When you decided to remodel your bathroom, you probably had no idea that popular plumbing trends would even be something to consider. Yet, the reality is that plumbing plays a huge role in how satisfied you’ll be with the finished product. To illustrate exactly what we mean, let’s take a look at some of the most popular bathroom plumbing trends that are taking center stage in today’s bathroom designs.
Bathroom Plumbing Trends For 2022 and Beyond
1. Luxurious Freestanding Tub
From providing a practical space to bathe small children to offering at-home relaxation (aka the home of the bubble bath), tubs have been a popular bathroom fixture for years. The only problem is that traditional built-in tubs take up a lot of space and quite honestly, they don’t add much character to bathroom design.
So, how can you have a trendy, modern bathroom if you still like the idea of having a tub? The answer is simple – install a freestanding one! In this Ladera Ranch bathroom remodel, for example, a freestanding tub sits neatly tucked in one corner. Flanked by partially shiplapped walls, the tub easily blends with the room’s modern farmhouse theme while also providing a relaxing space to take a bath.
2. Spacious Showers For Two
While older homes may still sport small showers, one of the most popular current plumbing trends is a shower built for two. Some not only have space for two but also have fixtures for more than one user.
Take a look at this Aliso Viejo bathroom renovation, for example. Dual shower heads, a linear drain, and a freestanding tub make the morning bathing routine quick and convenient for multiple users occupying the same space at the same time.
3. Custom Shower Features
What pairs well with more space in the shower? More custom features! From built-in body jets and rain shower heads to the popular hydrorail that provides the ultimate showering experience, getting clean has never been so easy (or so fun!). Now add in a custom-built shower bench, a built-in shampoo niche, and stunning tile work and you have a luxurious space that’s both beautiful and functional.
4. Spectacular, Spa-like Toilets
When you include the bathroom design elements mentioned above, you’ll be well on your way to having your own at-home spa-like atmosphere to relax and unwind after a long day. Now, let’s go one step further for the ultimate in bathroom comfort. How about a spa-like toilet with personalized settings or a heated seat? Since most people use their bathroom multiple times a day, this feature can be well worth the extra money. And it might just be the finishing touch you need for your at-home oasis!
5. Farmhouse Design For Bathroom Fixtures
Now, let’s look at what you might have thought of first when you heard the term ‘plumbing trends’ … the actual plumbing fixtures themselves. The most popular choice these days are fixtures with a matte black finish. They’re the perfect match for a farmhouse look or even to help create a spa-like feel. In this San Juan Capistrano remodel, the dark fixtures are elegant and stand out beautifully against light walls and white shower tiles.
Bathroom Remodeling In Orange County
At Sea Pointe Design & Remodel, we’ve been meeting the remodeling needs of Orange County residents for over 35 years. Our expert design-build team knows exactly how to combine your design and style preferences with current design trends and best building practices to create a space you and your family will enjoy. Whether it’s considering the popular plumbing trends we’ve just covered or nailing down a remodeling budget, our design-build professionals help make the entire process easy and fun from start to finish.
If you’d like more inspiration for your bathroom remodel, check out our online portfolio of completed projects. Or, register for one of our upcoming remodeling webinars where you can learn helpful remodeling tips from the experts who’ve done it all. We’ll also walk you through some of the challenges of remodeling so you can avoid major pitfalls and end up with a custom-designed space you truly love.
Then, when you’re ready to start planning your own remodeling project, simply give us a call at (949) 861-3400 or fill out the form below to schedule your complimentary design consultation.