In 2016, it’s been reported by residential architects that there is a steady call for bathroom remodeling. In Mississauga the story doesn’t change. Design styles and innovations, however, do. Some have come and gone; others preserve, considered classics for a reason. It can therefore be beneficial to discover what’s new in prominent trends for this year before making some key decisions in your remodeling project.
Should you want to add a few focal transformations to your bathroom or renovate the space in its entirety, there are countless modifications that can be done to reinvent this intimate room.
Designers are calling the “transitional style” all the rage this year. This is essentially the coming together of traditional simplicity with contemporary sophistication. It’s reflected in the return of the popularity of polished chrome for fixtures, a classic choice. Conversely, there is the option of selecting brushed nickel, for a more modern and refined look. Transitional styling leans heavily towards smooth lines, and this year, all things square are being eagerly embraced. Square shower heads and hardware create a chic aesthetic.
2016 Trends for Bathroom Remodeling
Sometimes, all a room needs for a style update is a change to the same four walls you’ve been staring at for years. Making a huge return this year are subway-style tiling. A fresh idea, however, is including statement art, which can be anything from a wall hanging to a new lighting fixture, such as a chandelier. Even colour can brighten up any room. White, or black with white accents are traditional and classic, but surprisingly, pink has become a freshly celebrated hue, as people have begun to embrace a more feminine air for the restroom. It has even bled into fixtures as rose gold makes its way onto the scene as a unique way to lend elegance to your metal ware. Continuing to linger in the cooler toned region of the colour wheel, purples, blues, and greens are also en vogue. And if your tastes run more towards a neutral palette, fear not. Earth tones come highly recommended. Indeed, nature elements are sometimes being worked into design, utilizing carved stone or marble finish for countertops or backsplash tiling, and wood look tile flooring.
While in the realm of flooring, if you’re looking to add luxury to your new restroom, considering heated flooring is not only opulent, but can actually cut back on heating costs in the winter, by not having to keep your home’s temperature as high. In this vein, ceramic and porcelain tiles are still quite popular and are both beautiful to look at, and are counted as the optimum for electric radiant heated flooring systems. There truly is nothing like walking out of the shower onto a pleasantly warmed tile floor.
And when it comes to showers, 2016 won’t have you climbing out or stepping over anything. This is the year of accessibility. From walk-in showers, to grab bars, even to built-in shower seats. It’s all about making it easier on yourself. The bathroom of 2016 has embraced the spa-like feel and that is illustrated beautifully with the inclusion of steam showers, and in shower lighting.
So with a beautiful shower, you may find you want to have a relaxing soak. The only worry is that it’s quite difficult to encounter that luxurious spa experience with your shallow bathtub surrounded on three sides by walls. The excellent news is that the bathtub of your dreams is simply everywhere this year. Freestanding deep soak bathtubs are being implemented in nearly all designs and work with any variation of theme.
For your beautiful vanity and storage, round mirrors appear to bring a lovely contrast to the square fixtures, should you choose to implement them. Under mount sinks are going strong, as they held great popularity in the last two years. A popularity that’s hard to argue with. Their sleek forms bring a unique touch to any vanity area. And though we seem to have stuck with a solid staple in the sink department, our storage certainly has evolved. Open shelving provides yet another way to add colour accents to your motif by way of towels in accent colours, woven baskets to hold all your personal effects – thereby incorporating the aforementioned nature themes – and adding many other special touches like candles and smaller accent pieces. The open shelving leaves everything open for your own creativity to flow, allowing you to make your space uniquely personal.
In the end, it truly is about making your space something that is personal and means something to you; space that speaks to your comfort level, and that makes you happy.
AM Supreme can assist with planning and designing the bathroom of your dreams. Contact the professional team who will deliver high quality materials, excellent service that exceeds expectations and over 20 years of experience. Call us at 416 801-4006 for your free estimate for bathroom remodeling or any other renovations and we’ll turn that dream room into reality.