Bathroom Ideas for the Designer and Renovator
1. His and her Private Vanity Mirror Divider
A practical and very popular decor choice in many bathrooms as two sinks are better than one. With a double vanity set up, two people can easily prep and use the same bathroom without any fuss as there is ample space for both them and their items. The mirror being the important centrepiece, your focus should be on that first-make it as elegant and stylish as you desire and your vanities will only help to accentuate that feeling. This is also popular as it makes your vanity the primary focus of your bathroom, giving you some flexibility in how the rest of your items are placed as everything else is more of an accent to your double sinks and your mirror.
2. Matte Fixtures
An increasingly popular trend, matte black is a bold and powerful colour, easily striking and visibly noticeable. The demand for matte finished countertops, sinks, cabinets, bathtubs even ceilings are on the rise and it doesn’t seem to be diminishing anytime soon. With matte finishes, dirt and dust are not visible and the material is not easily permeable. So consider matte black if you want to give your bathroom a modern look that won’t easily be forgotten.
3. Water Efficient Toilets
With water usage being a concern not only for the environment but for your wallet, water-efficient toilets are on the rise. Although the water bill savings is approximately 15-20 dollars a year, it is recommended to get a water-efficient toilet if you are installing a new toilet as in the long run, you are reducing the total amount of water used, which will greatly affect both your water and sewage bill through the years.
4. Plants to Accent Bathroom Color
For many people, a bathroom is an oppressive place. Full of stone, tile and steel, it can be quite drab at times. Fortunately, you can easily throw in a touch of green to make things much more appealing. Even just a small plant on the countertop can make the area more vibrant and alive. Also, in addition to helping your mental view of your own bathroom, many plants actually grow better in your bathroom due to the low light, high humidity and general warmth that a bathroom typically has. So experiment, throw in an orchid or two, or perhaps some pothos to add some air-purifying strength to your bathroom or even something as simple as a basil plant can do wonders for your space.
A very popular trend with very practical applications as space and storage is always a premium in any bathroom. The concept is taking an existing item in your bathroom, ie, your cabinets, vanities, shelves and applying another storage area within it. Your vanity, for instance, you can add small specialized compartments to the existing drawers inside for more personal items that won’t mix with your other bathroom items. Your shower curtains can be fitted mesh space organizers, giving you easy access to your soaps and shampoos while saving space and being well hidden from sight. Hidden pull Out stools is another popular addition, giving those in your home with a height disadvantage an easy way to grab items from higher up if necessary.
6. Sound System-Music
Music is always a welcome addition, but for some of us, it is often a necessity for relaxation and de-stress. Adding just a few small speakers in localized areas around your bathroom can create a calming and relaxing environment for a long, relaxing bath or even make your showers more invigorating. There are quite a number of waterproof speakers on the market for very affordable prices, so if you feel your showers are missing something, perhaps try adding some music into the mix.
7. Freestanding bathtubs and sinks
A bathroom classic that doesn’t go out of style and it’s quite easy to see why as they match any bathroom decor with ease whether you want a more modern look of stone resin or something more classic like clawfoot or copper. Though they may appear pricey, both freestanding bathtubs and sinks will increase the value of your home as well as retain their value through the test of time.
8. Minimalistic Luxury
Home bathroom trends are increasingly beginning to emulate styles seen at boutique hotels and luxury spas. Inspiring a calming mood and retreat-style luxuriousness, the trend promises both personality and timelessness.
The less-is-more take on a luxe bathroom calls for pared-back palettes and statement finishes. Opt for freestanding vanities and bathtubs that promise longevity, and add a five-star finish with beautiful tapware. Keep the main colour scheme simple and allow elegant tapware to shine. Phoenix Tapware’s Vivid and Vivid Slimline range offers a wide variety of combinations, ensuring every bathroom style can achieve the look.