A modern shower design can change a drab bathroom into a spa-like retreat. Homeowners who are preparing for a remodel this year should keep these contemporary styles in mind during the planning process to create a stunning new shower that will revamp a self-care routine.
Add an Accent Wall
Although the idea of an eye-catching focal wall isn’t exactly revolutionary in home design, savvy designers are bringing this trendy concept to the shower. Options are endless, but some of the most exciting looks include accent walls made from intricate mosaic tiles, gorgeous natural stone, and subtly backlit glass panels for futuristic appeal. A burst of vibrant color on one side of the shower also looks fresh and modern in the bathroom.
Have a Seat
Many smart homeowners are adding integrated seating to their showers. A built-in bench or shower seat adds both function and relaxation, especially when paired with shelving to accommodate personal care products. With this upgrade, the shower becomes more versatile for aging residents who may need the extra support of a seat—and can also double as one’s personal salon or spa.
Expose the Pipes
Homeowners who love the newly popular industrial aesthetic will appreciate this modern look, which has also been spotted in some of the latest kitchen remodels. For the best results, pair matte black fixtures or metallic brass or copper with sleek, cool white marble for an attractive contrast.
Smart appliances are nothing new, but many homeowners are taking the concept a step further by adding tech to shower remodels. Examples include Bluetooth screens that connect to other devices to stream podcasts and playlists and integrated LED lights that add both fashion and function.
Consider Unexpected Touches
The most jaw-dropping modern shower designs take the classic bathroom remodel to the next level. Some of the best ways to incorporate this trend include using unexpected materials like colored glass, concrete, corrugated aluminum, and teak. Tile is a classic option that can be easily upgraded by bold colors and patterns, contrasting stripes, vertical rather than horizontal installation, and mixed sizes and shapes. Kirkplan Kitchens can help homeowners in and around Sarasota bring their creative shower designs to life. Call (941) 341-0401 to chat with a designer on our team and request a free bathroom remodel quote, or go online to browse our gallery for even more inspiration.
Without a doubt, water is more prevalent in the bathroom than in any other room of the house. That’s why it’s important to choose bathroom flooring that can withstand excess moisture for the long haul. Here are some of the best and most water-resistant flooring options for a bathroom remodel.
Ceramic or Porcelain Tile
Ceramic and porcelain tile floors are very popular bathroom flooring options, and for good reason. Both materials are extremely resistant to water and moisture, so homeowners never have to worry about buckling, warping, or unsightly water stains. Additionally, ceramic and porcelain tiles are easy to clean and maintain, so the floor can stay spotless for years. Ceramic and porcelain tiles also come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, textures, and grains, so there’s bound to be a style available to complement the overall character of the bathroom.
Stone tile flooring is just as tough, long-lasting, and water-resistant as ceramic and porcelain, but it also adds a little extra luxury to the room. There are many different styles of stone tile: it’s commonly available in marble, granite, and slate, and its textures include tumbled, etched, and sandblasted. Stone tile is a great bathroom flooring choice for homeowners who want a more high-end look and feel in the bathroom without the threat of water damage.
Since ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile are such common bathroom flooring options, having engineered hardwood floors can really give the room a unique character. Engineered hardwood is made from multiple layers of real wood with an attractive veneer on top, but it’s more versatile and water-resistant than solid hardwood flooring. Engineered hardwood also comes in a variety of colors, textures, styles, and species of wood, so it’s visually compatible with virtually any bathroom style. And, unlike ceramic, porcelain, and stone tile, engineered hardwood can often be installed over existing flooring during a bathroom remodel.
The team at Kirkplan Kitchens can help you find the perfect flooring for your bathroom or kitchen remodel. Our design team has more than 90 years of combined experience helping Sarasota-area homeowners create their perfect home. Explore our gallery to see some of our previous work.