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5 Bathroom Trends to Inspire Your Next Renovation Project

The renovation boom has been in full swing over the past 12 months, with many homeowners opting to use the rising market to tap into equity and do a home renovation.

One of the most effective things you can do to your property to increase its value is to spice up an old, dated bathroom with some modern and stylish looks that are sure to make it appealing to a huge range of people.

Here are a few trends worth looking at if you’re considering taking on a bathroom renovation.

Sky Windows

There’s nothing worse than a dark dingy bathroom, and one of the favourite new trends is introducing sky windows above showers and bathtubs.

Aside from letting in more light which is always important to a room of any size, sky windows are perfect for bathrooms that might not have external windows. You can get the best of both worlds here, a view of the sky when you’re relaxing in a luxurious bath while also enjoying a sun-filled space.

While sky windows are not applicable in every property type, especially apartments, it's worth talking to a builder as to whether a window could be expanded in order to allow more lighting into the room.

Beautiful Lighting

Many people initially don’t think about lighting when it comes to the bathroom, however, it’s actually one of the most important features to get right when designing something stylish and practical.

Where possible, designers are beginning to incorporate LED lighting to help set the mood of the room as well as to illuminate particular features like texture on tiles. These lights can also look great when incorporated into a mirror.

Similarly, people have also started using things like wall and pendant lights as statements within their bathrooms. When used correctly, lighting has the potential to completely change the look and feel of a room. It can make the room appear larger, more modern, or more cosy, depending on the desired effect. 

Coloured Tapware

Dated bathrooms often have all white, ceramic tapware with separate hot and cold taps. Whilst there’s nothing wrong with this look, it can really date the space. 

For quite some time, the latest bathroom designs all featured black tapware, in a trend that now looks to be making a colourful change.

Coloured tapware is starting to take off with aged bronze or white taps now becoming a favourite amongst designers and renovators alike. You can spice up taps and even things like open pipes which is another new trend we’re starting to see more of.

Stand-alone Tubs

For many years, the humble bathtub was one of the first things renovators would look to get rid of. They were dated and took up valuable space.

Now the stand-alone bathtub is making a return and designers are using the tub as the centrepiece for the entire bathroom.

When people see a stand-alone tub, they immediately think to themselves ‘5-star luxury’, speaking to the impact a sleek, sculptural centrepiece can have on any bathroom.

Rain Showers

While it’s important to craft a beautiful space, there are few features in a bathroom that more people love at the moment than a rain shower.

For what is only a small cost relative to the overall price of a bathroom renovation a rain shower is a great feature to consider. It’s easy to include dual attachments, allowing you the option of using the rain option, or the more traditional directional spray.

Rain showers help to create the feeling of luxury when stepping into a bathroom, and can be made to feel more homely through the inclusion of indoor plants. 

Bathrooms are an important part of the home, it’s often one of the most looked-at areas within the house along with the kitchen. By renovating the bathroom space with one or more of these trends, you are bound to increase the value of your property.

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