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Makeover Trends: The Natural Bath
Metropolitan Bath and Tile want to know: Is “bathroom makeover” on your list of home improvement to-do’s this year?
Whether you’re planning a full bathroom renovation or just a few stylish updates, here’s what the best-dressed baths will be wearing now -The Natural Look. (The bathroom “trend” that will still look stylish for the next decade and beyond!)
Bathrooms are trending towards the natural. Don’t confuse natural with plain. It is a combination of well-thought-out design and appropriate materials reminiscent of nature’s intricate beauty.
A children’s bathroom may still look perfect with bright colors but when it’s time for an adult bathroom the last thing you want is to be confronted with glaring colors. The soothing, natural bath trend is showing rich woodgrains or minimalistic, asian-influenced cabinetry, and ceramic or porcelain tile that mimics nature. Glass tile and luxurious granite is also still in fashion, but materials like recycled glass and engineered surfaces like Silestone are even hotter. There’s a growing trend towards environmentally-friendly and easy-maintenance materials which are abundant today.
People also like the warmth that the new metal fixture finishes offer – like oil-rubbed bronze. The new and varied finishes have an appeal that’s decades away from the omnipresent chrome fixture of yesteryear bathrooms Metropolitan Bath and Tile is famous for making over.
Anything warm and neutral is popular. Colors like pale greens, skyline aquas, and shades of grey, taupe and ivory are big. There are so many natural textures in today’s tile that can give a bathroom that spa feel like pebbled & stone finishes – they all bring the outdoors indoors and make that bathing experience so much more refreshing.
Walls tend to be minimalist -sporting a neutral off-white or the ultimate: full tile floor to ceiling with perhaps a touch of accent tile to artfully catch the eye. You can always add a splash of color to the ceiling where it can provide a subtle highlight to your bathroom.
Glass enclosed showers are the choice now because they really open up the room, show off your tile choices, and can be configured as you need. Mirrors, although a functional part of your bathroom, add gloss and reflect light. Open up your window space to gain natural lighting.
Accessible design finds it’s place in most new bathrooms. People are replacing their tub/shower combo for low-threshold or barrier-free showers and incorporating safety bars where there were none before. You want your bathroom to serve you for a long time – no matter what your age or physical ableness. Metropolitan Bath and Tile designers are adept at making accessible look fashionable in your new natural bathroom.
Looking for the right bathroom remodeler for your makeover? MetroBath has been updating and
adding fabulous bathrooms to homes like yours since 1979. Their talented designers and expert remodeling team (no subcontractors) will guide you through the bathroom remodeling process with ease. MetroBath is the Top Bathroom Remodeler in the United States (Qualified Remodeler Magazine) again this year for many reasons.Visit one of four idea-filled Bathroom Showrooms soon – or contact them today for a free estimate on your remodeling. – MetroBath, the “Natural” choice for bathroom remodeling. Serving the entire Baltimore and Washington Metropolitan area.