2015 is drawing to a close and 2016 is right around the corner. It was quite a year for bathroom remodeling trends. We saw many new things that should be around for years to come and even some old things that left that may never come back. We are going to go over some of the top bathroom remodeling trends that we saw in 2015.
The variety of bathroom fixtures that are available on the market is insane. There are many interesting finishes and colors. Look for chrome, brushed nickel, and oil-rubbed bronze, not to mention a variety of different warm-colored coppery, brassy, and bronze-y metals. Of course, stainless steel is still a safe choice, although it’s not as interesting as it used to be when you look at all the possibilities that are available.
Energy-efficient and cost-saving solutions such as low-flow and dual-flow toilets are currently in high demand.
One of the most common trends we saw in 2015 was the walk-in shower. These days, people are looking to achieve a more open feeling in the bathroom, particularly when it comes to the shower space. Walk-in showers, also known as “doorless showers,” “curb-less showers,” and ‘no-threshold showers” are accommodating this trend and also adding accessibility for anyone, particularly seniors, who might have a hard time stepping up and over to access their showers.
Absent Bathtubs and Free-Standing Bathtubs
2015 might go down as the year the bathtub died. For a number of reasons, bathtubs are declining in popularity. Some people attribute it to the growing “green” trend; as compared to showers; baths waste significantly more water. Some say it’s because people are living busier lives and simply don’t have time to take baths. Whatever the reason, we saw more and more homeowners go with bathtub-free bathrooms with stall showers than they have in previous years. However, not everyone wants to give up their bathtub. For those who continue to embrace the bathtub in 2015, space-saving stand-alone tubs will be popular choices.
It’s nice to be able to direct the flow of water right where you want it, and hand showers help to enable that.
Vanities With Sinks
In the master bathroom, his-and-hers double-sink vanities are particularly trendy for 2015. Two-sink bathrooms are also trendy for bathrooms shared by siblings.
LED lighting is in demand in the bathroom, in cabinets and just about everywhere else in the home.
So there it is; our list of top bathroom remodeling trends in 2015. If you’re thinking about starting a bathroom remodel in 2016 consider giving the professionals at ASJ a call. To receive your free estimate, simply click one of the “Get A Quote” buttons located throughout our page or give us a call at 717-632-2241.