Custom Home Bath Trends We’re Seeing in 2021

May 10, 2021

When it comes to trendy design, we usually think about the kitchen. However, bathroom designs are seeing a significant resurgence. These spaces are more than just functional — with the right design, a bathroom can become a private retreat at the end of a long day. 

If you’re looking to start your custom home plans, this year’s bath trends will certainly come in handy.

Make A Statement With Freestanding Soaking Tub

Soaking tubs are the perfect way to recharge and rejuvenate yourself, which is why many people are looking for bathroom designs that include this luxe feature. They are eloquently designed not just for leisure, but also as an incredible focal point for your bathroom. The latest trends are all about clean lines and minimalist elegance. 

Go Bold With Your Tile Designs

Tile has long been a fixture in many bathrooms. However, today’s trends are all about bold designs. Large-format rectangle wall tiles are the new wave, replacing the mosaic tiles of the past. In addition to making an impression when you walk in the room, larger tiles mean fewer grout lines and less opportunity for dirt or soap scum to build up. This makes them ideal for floors as well as shower walls, and a favorite for anyone who has to clean the place.

Other 2021 bathroom trends for tiles include accent walls. Similar to the idea of a kitchen backsplash, you can add accent walls in the bathroom above the vanity, around the tub or anywhere else that you want to add a splash of color and visual interest. The sky’s the limit here, so let your imagination run wild and consider unique tile choices like metallic or zellige.


Showers That Loom Large

For those who prefer a shower over a bath, upgrading the size of your shower is a must. More than 40% of homeowners who remodeled their bathrooms decided to increase the size of the shower. They cited a desire to use the space for rest and relaxation. If you’re already building a new custom home, you might as well create a spa-like setting.

Design a spacious shower with dual showerheads, rain showerheads, handheld massaging sprayers and body sprays that give you the ultimate shower experience every time you step inside.

Take advantage of walk-in designs that blend simplicity and elegance. Designs like marble slabs instead of tile, built-in benches and frameless glass partitions can provide unobstructed views and an open ambiance that exudes luxury.

Shine Bright With Creative Lighting & Luxury Fixtures

The fixtures in your bathroom are oft-forgotten features, and rightfully so if they are boring, run-of-the-mill lights and faucets. But the right statement pieces can instantly elevate your bathroom. Flashy colors like brushed gold and vintage-inspired designs draw your eye, while touchless faucets create a modern appeal. Your lighting is another opportunity to create bold statements. Adding items like backlit mirrors, statement chandeliers or hanging pendant lights can transform your space and provide fitting mood lighting.

Design With These 2021 Bathroom Trends In Mind

Inspired by some of these ideas? Make them a reality! Contact Mitchell & Best Next Door today and get started on your custom home sketches and dream bath ideas!


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