5 Creative Elements to Consider In Your Bathroom Design

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Don’t let your new bathroom design fall short of what your home deserves. If your bathroom feels dated or you’ve purchased a house with a bathroom design style you never loved, we at Weinstein Supply have you covered. Our skilled team can work with you one-on-one to establish what your bathroom design needs and how we can help make that happen. Schedule an appointment with us and read on to learn about the creative bathroom elements you can bring to your home!

Bathroom Size and Location

When working on a bathroom remodel, you need to know which bathroom or bathrooms you plan to renovate. You may have several bathrooms that need updating because they don’t match the rest of the home, they need plumbing or electrical upgrades, or you have mismatched bathroom styles.

Master Bathroom

Your master bathroom plays a significant role in your everyday routine, and your master bathroom design should reflect that. The master bathroom will include the most design choices and bathroom elements to consider.

Full or “Jack and Jill” Bathroom

Your home may have several bathrooms besides the master or an en suite bathroom that connects to another room in the house. Full bathrooms and “Jack and Jill” bathrooms include showers or tubs alongside a toilet and sink. While these bathrooms include a way to shower or take a bath, they are often smaller than a master or en suite bathroom. Your bathroom design needs to accommodate the smaller area.

If you are looking for ways to save money on your bathroom remodel or to elevate your bathroom design, we can help!

Half Bathroom (Powder Room)

A half bathroom, or powder room, only includes a toilet and sink. A bathroom design for these bathrooms will have the least amount of bathroom design choices to make.

Theme

We all picture in our mind what we want our home to look like and how we want to feel while we’re there—your bathroom shouldn’t be any different. Create a bathroom space that matches or complements your home’s interior design. Even if your bathroom is the first part of a more significant renovation, keep all design elements consistent with the interior design theme of your home.

But most of all, make sure that your bathroom design creates a space that feels comforting and refreshing. For many of us, the bathroom is the first and last place we visit each day in our home, and your bathroom design shouldn’t create a stressful environment.

Modern Bathroom Ideas

Modern bathrooms tend to feel clean, stylish, and open. Unlike traditional design—where designs may be more elaborate and include more vibrant colors—modern design focuses on clean lines and neutral (gray, black, or white) and muted colors. A modern bathroom may have an added element of flair—accent tiles, pops of color, or a focused piece of artwork.

Consider a sleek freestanding tub or a walk-in shower for a modern bathroom remodel. Modern bathroom design will also have fixtures and storage space that seamlessly integrates into the design theme.

Traditional Bathroom Ideas

Traditional bathrooms may also feel clean and stylish but tend to be less open. Instead, traditional bathrooms include a lot of storage options, textures, and a nod to historical design trends.

Traditional bathroom design typically includes more vibrant colors like ivory, cream, beige, and taupe. If you’re thinking about implanting the traditional style of your home in your bathroom, consider ornate fixtures or a freestanding vintage (or vintage-inspired) clawfoot tub.

Minimalist Bathroom Ideas

Many may think of minimalist design as having a lack of design elements, but minimalist design is a thought-out plan to make everything feel seamless. Where traditional and modern styles may include open or ornate storage, pops of colors, prominent drawer pulls or cabinet handles, and accent tiles, minimalist design will try to hide many of these things to create a clean and open canvas.

Black, grey, and white dominate minimalist bathroom styles—pocket doors and hidden storage also keep the aesthetic as clean and clutter-free as possible.

Plumbing and Fixture Setup

No matter which bathroom you are renovating, you will need to consider the current plumbing and type of fixtures you have. Depending on the age of your bathroom, you may need to replace certain fixtures—such as those for your shower or sinks—depending on the upgrades you will make.

Your current bathroom already has plumbing configured for its design. So, if you plan to move any of the elements—such as relocating the toilet or shower—you will need to reach out and get expert help to determine if it’s possible and the best way to move any plumbing elements.

Lighting and Electrical Setup

Similar to plumbing and fixtures, your lighting and electrical elements are set up for your current bathroom design. You may be able to upgrade lighting fixtures without needing to rewire or even move them, but it is always best to speak with a licensed electrician to make sure you’re staying up to code.

Bathrooms are not dry areas, and even in a powder room where there is no shower, you need to make sure all electrical elements are properly installed and protected against any water damage.

Materials

There are many types of materials used in bathrooms today. While some materials may better fit a style or budget, you have many options to explore for your bathroom design. Before you get started on your bathroom remodel, consider the materials you want to use and how they fit into your theme, budget, and interior design style.

Tile

Porcelain, glass, or ceramic tiles come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Tile is one of the most used bathroom material, but carefully consider the type and amount of tile you plan to use because some tile can be very expensive.

Wood

Wood makes an elegant and vibrant accent choice for shelving, storage, and cabinets. These wood elements make great statement pieces for an accent wall or to warm up a cooler bathroom design.

Metal

Many of your bathroom fixtures are metal. Zinc, brass, and stainless steel are the most commonly used metals because of their resistance to moisture-related problems. Unsealed metals will rust in a wet environment, so make sure to consider only metals meant for wet areas.

Stone

Quartz, granite, or slate are commonly used for countertops. Depending on how large your countertop space is, it might dictate what your budget can afford. Like wood, stone can create elegant accent pieces in the shower or flooring.

What’s New in Bathroom Design?

Just like the other rooms in our homes, our bathrooms are keeping up with the trends. Whether it’s smart technology in our showers, industrial styled bathroom fixtures, floating vanities, or floor-to-ceiling showers and wet rooms, bathroom design is keeping the pace.

Visit Our Showroom to Get Inspiration and Ideas for Your Next Bathroom

Whether you are doing an entire bathroom remodel or minor updates, let the experts at Weinstein Supply walk you through the bathroom design process. Located just outside of Lancaster, Pa., we have over 40 years of experience helping homeowners create the bathroom of their dreams.