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This Article Is About Luxury Bathroom Style & Decor Trends.   Al’s Plumbing, Heating & A/C, in Plano, Texas provides full service plumbing maintenance, repairs and replacements for every plumbing component in your home.  Al’s sells and installs Rheem Professional Series gas & electric water heaters, and tankless water heaters.  Al’s Plumbing, Heating & A/C is near your home in Plano, Allen, and Frisco.  We service all homes in southern Collin and Denton Counties with no additional travel charge.

Al’s also provides maintenance & repairs for all brands of Central A/C, Gas & Electric Furnace, and Heat Pumps.  Additionally, we sell and install new HVAC Systems from American Standard (same company as Trane), Ameristar (same company as American Standard) and Coleman HVAC (same company as York HVAC).

Call Al’s today to discuss any concerns or problems you have with your HVAC System or Plumbing.  We will arrange an appointment at your convenience and offer 24/7 Emergency Service.

In other articles, we have discussed updating a bathroom with modest cost.  This article addresses luxury bath decor & style trends.  This article is ideal for those with a larger budget. 

If you have a small budget, you may prefer to read our post for modest cost bathroom updates.

Click Here To Read Our Article On Modest-Cost Bath Updates: AlsPlumbing.com Updating A Bathroom On A Budget

Al’s Installs Many Bath Fixtures

If you see products below that you want in your home, give Al’s a call to see if we can install it for you.  Al’s sells & installs bath fixtures OR Buy your fixture, bring it to your home and Al’s can install if for you (check with us before purchasing).

Luxury Bathroom Style & Decor Trends

luxury home bathroom

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Bathroom With Luxury Appointments

Your Home’s Value Can Help Guide You On How Much To Spend On A Bathroom Remodel.  If your own an expensive home, don’t do it a disservice by not using luxury appointments in a bath remodel.   If you decide to sell, remember this: Kitchen & Bathrooms Sell Homes.   Luxury home buyers expect a luxury bathroom.  If a prospective buyers find themselves underwhelmed by the owner’s suite bath, they may see the home as unacceptable and / or requiring another remodel.

If your home’s value puts it in the first or second time buyer range, don’t go overboard with spending.   Home shoppers for these homes have limited means and a lower mortgage-limit restriction.  After viewing a few homes in their price range, these buyers have seen what they can afford, and realistic home shoppers adjust their expectations if needed.  A luxury appointed bathroom will likely help the home sell faster, but it won’t sell for more money.   Potential buyers will love the bathroom, but won’t or can’t pay for it.  For these reasons, you won’t get the additional costs your incurred (for luxury appointments) back in a higher sales price.

 

Click Here If You Are Seeking Advice For A Modest Cost Bath Update: AlsPlumbing.com Updating A Bathroom On A Budget 

 

There are fixtures & decor discussed within this article than can make both a luxury bathroom and a mainstream bathroom look more expensive at a modest cost (both items below are less than $100).  For Example, adding a rainfall shower-head or multi-direction shower spa will dress up a bathroom can be done at a modest cost.  Adding bamboo slat flooring or a bamboo shower matt will make a  shower look more like what people are seeing in home decor magazines and TV shows.  Also available is a bamboo shower seat (details later in this article).

Rain Fall Shower Head

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Bamboo Slatted Shower Floor Mat

Many home decor magazines show bamboo mats in showers.  This is a decor add-on, and does not require any modifications to the shower.  Give any bathroom a luxury bathroom amenity with bamboo shower mats. Click On Image To: View Product, See Details, or Purchase From Amazon.com

 

2018’s Most Popular Luxury Bathroom Styles

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Stats:

  • Transitional was 1 of the 2 most popular bathroom styles.

Click Here To See Several Transitional Bathrooms: TheWowDecor.com 21 Transitional Bathrooms

 

  • Contemporary style was the other most popular style.

Click Here To See Several Contemporary Style Bathrooms: Contemporary Style Bathrooms

 

  • Traditional style bathrooms were less popular than Transitional & Contemporary, though still have notable interest.

