In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has taught many of us to never take our homes for granted and to always make it as livable and enjoyable as it can be. This includes the bathroom, which has truly become a place for retreat and rejuvenation.
The upcoming year is a great time for a bathroom remodeling project for your Atlanta, GA home. For inspiration and ideas on how to make your bathroom even more inviting and relaxing, check out this forecast of the top trends for 2021 from the country’s top design experts.
1. Blended styles
For a truly revitalizing experience, bathrooms will be less clinical and stark, and more welcoming and soothing. While clean, contemporary lines will still be favored, experts see an infusion of vintage and traditional elements, such as murals, Victorian roll top baths, and tiles with busier patterns. Elements like sleek alcoves and fixtures will continue to give bathrooms a modern feel.
2. Bringing the outdoors in
The biophilic theme, which has been gaining popularity in the last few years, will become even bigger in 2021. Biophilia is the belief that humans have an innate tendency to be connected to nature. With the self-isolation everyone had to go through in 2020, the desire to experience and have a connection with the great outdoors has become even more intense.
For 2021, features like waterfall shower heads, porcelain and ceramic tiles that mimic the appearance of wood, nature-inspired murals, and warm, earthy colors will be big as people will try to capture the soothing tranquility of nature in their private retreat.
3. Home automation and smart features
Once considered luxury, smart home features are becoming more accessible to a wide array of households. This is especially true today with the increased awareness of the importance of sanitation and hygiene.
Home features that are expected to be big in 2021 and beyond include smart toilets, heated floors, showers, and more. They help minimize contact with surfaces, make cleaning and sanitizing easier, and greatly improve comfort and convenience in the bathroom.
4. Quartz countertops
Many designers believe quartz will be the top countertop pick for 2021. Quartz is completely non-porous so it leaves no room for germs and bacteria to settle and thrive—a quality that has become more desirable in light of the pandemic. It is also highly stain and scratch-resistant, and is very easy to clean and maintain.
In addition, because it’s a man-made material, it can be designed with an endless variety of patterns and colors, so it can go well with any bathroom aesthetic. It can even be made to mimic the appearance of marble, granite, and other natural materials, making it suitable for the rising biophilic trend.
5. Floating vanities
Floating or wall mounted vanities are becoming quite the rage in bathrooms today. This style is highly versatile, so you can create different looks with it. You can have a complete unit with a countertop and sink, or have two or more smaller units to accommodate separate users. Floating vanities are also great space saving solutions, freeing up room underneath for additional storage.
Talk to your bathroom renovation expert and get more inspiration and ideas for your new bathroom in 2021.
2021 Bathroom Design Trends That Will Be Huge Next Year, BHG.com
Bathroom Trends 2021 – 15 Inspiring New Looks for Your Bathroom, HomesAndGardens.com