Summer is upon us, and many homeowners are considering bathroom remodeling ideas. If you’re not sure what to do, here are a few trends to consider.
- Steam showers
Though hot showers naturally produce steam, did you know that a steam shower is based entirely on steam, rather than running water? As you might guess, steam showers help save water and offer many other benefits and features, such as:
- Quickly generate heat, compared to a tub or sauna
- Consume less water and energy
- Alleviate stiffness and joint problems
- Naturally detox the skin
- Stimulate the cardiovascular system
- Improve respiratory symptoms
- Option to include aromatherapy
Installing a steam shower will require numerous special considerations, such as what kind of tile to use, which generator to choose, and how the plumbing should be handled.
- Floating vanities
Traditionally, floating vanities were reserved for tiny bathrooms, since they allowed more foot room and made careful use of limited space.
Today, however, floating vanities have a contemporary style that includes a countertop, storage base, and other endless design options. If you’re looking for an airy look, consider installing a floating vanity.
- Large-format tiles
Large format tiles have boomed in popularity, thanks to new tile materials and cutting techniques that have opened up a world of options for large-format bathroom tiles.
Key benefits of large-format tiles include:
- Luxury look and feel
- Require fewer grout lines
- Easier to clean
- More aesthetically pleasing when paired with natural stone
All tiles, however, must be slip resistant and capable of enduring daily fluctuations in moisture and temperature.
- Back-lit mirrors
A back-lit mirror creates an ultra-luxury feel and provides a very natural look every time you look at your reflection. This type of mirror uses even light and serves as a strong focal point in a well-designed bathroom.
- Smart plumbing
Smart faucets and smart toilets can now be voice activated and have technology that minimizes water usage and maximizes efficiency. Some toilets have self-closing lids and voice-activated flushing. Future models will also include self-cleaning lights and capabilities.
Ready to remodel your home but need a professional opinion? Give Blue Apple Electric a call and we’ll be happy to offer recommendations!