What’s on the Horizon for 2022?
There’s no getting around it, the bathroom is one of the most used rooms in your home. At bath2BATH by The Cleary Company, our Team speaks daily with clients who are ready to transform their bathroom into an oasis. From a powder room to a full bathroom, the possibilities are endless, but with our streamlined process, we take much of the guesswork and planning out of the picture, and help you create your vision quickly and seamlessly.
As always, we are watching the trends and incorporating ideas our clients have into their bathrooms. The 2022 trend forecast is showing design elements we are already utilizing and others we are excited to incorporate!
What’s Hot & What’s Next:
Zero Entry or Low Curb Showers: A zero-entry shower is just that—zero entry. There is no wall or barrier to step over, making a shower easily accessible, while creating a sleek and modern look. Eliminating the curb means easy entry for all, no stubbed toes or tripping hazards. When cost-prohibitive to install another great option is a lower curb option. Both offer a sleek design that provides an accessible shower for children and those with mobility issues.
Freestanding Soaker Tub: This is not a new trend, but one that continues to grow in popularity, and for good reason. Many of the bathrooms we remodel include the removal of a clunky, large built-in tub. A freestanding soaker tub is a great option for homeowners that don’t want to give up having a bathing tub but would like more room for a larger shower. They’re slimmer and take up less space, but still allow for long bubbly soaks after a hard day.
Wet Rooms: The two-in-one shower and bath concept is gaining popularity in bathrooms. A glass divider or full door encloses both a zero-entry shower, typically with multiple body sprays and showerheads and a freestanding tub. It can visually create a feel of a larger space. It really maximizes convenience and practicality for those desiring both bathing options in one bathroom. A great design choice for creating a spa-like experience!
Triple Vanity: You can’t watch a bathroom design or house hunting show without hearing the homeowners gush over a bathroom with double vanities (or wanting to remodel a bathroom to gain double vanities). But what if you have three kids using the same bathroom? We are currently remodeling a bathroom for our clients that features a triple vanity. We know this will be a game-changer for this family!
Storage: Storage, both visible and hidden, continues to be one of the most requested design changes when remodeling a bathroom. Homeowners want to display towels and other necessities or they want everything hidden. We have removed tubs not only to enlarge a shower but also to create room for more storage.
Technology: Technology, like Bluetooth showerheads and chromo-therapy lights, continue to be on-trend. More and more options come to market each year. Our clients are beginning to request the following options more and more – smart televisions, USB charging stations, and smart toilets. Just don’t forget everything you install needs to be waterproof!
What About Bling!
Shower Features: A feature wall in your shower is typically filled with color and texture, drawing your eye to an exciting design element. Along with feature walls, some of our clients are requesting grout-free showers. One product we have found, Tyvarian, is very affordable, mimics the look of stone, but is grout-free, moisture and mildew resistant, and easy to clean.
Color, Color, Color: Bathroom colors for 2022 are both bold and nostalgic. We are seeing cool blue shades, white (the standard classic), fun colors inspired by cotton candy and bubblegum, as well as, earthy warm tones. Neutral colors are still the choice of many of our clients, but more and more are choosing to incorporate a splash of color. Popular are blues for the vanity cabinets.
Tile: Tiles, including wood effect tiles and other organic looks are trending as well. They bring warmth and coziness to your space. Mosaic accents and detailed design tiles can make a bold statement on your walls or floor. We love seeing how a bathroom evolves, based on our clients’ tile choices!
Other Design Features: Floating vanities and feature lighting help a bathroom stand out and create stunning focal points, especially those with smaller footprints.
Are You Ready to Remodel Your Bathroom?
If you are and don’t need to move plumbing, remove walls or change the footprint, then our bath2BATH process is just the experience you need. If a more involved bathroom remodel or addition is what you want, The Cleary Company’s Design-Build Team is a better fit.