No matter if you are a home remodeling enthusiast who follows the latest design trends or a homeowner considering a remodel for 2018, this time of year is full of new ideas, products, and selections to incorporate into your home. When it comes to remodeling, bathrooms continue to be at the top of homeowners’ remodeling wish lists. That’s why we’re highlighting five fabulous trends that are gracing people’s homes this upcoming year. Just maybe these exciting features will entice you to integrate them into your own home!

Bigger is Better for Bathrooms

It’s official – we love spending time in our bathrooms. Gone are the days of purely utilitarian use. We crave a space built for rest and relaxation, and our bathrooms are filling that need. Homeowners are electing to tear down walls, borrow space from a nearby closet or hallway, or even incorporate an adjacent room to allow for larger more spacious bathrooms. This extra square footage allows for amenities like sitting areas; oversize wet room inspired showers; large 2-person soaking tubs, and tons of storage. Pair this with all the gorgeous tile, fixtures and cabinet options on the market today, and you may never want to leave your bathroom!

Porcelain and Ceramic Tile Catapults into the 21st Century

Home designers can’t stop talking about all the fantastic tile options available on the market today. The most significant game-changer is tile that mimics the look of higher-end materials like wood, stone, and marble. Wood and water don’t mix which is why you rarely see it in bathrooms. But now with stunning Wood-Look porcelain tile, your bathroom can have the warm, rustic look of wood without the worry of potential water damage. Perhaps you adore the look of marble but just can’t get it to work within your budget. The new marble inspired tile allows you to achieve that elegant, classic look without breaking the bank.

Wood-look porcelain tile used on floor and walls in a bathroom remodel

Another tile trend we love is the inspired 3D tile. These “raised” tiles add depth, dimension, and visual interest to an otherwise one-dimensional surface. This new 3D tile also captures and reflects light, shadows, creates unique patterns, and produces interesting lines that give your bathroom walls a true one-of-a-kind look.

3-D tile used on wall in luxurious bathroom remodel

Don’t Forget Fixtures

One of the quickest ways to update the look of a bathroom (other than paint) is by swapping out the fixtures. Often considered the jewelry of a room, the perfect fixture can tie a space together and add just the right amount of “pop.” Brass, metallic and black matte finishes are proving to be the front-runners in 2018. Brass made a strong come back in 2017 and continues to be on trend for 2018. If brass is too bold for you, black matte fixtures are also in fashion—perfect for modern, contemporary bathrooms. Brushed metallics, in an array of hues, are also on their way to making a big statement in the coming year.

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Stunning Stone Sinks

The trend towards “all things natural” has made its way to the all-important bathroom sink. For many homeowners, porcelain sinks are fine. But, for those who want to make a statement, they are selecting gorgeous, unique, one-of-a-kind sinks created from a variety of natural stone including Basalt, Granite, and Marble. Whether installed as a vessel sink or integrated into the bathroom countertop design, this is sure to be a show-stopping feature for 2018 bathrooms.

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Smart Bathroom Technology

Built-in LCD screen in bathroom medicine cabinet

The smart home movement has found its way into our bathrooms. Homeowners are embracing technology to make their bathrooms more efficient and comfortable. Showers can be digitally programmed to fit a person’s preferences for water temperature, pressure, and built-in sound to ensure you can listen to your favorite tunes in the shower! Toilets have joined the high-tech space with features like heated seating, self-opening, and closing lids, and even deodorizing, customized for each user. Medicine cabinets have also gone high-tech with built-in LCD screens and chargers for electronic and personal grooming devices.

As a design/build remodeling firm in Campbell, California, our designers are constantly on the lookout for the latest design trends and newest product innovations to bring to your home. What current design trends excite you the most? We’d love to hear from you. And, if 2018 is the year you’re finally ready to tackle that remodel you’ve always wanted, Contact Acton ADU.