One of the simplest and most value-enhancing home improvement projects you can take on is a bathroom renovation. Refreshing the bathroom—whether it’s a full-scale renovation or just a small, minor upgrade can make a huge difference in how your home looks and feels.
While it’s always safe to choose traditional and timeless looks that never get old, staying on top of the newest trends can pay off in bathroom remodeling. New technology and design styles pop up all the time, and some of them are guaranteed to stick around for a long while. With a good eye and flair for style (or with the help of an expert bathroom design team at your side), a trendy bathroom remodel can add lasting value for your home for decades into the future.
Since 2002, US Remodeling Group has been at the forefront of the remodeling industry. We’re experts in spotting the best of the best in home improvement—and dedicated to bringing fresh, new ideas to our customers to implement in their own projects. In this article, we’re sharing our favorite cutting-edge bathroom remodeling trends that we think will add the most value to your home in 2020 and beyond.
Wet Room Transformations
Water damage is a real issue in bathrooms with older materials. Exposure to water and moisture can mean old and moldy shower and bathtub areas, dingy walls, and grimy tile. A great way to combat this is to transform your shower and bathing area into a wet room, with waterproof materials engineered to resist water damage, mold growth, and deterioration. Wet rooms are sleek and modern looking, and can be customized to look and perform the way you want.
Black is Back
In 2019, we saw black make a comeback in bathrooms across the country. Black can be a very sophisticated color to use in all areas of the bathroom, from the tile and wall surrounds, to bathtub and shower products. Consider onyx-colored mirror frames, flooring, and fixtures, too, for stylish accents.
However, before you jump right in and start painting the walls and pulling out the tiles in your bathroom, know that pulling off an all-black bathroom takes expertise and a bit of strategy. For best results, consult with an interior designer when planning this look to avoid turning your bathroom into a dark and gloomy cave.
Industrial is In
You might recognize the industrial look in restaurants, apartments, lofts, and office buildings, but lately, this trend is seeping into bathrooms, too. Exposed piping and wood or brick accents can add incredible personality and style to your bathroom space. When done correctly, this look can add sophistication and a sort of masculine touch to your home design, which we love. In general, we think industrial bathrooms are going to continue to grow in popularity throughout the 2020s and are a great choice for remodeling the bathroom this year.
Bathrooms are one of the most dangerous rooms in the house, just after the kitchen area. Slips and falls can cause serious injury and even death, which is why many household members that are aging, disabled, or living with mobility issues can eventually avoid taking baths or showers altogether.
One of the biggest trends in recent years is replacing bathtubs and showers with safer, more accessible products. Walk-in showers and walk-in tubs feature low entry thresholds and can make life easier and safer for everyone in your household. Bathrooms can also be customized with strategically placed grab-bars and non-slip flooring for a safer living environment.
Bigger Bathroom Windows
Most bathroom windows are small and tiny, placed high above the shower to rid the room of excess humidity and moisture. Today’s bathroom windows, however, are large, beautiful, and offer better views than ever before. Larger windows can make smaller bathroom spaces feel much bigger and will fill the room with natural light. If you’re worried that adding windows will feel like you’re on display, don’t be—window coverings are an option, as well as frosted glass and two-way glass features for extra privacy.
Heated Floors, infrared saunas, LED lighting, and smart toilets—technology in the bathroom is more popular than ever, and we’re all for it. A more intelligent bathroom can significantly raise your home’s value, making it more functional, energy-efficient, and luxurious all at the same time.
Discover More Exciting Bath Remodeling Trends with US Remodeling Group
With over ten years of experience remodeling homes in Connecticut and across the Northeastern USA, US Remodeling Group is proud to offer our customers the best products and installation services for bathrooms, home exteriors, and more. Our award-winning team has an A+ rating from the BBB, and are certified IKO Pro and Elite Contractors.
To find out more about our premium products, outstanding installations, including our top-rated bathroom renovation services, give our team a call now. You can also get started with us by filling out our online form to request a free, in-home pricing estimate and consultation for your project.