Remodeling your bathroom is an exciting yet complex project. With the numerous design and material choices available, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Several homeowners nowadays opt for a modern style and layout for their bathroom. Modern style can imply different things to different people, but in general, there are some consistent concepts and themes when we speak of modern designs - symmetrical shapes, neutral colors, a minimalistic or simplistic approach, and natural materials. Modern bathrooms are designed to be simple, minimalistic and give a luxurious look and feel. Modern bathroom designs, because of their clutter free and minimalistic approach are particularly useful for small bathrooms.
1. Minimalistic approach
One of the central tenets for a modern looking bathroom is minimalism - keep it simple and free of clutter. Use built in cupboards or cabinets to stock unwanted personal items and toiletries. Keep the decorative items to a minimum. The more space there is, the more aesthetically pleasing and relaxing your bathroom will feel.
2. Neutral shades with just a hint of color
Monochrome color schemes in soft shades like white, black, grey, brown etc. are usually the preferred options for modern bathrooms. Adding a splash of color using a flower or candle is alright, but stay away from overdoing it. Since simple color combinations can occasionally lack visual interest, you can experiment with adding distinctive patterns displayed as wall paintings or wallpaper or even a bathroom rug.
3. A Hint of Greenery
Nothing is more therapeutic than adding a touch of greenery to your bathroom. Plants are a great way to bring the outdoors inside and can be placed on the window sill, near the basin or shower area. Ideally, you can opt for low maintenance plants that don’t require too much sunlight or frequent watering like money plants, snake plants, etc. Else, even a single artificial plant or flower can add significantly to the look and feel if you are looking for a low maintenance option.
4. Freestanding bathtubs
One of the most common features of modern bathrooms are free standing bath tubs. You can go with the traditional oval shaped bathtub or even opt for a rectangular or pedestal tub for a differentiated modern look. Choose the position and size of your bathtub so as to avoid clutter and enhance symmetry.
5. Modern Lighting Fixtures and placements
Getting the lighting right is an essential part of your bathroom redesign project. A brilliantly designed bathroom with the most luxurious materials will not stand out if the lighting is not done right. Modern designs center around symmetry and geometric shapes. You can choose from square, rectangular or rounded light fixtures. The same applies when selecting light placements. Skylights are a fresh and functional design trick for modern bathrooms, because they add more natural light and visual interest to your bathroom.
Please let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions for our list of ideas for a modern bathroom design. If you are planning to remodel your bathroom, MW Construction can provide you with top-class services at a reasonable price irrespective of the size of your project. To get a free estimate for your bathroom remodeling project in the South Jersey area, reach out to us.