Freshen up on 2017 bathroom design trends

Traditional is becoming a thing of the past when it comes to bathroom design.

As we noted in our previous blog about 2017 kitchen design, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) surveys its members annually and reports on the top trends it expects to see in the coming year. And much the same as it reported with kitchens, transitional and contemporary-styled bathroom designs are overtaking traditionally-designed spaces.

Here’s more on the design trends you can expect to see this year when you tidy up in a newly built or remodeled bathroom.

  • Like kitchens, whites, off-whites and grays are the most popular color schemes, but blues are making inroads.
  • Bright, open and sleek spaces are overtaking the furniture-dominant features of traditional design.
  • Think sink: Undermount sinks are the most popular style, while trough-style sinks are starting to make inroads. Demand for pedestal and vessel sinks continues to decline.
  • When it comes to storage, conventional features such as linen closets/cabinets and wood vanities remain popular. Floating vanities and open shelving are growing trends, while over-the-toilet cabinets appear to be on the way out.
  • Designers are placing power outlets inside drawers and cabinets to make powering and charging appliances such as blow dryers, shavers and electric toothbrushes less obtrusive.
  • Whirlpool tubs are out. In fact, more than half of the NKBA respondents said they eliminated one during remodels over the past year. However, freestanding or soaking tubs remain fairly popular.
  • Age-in-place design trends continue to emerge in bathroom design, as people want to build a space that remains functional as they grow older. Features include comfort height toilets and countertops, curbless showers as well as enhanced shower lighting and seats.
  • Technology minded? You’re not alone. Smart toilets and toilet seats, music in the shower and radiant floor heating are just a few amenities we’re seeing more and more.
  • And while green may not be a trendy bathroom color, green features such as water-conserving toilets and faucets are becoming more mainstream.

At Tracy Tesmer Design/Remodeling, our experts work with you each step of the way, from designing your ideal bathroom and choosing materials to managing the entire build process. Not only can we take into account your preferences and ideas, but we’ll give you feedback and fill in any blanks.

Give us a call or use our contact form for more information on how we can work together on your next bathroom project!