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Modern Shower Design Tips: 5 Ideas for Renovating Your Bathroom
Sunday, January 5, 2020

Are you one of the 58% of Americans that are ready to begin remodeling their home? The bathroom is one of the most popular rooms that homeowners decide to remodel.

Before you get started, check out some modern trends that will bring your bathroom into modern times. Check out these five modern shower design trends, and maybe one or more will work in your bathroom.

1. Create a Focal Wall

Modern bathroom trends embrace creating a focal point by creating one wall that is bold and eye-catching. You could do that to any wall in the bathroom, but a shower wall will make an even bolder statement.

You could line the wall in stone or an intricately designed tile. You could even use printed glass to create a unique design.

2. Colorful Showers

Using all white is a modern trend that isn't going anywhere. But what if all white isn't your style? You could still follow this trend while staying true to you by making the shower colorful.

Keep your entire bathroom clean and white with maybe some wood accenting. Then use a bold colored tile that is a bright and vibrant color. The rich saturation of color in the shower is a nice balance to the modern white in the rest of the bathroom.

3. Add Some Seating

Turn your shower into a mini spa-like area in your home. You can create a sanctuary by enlarging your shower space and add some seating. This could be a simple bench on one side.

If you're ready to commit to this idea, you can have a built-in shower seat. If this is more remodeling than what you want, then you could place a beautiful teak chair or bench in the shower.

Be sure to use a hardwood like teak that can withstand the hyper moist environment of your shower.

4. Mood Lighting

Lighting tends to be one of the more overlooked features of bathrooms. But the experts suggest that you have at least three different lighting sources. One of them could be in your shower.

When adding lighting to your shower, think about the area that you want to highlight. Then decide what kind of mood you want to set.

You could create a soft wash of lighting across your statement tile. Or you could have built-in LED lighting that lights the showerhead.

5. Glass Top to Bottom

Glass is the perfect way to make your bathroom look and feel bigger without moving any of the walls. Visually, your eyes see right through the glass to the wall beyond it. This tricks your brain into thinking the bathroom is bigger than it is.

You can achieve this in your bathroom by replacing your tub with a walk-in shower. Then use sheets of clear glass that extend from the floor to the ceiling. Then have a door that is also glass.

To complete this design, you could use it with the focal point wall from the first suggestion. This allows you to see the statement wall in the shower upon entering the bathroom.

Try These Modern Shower Designs

Before you get started remodeling your bathroom, consider using one of these modern shower designs. By changing the lighting, adding color, creating a focal wall, and using glass, you can breathe new life into your bathroom.

Contact our team today and let us help you design your new shower and bathroom.