Individuals looking for inspiration for a bathroom renovation project certainly have a lot of places they can go to find it. Websites, television programs, magazines and designer showrooms are common places where homeowners can see newly renovated spaces containing the latest trends in colors, bathroom vanities, fixtures and accessories.
Individuals in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota recently got to see some innovative bathroom designs first-hand, through the 2011 American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Minneapolis Kitchen & Bath Tour.
The tour allowed people to personally enter more than 15 newly renovated spaces throughout the area.
According to the Star Tribune, there were a few trends that stood out when it came to these updated bathroom spaces, including more streamlined freestanding, furniture-like vanities, water-saving faucets, showers and toilets, as well as lustrous matte gold accessories.
Luxurious, spa-like master bathrooms also continue to be popular, as was seen on the tour.
"People want a calming retreat from the world," designer Lisa Peck told the newspaper.
She added that popular amenities include showers with multiple body sprays, deep-soaking bathtubs and heated towel racks and floors.
However, when it comes to powder rooms, many designers are creating interesting spaces with unique materials and accessories such as hammered metal sinks, concrete counter tops and illuminated floating vanities.
"Think outside the box in terms of materials," designer Michelle Byers advised.