There comes a time in the life of every home—and homeowner—when you need to change things up a bit. And all indications are that 2015 will be the year of the bathroom, in much the same way that 2014 saw kitchens go through a major metamorphosis. With a range of exciting fashions to choose from, expect to see bathroom fixtures in Toronto go from “not” to “hot” in the next few months.
Here are the top predictions from interior designers (just so you can start planning well ahead of time!):
Expand the Size
With bathrooms becoming one of the rooms in which you spend a fair bit of time, homeowners are increasingly expanding the size of the master bathroom in particular. Bathroom designs for 2015 feature large rooms containing comfortable, attractive furniture, exquisite lighting and a stylish, spacious look. Aim for a water-party atmosphere and the ultimate in elegance and comfort.
We’ve run the gamut of showers over the past few years, with trends hopping and skipping from regular to rain showerheads, walls and no walls, glass and no glass. Now, it’s all about the return of the bathtub, but not just any bathtub: the soaking tub. This is somewhat contradictory to other reports that show homeowners in the U.S. actually revoking bathtubs in favour of installing really great showers in the master bathroom. Since the prediction comes from the National Kitchen and Bath Association recent style report, however, let’s just assume there’s some validity to it.
Big Body-Soaking Bathtubs
Freestanding bathtubs are coming into their own, with easy access and lots of lights around them. Standard fibreglass tubs are out, in favour of luxurious porcelain. Basin-style and cleaner, more modern lines are becoming the preferred style of bathroom fixtures in Toronto, and few renovations now include bath-shower combinations. And of course, if you’re planning a huge bathtub you might need to upgrade your hot water heater to be able to fill it!
Fifty Shades of Grey
White, blue and beige have done their time in bathroom colour palettes, and shades of grey now dominate the spectrum. Whether you go for pale grey marble with darker grey walls and floor, or you embrace the new trend towards charcoal subway-tile walls, grey is going to describe anything but your mood.
Fabulous Under-Floor Heating
Radiant heating is the other big trend to expect. Whatever your budget for bathroom fixtures in Toronto, you’re going to want to set some funds aside to warm up that floor. Combine it with the new, staggered look in tiles (in shades of grey, naturally!) and you’ll be able to relax in delicious, spa-like luxury year round.
If you’re planning a bathroom remodel in 2015, your local plumber will be able to help you identify what renovation ideas will work best for your home, and how it will affect your plumbing installation.