With the new year on the horizon, it’s a good time to evaluate key aspects of your home, such as your bathrooms, and determine if they need an upgrade in 2021 to improve either their form or function.
Tackling a bathroom renovation is an effective way to add value to your home in Alachua County and keep it up to date with current trends, not to mention improving your own comfort and quality of life. Bathrooms are used on a daily basis for bathing, getting dressed for the day and capturing moments of solitude, so it’s important these spaces are kept inviting and fully functional.
Bathroom Remodeling Ideas for 2021
As you begin planning your bathroom remodel, the first step is to identify your main priorities for the project. That may include refreshing the space after years of gentle wear and tear, replacing outdated features and fixtures, adopting a new design style, or adding extra storage and functional space. While you’re at it, you may also consider perusing what’s trending in terms of structural and design elements for bathrooms of various shapes and sizes. Heading into 2021, here are some popular bathroom remodeling ideas to potentially incorporate into your project:
1. Blending Nature and Architecture
There is an innate desire to be connected to nature, a tendency that’s being indulged by the creation of bathrooms that blurs the barriers between the interior and exterior. A biophilic approach to bathroom design starts with drawing in plenty of natural light; using raw, organic materials; incorporating earth tones; and adding plant life to your space. Taken to the extreme, this trend may even involve connecting your bathroom directly to an outdoor space, such as a patio or garden, or installing large windows and glass doors.
Another trend in bathroom design is focusing on sustainability. Although that may mean different things to different homeowners and interior designers, it begins with establishing a balanced and harmonious relationship between your home and the surrounding environment, or working with natural surroundings rather than against them. Think about incorporating repurposed and recycled materials and products. Additionally, there are plenty of areas in the bathroom for applying energy efficient selections.
3. Natural Stone
Whether you’re creating a spa-like bathroom or embracing a different style for the space, there is a natural stone that can fit into your vision. From elegant marble and breathtaking onyx to earthy travertine and dramatic slate, you can use any natural stone for your bathroom floor and showers. You just have to make sure the material is properly installed, sealed and maintained.
The bathroom industry is evolving to include a heightened focus on minimalism and function over form. A simple, utilitarian approach to your bathroom design involves cultivating personality-oriented comfort, cutting down on needless décor, and incorporating technology that improves the function of your space, from heat-generating towel hangers to mirrors with integrated lighting. The goal is to create a more lifestyle- and need-oriented space with fewer products but greater personal comfort.
5. Industrial Aesthetic
If you’re looking for contemporary bathroom ideas, consider exploring the trend toward the intriguing and easily maintained industrial style. To achieve this look, you want to involve structural and design elements such as concrete for the countertop and floors, an exposed brick accent wall, and wood beams and copper pipework. These materials should also weave their way through your other accessories, such as the towel rack, dustbin and soap tray. Top off your industrial aesthetic with some Edison lightbulbs.
6. Geometric Designs
Geometric elements are enjoying their day in the sun in a big way. They lend to fostering a bathroom environment that’s as stylish and artistic as it is functional. The most obvious application for pure geometric lines is the tile work for your flooring, walls and shower surround. Even for simple bathroom designs that don't break the bank, you can have fun with the shape and color of your tiles. If you want to take the trend a step further, select a sculptural bathtub and geometric furniture, art pieces, towels and shower curtains.
7. Matte Black Palette
All-white bathrooms are on the decline, while matte black makes a name for itself in chic, timeless bathroom designs. There is really no limit on where and how you can incorporate black into your bathroom: from toilets, vanities and bathtubs to tiles, curtains, lights, faucets and window and doorframes. For a more dramatic and stylish vibe, pair matte black with elements featuring crisp white, steel gray or fresh, neutral colors.
8. Glass Showers
When it comes to luxurious, modern shower designs, glass-enclosed structures are increasing in popularity. Add a built-in bench to complement the at-home-spa environment created by a frameless glass shower. They are easy to clean, plus they make your bathroom look larger and less cluttered. Another ultra-modern idea is the open shower concept. Sometimes they are marked off with stairs, edges or another architectural element, but by adding a suitable drainage system during your bathroom remodel or addition, you don’t have to worry about water running into other parts of the bathroom.
9. Eclectic Tiles
Roughly textured. Charmingly imperfect. Vibrantly colored. These are some of the phrases that describe Bohemian tiles, which are trending for 2021. You can focus solely on incorporating hand-crafted, sculptural tiles into your bathroom design for a little boho flair, or you can fully embrace the style throughout your bathroom composition and décor by selecting a claw-footed freestanding bathtub, brass accents and rich colors. Even if you want to stick with a tried-and-true classic like subway tile, there’s no rule saying you can’t select a fun color or arrange the tiles in a dynamic pattern.
Refresh and Refine Your Alachua County Bathroom
Are you thinking about giving your bathroom a fresh, trendy look in 2021? Renovating your bathrooms is one of the most cost-effective ways to add value to your home and embrace your shifting tastes and needs. At Robison Renovation & Custom Homes, we can help you design and construct a bathroom remodel that captures your project priorities along with popular trends to make the space look and feel like new.