During 2013 there was a huge wave of renovations that washed over the housing market, so if you're thinking about updating your bathroom in 2014, we've listed a few of the emerging renovation trends below.
IN a nutshell, 'It's all about minimalistic and futuristic' looks.
This means clean lines, fluidity and ultra modern bath fixtures. Strong angular structures and sharp edges are out - so instead opt for futuristic trends like a waterfall shower, touch faucets, and heated floors.
Colours: The past few years have been about bright colours all over your bathrooms. The trend peaked in 2013 and for 2014 bright colors will probably make way for muted, neutral tones in the bathroom which will add a serene feeling and a much more relaxing atmosphere.
Showers: Forget about those tiny fiberglass shower stalls! Today's popular showers are large spaces with multiple shower heads and even a bench. Multiple shower heads mean that there's no more constantly adjusting the shower head if you have two people who use the shower on a consistent basis.
Another popular trend is the frameless shower enclosure. These are large walk-in showers with a wall of tile surrounding the shower. Because these showers are so large, you don't need to worry about water escaping out of the enclosure and settling on the bathroom floor.
Toilets: Low flow toilets are set to be big in 2014, because they offer two distinct advantages for modern bathrooms. Firstly (obviously) they save water which is great for the eco conscious home and secondly they tend to have a more modern look which is exactly what you want from everyone's least mentionable bathroom fixture.
Tiling: Glass tiles provide a glossy, sparkling look that can make spaces appear larger, which is something nearly every homeowner can appreciate. Additionally, they've gained a lot of attention because they are more resistant to mould and mildew than ceramic tiles. Glass is completely impervious to water absorption, while ceramic tiles can absorb up to 3% of the water that hits it.
Cabinetry: Nothing ruins the look of a great bathroom more than an oversupply of shampoo bottles and band aid boxes so invest in some smart, full height storage solutions- don't bother with cabinets that fall short of the ceiling, as they just tend to collect dust and un needed accessories..
Other bits and pieces:
Heated Things: Despite the fact its ridiculously hot at the moment, remember that later in the year you'll thank yourself for installing a heated floor or maybe just a heated towel rack.
Bluetooth Shower Heads: For those that like to shower out loud, there's a range of Bluetooth-enabled showerheads that stream music and podcasts straight into the shower. Apparently the sound quality is surprisingly good and it's easy as pie to pair the unit with your devices.
Pull Out Steps:
Save space in the bathroom by building a pull-out step-stool under the sink. They're perfect for the kids who aren't quite tall enough to reach and safer than having a separate unit on the slippery bathroom floor.