If you’re unsatisfied with your bathroom’s décor or design, there’s no better time to make a change than the beginning of the New Year. Whether you’re looking to remodel your bathroom before putting your home on the market or are simply itching to add some excitement to your home’s interior, here are a number of hot bathroom trends for 2014 you need to consider. They’re sure to make your bathroom stand out.
1) Create a Spa-like Atmosphere
Homeowners started adding saunas and steam rooms to their bathrooms in 2013, and this year is going to see even more. Indeed, luxury and serenity are two of the key words when it comes to bathroom design in 2014, and your upgrades should reflect the trend, making your bathroom a haven of relaxation. While whirlpool tubs and jetted showers can give you the pleasure of a massage without the masseuse, your bathroom’s spa-like atmosphere can extend beyond the necessities. A backlit mirror, for instance, is great for pampering your skin, and installing a heated towel rack won’t hurt either. You should also consider adding seating to your bathroom (especially in the shower) to fully enjoy the sophisticated ambiance you’ve achieved.
2) Upgrade Your Shower
Jetted showers are a terrific way to make your bathing experience feel like a trip to the spa, but why stop there? In 2014, large and sleek open-concept showers are “in,” making now the perfect time to knock down your dirty glass shower doors and install some pristine tiled walls and floors. To make showering in your new open-concept shower even more enjoyable, you may also want to install multiple showerheads, allowing your body to be massaged by multiple streaming jets of warm water. And if you are a music lover, don’t forget to integrate your shower with waterproof speakers connected to an outside dock for your iPod or MP3 player. After all, there’s nothing like relaxing in the comfort of your favorite songs.
3) Don’t Lose Out on Lighting
People often forget about the importance of lighting, particularly when it comes to bathrooms. In 2014, modern, high quality bathroom lighting is a must. While overhead lighting is the norm, 2014 seems headed to be the year of alternate forms of lighting, including sconces, lamps, cove and soffit lighting, and more! You can use white fluorescent lighting around your sink for a flattering glow, create colorful LED lighting in your shower, or even install innovate dimmer switches so you can set the mood for your mornings and nights. Whatever style you select, make sure you have enough light; there’s nothing more annoying than trying to shave or apply makeup without being able to see!
4) Go Green
Environmentally friendly bathroom design has been in vogue now for a number of years, and that trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Fortunately, pleasing Mother Earth doesn’t mean you also can’t please your sense of style. There are a lot of great “green” bathroom options, from walls and floors made of recycled glass and ceramic tiles to countertops and cabinets made of natural, sustainable materials like cork and other water-resistant woods. Low-flow showerheads and dual-flush toilets are also great environmentally friendly choices that allow you to control the amount of water you’re using, helping to reduce your monthly utility bill.
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