Just like in several other design-related industries, the world of cultured stone and bathroom remodeling experiences trends that roll in and roll out. Each year seems to bring new developments in what’s popular on the market, whether large-scale changes or smaller tweaks to existing trends.
At Sand and Swirl, we’re always on top of the latest trends when it comes to our cultured marble, cultured granite and numerous bathroom countertop and remodeling options. In recent years, and particularly 2019, many of the top trends out there have moved toward the “natural” realm, with connections to nature and quality texture viewed as important factors in creating a relaxing atmosphere – especially for bathroom spaces. Let’s go over a few of the top trends to consider when it comes to your next bathroom remodel involving our stone products.
Black and White Combos
Whether you’re going for a traditional look or a more modern upgrade, black-and-white mixtures are a great option on both sides of the coin. They work in any room in the home, adding depth and contrast when used in a variety of potential formats.
In many cases, the goal is to complement each shade with contrasting ones in nearby areas. Some will choose rich, dark black cabinets accompanied by smooth white countertops in the bathroom, while others might look for a single slab that combines both. Black and white shades are easy to find in both marble and granite stones, and the possibilities here reach as far as your imagination and creativity can take them.
Bathroom Statement Walls
For those looking to inject a bit of drama or intrigue into the bathroom space, you could consider a statement wall in addition to high-quality countertops, cabinets and fixtures. Water features including natural stone materials are fantastic value-adds, whether in a smaller bathroom or a larger master suite.
Open Bathroom Spaces
Many are familiar with the open kitchen design, which has been exploding in popularity over recent years. Slightly newer and still on its way into public consciousness, however, is a similar theme for the bathroom – walls are being removed in favor of sliding panels for privacy, whether in the shower area or elsewhere.
Instead of just covering the shower area and/or countertops, natural stone slabs and tiles are becoming larger parts of the entire bathroom remodel. These stones may now cover the entire bathroom, a theme that’s long been present in European design formats but is newer to North America. This is a large-tile, no-seam format that brings a sleek, modern feel to any bathroom.
For more on the latest trends when it comes to natural stone and bathroom remodeling, or to learn about any of our marble or granite materials, speak to the staff at Sand and Swirl today.