Top 5 Trends for Bathroom Remodeling in 2012
Interested in remodeling your bathroom this year to get the best value and stay up to date with what is going on in the remodeling industry? Well then you need to know the top 5 trends of bathroom remodeling for 2012. In this list you will find that you can take advantage of new features that enhance your enjoyment and functionality, while also potentially increasing your home’s value.
TVs integrated into bathroom mirrors will be hotter than ever this year. The technology has finally come to a point where electronics and humidity can work in perfect harmony so you’ll never have to worry about a foggy picture ever again.
Tankless water heaters are big. No, not in size, but in popularity. 2012 will see a surge in hybrid water heaters as they become more efficient, less expensive and even better for the environment. The newest systems integrate technology from both tankless and traditional models for consistent water pressure and hot water availability.
Have multiple people using the same shower? Tired of always having to adjust the dials to get them exactly the way you want them? You need a digital shower. These digital showers come with preset comfort levels for each user.
Conservation is another strong trend. WaterSense — the EPA’s water-saving equivalent to Energy Star — logos will direct you to the most sustainable fixtures. Not only will you be saving the environment, but you will also be saving on your utility bills. A win-win for everyone.
Square sinks and shallow vessels are also on the rise. Although these tend to attract a certain clientele, you can find sinks that are integrated and blend seamlessly into the counter top, making the contrast of the vessel not as noticeable.
One of the major features of a bathroom is its cabinetry. “Wood-toned finishes are growing in popularity, compared with the painted wood that was popular in the past,” shares Sarah Reep, KraftMaid’s director of designer relations. Reap attributes the trend to homeowners and designers more closely connecting the bedroom’s décor with the bath, especially in open-plan master suites.
Another trend to keep an eye on is frame-less. The contemporary appeal of both high end and affordable European imports makes this design trend one of the most affordable design options you can go with.
Tile and tops
In the world of tile, bigger is always better. Make the individual tiles as large as possible will minimizing the size of the grout line and you will have one sleek looking kitchen.
For those looking for something out of left field, be sure to check out some graphic-inspired Spanish and Italian tiles too.
This year’s Color of the Year, according to color authority Pantone, is Tangerine Tango. If you’re looking for a fresh, happy color for a powder room or a kids’ bath, you are in luck. Tangerine Tango is not only fun to say but it is also fun to look at.
For those who aren’t quite as risk-averse, you should go with a calmer color for your master bath. Although some trends come and go, when it comes to bathrooms watery blues and greens are always a good bet.
Make sure to give Elite Home Remodeling a call today to find out how we can help you with your bathroom remodeling project and how we can make your bathroom the best bathroom in 2012.