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8 Bathroom Remodel Trends To Improve Your Home’s Resale Value

While bathroom remodels and renovations can quickly eat through any budget, they are one of the most effective ways of improving a home’s desirability to buyers. A great bathroom remodel can sell the whole house. By starting with a clear goal for the room, sticking to a strict and realistic budget, and adding in a few modern trends, you can create a space that will have buyers imagining themselves in the home. More offers equal a higher selling price!

Always begin with a list of what you desire to accomplish with this renovation. Keep the buyer’s demographic in mind. Is this a workhorse bathroom for a young family or a luxury getaway for a retired businesswoman? This will determine what kind of improvements you should be making. After you complete your list of changes and upgrades to make, it will be time to assess your budget. Determine what you can handle within the constraints of a budget to ensure you do not exceed it. One smart step to take, would be to meet with a realtor or a contractor to get advice on the return you will receive.

There are many new trends this year that are creating new and exciting options in the bathroom. People are no longer avoiding bathroom updates. They are finding ways to create a bolder and better bathroom than ever before.

As you may have heard, renovating just a single space such as the bathroom will make your home more desirable to potential buyers in the future. The importance of how buyers can be persuaded by updates and improvements to a home’s design and structure should be your main concern. The tips in this article will be sure to increase the value of your home.

Let’s look at eight different bathroom trends that will get your buyers excited about living in your renovated home:

Bold Walls

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One of the newest and biggest trends in bathroom updates for the modern home is bolder walls. These walls are usually done with bright colors that make them stand out against neutral tiles, countertops, cabinets, and more. Bold wall colors usually consist of navy blues, bright reds, and even coral pinks. The bolder the wall, the better. This has the most impact in an otherwise neutral room.

Textured Materials

While smoother materials used to be “in,” texture is coming back into the spotlight with bathroom design. Materials like tiles, cabinets, and countertops are all being made with more texture than ever. The rougher the materials, the more popular they are in the modern home right now. These materials are usually done in a neutral color like cool grays, tans, and a mixture of colors. Most people use these textured items to tile their shower, finish off the countertop, or even the floor. Think river rocks or rough-hewn slate edges.

Handy Storage

Part of having a great bathroom space is having storage that is both stylish and functional. Storage is something that all bathrooms need. The modern bathroom takes storage seriously, but it does it in a way that makes it less obvious. Gone are the days of the racks standing over the toilet. Instead, many people are creating storage through larger cabinets and vanities, storage beside the shower, and more. Some tubs are even made with small cabinets beneath them for towel and cloth storage, especially if the bathtub is used often.

Sink Options

One modern bathroom remodel trend that is starting to hit the spotlight is stone sinks. These sinks have an outdoor and classy feel that many people are starting to employ. Since the trend of textured materials is starting to make a huge comeback, the sink is set to follow closely. Many modern homes are updating and building bathrooms with stone type sinks that look amazing in these nature-like bathroom designs.

Cabinet Updates

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For those who already have an intact bathroom, one trend that renovators are starting to check out is cabinet updates. These updates typically involve things like fresh coats of paint and even fresh cabinets altogether. One major trend, which go opposite of the bold walls, is bolder cabinets. Many homeowners are painting their cabinets a dark blue or even a deep red hue to provide some sort of break in the monotony. This makes for a striking bathroom remodel, sometimes with only a can of paint.

Music Media

For those who love music, a new bathroom remodel trend is starting to emerge that has everyone tapping their toes while they get ready in the morning. Many people are starting to build bathrooms with Bluetooth speakers or a sound system into the room that allows you to play your favorite tunes while you bathe, shower, and even brush your teeth. Music updates are one of the most exciting trends in bathroom updates right now. With so many people already using speakers in the bathroom to incorporate music, this could be a long living trend that keeps going for several years. Who knows, we might even see more waterproof options in the future.

Updated Tiles

Just a few years ago, subway tiles used to be the biggest hit in bathroom renovations and building. Everyone wanted subway tiles. However, with the rise in the texture materials, many people are choosing to go with textured stone types of tiles for their showers and bathrooms. The textures aren’t the only thing making a big splash in the bathroom. Textured floor tiles are also set to be huge, and patterned tiles in the shower are going to be a big change from the smooth, single color tiles in the bathroom.

Mixing Materials

Bathrooms of the past seemed to be focused on single materials for the entire bathroom. This mean that people had bathrooms with the same color tiles on the floor, tiles in the shower, bathtub, toilet, sink, and countertop. There was little change other than the cabinet color and the wall color. However, the modern bathroom mixed up the materials like stone, brick, and more to give the bathroom a new sense of texture that more closely resembles nature.


By Caryl Anne Crowne a contributing author for ReBath