What is it that makes a space, for example, a living room, modern in nature beyond its architecture? The furniture and decorative elements that make it up, right?
The same thing happens in a bathroom. It is the toilets, furniture and other necessary elements that make the bathroom acquire one style or another.
Therefore, if you are going to reform or build your bathroom from scratch and your objective is a modern, contemporary bathroom, as well as a careful choice of materials to cover the bathroom walls, you need both the toilets, such as the shower, furniture and other elements that you install are appropriate.
And in this sense, I wanted to compile in this article some of the latest trends of those elements that I just mentioned so that you are up to date with the most current to renew your bathroom.
So, if you want a modern bathroom, take note, I’m going to tell you the latest of each. We started.
ROCA Gap suspended toilet for sale at Materiales De Fabrica
For a few years now, concealed or recessed cisterns have been gaining followers and, today, in a current and modern bathroom, it is one of the essential elements together with the sanitary ware, both suspended toilet and bidet.
By hiding the cistern, embedding it in a false plasterboard wall, and installing a suspended toilet, we make the bathroom look more “clean”, defined and uncluttered.
Even if your bathroom is small, closing the cistern is an aesthetic exercise that will benefit you, since it eliminates superfluous elements and the space seems lighter. Sensation that is enhanced with the addition of the suspended toilet. Another addition is that cleaning and maintaining it is much faster and more comfortable than that of a conventional toilet.
So, whether you are renovating the bathroom or building it from scratch, if you want it to be up-to-date and have a contemporary aesthetic, bet on recessed cisterns and suspended toilets.
Let’s continue with the next component.
Showers – Shower trays
Extra-flat shower tray made of Nudespol resin in graphite from Factory Materials
Although I am a big fan of bathtubs, I have to admit that since it became fashionable to change the bathtub for a shower tray, the showers have undergone a huge aesthetic and practical revolution and have conquered the entire field of bathtubs, since each time they have become more practical, more useful and more beautiful.
In this sense, if you bet on a shower instead of a bathtub, the latest trends have a clear component at the forefront of the avant-garde: floor-level dishes.
Thin, ultra-thin shower trays that can be installed flush with the floor or on the floor, creating continuous spaces without any type or minimum interruption between the bathroom floor and the shower.
In addition to eliminating a small but unnecessary step in the bathroom, the sense of continuity offered by these shower trays makes the spaces, although small, light and fluid.
In fact, it is in small spaces where these shower trays show all their power.
Going even deeper, the latest trends in shower trays not only opt for slim or floor-level shower trays, but also for those that also have an organic aesthetic component.
This means that, right now, the latest shower trays imitate or are made with natural materials such as stone, such as slate, marble, granite or imitation of cement or concrete, among other “natural” materials.
To sum up and taking into account the premise that you are looking for a modern bathroom, in terms of shower trays, focus on the extra thin shower trays that can be installed at ground level, and of nature or organic imitation.
Showers – Screens
Shower enclosure without profiles from Factory Materials
Although the shower tray is an element that can mark a before and after in a bathroom, it is even more so if the screen itself fits. These, like the shower trays, have undergone surprising changes from the old partitions with thick aluminum profiles to the partitions with an ultra-refined aesthetic of today.
If I had to bet on a model to install in a bathroom where what is sought is a modern environment, I have no doubt which one I would choose: Bath screens without profiles or with minimal profiles for a minimalist aesthetic and with minimal interruptions .
And it is that you can think that the partitions with black and metal panels are the latest in partitions due to the huge number of photos of them that we see on social networks such as Instagram or Pinterest, but really the latest efforts of manufacturers and designers have the focus put in eliminating the profiles, being these the ones that take the prize and the ones that I advise you to look at or find out if you want a very modern bathroom.
As with the rest of the elements we are looking at, it is in small spaces where you can really see how well a screen works without profiles or with minimal profiles.
By eliminating them, the screens are an almost invisible element that does not take center stage thanks to the fact that it is devoid of the traditional profiles that are so ugly and the annoying sliding door systems that always end up jamming.
Regarding partitions without profiles, there is a whole world of possibilities, depending on the type of shower you want or the space available. Consult with your interior designer or site manager and let them advise you well, since not only fixed partitions such as the one we see above these lines have been designed without profiles.
Currently we can find this design in square, folding, sliding, or even semicircular partitions.
Let’s keep going:
Bathroom cabinet and washbasin from the INSPIRA collection by ROCA
Bathroom furniture there are many, many as you well know if you are in full reform and choice of furniture. But here I am focusing on the latter.
