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Luxury master bathroom with chandelier

Today’s bathroom is more than just a place to wash up or get ready for the day. It’s also a calming retreat where you can enjoy a much-needed respite from the hectic world outside. 

With so many fresh designs to choose from, there’s no shortage of options for creating your own personal oasis. You’ll also find a plethora of ways to add safety, comfort and convenience for aging in place.

Whether you’re planning a bathroom remodel or new build, here are some of our favorite ideas to get you started!

Shower & Tub Design

Large, curbless showers are showing up in more homes, inspired by the luxurious spa baths found in the world’s finest hotels. Easy entry lends itself to a seamless, open-concept design while also boosting accessibility. A gently sloping floor directs water toward a linear drain, while a shower bench offers extra relaxation. Create visual interest with unique tile patterns, and include a built-in shower niche for soap, shampoo and other supplies

A rainfall showerhead gives you an exhilarating shower experience. A handheld unit provides extra control, while digital models let you adjust water volume and temperature at the touch of a button. When it’s time to unwind after a long day, stretch out in a deep soaking tub

Bathroom Vanities & Storage

A double vanity gives everyone more room to maneuver in the bathroom. Elegant drawers or cabinets help you cut down on clutter while keeping self-care essentials within easy reach. 

Need a clever storage solution for a smaller bathroom? Think vertically! Tower cabinets with pull-out shelving keep your personal belongings close at hand while freeing up more counter space. The wall above the toilet is another great place for extra shelves or cabinets. 

Bathroom Tile & Flooring

The possibilities are almost endless when it comes to bathroom tile and flooring design. Choose from natural stone materials like marble or travertine, or the practical beauty of ceramic or porcelain tile. 

From bold geometric shapes to intricate mosaic patterns, there are lots of ways to add style under your feet. Creative graphic tiles look fabulous on shower walls, or you can go with a sophisticated vertical design. Hexagons and scallops provide a graceful alternative to traditional subway tile, either in or out of the shower.

Smart Bathroom Technology

You can add convenience with a variety of helpful high-tech bathroom amenities

No longer the stuff of fairy tales, today’s digital mirrors respond to touch, remote control and even voice commands. Check the weather while getting ready for the day or connect to your digital assistant to turn on your coffeemaker. Other available features include LED lighting and fog resistance. 

Worried about touching the faucet after washing your hands? A digital faucet with touch-free operation offers a great solution! Look for additional features that let you control water flow and temperature for greater efficiency. 

Stay clean and comfortable with a self-cleaning smart toilet with a built-in bidet, heated seats and overflow protection. Some models include built-in speakers and docking for smart phones and tablets. 

Bathroom Lighting

From charming wall sconces to a beautiful chandelier over the tub, you have many excellent options when it comes to bathroom lighting. Pendant lighting over the vanity offers a practical, stylish solution if wall space is limited. 

Choose energy efficient options for a longer bulb life and lower utility bills. For example, recessed LED fixtures are a great choice for shower lighting. 

Bathroom Color Options

Finally, here are a few of the most popular colors showing up in this year’s best bathroom designs.

Black lends a sleek, modern vibe to faucets, towel racks and shower enclosures. Choose either solid black tile or an upscale black-and-white pattern for shower walls or floors.

If you’re looking to create a cozy, inviting atmosphere, go for a gold or brass finish for bathroom fixtures. Warm metallics do a great job of adding a subtle vintage appearance to shower trim, faucets or cabinet and drawer pulls. 

Wood accents and warm colors for mirror frames and cabinets lend a relaxed, naturalistic feel to your bathroom. Good paint colors include light yellow, blush or rose gold. 


Need help finding the perfect materials to transform your dream bathroom into a reality? Contact us at Mid-City Lumber today! Our friendly experts will help you find everything you need to make your project a success.