5 Bathroom Trends Worth Trying in 2017


Has your bathroom seen better days? If you’re ready for a remodel but not sure what to do, the latest trends may provide some inspiration. Here are a few ideas that can help you make a splash.

Trick out the shower: Give a basic shower stall a boost with discreet water-safe speakers, steam-generating controls or a digital panel that programs the water stream’s temperature and pressure.

Choose wood: Wood in the bathroom? Absolutely, with the right type of wood and sealer. A simple wood slab can function as a floating vanity, planks can create an eye-catching feature wall, and slats on the shower floor can add warmth. Any way you use it, wood gives an organic, tactile feel to what can otherwise feel like a cold, sterile space.

Increase the size: Bigger may be better when it comes to your bathroom space. More of today’s bathroom renovations focus on increasing room size, often with the aim of a light, open feel.

Add a standalone tub: A freestanding tub can steal the show in a bathroom revamp. It’s not only a great design feature but also a way to create a relaxing, spa-like atmosphere.

Upgrade to high-tech: Bathrooms can be outfitted with all kinds of technology nowadays — from high-tech toilets with self-cleaning mechanisms and heated seats to smart lighting that lets you sync it with your music and personalize hues.

Whether you try one or all of these trends, one thing is for sure: Once the bathroom renovation is complete, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to get started.