2020 has shaped our lives in so many ways, including our daily routines in our homes. Kitchen and bathroom design has been especially impacted, as people started to pay more attention to the ways that the most-used rooms in our home function. 

When the pandemic first hit, we all stayed in our homes, unsure of how COVID was about to change our lives. As we all scrambled to purchase toilet paper, spray bleach, Clorox wipes and Lysol, we harnessed our fear of the unknown by sanitizing every surface in our house. “Disinfecting hot spots” became the mantra of businesses, restaurants and homes. We needed the ability to quickly clean the surfaces of our bathrooms and kitchens, and our cluttered counters got in the way. 

Design Ideas to Improve The Look of Your Bathroom

It’s time to say hello to some of the latest bathroom design trends of 2021. Improving the look of your bathroom is easier than you think. There are so many modern materials, colors, and designs that are guaranteed to provide a nice upgrade to any bathroom.

Achieve a natural yet elegant look for your next bathroom remodeling project. Whether you’re shopping for materials yourself or hiring a bathroom remodeling professional, get equipped for your next project with ease with these top bathroom remodel trends and inspirations for your interior.

Conquer the Clutter with Cabinets

If you want a clean modern bathroom, first you have to organize your toiletries so that the counters are clear, and you can quickly wipe them down. Maximizing the small space that’s available in a bathroom is a challenge and is best done by cabinetry that perfectly fits the room and offers a place to stash your necessities. Wall space often dictates the layout of bathroom storage. Cabinets can be fitted vertically or horizontally, with doors to hide items, or open shelving can be used to create a sense of space in a small room. 

Custom cabinetry helps solve the space dilemma, as does storage solutions for inside the cabinets themselves. Pull-out u-shaped drawers can fit around pipes under the sink and make use of all available space. Check out this shelf from Rev-A-Shelf.

Large Tiles Make a Big Splash

When it comes to sanitizing our bathroom, grout is tough because it requires a lot of scrubbing. Christino Kitchens has seen a trend in large tiles for showers and floors this year, because larger tiles mean less grout lines to clean. Mosaic tiles are notoriously tough to clean, especially in showers, because of all the tiny grout lines that need to be scrubbed and maintained. 

Large tiles can make a big design impact, but they do require a skilled installer. Floors and walls need to be perfectly flat and level, because there is less wiggle room with larger tiles and you always want to see nice, flat joints and seams where the tiles meet. 

Keep Neutral Colors in 2021

Light, neutral colors are still the current trend this year. Small spaces like bathrooms benefit from neutral tones because it helps to keep the room bright and airy. Earthy, natural colors like cream, mushroom, tan, grey and greige work well and hold up over time. When paired with nature-inspired accents such as stone, rich wood tones and textiles, it creates a very luxurious yet minimalist and cohesive look. 

Neutral bathroom designs also give you full creative license to add a big, bold splash of color with towels, accessories and wall paint to liven it up. You can change out your accent color easily, so it’s great to not be beholden to a brightly colored tile that is there forever.  

Shower Head Entertainment Center

A 2021 trend that’s loud and clear – showerheads with built-in sound and Bluetooth. Most speakers pair with your phone so you can sync up your favorite playlist or podcast to get amped up in the morning.

One brand, Kohler’s Moxie®, is a showerhead and wireless speaker with sound by Harman Kardon® that turns every shower into an immersive sensory experience. The speaker is easily removable for charging or even to bring into the backyard or beach. 

The Hottest Trend in Flooring

Starting your groggy mornings by stepping onto freezing cold tile isn’t the most pleasant part of the day, especially in the colder months. Heated floors are still steadily increasing in popularity, and what was once considered a splurge in bathroom design, has now become a frequent request at Christino Kitchens. If you’re going to retile your bathroom anyway, you should consider radiant heat as part of your installation. 

When our feet are warm, it helps to keep us toasty, no matter what the air temperature is. Hot air rises quickly, so forced hot air systems often leave your toes cold. You can set a timer for heated floors, so that it’s nice and warm right before your morning routine. 

A Fresh Start to the Year

Bathrooms are a great place to start with a renovation this year more than ever, as we all look for ways to unwind, relax and enjoy a spa-like experience in our own home. After all, the bathroom is where we start and end each day, with a set of routines that get us ready and rejuvenate us. There are other living spaces we may want to improve as well, but the bathroom is one of the more underrated spots that could use some love.

Get a fresh new look for your bathroom and let it be the springboard for enhancing your entire living space.

Are you ready to bring one of these 2021 bathroom design trends into your own home? Let us help you with our practical and innovative design ideas. Call us today at (860) 430-2661 for a complimentary consultation, and we’ll create a customized 3D layout for you. Your dream bathroom is just a phone call away!