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New design trends go in and out of style so quickly that we’re hardly finished with the last home improvement project when the next one hits.

Design trends are meant to inspire you; to introduce you to new patterns or techniques you might not have considered. Think of trends as jumping off points, rather than, “Oh great. My bathroom is outdated already!”

That being said, here’s a look at some trendy, and timeless, bathrooms that could be at the top of your favorites list for years to come. Choose a style and layout that fits your space, your lifestyle, and your décor. Then, check “create fabulous bathroom” off this year’s list.

Trend: Floor to ceiling tile. Timeless: Natural colors.

Floor to ceiling tile use to be all the rage many decades ago, but typically the tiles were pink or seafoam green. This updated approach in black and white has many benefits: it makes a smaller bathroom feel bigger, is easy to clean, and holds up to hot steam.

You could even take this one step further and tile the ceiling. This trend, executed with natural colors, has timeless appeal.


Trend: Freestanding tubs. Timeless: Fits with your décor.

Freestanding tubs typically conjure images of old clawfoot basins. For those who love retro, classic, or shabby chic styles, this works well.

If your décor preference is more on the contemporary side, you’ve probably passed on the vintage vessels. One of the latest bathroom trends is the freestanding tub, now available in sleeker, more modern designs. Notice the similarly shaped double sinks that make perfect sense.

Who says you can’t have the best of opposite worlds right in your own bathroom?


Trend: Floating vanities. Timeless: Tidy storage and clean lines.

This design trend lets you float more than toy boats in the bathtub. Floating vanities are becoming more popular, as they provide ample, out-of-sight storage while giving your bathroom an upscale, airy feel.

Does the bathroom feel bigger just because you can see under the cabinets? Maybe!

The floating vanity may be a fleeting trend, but clean lines and open spaces never go out of style.


Trend: Black fixtures. Timeless: Simple and stylish.

Black fixtures can quite possibly fit with every décor. Select them for your farmhouse style in a classic gooseneck shape. Or, choose smooth contours to match your more contemporary or earthy architecture.

In this shower, the understated, simple black matte fixtures complement the colors and textures of the natural stone and wood elements. Shiny chrome fixtures would totally interrupt the calm, relaxing feeling here.


Trend: Open shower space. Timeless: In the right bathroom.

Open, or integrated showers are another bathroom trend for 2018. This can work well if you’ve already taken the floor-to-ceiling tile approach, and you have the space.

Like the floating vanity, the open shower gives the bathroom an airy, spacious feel. Just beware of splashing water out onto rugs or any clothes you left in a pile on the floor. Still, we like it, even if it is a bit less practical.

Interested in beginning a bathroom makeover but not sure where to start?

We hope we’ve inspired you, and want you to know we’re here to partner with you from design to installation to bring your vision to life! Give us a call or schedule an appointment online, today. And, remember to check out our new flagship, award-winning design center in Tempe, Arizona.