The master bathroom is meant to be your personal retreat. When researching the many design options and materials, decision making can become overwhelming, especially when it comes to researching trends. Therefore, understanding how to incorporate the latest bathroom design trends with your own personal style and specific needs is important. Here are four trends that should give your bathroom space timeless appeal and functionality
Oak Cabinets VS White Cabinets
The most popular choices for bathroom cabinetry recently have been oak cabinets and white cabinets. White cabinets, painted or otherwise, provide a more modern look and are usually best suited for a space in which natural light will be limited. If you have a master bathroom with plenty of natural lighting, oak cabinets can provide a more traditional and rustic look. Beyond these considerations, it comes down to personal style when choosing between these two popular choices. Whatever type of cabinets you choose, keep in mind that the darker cabinets that you choose, the more lighting that should look to have in the space, whether artificial or natural.
Walk-in showers have become quite popular in many of today’s bathroom designs for their easy access and universally-friendly design. Not everyone wants a tub, and most master baths that do tend to feature jacuzzis or other luxury tubs rather than a traditional tub unit. If a master bathroom has the space, walk-in closets are also a great add-on feature to have. Some master suites will actually have a walk-in closet accessible from both the bathroom and the bedroom. However, having a dedicated walk-in storage area just for the bathroom itself can be very helpful. Such a space gives you ample room for toiletries and hygiene necessities, as well as your towels and other shower needs. No doubt this trend for walk-in conveniences is one that you should definitely consider if you have the floor space.
There are countless options for backsplashes. While backsplashes are a design feature typically highlighted more often in kitchens, master bathrooms can feature a wide variety of backsplash options. Mosaic tile and subway tile are popular materials, and there are waterproof wallpaper options that can work, as well. Beyond simply tile, mixed materials are a great design option, too, with which you can show off personal style. One thing to always consider with bathrooms is the moisture level, so keep that in mind when choosing materials.
Traditionally, ceramic tile has been the go-to choice for bathroom countertops. Stone countertops can be trendy, but quartz countertops have become increasingly popular as of late, especially for master bathrooms. While they can be pricier than even some natural stone choices, quartz countertop durability is unquestioned. It all depends on your budget. Modern tile gives you more design options than ever, though you do have to clean the grout lines. Quartz offers a seamless look that allows you to have specialized edging for extra style points, as well as minimal maintenance in the long-term.
Whatever design choices you make with your master bathroom, it’s good to keep these four standby design options in mind to have a starting point if you become overwhelmed.