Thinking of Renovating Your Bathroom? Here Are Four Popular Bathroom Styles

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Very often renovations in your home can increase its value. Certainly, when selling a home, a well designed bathroom with beautiful finishes is a definite advantage for the seller and a sought after plus for a buyer. 

With so many types of materials, decor ideas and trends, there’s a lot to consider when choosing which style to use when renovating your bathroom. 

Contemporary vs. Modern Styles – What’s the Difference?

The terms “modern” and “contemporary” are often used interchangeably. While there are definite similarities, these two design styles are not the same. Modern, in design terms, refers to a style that began in the early to mid 20th century (roughly 1930s to 1960s). In contrast, contemporary design refers to what is popular at the moment and of course, this means it is constantly changing with the times.  Both styles stress minimalism, clean lines and a generally unfussy approach.

Modern Style

Modern style often features clean lines, geometric shapes, neutral colors, natural materials, sleek furniture, and accessories kept to a minimum. They are sleek and streamlined, emphasizing strong horizontal lines. 

Some features of modern-style bathrooms: 

  • Floating vanity
  • Glass shower enclosure 
  • Freestanding bathtub 
  • Minimalist faucets and hardware
  • Small splashes of color and greenery
  • Frameless mirrors
  • Absence of clutter
  • Artwork with clean lines
  • Streamlined lighting
  • Built-in shelving and cabinetry for a clutter free space
  • Stone, porcelain, teak and marble are popular materials
  • Color palettes tend to be neutral, eg. dove grey, slate, taupe, matte black, with pops of color, such as, red, royal blue, teal, chartreuse. These brighter colors are usually reserved for accessories such as towels and plants.

Contemporary Style

Clean lines, clutter-free open spaces, and minimalist adornment are all features of contemporary style bathrooms. Expect to see plenty of polished hardwood, metal accents, and a clean and simple color palette in this type of décor. Visual contrast is attained by combining light and dark elements together. Contemporary style is known for its simplicity and sophistication. 

Some features of contemporary style bathrooms: 

  • Sleek vanity
  • Minimalist faucets
  • Glass shower enclosure
  • Statement tile
  • Slim-profile mirrors
  • Door knobs made with buffed metal
  • Digital shower controls and smart mirrors
  • A black and white palette is a popular choice. Any high contrast color combination can work
  • Open space, straight lines, and clutter-free 
  • Emphasis is on the beauty and quality of the materials used throughout the room
  • Countertops and flooring are constructed from durable stone, wood or tile

Traditional Style

Traditional interior design is a popular style of décor that is based largely on 18th- and 19th-century European styles. While other design styles come and go, the traditional style, with its understated elegance, is timeless but not stagnant. Designers are likely to add splashes of contemporary bold color or a modern piece of furniture to update and keep the style fresh. Traditional design relies on classic elegance and comfort. Unlike more modern approaches, decorative detail is a key factor. 

Features of traditional style bathrooms often include:

  • Wall treatments such as wallpaper, wainscoting and molding
  • Stone counters, polished wood furniture, claw foot bathtubs and furniture style vanities
  • Color tends to be relaxing, neutrals or pale shades are popular with touches of bold color
  • Flooring may include ornate rugs and high end tile
  • Lighting tends to be ornate with an antique look

All in all, traditional bathrooms bridge the themes of sophistication and comfort to provide an inviting and relaxing atmosphere. 

Transitional Style

This style blends aspects of traditional and contemporary design. Transitional style bathrooms encompass the best of both worlds as this style utilizes both old and new design elements which can help to bring your home up-to-date. Color palettes tend to follow the contemporary style and are kept to a minimum. This style is a little less bold than the contemporary style. It blends elements of both styles with textures, colors, and furnishings.

Some features of transitional style bathrooms:

  • Frame-and-panel vanity
  • Undermount sink
  • Subway tile
  • Pedestal bathtubs
  • Glass shower enclosure
  • Classic lighting such as updated chandeliers and sleek wall sconces
  • Neutral, cool or warm hues, on the soft and subtle side

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