Ten Best Bathroom Renovation Ideas

You know you want to remodel your bathroom but you cannot quite narrow down exactly how you want to finish it. It is not easy to figure out all the finishes and fixtures you want to put into your new bathroom, but by reviewing the following ten trends in bathroom renovations you might just be able to draw some inspiration and perhaps even combine two or more of them and come up with your own ideas. Here are the top ten current trends in bathroom renovations.

Mediterranean Inspired Finishes

Tiles inspired by ancient Mediterranean countries like Spain, Morocco and Portugal helps old world meet modern day glitz. Mosaic tiles in Mediterranean colours can add a lot to a small space, and they are something you do not need a lot of to make a large statement. They work as an accent in a shower or tub area and also as a backsplash in a powder room.

Smart and Functional Storage

Storage will never go out of style, but take advantage of vertical space and build cabinets up a wall to make the most of your available space. However, as some spaces will not allow for built in storage, you could also take advantage of a repurposed piece of furniture like an interesting old wardrobe. If you are looking for something a little more edgy but still functional open shelving is also a really popular trend, and can be really practical for bathroom storage especially for towels or the essentials like toilet paper.

Classic Whites

White is always a clean, fresh look and it is always going to be a popular choice for a bathroom since it tends to be the smallest room in your home with the least amount of natural light. By using classic whites you can open up the room and make it feel so much bigger. You can also incorporate white subway tile as a tub/shower surround with a dark grey wall colour to really make the tile, and the paint, pop against each other.

Ease of Use

When you are remodeling your bathroom you have to consider how you will use the space, not just now, but in years to come if you are planning to stay in this home for years to come. Curbless showers, comfort-height toilets, floating vanities and side mounted sinks are just a few of the trends in making your bathroom much more functional and easy to use over time. Curbless showers are very popular because they are easy to clean and actually make your space look a lot bigger. Floating vanities are really popular because they can be installed at a custom height if your family requires it; but if you go this road keep in mind that if it is too far from the standard it might be a deterrent for potential buyers to purchase your home.

3D Tile

You can make a memorable statement with fun patterns that look something like a combination of a 1960s bathroom and really fun pop art. These tiles come in wave patterns or symmetrical patterns.

Music and Media

Bringing electronics into the bathroom is becoming very common whether for practical or relaxation reasons. Wireless speakers and docking stations, along with Bluetooth devices, are being installed into bathrooms via bathroom mirrors, showerheads or vanities. You can also relax by watching your favourite TV show while taking a relaxing bath with a TV mounted to your bathroom wall.

Floor and Towel Warmers

When it is one of those really cold winter mornings having a warm floor and a heated towel can just give you that little extra boost to your morning. Radiant floor heaters are really energy efficient and quickly warm you from the feet up, however having a floor heating system installed can be fairly pricey. So if a complete floor heating system just is not in the budget for you at this time then you can purchase and install a towel rack warmer for between $100 and $200.

Luxury Showers

Showers, in most homes, are used much more than bathtubs are. With that in mind many home owners are ripping out tubs and replacing them with luxury walk in showers with multiple shower heads and spray jets. You can also have a built in bench in a walk in shower so that you still have a place to sit should you need to.

Bold Lighting

Your bathroom is probably one of the smallest rooms in your house and probably has the least amount of natural light, so this is a room where you can play around with your lighting choices and get a little bold. You will need to find some way to brighten this room so it does not look even darker than they usually are.


If this is in your budget, especially if you have a free standing tub, you will not regret installing a fireplace in your bathroom. This feature will add warmth and coziness to your bathroom, without adding too much to the room. Having one of these in your bathroom, especially a master bath, will also help to increase the resale value of your home should you choose to sell.

By taking these trends into consideration you will definitely have a bathroom renovation you can be proud of, but also one that is functional and will suit your needs to a long time to come. Most of these trends are not going out of style any time soon, so you will also have a bathroom friends and family will be jealous of for a very long time.


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