If you’re working towards a bathroom remodel in 2018, it might serve you well to be up to date with the latest bathroom design trends and innovative upgrades. Modern bathroom designs aim to create a sanctuary of relaxation, where you can relax and rejuvenate, as well as showcase your personal style. Here are the 6 newest and most innovative bathroom trends we’ve discovered for 2018 so far.

1.  A Day at the Spa

A bathroom that meets your needs for function and space is important, seeing as it’s often a motivator for why many homeowners remodel. However, you can also turn your bathroom into a “Spa at Home” by taking advantage of some of the latest bathroom design innovations. By adding a luxurious soaking tub, a steam shower, or even a multi-jet shower, you can amplify the relaxing ambiance in your new bathroom and recreate a spa experience, right at home. This spa trend is also becoming more prevalent in the bathroom decor and design, shown through unique tiling, creative artwork, as well as plush pieces of furniture like armchairs, cocktail tables, and even a beauty treatment station.

2. Bathrooms Go High Tech

Technology is improving every area of our lives, and bathrooms are also no exception. New high-tech bathroom gadgets aim to make your time in the bathroom more efficient, enjoyable, and luxurious. High-tech toilets with seat warmers, lids that automatically open, water jets, built-in deodorizers, and air-dry functions have been well developed in Japan for many years, now becoming popular in bathrooms across America. High-tech shower jets with individual digital temperature gauge controls ensure maximum comfort while you bathe. Along with voice-activated speakers, stereo systems, televisions. and home assistants making their way into the bathrooms of the future, you’re sure to bathe in the lap of luxury, all while enjoying the comforts of your own home.

3. Lighting Effects

Lighting is one of the most crucial design aspects of the bathroom, while it also happens to be the most overlooked. Modern bathrooms that want to maximize the atmosphere and utility need beautiful, ambient lighting as well as somewhere with focused-task lighting for applying makeup, trimming beards, and styling hair. New bathroom trends for 2018 introduce motion detecting lights that save energy by activating only when someone enters the bathroom. There are also touch mirrors with smart-tech light and temperature integration, enabling you to control task lighting with greater precision and without the need for switches.

Bathroom Remodel4. Universal Design for Everyone

Universal design aims to make the design of your home modern and functional while allowing additional accessibility and utility for people of all ages and abilities. With more homeowners wanting to stay in their own home as they age, universal design helps to create bathrooms that are both attractive and accessible. You get the adaptability and accessibility of a specialized facility, without leaving the comfort and familiarity of your own home.

5. Matte Finishes

When it comes to the most on-trend finishes for bathroom fittings and fixtures, polished brass and rose gold are still greatly popular. However, if you want to be ahead of the latest trend, choose matte finishes for your bathroom. Matte finishes for faucets, handles, mirror frames, and towel racks provide a subtle contrast to your bathroom decor without the ‘flashiness’ of polished metal.

6. Under-the-Counter Appliances

The bathroom is rapidly becoming the center of health and well being. Under-the-counter appliances such as a beverage cooler or a compact refrigerator allow for storage of health products, supplements, or organic beauty treatments while maximizing their freshness and vitality.

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With the right design and appropriate upgrades, your bathroom can become a center of vigor, rejuvenation, and well-being – be sure to consider these innovative new trends if you’re planning a 2018 bathroom remodel.