Eyeing a bathroom makeover? These 2018 design trends may help inspire you

Recently we let you in on kitchen design trends for 2018. This week we review what styles and design trends are dominating bathrooms in the new year.

Tim Schroeder, president of fixture and bathroom furniture manufacturer at Durvait USA claims, “In 2017, we noticed more and more residences embracing wall-hung toilets. In 2018, we predict a great acceptance of bidet seats in the U.S. market, as well as experimentation with toilet shapes, exploring more angular options that add visual interest.”

Here are a few more bathroom design trends you should expect to see in 2018:

  • New sink colors including non-white neutrals such as gray and sand will make a comeback.
  • More consumers will lean toward free-standing tubs with a satin finish, delivering a matte look. In master bathrooms, large garden tubs are being replaced with oversized, walk-in showers.
  • Small and medium bathrooms will still opt for showers and are looking closely at rain heads, body sprays and age-in-place structures.
  • Remaining the same are the satin nickel finishes. But for 2018, satin will be accompanied by darker stained cabinets.
  • Brass and gold tone fixtures can provide your bathroom with a warmer and more luxurious accent it needs to feel fresh in the new year.
  • Much like they are doing in the kitchen, designers are beginning to move away from all-white bathrooms and are using different lacquers and wood finishes.
  • Bathrooms will become more organized in 2018 too, with many customers wanting to put custom storage solutions in place, particularly in drawers.
  • Terrazzo tile is a big new trend in the bathroom scene for 2018. Terrazzo is made by combining materials into a binding agent, such as cement, and together they become a composite material that can be laid down and ground into a uniform surface. The best part is you can be as funky or as simple as you’d like with the colors you combine.
  • Leave cold tile in 2017. This year homeowners are investing in underfloor heating systems to keep those toes toasty.


Considering a bathroom project or remodel in 2018? Tracy Tesmer’s experts are here to help. Contact us today so we can help bring a fresh new look to your bathroom.