Thursday, October 21, 2021

8 of the Hottest Bathroom Design Trends for 2022

Gooseneck faucet in the bathroom.

Bathroom trends of 2022 center around a blend of luxury and simplicity. These trends are understated on the outside but filled to the brim with perks.

If there’s a new bathroom on your horizon in 2022, start with these trends to begin your planning. We’ve turned to cutting-edge design experts and the staying power of the trends of the last few years to curate the eight hottest bathroom trends you can expect to see in 2022 and beyond. 


1. Minimalism

Bathrooms in 2022 and beyond will continue to keep things simple and minimal. You can expect bathrooms in the next several years to continue to add more and more smart technology. You’ll be able to control just about everything in the bathroom using your voice or your phone.

Minimal design’s love of clean lines continues with an even more linear aesthetic. Geometric patterns, angular faucets, and fine-grained woods all add more lines to the bathroom design. Select statement lighting that leans toward straighter lines. Tile lends itself perfectly to this trend as its grout lines make it geometric.

Bathroom trends in 2022 will also feature organic curves especially in vessel sinks and soaker tubs. It won’t be unusual to see straight lines and curves appearing in the same design. 


2. Oak & Walnut Vanities

Oak and walnut have fine linear grain so they are the favorite for bathroom vanities in 2022. This isn’t the oak you saw in the 90s. It’s stained gray so the lines pop out and the color stays neutral. Walnut naturally has a deep brown background with darker lines so it’s well suited to the aesthetic. 

Stick to flat front cabinets on the vanity to further enhance the minimalist style. Medium brown woods or neutral colors are also among the top choices for vanities in 2022.  


Colorful sinks for the bathroom.

3. Bolder Colors In the Front Seat

The bolder colors have been taking a backseat and acting as the accents for a long time. Now color is coming forward in the more permanent features of the bathroom. More permanent bold color is a risk because tastes in color can change quickly rendering them dated. 

Look for bolder, brighter colors on everything from the faucet to the bathtub. Metallics will play a big role here with copper, brass, and other gold tones becoming popular for fixtures. Look for colorful sinks to step forward as the focal point of the bathroom.


4. Biophilic Bathtubs & Sinks

Biophilia is the cross-section between nature and human where the undulations of nature take on form and function in design. Organic curves and the concept of the amoeba chair of the mid-century make their way into 2022 bathroom trends in sinks and bathtubs. 

Undefined shapes that flow freely are perfectly suited to these bathroom vessels. Look for vessel sinks with irregular shapes and curvy asymmetrical bathtubs. 


5. Lighting in the Showerhead

Layering lighting in the bathroom with ambient, task, and accent lighting provide mood and function. Did you ever consider layering that same lighting in the shower? A big trend in 2022 suggests showerheads with lights. They double for task and accent lighting and add that luxury that sets your bathroom apart. 

Try a ceiling-mounted rain or multi showerhead with integrated lighting. Or go with a showerhead attachment for minimal installation and maximum wow-factor. 


6. Layer Pattern & Texture

Layering is a favorite with designers. You can layer anything from color to lighting and there are many ways to achieve layering. One of the hottest bathroom trends in 2022 is layering patterns and textures together. 

Look for tile that has a visual pattern and a touchable texture and you’re all set. You can also use different textured materials and use them in the same pattern (a herringbone pattern on the floor and wall in different materials).


Gold-toned gooseneck bathroom sink faucet.


7. Statement Fixtures

Another hot bathroom trend in 2022 is statement faucets. Not only are these the centerpoint of functionality in your bathroom, they also attract a lot of attention visually. Those are both good reasons to make sure they perform optimally in every sense.

Making a statement with your faucets may be about introducing top-of-the-line technology like voice activation or touch activation. It might also be about how they look. Opt for clean-lined, angular designs or tall curving goose-neck style faucets. Of particular note in 2022 is the spout style faucet.


Soft shag rugs in the bathroom.


8. Mixing Materials

2022 bathroom trends include the mixture of colors, metals, textures, and more. It also marks the emergence of softer materials finding a place alongside the otherwise hard-surfaced bathroom. 

An easy way to achieve this is to bring furniture into the bathroom. We’re talking cushy chairs, upholstered benches, and thick shag rugs. It seems like the opposite of what should be in a bathroom, but therein lies the heart of a good trend: unexpected and delightful. Look for water-resistant fabrics for any pieces that will be near running water. 


Bathroom design trends of 2022 introduce luxury without being fussy and simplicity without being spare. Let your bathroom benefit from these trends that will add value to your home and panache to your everyday life. 

