Bathroom Trends

Today’s bathrooms are the space offering homeowners the best opportunity to combine design with functionality. Large spa-like master baths with large multi-head walk-in showers and double vanities continue to be popular, while powder rooms allow home decorators to flex their design muscles. According to Allison O’Keefe of Cambria, “bathrooms have been spa-inspired—sprawling and luxurious—for several years, and that trend is not changing.” Color is also key, and tile in specialty designs creates a designer look with unique and functional finishes. One trend for many large master baths isinclusion of a large shower in preference to a bathtub, according to Bohnne …

Time for Tile

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time for tile In addition to large format tiles which can now be used almost anywhere due to increased availability and improved installation materials and methods, homeowners are also able to select from porcelain tile closely resembling almost any natural product, according to Amy Balsimo of Louisville Tile of Nashville. “Thanks to high definition and digital printing, porcelain can be anything one can dream of—hardwood, travertine, slate, or intricately patterned,” Balsimo says. “Another interesting trend is the use of ‘fabric’ look tiles and metallic effects for contemporary or transitional tastes.” Sarah Higdon of Renaissance Tile & Bath agrees. “If you can imagine it, …