For this reason, within all the vast variety that there is, the latest trends in bathroom furniture are directed towards the versatility of the furniture itself, making it adapt to any space. Today’s bathroom furniture is chameleonic.
A few years ago, and not many, you could find a beautiful bathroom cabinet from a new collection. But that bathroom cabinet had to have a specific sink and you couldn’t play much beyond the colors and finishes of the cabinet.
The evolution of bathroom furniture has been aimed at greater customization and adaptability of the furniture in the different bathrooms.
For example, one of the latest collections from the ROCA firm is the INSPIRA series, which consists of three forms, with which we can create multiple combinations thanks to the washbasin and furniture, since they are available in 3 design lines: Round, Soft and Square.
These three lines, to begin with, are totally combinable with each other. Being able to create multiple combinations of bathroom furniture.
In addition, the three lines are available in three different finishes, which in this case are City Oak, Fumato Mirror and Glossy White.
All this means that, between the furniture design line, the different finishes available and the option of also being able to add different sinks to the personalized furniture, we have a huge range of possibilities to fully adapt the bathroom furniture to our bathroom, without complications.
Let’s see another essential component:
Bathroom mirror with integrated light from BathDecor for sale at Factory Materials
Like the rest of the components that we are looking at, bathroom mirrors also form a huge range of options: Built-in, framed, round, wall-mounted, square or rectangular, and on and on.
But above all, which are not better, but more modern, are the smart mirrors with lighting integrated into the mirror itself or backlit, which even incorporate Bluetooth technology to listen to music through its integrated speakers.
And not only that, these mirrors also incorporate:
- Infrared Sensor. To turn on the mirror by bringing your hand closer.
- Tactile regulators. To increase or decrease the intensity of the light.
- Option to choose between different lighting. (Warm, neutral or cold)
- Anti-fog plates.
- Integrated magnifying mirror.
- And the speaker system and Bluetooth, which I mentioned above.
Naturally, within the category of these ultra-modern mirrors, we have many design options to choose the mirror that best suits the style of our bathroom and our tastes.
We have round, square mirrors, with rounded tips, with backlighting, with magnifying mirrors or ultra-minimalist with totally refined lines, among other models.
That said, and following the line of the article, it is these mirrors that you should inform yourself about to achieve a totally modern look and design in your bathroom.
3D PVC cladding from the Grosfillex Ambiente Blanco collection
In addition to all the elements that we have seen throughout the article, for your bathroom to be the way you want it, a very modern bathroom, the walls have to be lined accordingly. It is the shell, yes, but it is also the base on which everything you add later will be based.
That said, I have to admit that here we enter a somewhat ambiguous and very subjective terrain, since even with the subway tiles that are decades old, a very modern bathroom can be achieved.
Although, naturally, the coatings also have trends and novelties, and one of them, curiously, is the high-quality PVC coatings, such as the latest adhesive tiles and coatings from the Grosfillex firm.
These easy-to-install wall tiles are available in a wide range of finishes that imitate all types of surfaces to be able to cover the bathroom walls as we please.
From white 3D models as we see above these lines, to tiles with wood finishes of different tones, to create warm and cozy spaces, passing through models with stone or concrete finishes for the latest trend bathrooms, or even more exotic materials such as reclaimed wood or geometric tile.
And all this without doing minor or major work, since these high quality vinyl panels are adhered by a special adhesive that, depending on the model we choose, will be self-adhesive or we will have to apply it ourselves.
Let’s keep going.
Imex matte black built-in bathroom faucet for sale in Factory Materials
The taps are the icing on the cake. It’s the perfect finish. A bathroom where even the smallest detail is taken care of is the one that really makes the difference.
In fact, you can almost ruin everything you have achieved with the rest of the elements if you do not take care of the small details such as the taps.
In this sense, there is a clear trend right now in terms of bathroom taps: Matte finishes.
Whether in white or black, the shower and bathroom taps in a matte finish, right now it is something that is having a lot of pull, and it is where manufacturers have been heading in recent years.
Honestly, it is a trend that I do not know if it will last long, since the traditional chrome finishes will continue to be high and will always be in demand, in addition to being combined with everything, unlike the matte black and white finishes that have to be carefully combined.
But if you are looking for something completely modern to finish off your bathroom, I cannot fail to highlight this type of faucet, and even more so if it is recessed.
With these components that we have reviewed in this article, I can assure you that your bathroom will be completely up to date. That’s what you want, right? I read you in the comments.