#1 Tubs, Tubs, & More Tubs
For centuries, the bathtub has been the main focal point of the bathroom. In fact, over 100 years ago, in 1883, an inventive American name John Kohler created the first bathtub. He simply took a horse trough and added for feet to the bottom. Although we’ve come a long way, the clawfoot tub is still popular, and we have Mr. Kohler to thank for that! If his name sounds familiar, he founded the Kohler company that provides plumbing products.
Here’s what’s popular for 2020 tubs:
Deep Soaking Tubs – just the sound of that is relaxing! Adding a deep tub, you can take a nice long soak in is one of the most popular upgrades you can make. These tubs come in a variety of colors, but you can never go wrong with white.
Dark Clawfoot Tubs – these freestanding tubs don’t just come in white anymore. Darker colors have gained popularity this year. These eye-catching tubs turn a boring bathroom into a relaxing get-away.
Depending on your design and decor, you can choose a traditional tub, modern or even art deco inspired in pretty much any color you want. Go ahead – take the plunge and splurge on a big relaxing tub.
What’s nice about this upgrade is that you probably already have a bathtub that can be switched for an updated one that will enhance the entire room. It’s the most cost-effective if you don’t have to move the plumbing. But, if you’d like to relocate the tub and create a different floor plan depending on the square footage, it may be able to be accomplished.
#2 Tiles of All Shapes & Colors
Bathroom tiles are an integral part of the entire design. You can cover your entire bathroom with them, create one accent wall, or just the backsplash behind the sink. With tiles, you can be as creative or conservative as you want.
Tiles are especially popular in bathrooms because the material is:
- Easy to clean and keep looking good
- Available in all shapes & patterns
- Offered in a variety of colors
- Made in various textures
And tiles aren’t only for walls; they’re a popular choice for flooring because they’re so easy to keep clean and are incredibly durable. Either porcelain or ceramic tile is an excellent choice since they hold up well under heavy foot traffic, and because they’re waterproof, moisture isn’t an issue. Natural stone tiles like travertine, marble, or granite add a luxurious feel that’s perfect for a luxury master bath or even a guest bath.
Tiles for Small Bathrooms
Dramatic tiles work best for smaller bathrooms. You can tile an entire wall and the whole shower. For flooring in a small space, larger tiles make the room look bigger.
#3 Make a Splash with a Custom Shower
In addition to a luxurious tub, custom tiled showers make a dramatic statement. A shower like the one above features the latest trends of beautiful herringbone tiles, and a large smoked glass door. As you can see, the tile on the flooring and walls are in a complimentary color. Adding a custom-tiled shower brings glamour and luxury into your home.
#4 What About Guest Bathrooms?
Although a guest bath isn’t as large as a master, it can be just as impressive. For this smaller bath, the dramatic arched windows and large floor tiles give the illusion of more space. This modern bathroom features ceramic tiling in a warm palette on the floors and shower walls. Beautiful, bright, modern and clean. Your guest will feel pampered and right at home. A well-thought-out design and luxury touches take a beautiful bath and turn it into breathtaking get-away.
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