Bathroom Renovation Trends
Posted by Kristen O’Coin
We are currently in the middle of a few different bathroom renovations. Each one has its own style and flair but I thought I would do a little digging into the biggest bathroom trends of 2013. The purpose of the bathroom has moved from utilitarian to “getaway”, second only to the master bedroom. With a new lease on life, the bathroom has transformed from a small and dreary space to large and luxurious.
The bathroom is the new den. — Christopher Solomon (MSN Real Estate)
Here are some of the hottest bathroom trends. Needless to say, the bathroom is a pretty hip place these days.
:: go big or go home on luxurious showers with multiple jets, faucets and shower heads
:: free-standing or soaking tubs giving a more airy, relaxing and clean feeling
:: chrome and brushed nickel features and accents
:: premium woods for cabinetry with excess storage space to keep surfaces clear
:: two separate his and hers vanities (or at least double sinks)
:: go green with water efficient fixtures (for example, duel-flush toilets)
:: more windows for natural light
:: safety first with grab bars making a come back
:: adding unexpected pops of colour and elegant touches
Who wouldn’t want to spend a little extra time relaxing in that room?
Check out the articles I used to compile the list:
Master Bath Renovation Trends – by Kim Arnott (Lowe’s Canada)
13 Top Bathroom Remodel Trends – by Christopher Solomon (MSN Real Estate)
Bathroom Color on the Quick – by Rose Kennedy (HGTV)
Photo credit: Marquise Construction
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