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Bathroom Trends Expected to be Big in 2016

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Bathroom trends come and go, just like design choices in other rooms of the house. Just take a look at your bathroom now. Chances are good that it does not look the same way it did in the 1970s! It is important to keep up with the popular trends in bathroom decoration from year to year, but sometimes, it may seem a little bit daunting to try to find out what is going to be in style for the coming year. Check out this list of bathroom trends expected to be big in 2016, to get ideas for your restroom space.

Water Saving

Get with the times by installing water saving fixtures in your bathroom. Low flow, hands-free faucets are affordable and available at many home improvement stores. While picking up your water saving faucet, don’t forget to change out your toilet to a low flow option as well. These toilets, which use less water per flush and do not store as much water in their tanks, are becoming more and more affordable every year. In 2016, they are sure to become much more popular amongst environmentally minded homeowners. Opt for the dual-flush variety, which has two different flushing options so that you can use less water when necessary but still have a powerful flush if needed.


Hide your storage and even some of your fixtures in streamlined wooden or stainless steel storage cabinets to provide a clean, sleek, and fully minimalist appearance. Your sink can receive an industrial upgrade with a stainless steel storage compartment beneath it. If you feel like spending a little extra on your minimalist bathroom, consider installing a bench toilet, which looks like a wooden bench when closed but contains a fully functional toilet that can be easily hidden away.


Nothing says 2016 like a technologically advanced bathroom. Large soaking tubs now come equipped with add-ons such as remote stereo amplifiers with MP3 players that can be easily controlled from the comfort of your bubble bath. Light a few candles and play your favorite music, or watch T.V. to bring a spa-like setting into your own home, all through the use of technology. Even medicine cabinets have recently received tech-savvy updates, and in 2016, expect refrigerated cabinets to become more common in stylish bathrooms.

Underfloor Heating

Heated coils beneath the bathroom floor have been growing in popularity for years. In 2016, they are going to reach an all-time high in installations. With a heated bathroom floor, you will no longer have to step out of the bath or shower onto a cold floor in the middle of the winter. Heated underfloor coils are very safe and provide an energy efficient and low cost way to keep your bathroom warm all year long, without having to blast your home’s heating system every time someone in the house wants to take a shower.

Clock Mirrors

Never arrive late to work again when you fit your bathroom with a mirror that includes an LED lighted clock. While you shave and brush your teeth, you will be able to easily keep an eye on the time with this simple but effective mirror. Best of all, you will not have to sacrifice the minimalist style that is going to be so popular in 2016 when you hang one of these sleek and sophisticated mirrors on your bathroom wall.

Brushed Metal

As 2015 draws to a close, bathroom designers and renovators are quickly turning to brushed and natural-looking metals for use in almost every fixture. Faucets, sink basins, and even trim around cabinets are beginning to be made of brass, stainless steel, platinum, and even sometimes gold and silver. Stay away from copper, as it can have a negative effect on your water. If you have a soaking tub, brass fixtures especially look amazing and can easily make your tub a serene focal point in your stylish and up-to-date bathroom.


Expect stone to become very popular in 2016 restrooms. Tubs, sink basins, and decorative elements are all going to take a turn for the stylish when they are replaced by beautiful stone upgrades. Choose a polished sink basin with a brass faucet fixture to really pull together the look of 2016 in your restroom.

Whatever type of bathroom space you have, you can spruce it up easily with these exciting new trends for 2016. Choose your favorite and get started so that your bathroom will be ready for the new year with its new look.