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Modern Bathroom Options – You Didn’t Know You Wanted This!

Ferris Home Improvements - bathroom installRemember that all-white and marble bathroom renovation project you were planning before the pandemic hit? You might want to give that neutral palette and standard fixtures plan a second thought – it’s so two years ago!  Bathroom style trends have taken a turn to higher tech, warmer in color and materials, and visually interesting. While function is as important as ever, form is rising to a new place of importance.

Let’s start with floors
In-floor heating makes tile floors less shocking after your shower. New luxury vinyl plank floors look like tile or wood, and are warmer, completely water resistant, do not require green board underlayment, and have no annoying grout lines to keep clean and sealed.

Large corner soaking tubs often take up too much space in a family bathroom. The most popular layout now is a separate tub and shower. Freestanding tubs with sleek profiles have taken the place of built-in or drop-ins and visually consume less space for an uncluttered footprint. Separate showers with detachable hand sprayers, rain shower heads and multiple flush body sprays offer the convenience of a quick shower or the luxury of an enveloping cascade of warmth.

Wall-mounted toilets are a homeowner’s dream. Imagine never having to clean the porcelain on the floor behind the bowl again. One-piece toilets with soft-closing seats and dual flushing systems are powerful, sleek and modern, and complement a variety of style scenarios. Smart toilets have hands-free components such as self-closing lids and touch-free flushing, reducing interactions with germy surfaces. Self-cleaning technology includes bacteria-killing light under the lid, interior mechanisms that do the cleaning for you, and cling-free bowl surfaces.

Meredith Rombach Kitchen & Bath Design Consultant
Meredith Rombach
Kitchen & Bath Design Consultant

Those white marble countertops you had planned might be more work than you imagined. New quartz countertops are durable and easy to clean. They are non-porous, have fewer seams, and are less susceptible to fostering bacteria.

Advancements in fixtures make the bathroom more worry-free, and easily maintained, and a joy to behold. But you’re not done yet. Color, patterns and art have made a comeback, even in the bathroom.

Strong colors, jewel-tone paint or tiles, rich or graphic wallpapers all are showing up in today’s renovations. And don’t even think about that ceiling-mounted lighting. Backlit medicine cabinets give off warm, ambient light, and statement chandeliers lend old-world charm. Artwork on the walls and a beautiful area rug covering the center of the floor in place of small bath rugs give the room an entirely different feel.

These are just a few of the things you need in your new bathroom that you never knew you needed!  The world of options is ever changing, and that’s why Ferris Home Improvements has on staff designers—such as our very talented Meredith Rombach, who contributed to this blog —   with the knowledge of trends and advancements to help you make the bathroom a safe, warm and beautiful part of your home.