Design Trends

Top 10 Bathroom Trends for 2016

Bathrooms will be one of the most popular remodeling projects in 2016 and we at Merrick Design and Build anticipate a few key bathroom trends will dominate the scene in 2016. Take a look and find the perfect trends to incorporate in your upcoming remodel.

  1. The Color Graygray double vanity

The color gray is the new trend neutral. It feels more sophisticated and modern than its beige counterpart. It’s easy to incorporate through paint or tile and many cabinet manufacturers are adding gray painted cabinets to their standard offerings. It has the added benefit of paring extremely well with Carrara marble, the next trend on the list.

  1. Carrara MarbleMarble Shower

This gray veined natural stone has been popular for centuries and will continue to stand the test of time. It is extremely versatile and can be used in almost any part of your bathroom and can mold to any design style, whether you’re more traditional or contemporary. Veining and color vary from stone to stone so make sure to select your slab in person if you choose to use marble in your bath.

  1. ShiplapShiplap

Made popular by design shows, shiplap is showing up in more and more homes. A bathroom is the perfect room to incorporate this fun design element without going overboard.

  1. Curbless Showersthresholdless shower

Curbless showers make any bathroom feel streamlined. They have the added benefit of being ADA compliant as well. They require more design and structural modifications than their curbed counterparts. So be prepared for a hefty price tag if you have your heart set on this look.

  1. White Subway Tile with Dark GroutSubway Tile with dark grout

White Subway tile is a classic look that will never go out of style. Originally, all tile was set with gray cement and that look is now coming back in the form of gray grout. The dark grout makes each tile pop bringing more texture and personality to any space.

  1. Chandelierschandeliers

Many homeowners want a bathroom that feels luxurious and spa like. An easy way to accomplish that is through lighting and nothing says luxury more than a crystal chandelier.

  1. Custom Walk-in ClosetsWalk in closet

A huge element of the luxurious master bath makeover is the walk in closet and that will continue to be a popular trend in 2016. Whether you design custom built-ins or choose to install an off the shelf closet system the decision to organize your closet to fit your needs is not one you will regret.

  1. Barn Door Hardwaresliding barn door hardware shower door

The go to for years has been a frameless shower door. Now homeowners are looking for a way to make this element pop rather than fade away. The perfect way to do that is with sleek barn door hardware.

  1. The HydroRail Shower HeadHydroRail Shower Head

Upgrading plumbing systems to accommodate multiple shower heads can get pricey quickly.  The solution to that is the Kohler HydroRail. It’s designed to retro fit into an existing system without needing to modify any of the piping. This fixture is growing so quickly in popularity that Grohe and Delta have also released versions of their own, which makes it one of the easiest bathroom trends to include in your remodel.

10. Adding Color & Pattern with Tile

blue tiled bath

Towels are a safe way to add a burst of color to a bathroom without commitment. However, more and more homeowners are throwing caution to the wind and going for fun and interesting tile that reflects their personality. If you’re not afraid of color then go for it. You can use color all over or add it in as accents!

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