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Latest Trends in Shower Styles

Showers are an important part of any bathroom design. As well as being a space to invigorate in the morning or relax before bed, they are a focal point of your bath design. If you’ve decided it is time for a bathroom remodel, read on to find out what’s hot for 2019 shower styles.

Give Yourself a Spa Treatment

With our busy lives, bathrooms that emulate spa relaxation are more popular than ever. Muted lighting and soft tones and textures are the key to this look, along with plants and natural touches like river rocks on shower floors or walls. Tubs offer the ultimate rejuvenating experience, so if space allows include a separate bathtub to the shower. If your bathroom is on the smaller side though, go for a combination shower/tub, and install a relaxing rainfall showerhead or soothing massage panels to get that spa style feeling. Tubs are also great if you have kids, but they’re not ideal if you’re planning for aging in place.

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Thresholdless Showers

No threshold showers are the best option for accessible bathroom designs. They’re also very easy to clean and bring any bathroom right up to date with their sleek style. Our bath design experts will advise you on the best drains for a thresholdless shower, like a linear or center drain, depending on how large your space is.

Floor to Ceiling Glass Enclosures

This is a huge 2019 trend. Floor to ceiling glass looks dramatic and really opens up your bathroom design, allowing light to shine through the entire space.  It helps to include a handheld showerhead so you can use the removable showerhead to easily spray the glass clean when you’re done. Whether you chose a glass door for an alcove style shower or a full frameless glass enclosure, it’s a look that won’t date.

New Tile Shapes

Long, skinny tiles are huge this year, overtaking subway tiles. They look great either stacked or in varied configurations and really refresh a tired bath design. The geometric look is also popular, so consider honeycomb tiling, with hexagonal shapes, on the walls or floors of your remodel. Add a contrasting shape or color with a tile border or feature section.

The Return of Marble

Marble is back. If you invest in marble for your shower, it makes a wonderfully elegant focal point and the rest of the bathroom design stays clean and simple. Take your marble to the next level by adding book-matched marble. This is a trend where two pieces of marble mirror each other, like a piece of art. You can also get the look of marble with budget-friendly ceramic tiles that imitate the natural material.

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Glitzy Terrazzo

Terrazzo is huge in kitchen design and is making its speckled mark in bathrooms this year. It harks back to mid-century modern design and gives a sense of playfulness to any bathroom design style. Avoid the original pastel terrazzo color palette though and go for something punchier to give your shower the wow factor.

Matte Nickel

Brushed or satin nickel is now outselling shiny chrome or brass for bathroom fixtures. While the silver color is still popular, many homeowners are choosing a softer finish. The good news also is that brushed and satin surfaces hide water-stains and fingerprints so that’s less polishing to worry about!

Metal Shower Doors

This trend has been slowly growing over the last few years and is now in the most fashionable bathroom designs. The metal is a nod to industrial design, but it also has a rustic feel. The frame, like any frame, outlines the shower door, artfully transforming it into a window.

Smart Accessories

Smart living has definitely arrived in bathroom design. High tech accessories don’t have to be invasive though. Digital temperature settings in your shower let you program water to your ideal temperature, meaning it won’t get too hot or cold while you’re in there. Whether you’re waking up or winding down, spa-like mood lighting can be set up to be just right for the time of day, not to mention music to soothe or entertain you as you shower.

One or two trends are all that you need to incorporate into your bathroom remodel to make your shower a centerpiece of your bathroom design and remember to be consistent with your bathroom’s overall style. Contact us today to discuss ideas to make your shower stand out.