Recently I was asked by Houston House and Home magazine what I thought would be 2014's hottest trends in interior design.
Without skipping a beat, five top trends in bathroom remodeling came to mind that I use every day in my work. Trust me here... These are hot!
Oh and ‘cause you’re visiting my blog and I appreciate you...
I'm going to include five extra :-)
Now let's get started - especially those of you who are thinking about remodeling your bathroom soon!
Glass block windows! They're dated, ugly, and the little grid-pattern makes me dizzy!
Large expanses of cultured marble tub surrounds! Nothing dates a bathroom faster than one of these.
Horizontally wide, vertically short framed mirrors! Don’t go thinking that just because your builder put in the big, wide mirror that it looks good because it doesn't. Nope, not at all.
Tall, slender mirrors that accentuate ceiling height and look luxurious. Sconces look good with them too!
Those small corner shelves made for holding shampoo bottles and such. It's so 2005. Need I say more?
Shampoo niches built for beauty and function. Many times these niches can bring some style, color, and texture to a surround of plain surfaces. Make these larger than necessary so they can become a focal point in your shower.
The 4” high standard backsplash.
Curves! I love a curvy backsplash, especially in a traditional bathroom!
Small shower stalls without a seat.
Large, spacious showers, with an ample seat that also serves as a decorative feature in the bath.
Anything plain, boring, bland.
Tile used only where it HAS to be.
Partial bathroom remodels.
A full gut remodel. If you leave something in there that you think will somehow compliment the remodel, it will more than likely, become the elephant in the room. You’re spending all that money and going to all that trouble anyway, so go the extra step to make sure you're fully satisfied at the end.
Big shower curbs and recessed shower floors. Don't let a hip, back, or knee surgery be the one who says... "Carla told you so!"
Zero-entry showers with linear drains and grab bars. With baby boomers getting older, accessibility is HOTTER than ever. So let's do it beautifully!