If it’s time to remodel your bathroom or you just want to perk it up a little, use these tips and trend ideas to create the perfect space. Whether it’s a powder room on the main floor or the master bath, a little makeover can enhance the value of your home and your enjoyment of it.
Color trends: According to HGTV, crisp white or the more traditional black and white color scheme is very en vogue right now. Using white tones can help enhance natural light to give the room a brighter feel. Wood accents and a soft sea blue lend perfectly to a beach theme. Alternatively, the dramatic contrast with black can add a touch of masculinity to a shared bathroom or bachelor pad. Silver or chrome fixtures pair flawlessly with this palette.
Flooring: Concrete floors or tiles are a new trend for bathrooms. They come in a huge variety of colors and are a less expensive option than ceramic tile. They are easy to clean and maintain, too. However, they can be more slippery and tend to feel cold in winter months (but in Houston that’s not a very long time!). Also consider river rock for the shower floor and an accent border around a tub and vanity. You can mix this with slate or marble tile on the main floor and shower walls for a back-to-nature feeling.
Shower: Open shower concepts (as in showers without a curtain or door) have been popular recently. A word of caution though, it may be a bit drafty in there! Other ideas to try include a rain shower head that can be installed on your existing piping or a system with body jets.
Vanity: If your space can accommodate a double sink/vanity then this will be your best bet for the long run. Vessel sinks (those raised above the surface of the countertop) are a beautiful way to modernize your bathroom. Try an open waterway faucet to add interest. For the storage area underneath, think about using drawers instead of traditional cabinets or open shelving to display colorful rolled towels.
Remember, you don’t have to do a complete remodel to update your bathrooms. Even a simple coat of paint will go a long way.

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