If you’re looking for a way to ring in the new year in style an excellent way would be to remodel your bathroom. It’s important to thoughtfully design this space and use the right materials to make it not only be stylish for today – but to most importantly work for your family in the years to come. Learn 5 top bathrooms trends for 2013 below:
Trend 1 – Showers that are made to last – Ditch the old soaking/Jacuzzi tub – nothing screams 80’s styling as much as the big monster tubs that are barely used. 2013 is about the larger shower (that takes the place of the old tub + smaller stand up shower that used to be in the bathroom). When designing consider making it an accessible shower by using a barrier free entry and slip resistant tiles. To add more function, safety and comfort add a hand held shower, rain shower and corner bench seat.
Trend 2 – Low maintenance bath countertops using Quartz – While granite is still being used a lot low maintenance quartz composites are growing very fast. They require minimal effort to keep up (which is excellent for a wet space) and look great.
Trend 3 – Incorporate the hot colors of 2013 – One popular color for 2013 will be charcoal. This color blends well when used with chocolate, gray and a bit of green. In addition deep emerald greens are taking off in popularity – and they don’t have to be limited to the runways. According to Leatrice Eiseman Pantone’s color specialist “Emerald is just fusty enough to feel retro fresh when Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis and Catherine Zeta Jones all wore emerald gowns for the Golden Globes award.”
Trend 4 – Staying put – Baby boomers want to stay in their homes in longer. This has changed bathroom design greatly. There are now Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) who can guide owners on how to make a cool bathroom space that will also serve them over the long run (safe bathrooms do not have to look like hospital rooms any more with products like full body driers, decorative grab bars and well designed roll under sinks. Universal design (baths designed to be used by anyone) will become a buzzword known by many.
Trend 5 – Healthy Homes & Healthy Living – Sustainability is not just a cool word anymore – homeowners are looking for the use of low VOC materials to improve air quality and to create an environment free of toxins and harsh chemicals (more care will be taken to ensure that projects are done responsibly with long lasting safe materials).
What’s wrong with the 80s?
I like the idea of getting rid of the 80s look.
What about ideas for really small bathrooms? There isn’t even a tub in the bathroom it’s so small – and it’s the master! It’s an older house.
Definitely, great ideas!
I simply want to mention I am just newbie to remodeling and really enjoyed your ideas. Look forward to hearing more.
These are good tips particularly to those new to remodeling. I had my bathroom done not too long ago and we expanded the shower and got rid of the “80s” look.
I discovered your site using google. I really like some of the ideas for the bathroom remodeling.
This is a great idea. Take out the tub. More room for shower.
I want to redo my bathroom in 2013 – it’s really old looking.
Great ideas! I would like to redo my bathroom soon.
I really like my granite counters – I don’t know if I would want to go with quartz.
I would love to get rid of my tub! It takes up so much room!
What about just the color white? That’s always in style.
I heard of these counters called “quartzite” – they aren’t man made they are real stone! Supposed to be more durable than marble and just like granite.
Thanks for sharing.
My favorite color has always been white.
Thank you for sharing this post.
I love the air tubs! And the stand alone tubs!
Nice post, thank you for sharing.
I just need a bigger bathroom in general.
My granite is not hard to maintain and still looks great after 3 years!
Good ideas. Thanks for sharing.
I think a dark paint color would make my bathroom look even smaller.
I would love a larger shower in my bathroom! Right now it’s just the plastic one.
I saw this counter top called quartzite ~ they said it was not quartz but I thought it was much prettier than granite!
We had a leak in our shower that caused us to fast track a bathroom remodel. Turns out it’s one of the best things we ever did.. you don’t realize how nice it is to have a beautiful, spa like bathroom! You see them all the time on tv shows and magazines but to actually have one in your own home that you can use every day is just amazing. I’m glad we had it done.
I think I would like to do a bright colored bathroom – maybe yellow and white.
Thanks for sharing this post.