With the new year just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about design trends. However, this time we are not talking about what shoes will be hot next year, or what color is going to be the new black, as far as fashion is concerned.  What we are talking about is what bathroom design trends are expected in 2021. This will give you some insight on how you should plan your bathroom remodeling projectfor spring – although now is as good a time as any to start remodeling, particularly because schedules are not quite as busy as they are other times of the year.

Not Your Ordinary Floor Tiles

When it comes to the floor, most homeowners and designers have stuck to a pretty basic pattern – nothing too fancy or extravagant.  However, at the end of this year, floor tiles that make a statement have become more popular, and this trend is expected to continue to grow throughout 2021. These feature floor tiles add some depth to a space, and can really bring an entire room together, especially when you have limited wall space to really punch-up the design elements.

Natural Elements

More and more, bathroom design trends are heading more toward a natural vibe. Homeowners and designers are trying to create spa-like spaces for homeowners to relax both their minds and their bodies. Natural elements can be anything from natural stone, such as granite countertops, wood flooring, and even wood plank feature walls. This design trend is also expected to continue increasing in popularity in the new year.

Plant Life

Even if you have a small bathroom, you might want to consider adding some plant life. Not only does it help improve the air quality in your home, but plants can help improve your mood and enhance your living space. Some designers are tossing out the old idea of hanging pots and potted plants, and are opting for a more unique design known as a vertical wall garden. This actually creates an entire garden on the wall – floor to ceiling – of your bathroom. This could be an interesting way to add some plant life to your bathroom, but this may not be a trend that many homeowners want to adapt.

Eliminating Master Bathroom Walls

Many designers and homeowners have been toying with the idea of tearing down walls in the master bedroom, opening up the master bathroom to the entire space. This creates a suite-like feeling, and allows the master bath to feel more spacious. This is one trend that is expected to gain popularity in 2021, but is only right for those who are not seeking complete privacy while sharing a master bedroom and open master bath with another person.

Smart Faucets

As the popularity of a ‘green’ living space increases, as does the need for technology in the bathroom. Smart faucets, both on showers and sinks allow homeowners to know how much water they are using, and can actually keep you from overusing water. Not only will this save on your energy bills – both for the hot water tank and the water itself – but it will help conserve water usage in general. A smart faucet is definitely a bathroom design trend you should consider in the new year.

Free-Standing Tubs

While many homeowners love the idea of coming home to an hot shower, there are others who look forward to soaking in a tub after a long, hard day at the office. While tubs have been gaining popularity in the last decade or so, they have been the Jacuzzi or whirlpool style tubs. Now, homeowners and designers are turning back time to install free-standing tubs.  These tubs are installed directly on the floor, with no base around them.  Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they help create a relaxing mood in the bathroom.

Custom Vanities

In 2021, you can expect to see more options in the way of creating a custom vanity for your bathroom. No more will you walk into a showroom and be faced with the only option of a standard, stock vanity. The idea of homeowners designing exactly what they want and need for their particular space is becoming more popular. This will include the choice of countertop material, such as granite, as well as the type of storage, the size, and the color of the vanity.

Bigger Showers

Even though many homeowners are thinking about adding tubs to their bathrooms, they are still concerned with the size of their showers, and in this case, the thought is the bigger the better. Homeowners are planning on increasing both the width and depth of their current shower space, even if it means losing some walk-in closet space.

These are just a few of the bathroom design trends that are expected to gain popularity in 2021. From larger showers to free-standing tubs, which of these can you see in your bathroom as you begin to remodel?

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