When remodeling your home, it never hurts to research the latest trends in home design. Last month, at the 2018 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Orlando, there was a showcase of current home design trends. It was a great place for homeowners to draw inspiration for bathrooms, kitchens and living areas. The following bathroom trends were showcased at the show, and these trends may give you an idea for your own project.

Transitional and Contemporary

The transitional and contemporary style has been gaining popularity over the years. A bathroom in this style features a more neat and tidy appearance, which is the opposite of a traditional style. The simple surfaces and clean lines of a contemporary restroom are easy to maintain. The transitional style allows you to add a bit of character using elements such as traditional lights, paneled cabinet doors and subway tiles. If you like to try different looks, transitional is just the style for you.

Wooden Vanities

There are many homeowners and designers who prefer a wooden vanity, which looks like a freestanding piece. These wooden furniture-style pieces add a touch of warmth to any restroom. You can showcase the natural character of the piece by choosing a mid-tone or light-tone stain for the finish.

Gray Shades

Create a mature vibe by trading in the brighter colors for shades of gray. You can add a bit of white and black to create a peaceful color scheme. The shades work well with natural materials such as wood. One example is a gray cabinet with fresh white walls. If you do not want white walls, you can always paint the walls in a soft gray tone.

Nickel Faucets

Are you looking for a popular trend for your faucet? There are many homeowners who are turning to warm nickel and classic polished chrome for their restroom. Brushed nickel is another popular choice for your faucet. It reduces water spotting and works well with other elements. Mix the brushed nickel with black, brass or bronze accents to decorate with other finishes without going out of style.

Freestanding Tubs

In a world of walk-in showers, freestanding tubs are still trending in many bathrooms. There are many homeowners who enjoy soaking in the tub after a long day.

A freestanding tub can be placed in most bathrooms, and you do not have to stick with the traditional thin claw-foot style for your tub. You can order a tub in a sculptural shape to add character to your space, but be sure to invest in a durable tub that retains heat.

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