Friday, January 23rd, 2015

2015 Trends – Part 1 | Bathroom Remodeling

As we look forward to a new season and better weather, we’re excited to share new plumbing ideas and approaches. In this, this is the first of a 2-part series, we’ll focus on a few of the latest trends in bathroom remodeling.

Bathrooms are one of the most valuable rooms in a home or business. According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), bathroom remodeling projects comprise nearly 80% of all home remodeling projects and provide an excellent return on investment. If you’re considering updating your bath, the trends below may be of interest.

Double Vanities – The ladies may enjoy sharing wine and conversation, but when it comes to sharing a whisker-dotted lavatory…well, not so much. This year’s updated looks feature Asian-inspired designs, storage space for linens and toiletries, clean lines, and can be fitted with wide selection of options in fixtures.

Touchless faucets – A popular option in corporate and institutional restrooms, the 2015 editions of touchless faucets feature more consumer-friendly and modern designs. If minimizing germ transmission is a concern, a touchless faucet may be a smart option.

Oversized showerheads – Perhaps Seinfeld started the big shower head trend in the “Shower Head” episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=84359240&feature=player_detailpage&v=vMITcQUe-9M&x-yt-ts=1421782837. Or maybe we are collectively ready for a bold new look. Oversized shower heads provide an affordable yet luxurious look and a relaxing spa-like experience.

Curbless showers – One of the most exciting trends is the move towards “no-step” shower designs that eliminate the ubiquitous shower curb rising up from the floor. This look adds clean lines and provides a few less corners for soap scum and mold to hide. This new look is worth considering if mobility problems may be a concern for you or a loved one in your home.

Deluxe, yet space-saving, bathtubs – A rain forest shower head may not be everyone’s ideal daily bath experience; some enjoy nothing more than a good, long, soak. Homeowners no longer desire the traditional shower-tub combo. These days, standalone tubs are tremendously popular in bathroom remodels. Sleek new designs combined with retro themes such as tub feet and filler faucets create a relaxing atmosphere and panache.

Designer Finishes – Today’s fixtures are available in finishes that are both trendy and interesting. Besides stainless steel and shades of grey, visualize shiny chrome, brushed nickel, and oil-rubbed bronze and a variety of warm looks in-between.

Next Up: In Part 2 of our look at 2015 trends, we’ll explore the latest in kitchen trends.

Water You Waiting For? If a bathroom remodeling project is your plans for 2015, call Ray at Allied Reddi-Rooter for help with developing a budget, a work plan, and design ideas. 513-396-5300.