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Trending Tile Designs to Make Your Bathroom Remodel Unique

How long have you been thinking about remodeling your bathroom? Have you been wondering if you should try tiles, but are in need of some bathroom tile inspiration? If so, sit back and relax, because we are going to give you some bathroom ideas that include shower tile ideas, bathroom tile designs, and some other ideas you can use when remodeling your bathroom and bathroom walls! Let’s get started.

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The Benefits of Remodeling Your Bathroom(s)

Remodeling bathrooms can actually improve your quality of life – you and your family spend a significant amount of time in the bathroom, so why not make it a place everyone loves? Remodeling your bathrooms can come with many other benefits, too, such as:

  • Adding energy-efficient features
  • Increasing your home’s value
  • Helping to reduce clutter by adding organization and efficiency
  • Saving money by replacing old leaky plumbing
  • Upgrading and modernizing your home
  • Creating a tranquil oasis where you and your family can prepare for the day ahead, or relax and unwind any time

What Are the New Trends in Overall Bathroom Design?

If you were wondering what’s trending in bathrooms 2020, you are probably wondering the same thing again this year. Has anything changed? Are there any new bathroom trends for 2021 you should know about? Let’s find out.

According to Better Homes & Gardens, there are many new bathroom design trends for 2021, including:

  • Floating vanities
  • Warm colors and durable paint
  • Large-format bathroom wall tiles
  • Back-lit mirrors and medicine cabinets
  • Freestanding, flat-bottom, space-saving soaking tubs
  • Quartz countertops
  • Smart toilets (these are the new must-have)
  • Wood-look tiles and heated floors

We’re here to focus on trend #3, bathroom wall tiles.

What Is the Latest Trend in Bathroom Tile?

We briefly mentioned some of the latest trends in bathroom wall tiles, but now we are going to talk about these in a little more detail.

Why add large-format tiles to the list of bathroom tile ideas? Well, large-format tiles cover more of an area, making them easier to clean due to having fewer grout lines. Also, because they are just downright beautiful.

But what if you don’t like the large-format bathroom wall tiles?

If you don’t like the large-format bathroom wall tiles, fear not – there are plenty of other bathroom tile ideas from which you can choose:

  • Patterned concrete
  • Monochrome
  • Blast from the past ‘70s style
  • Long, narrow subway tiles
  • Graphic patterns
  • Hexagonal tiles
  • Matte tiles
  • Tiles with a textured finish

These are just a few of the bathroom tile ideas to consider; however, there are plenty more!

Coming up with bathroom ideas for your remodel can seem a bit overwhelming because remodeling your bathroom isn’t something you do every day. That’s why, for most people, it makes more sense to hire a design-build team. Doing so will make sure you don’t end up making costly mistakes, then having to re-do your remodel because of improper measuring or other common DIY mistakes.

What Is the Most Popular Tile for Bathrooms?

There is no one-size-fits-all option when it comes to who-likes-what on their bathroom walls. However, the following features seem to be the most popular – and we have to say we agree that if you want to try tiles that give your bathroom a completely different look, you might want to consider one of these for your new bathroom design:

  • Long, narrow subway tiles
  • Wood-look tiles (tiles that look like hardwood planks)
  • Wood effect split face tiles (tiles that look like sections of interlocking wooden planks)
  • Black and white stenciled tiles (gives a retro, farmhouse, or vintage style look)
  • Mosaics
  • Geometric and linear-shaped tiles
  • Largo tiles (tiles that look like brushed limestone with engrained fossil-like etchings)

Walk-In Shower Tile Ideas

Now that you have some bathroom ideas and have decided to try tile and some new bathroom wall looks, we would like to give you a few walk-in shower tile ideas to help you decide which options you want to go with.

Here are some great walk-in shower tile ideas for your Independence, Iowa home.

  • Walk-In Shower Door with Top-Side Ventilation
    As you know, having an enclosed shower without any ventilation can cause your bathroom to steam up rather quickly. That’s where a shower door with a cutout at the top is great for allowing the steam to escape.
  • Walk-In Shower with Arched Entrance
    Having an arched entrance will give your new bathroom design the look of luxury and sophistication.
  • Marble Bench
    Why not have a marble bench built into your new bathroom remodel. Adding a little seating to your shower will allow you to sit and relax and enjoy your shower as if it were a spa.
  • Skylight
    Adding a skylight will allow the natural light to shine through. And if you want a little more privacy, simply buy a skylight that has frosted glass.
  • Built-In Shower Side Storage
    How many times have you gotten into the shower and realized you’ve forgotten your towel or that the shampoo bottle is empty? You can eliminate these inconveniences by having shower-side storage built into your new bathroom remodel.
  • Open Walk-In Shower
    If you don’t mind a little less privacy, you could opt for a walk-in shower that isn’t enclosed. These could be built with no outer walls or built with a half wall and ledge on one side.

What’s Next?

If you’re considering a bathroom remodel, contact or come on by Home Indeed today. We have professional design and build teams to help you develop bathroom ideas that will make your new bathroom design one you will be proud to have in your home. 

The Home Indeed team will help translate your bathroom design vision for your Cedar Falls, Iowa home while guiding you through every step of the process from the initial design consultation through to the final project completion.

You will especially appreciate being able to browse through our 3,600 square foot showroom where you can shop for and compare every aspect of your bathroom design all under one roof. This will keep you from having to drag samples all around town from one place to another. We will be your one-stop shop with the added benefit of having a professional design and build team on hand to assist you.

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