When upgrading your bathroom, there are some improvements that are worth more than others. There are also some fittings that are trending or popular, which can help you decide where and how to upgrade your own space. For example, a bathroom vanity that floats or provides compact storage is the preferred style for a modern bathroom. There are plenty of options available, but here are the fittings you need to consider.
Floating Sinks and Vanities
Right now, floating sinks are popular in bathrooms and kitchens, with styles available to fit a variety of different bathroom designs. These sinks and vanities can include storage space, or they may just be comprised of a sink or a sink and housing cabinet. They’re also available in a multitude of sizes, ideal for single and double sinks alike.
Today’s shower fittings are all designed for open-concept spaces. A small, enclosed shower or a shower/tub combination are no longer good enough. People are creating open showers with rainfall showerheads, multiple wall jets, and glass enclosures that create a stunning visual. Half-walls, glass block, and added in-shower seating are also popular.
Smart Showers and More
Smart showers and other tech upgrades are all the rage right now. There are automatic sinks and toilets, smart panels for setting the perfect shower temperature, built-in Bluetooth systems, and more. Smart mirrors are even available and many devices include voice-activated features.
Compact, Functional Storage Cabinets
A bathroom vanity or cupboard needs to provide functional storage without taking up a lot of space. Previous bathroom trends focused on taking storage out of the bathroom or keeping it up on shelves. Today, though, there are a growing number of compact, functional storage cabinets and vanities for bathrooms and other small spaces.
Gone are the days of the standard tub/shower combination or skipping the tub altogether. Along with garden-style claw tubs, oversized soaking tubs are coming back on the scene for maximum relaxation in the bathroom. Some add jets or other features, while others stick with a basic design that capitalizes on space.
Radiant heating is increasing in popularity, and especially in bathrooms and other rooms with hardwood or tile floors. Having heated floors is a creature comfort, but in the bathroom, it can also offer extra protection for your pipes during those cold winter months. You’ll never ruin the joy of stepping out of a warm shower by stepping on cold floors again. Plus, these floors include easy wall or remote controls and offer energy-efficient options.
Heated Towel Racks
Not to overlook the details, one of the best bath fittings is a simple, affordable purchase. After all, even those on a budget deserve a little spa-like indulgence. Heated towel racks are an ideal upgrade for a fresh, hot towel as soon as you step out of the shower. They can be installed easily by most people with basic handy skills, or as part of a larger renovation by professional contractors.