Changes in popular bathroom design trends are driven by innovations in technology and the desire for low-maintenance and functional bathroom designs. CAD Pro has helped homeowners and builders design and build these flexible and customized bathrooms for new home construction and remodeling.
Smart and Popular Bathroom Design Trends
Smart toilets: Technology has improved one of the most basic fixtures in the house: your toilet. New models have built-in bidets, cleaning functions and night lights for safety. Smart toilets are one of the most popular bathroom design trends. These new smart toilets have features to minimize maintenance with self-cleaning features, including one that mists the bowl before and after each use to cut cleaning time in half. Wall-hung toilets also make it easier to clean under and around the toilet.
Rustic Popular Bathroom Design Trends
Barn doors: Barn doors have been part of the rustic and industrial-chic design style for a few years, sometimes as a closet door or a decorative element in homes. Now they’ve become a highly functional element of bathroom designs. Barn doors are efficient and provide easy access to the room and, since they don’t swing out or in, they use less space and don’t trap anyone behind the door.
Low Maintenance Popular Bathroom Design Trends
Low maintenance materials: Quartz is the most popular material for bathroom counters and showers, identified as trendy by 94 percent of bathroom designers in a NKBA study. Quartz is easy to clean, durable and available in a lot of color palettes.
Consumers today, especially millennial’s, have less tolerance for high-maintenance materials. They don’t want moldings on their cabinets that catch dust, and they’ve realized that quartz requires less maintenance than marble or granite, making it one of the best popular bathroom design trends.
A Houzz survey found that consumers prefer simple Shaker cabinets (57 percent) or flat-panel cabinets (18 percent) when remodeling.
Color for Popular Bathroom Design Trends
A little color and darkness: Although white and gray are still on-trend for bathrooms and kitchens, colorful appliances and new metallic finishes could be found in abundance at the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show in 2018.
This is more of an emerging trend, but a survey of designers found that people are starting to integrate a little more color into their bathrooms. Appliances and fixtures in brass, copper and gold finishes look elegant and not outdated. We’re even seeing some bold colors like cobalt blue or orange.
Younger buyers are more concerned about resale and less confident of their design choices, so they’re more likely to stay with white and gray bathroom colors.
Older buyers often plan to stay in their homes longer, so they’re more willing to play around with color for a unique look, especially with a shower or wall color.
CAD Software for Popular Bathroom Design Trends
CAD Pro helps you plan and complete any type of popular bathroom designs with intuitive smart floor plan tools and bathroom design symbols.
Share your popular bathroom designs and plans with clients or contractors using Dropbox®, Google Drive™, OneDrive®, and SharePoint®. Export files to Microsoft Word®, Excel®, and PowerPoint® with a single click.
Cad Pro’s bathroom design plan software is an affordable and easy alternative to other more expensive CAD software programs. Cad Pro is great for creating custom home plans, building plans, office plans, construction details, and much more.