It’s hard to believe, but 2015 has come and gone, and with the New Year comes a new set of design trends. Some of the trends may seem familiar compared to the trends we discussed last year, and this is the result of many popular carry-over trends. However, you will notice that some of the trends we previously discussed are rising in popularity and are quickly moving to the forefront of the bathroom design industry. So, if you’ve been following our blog but you haven’t yet begun renovations, or you’re still in the process of considering trends before you actually break down with your new bathroom project, check out these hot design trends that will be the spotlight of bathroom décor in 2016.
Free Standing Bathtubs
The free standing tub has always been a trendy design, but you might see an increase in the popularity of the design in 2016. The free standing tub is a trademark of contemporary style bathrooms and it promotes a sense of luxury and sophistication in the bathroom.
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Vanities with Open Shelving
Vanities with open shelving have always been around, but they have been used sparingly and strategically where storage and space is sometimes an issue, but the New Year will bring with it an increase in open vanities. They give your bathroom a spacious and refined appearance and can be a great addition to any modern bathroom.
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Trough Style Sinks
Trough-style sinks have been a popular choice for the modern kitchen in homes all over the country, but in 2016 we will see an increase in the trough-style sinks for bathrooms. With its diversion from the norm, the trough sink has become a favorite alternative for the contemporary bathroom design. It promotes a sense of rustic beauty with sophistication and grace, all in one.
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Walk-In Steam Showers
Steam showers have been popular for a long time, but they normally denote the marking of the wealthy and out-of-reach for those of us every-day folk. However, the bathroom is undergoing continued emphasis on being a very important room in the house, and not one that is simply necessary and redundant. With the emphasis on relaxation and rejuvenation, the 2016 bathroom will see an increase of walk-in showers, but customized for your specific bathroom, as well as ready-to-install kits.
Finally, heated floors will be making a grand appearance as one of the most popular trends of 2016. We’ve heard of heated towel racks, bathroom heaters for those cool winter mornings, but heated floors are something of a myth to many of us. Yet, this marvelous technology will soon become standard in the 2016 bathroom space.
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As the New Year progresses, we can only hope to see what other new and exciting trends will arise in the world of bathroom décor. Do you know of any other new trends arising in 2016? Let us know in the comments below. Out of the trends listed, which ones do you like best? If you could only choose one, which would it be?
Submitted by Aaron Gruenke bathroom specialist and foremost authority on Steam Showers and Bathtubs. Aaron is a writer for several online and offline blogs and magazines.