Some trends in home design and décor arrive with an expiration date – think the avocado appliances of the 70s, the wild-pattered linoleum of the 80s, or the black varnished woodwork of the early 90s. But some trends – those that are based in classic style, functionality, and convenience – graduate to design staples. Keep an eye on some of these most popular requests we’ve been hearing during bathroom renovations – we have a feeling these have staying power.
Or, as the Brits might say, WCs. Used across the pond as another name for a bathroom in general, stateside a water or privacy closet refers to a small alcove or room within a master bathroom that conceals the toilet. Not only does this allow for the utmost in privacy for anyone using the commode, but it makes the bathroom more functional by allowing more than one family member to use the bathroom at any given time. Aside from its function, a water closet is a stylish way to alter the bathroom layout to focus on statement pieces like a stand-alone tub or beautiful tiled shower.
We love light and bright, but there’s something about the richness of deeply stained wood. From laminate and dark wood-look tile floors to dark wooden vanities and cabinetry, the look is timeless, classic, and charming. Be sure not to go too dark, though – pair your dark wood with crisp white quartz counters or less weighty glass tiles.
As lifestyles and preferences change, more and more homeowners are removing the massive soaker tubs of the 90s and using that new-found space to increase the size of their shower. Design-wise, clients are looking for frameless glass surrounds and high quality, attractive tile – think glass, marble, or stone inlays. These showers win the most points for their spa-like relaxation features like rain showerheads, body sprays, seats, Bluetooth speakers, hand showers, and more.
One of our most popular requests is something homeowners never see in their new bathroom, but certainly enjoy. Laid beneath the tile, radiant heating systems ensure bare feet are always met by toasty warm floors even in the cold of winter. These systems are also super energy-efficient, making them an appealing option all over the home.
Is your bathroom ready for a stunning – and trend-setting – renovation? Schedule an appointment with one of our design experts to learn more about our bathroom services and how we can bring your space into 2017. Contact Madsen today.