Contemporary, modern styling continues to grow in popularity. Is a modern motif right for your new bath? It is if you love clean lines, geometric shapes, basic and neutral colors, minimal decorations, natural materials and uncluttered space. If this is the case, a contemporary bath is in your future.
A clean-lined, uncluttered bathroom has become increasingly viable thanks to technological advances in shower drains. Channel drains enable homeowners to create an open floor plan bath with similar benefits, looks and feelings of an open floor plan kitchen. Imagine having a shower area without a shower enclosure or curb that you have to step over to enter the space. Not only does this technology enable designers to make the most use of the bath’s space, it also enables clients to age in place easily and gracefully. An open floor plan bath is a great option, especially for baths where space is at a premium. It’s a win-win for everyone.
The components that we typically specify for a contemporary space include:
- Wall-mounted, flat panel vanities and water closets
- Unadorned, clean-lined faucets and shower systems
- Free standing geometric shaped tubs
- Minimal cabinet hardware
- Clean-lined bath accessories that include towel bars, robe hooks and toilet tissue holders
- Undermounted, rounded or square shaped sinks
- Geometric shaped stone, tile or quartz for countertops, floor and wall coverings
White typically is the dominant color for a contemporary bath. However, white does not have to result in a sterile or stark look. We often contrast a dominant white palate with black elements. One of the hottest finishes trending right now is black matte for faucets, showerheads and accessories. Neutral color palettes are also popular in contemporary baths. Think of gray, beige, mushroom and taupe. Another option for contemporary vanities is the specification of light wood tones.
Clients that gravitate toward a modern look often add contrast to their contemporary baths through pops of bright accent colors in their towels (canary yellow or fire engine red), small accents in floor and wall coverings, or with seating.
Frame-less mirrors with integrated lighting are also a standard bearer for today’s modern bathroom. The shape of the mirror is critical in achieving a clean, minimalist look. Contemporary bath mirrors are often round, rectangular, triangular or other geometric shapes.
Is a contemporary, modern bath right for you?