Need more ideas for your bathroom remodel? Here are more tips. Or go to our blog to find the perfect aesthetic and products for your remodel. 

Bathroom Ideas

Thursday, October 14, 2021

How to Keep the Bathroom Warm this Winter without Running Up the Bill

Woman preparing to take a hot bath.


The struggle between keeping the house warm and not overdoing it on the utility bill is never ending. One place you really feel it is in the bathroom where it’s always a shock to step out of the warm water and into the cold. 

Traditionally covered with hard surfaces that tend to be cold anyway, the bathroom falls prey to the winter unlike any other room in the house. Either your bill is astronomical or you suffer the cold in silence. But it doesn’t have to be that way. 

What if there was some middle ground where you could achieve some warmth in the bathroom without destroying your utilities budget? Good news, there is a way to do just that. Ready to learn how to keep a bathroom warm in the winter? Here are 12 ideas to get you started.


Rugs

Cover those bare floors with some rugs. Not only does it cover the cold floor, but it adds a layer of insulation between the floor and the rest of the room. Cold is kept under the rug so ambient room temperature stays higher. 

Rugs also visually make the space warmer. Enhance that effect by selecting warm colors to trick your brain into thinking it’s warmer.


Large bathroom with a towel warming rack.


Heated Towel Rack

Combat the shock of getting out of the shower on a winter morning with a warm towel. The best way to achieve this is a heated towel rack. Simply flip it on before you climb into the shower and by the time you’re done, your towel will be toasty.


Easy Access

If you have to go across the room to get a towel or bathrobe, you’ve defeated the purpose. Install hooks and racks where they’re only an arm’s reach away. The key to how to keep the bathroom warm in winter without spending a dime is to maintain what heat you already have. You waste hard-earned warmth when you have to traipse across a cold room.


Heated Floor

Radiant heat installed under the bathroom tile is an excellent way to keep the bathroom warm. It’s the perfect combination to create and keep warmth. 

Installing a heated floor is a big (and costly) renovation job. However, it’s an addition that pays for itself over the years because it’s based on sound scientific principles. Heat rises so warmth originating from the floor will move up and heat the whole room. Additionally, tile, a popular bathroom floor material, is excellent at holding heat. The floor will continue to be warm and warm the room long after the heat cycle turns off. 


Wide, round shower head in a gray tiled shower.


Bigger Showerhead

A larger, or wider showerhead has a larger spray that covers more of your body at once. This keeps you warmer while showering and decreasing your need to make the bathroom warmer. Add a few other perks like heated towels and a bathrobe and you won’t even notice that it’s winter.


Heat Bulbs

Install a heat lamp in your bathroom for some added warmth. These can be turned on when needed and off when you’re away, saving you money. 

If you’re not outfitted with the capability for a heat lamp, you can install heat bulbs into regular light fixtures (check manufacturer instructions for proper specs and safety). Voila! You have some heat right at the point it’s needed most.


Decrease Circulation

Usually circulation is a good thing but if you’re trying to get the bathroom warm and keep it that way, it might serve you better to isolate it. Close doors to keep the warmth you’ve generated inside the bathroom instead of mixing it with air in other rooms.

While you’re using the bathroom, turn fans off to decrease drafts. Worried about a foggy mirror without the fans running? Try an anti-fog mirror, which generates its own heat to stay mist free. 


Weatherstrip Windows

Older windows can become a highway for warm air to go out and cold air to go in. Seal them up with some new caulk and weatherstripping. Windows and doors are a big culprit for adding dollars to the monthly energy bill so regular attention to them is important all over the house. 


Luxury Shower Features

As you race from your bed to the warm shower on a cold winter morning, imagine how much better it would be if you had some fancy shower features to look forward to.

Steam showers and shower jets give you more warmth in all the right places. No more rotating in the shower to keep all your parts toasty.


Heated Bathtub

The worst thing about a bath is when the water starts to go cold. What if you never had to worry about that again? Install a bathtub with temperature control and heaters so your water stays at the temperature you started with until you turn all prune-y.


Fireplace

A fireplace in the bathroom? Yes! There are so many options for fireplaces now that it’s easy to install an electric one that gives you a little heat right where it counts. Plus there’s the ambiance factor. There’s nothing better than a fireplace to make you feel all cozy.


Bathroom with a large skylight.


Natural Light

The cheapest way to warm your bathroom is to let the sunlight in. You may want to cover up windows to keep cold air out, but resist the urge. Weatherstip those windows instead and let the sunlight do its thing. 

