays, multiple shower heads, built-in benches, and more.
Some homeowners who still want luxurious tubs are combining the tub and shower space to make an enclosed bath/shower wet room. With a zero-threshold entrance, these not only look sleek and stunning, they expand mobility options in the bathroom.
Some materials are making their way out, while others are gearing up for their beautiful turn as the star of the bathroom.
Brass is back, but not the same brass you remember from decades ago. The brass of 2018 is a warm-toned gold that makes the bathroom seem less industrial and more homey – while remaining elegant and luxurious.
Granite is no longer the countertop material of choice, as quartz is a beautiful, durable, and less-expensive option. This trend is also taking hold in the kitchen.
Hand-carved stone sinks are replacing traditional porcelain of yesteryear, and it’s adding a personalized, stylish statement to the bathroom.
Mixed materials, colors, and textures are replacing the sterile, all-white look. 2018 is bringing personality and style in endless ways.