Bath Trends 2016

2015 Bath of the Year, Designed by Barbara Westbrook
2015 Bath of the Year, Designed by Barbara Westbrook

Bath trends continue to dominate home remodeling projects with kitchen updates running a close second. When faced with a choice, homeowners will most likely opt to update a bath simply because it is more affordable than updating a kitchen. Also, today remodeling is driven more by personal enjoyment or meeting specific needs rather than adding resale value according to The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

2015 Bath of the Year, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
2015 Bath of the Year, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Expect to see baths emphasizing a focal point in transitional and contemporary design styles. Walk-in showers and freestanding tubs are extremely popular. For a more custom look frameless heavy-glass enclosures provide a spa-like luxury to the bath while giving it a designer look. There is a practical drawback to this expanse of glass enclosures that comes with daily use of your spa-like shower and the maintenance involved in keeping this glass clean and clear of stains.

Clean-X Invisible Shield Shower Protection

Unelko Corporation reached out to me recently with a solution that works. Clean-X Invisible Shield Shower Protection will seal your shower glass surface and prevent build-up while providing long-lasting protection. It cleans, shines and protects!

2015 Bath of the Year, Designed by Beth Webb
2015 Bath of the Year, Designed by Beth Webb

As for bath flooring ceramic and porcelain tiles are the most popular choices. Heated floors are one of the most sought-after bathroom trends according to NKBA.

Bathroom fixture manufacturers are responding to the demand to personalize your bath space with product offerings from shower heads  to tubs with temperature controls through LED display panels making your shower or bath time a real pleasure. Kohler brings water, sound, steam and light into a multi-sensory fusion with its DTV+ Digital Showering system.

Kohler DTV+ Digital Shower System
Kohler DTV+ Digital Shower System

Creating a mood with water-resistant music systems is also a trend. Streaming Bluetooth systems can be operated wirelessly, from smartphones or other audio devices is a cool upgrade for any bath remodel or new home construction.

American Standard Optum Vormax Toilet
American Standard Optum Vormax Toilet

Have you heard about Optum VorMax, the new flush system technology developed for toilets and offered by American Standard? It delivers a powerful jet of water during a flush while scouring and cleaning the bowl at the same time!

For more information on bath trends please visit Boston Globe.

To view more bath images from the 2015 Bath of the Year Contest please visit Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. 

Photography: Emily Followill, Erica George Dines, Lauren Rubenstein

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