In bathroom renovations, our clients are gravitating toward an emerging trend of incorporating ledges into a shower or tub area instead of a niche. Not only are ledges beautiful, but they also provide the functionality necessary to hold soap, shampoo, conditioner and other bath products. Practicality is another reason we have been recommending ledges instead of niches. A niche needs to be between two wall studs, and it needs to be tiled and finished on the edges. Ledges require less construction time, which translates to lower cost.
Bathroom Seating and Unique Tiling Options
Bathroom seating is another popular trend that is resonating with our clients in Orange County. Our clients appreciate the ability to sit in their bathroom and relax. A bench or other seating area in a bath provides an alternative to standing while brushing your teeth, putting on makeup or preparing for the day or bedtime.
Tiling the bathtub apron is another popular trend that creates a focal point in a bath. Imagine wrapping your tub in a matching tile that adorns the shower stall or back splash. Using tile or another material around the tub is an innovative technique for making a cost-effective design statement.
Bathroom Vanities and Lighting
Another of the most popular bathroom design features in Southern California, and among the ten most popular bathroom photos on Houzz.com, are baths with double floating vanities. Wall-mount vanities that don’t reach the floor make cleaning the bath easier, and floating vanities and toilets help make smaller spaces appear larger. We often recommend under cabinet lighting as a design feature as it enables you to navigate the bath in the middle of the night while minimizing the possibility of waking your partner.
What trends can you capitalize on to make your kitchen and bath more enjoyable and functional while adding value to your home? Give us a call at (949) 861-3400 or visit our design showroom in Irvine to discuss the possibilities for your project!