Skylights are an excellent way to let a little more light in. If there’s a bathroom remodel in your future, consider adding a skylight to your bathroom.


How to keep your bathroom warm this winter without blowing the budget is really a matter of a few, simple adjustments you can make quickly. Use your resources to find ways to make and keep heat in your bathroom and you’ll stay toasty all winter long. 

Ready to remodel your bathroom without breaking the bank? Here are some ideas to get you started. 

Cheap Ways to Remodel Your Bathroom

Thursday, October 7, 2021

16 Top Rated Bathtubs You’ll Love



Neptune bathtub in a gray bathroom.


Whether you’re in the market for a luxurious soaker or want the health benefits of a whirlpool, the bathtub can be the center of your bathroom. Take a look at these top rated bathtubs to start your search for the perfect fit. 


BainUltra

BainUltra aims to transform the bathing experience from one of necessity to one of bliss. Shift your focus to relaxation and health in the bath. These bathtubs offer hydrotherapy, LED lighting, customizable features, and the ultimate in comfort. 


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Neptune

Innovative and relevant, Neptune’s products spring from customer needs. The well thought out products give you the ability to create your own chic and enjoy a perfect balance of form and function. Expert’s at tucking luxury bathtubs into corners and alcoves, let a Neptune tub complete your design.


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Neptune Rouge

Practical, pure, and functional, this is design that complements your lifestyle. Transform your bathroom into a unique and exclusive living space with the elegant shapes of these freestanding bathtubs perfect for the well-appointed bath.


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Fleurco

Specialists in the design of high-end bathtubs, Fleurco relies on technology to bring top-quality products to you. Every detail matters on these freestanding tubs. The elegant arching lines of the soaking tubs are as beautiful on the outside as they are on the inside.


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Cheviot

A leading supplier of luxury for the bathroom, Cheviot is influenced by Victorian and Art Deco designs but they also have a selection of modern lines as well. Explore their clawfoot and cast iron bathtubs to add vintage chic to your design.


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Barclay

Curator of beautiful bath products from around the world, Barclay takes the approach that innovation and design go hand in hand when creating a luxury bathroom. Barclay offers both vintage looks and clean modern bathtubs. 


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Cambridge Plumbing

Focused almost solely on clawfoot bathtubs, Cambridge Plumbing offers classic cast iron and lighter-weight acrylic tub designs. Affordable luxury is the name of the game for Cambridge Plumbing. Achieve a high-end look at a fraction of the price.


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Jason

Health and enjoyment are at the heart of Jason’s soaking, whirlpool, and hydrotherapy tubs. They have developed technologies like air jets, ergonomic design, and heaters that make the bath experience more than just hot water. 


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Soaker bathtub in a light-filled bathroom.


Aquatic

Made in America, Aquatic sets a benchmark for the industry worldwide. They specialize in customizable features that make the bath a luxury. There’s an Aquatic bathtub for everyone regardless of budget or project. 


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Premier Copper Products

Rustic yet elegant, these copper soaker tubs  introduce an enduring aesthetic that centers any bathroom design. Go with simple or opt for a highly detailed design to set your bathroom apart.


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Native Trails

With a combination of age-old artisan tradition and modern, sustainable materials, these sophisticated bathtubs are perfect for adding character to your bathroom. Available in copper and sustainable NativeStone (a blend of natural jute fiber and cement).


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TOTO

The hallmarks of TOTO are sleek design and cutting-edge Japanese technology. Their motto is “perfection by design” and they blend efficiency alongside style for products that have been leaders in the industry for decades. Soaker bathtubs, air jets, and lighting round out TOTO’s offering.


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Ella

Spearheading the manufacture of acrylic walk-in bathtubs since 2005, Ella offers exceptional craftsmanship and creative design that allows customers to maintain ultimate independence and elegance.


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Hydro Systems

Drop-ins, freestanding, and alcove whirlpool bathtubs come with all the perks at Hydro Systems. The strong belief that whirlpool bathtubs were for everyone has driven Hydro Systems and kept these high-quality tub affordable. 


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American Acrylic

Dedicated to old-fashioned standards, American Acrylic isn’t afraid to embrace technology and explore new materials that will make bathtubs better. These whirlpool tubs include luxuries like LED lighting and air massage systems. 


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American Standard

American Standard raises the bar for the industry. Their care and commitment is reflected in every product they create. American Standard has a huge assortment of jetted tubs of all shapes and sizes. There’s one to suit your luxurious bathroom.


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Start your search for the perfect tub with these top rated bathtubs. The dedication to quality and comfort plus the sheer amount of choices will help you create the perfect bathroom.


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