The future is now! Think about it. We’re living in an age when you can ask your cell phone for driving directions, document every meal on social media, and get free guitar lessons on YouTube. Just twenty years ago, all of this would have been unthinkable.
While some prefer home designs that reflect classic aesthetics, others appreciate designs that reflect the sleek modernity of the times. If you fall into the latter camp, this blog is for you. Join V.C.G. Construction in this exploration of modern bathroom remodeling.
1. Modern Bathroom Remodeling – Lighting
When it comes to modern bathroom remodeling, gone are the days when you installed a single light fixture above the mirror. Instead, wall-mounted lights on either side of the vanity make for brighter, more even illumination. Contemporary fixtures such as scones, cylinders, and squares are great for this setup.
Other modern bathroom lighting options include under-cabinet lighting and back-lit mirrors, both of which boost the functionality of the bathroom while providing sophisticated style.
2. Modern Bathroom Remodeling – Sinks
Cast your bathroom’s design into the future simply by replacing the sink! Say goodbye to plain white porcelain and embrace sinks made from stained glass, bamboo, natural stone, or copper. Go with trendy shapes like flat rectangle basins, large vessel bowls, or even tall pedestal sinks (which are especially striking in brushed nickel or copper).
Because the sink impacts the overall design dramatically, you may want to select it before any other piece and shape your bathroom remodel around it.
3. Modern Bathroom Remodeling – Showers
Showers that double as bathtubs have been on their way out of fashion in recent years, so if modern bathroom remodeling is your goal, go with a standalone shower. The modern shower is defined by a walk-in design that may or may not have a door, rugged stone tiles in dark colors (or subway tiles in light colors), and shower heads with multiple pressure and spray settings.
The overall aesthetic: sleek and functional, with hints of the natural.
4. Modern Bathroom Remodeling – Flooring
Ceramic tile has historically held favor with homeowners, but modern bathrooms can incorporate new flooring options like stone tiles, concrete, or even distressed natural bamboo. Don’t dig wood flooring for a wet environment? Go with vinyl planks that mimic the texture and patterning of wood but stand up better against moist conditions.
Faux-laminate cottage slate tiles are also a great choice, especially if natural textures play a large role in the rest of the design.
The Very Cool Guys would love to talk ideas with you if you’re thinking of remodeling your bathroom! Give us a call — our consultations are complimentary and pressure free: (888) 936-7824.
Photo 1 – Jeremy Levine, Flickr Creative Commons
Photo 2 – Lizzie Benton, Flickr Creative Commons