Click Here To See Several Traditional Style Bathrooms: Traditional Style Bathrooms

 

  • Shaker style stemmed from transitional style, and has an emphasis on simple, clean lines.  Shaker has natural wood elements, and mostly devoid of unnecessary ornamentation.

Click Here To See A Shaker Style Bath Vanity: Shaker Style Bath Vanity

 

  • Art Deco style was very popular during the 1920’s & 1930’s + a brief time in the 1970’s.  Art deco hasn’t been seen as a major bathroom design until recently.

Click Here To See An Art Deco Bathroom:  Art Deco Style Bathroom

 

Current Luxury Bathroom Trends

Light Fixtures

The choices for light fixtures are endless.  Long gone are the days of “Hollywood” light fixtures with “globe” light bulbs.   Today’s fixtures are more refined, and most include glass shades.  When renovating a luxury bathroom, it is wise to add addition light fixture electrical connections.  If not, use the widest light fixture that works with the space.

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A Useful Tip For Light Fixtures.   Most light fixtures can be installed with the shades pointing down or up.  Point them up and install larger light bulbs.  You will get softer light at the vanity, and the room will be more brightly lighted.  The additional light will make the room look larger.

Another Tip:  The reason most bathroom light fixture shades are frosted is so they will look clean for longer periods of time.

 

Floating Bath Vanity

While designed primarily for style in a luxury bathroom, floating bath vanities make the bathroom feel larger because they don’t break up the floor visually.  They also make cleaning easier.


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Shown: Floating Bath Vanity

 

Furniture-Look Bath Vanity

Certainly a feature in today’s luxury bathroom, Furniture Style Vanities are a notable way to dress up a bathroom. You are not limited to styles such as the one below.  These vanities come in most every furniture style that’s popular today. 

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Shown: Furniture Styled Bath Vanity

 

Under-Mount Sink

Under-mount sinks are one of the highest profile ways to separate today’s luxury bathroom from mainstream baths.  Less expensive vanity tops have sinks that install from above and have a lip to hold them in place.  Often, the surface material is less expensive than granite or quartz.  Many have (plastic) laminate surfaces.

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Shown: Under-Mount Porcelain Sinks With Granite Top

Click Here To See A Less Expensive Version Of The Vanity Top Shown Above: Laminate Vanity Top With Drop-In Sink

 

Vessel Sink

A vessel sink is another upscale versions of a luxury bathroom vanity top.  One think to keep in mind is that vessel sinks are higher than counter top height, and can be a problem for shorter users.

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Shown: Bath Vanity With Vessel Sink

 

Semi-Recessed Sink

For those seeking the look of a vessel sink in their luxury bathroom, but without the height, a semi-recessed sink may be the answer.

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Shown: Bath Vanity With Recessed Sink

 

Pedestal Sink Storage Cabinet

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Shown: Pedestal Sink Storage Cabinet

If your bathroom is too small for conventional bath vanities, this may be a good solution that adds storage to a pedestal sink.  It’s 21″ Wide X 14″ Deep.   The smallest bath vanity is typically  24-26″ Wide X 18″ Deep.  This may also present a solution that allows two sinks in a narrow space.

Later in this article we show a bath renovation & upgrade from only a shower to separate shower + bathtub.  If this sounds appealing, but won’t leave room for standard vanity, this product may be the solution you need.   It’s also ideal for small 1/2 baths.

Click To See Bathroom Renovation Upgrade To Separate Shower & Bathtub: Bathroom Upgrade To Separate Shower + Bathtub

Faucets

chrome one handle bath faucet

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Faucets Can Be As Functional (as shown) Or As Stylish As You Wish.

After seeing light fixtures & mirrors, the eyes naturally drop downward to the bath vanity.  The first thing seen is the faucet. Because faucets stand out, this is another great place to dress up a bathroom.   A luxury bathroom has upscale faucets.  Before you begin your bathroom renovation, choose a finish for the bath hardware (faucets, towel racks, shower curtain rods, and door hinges to mention a few).

We show but a few of the seemingly countless faucet styles.   While chrome & brushed-nickle are the finishes most used today, there are some new hardware finishes shown below.   You will live with a faucet a long time, be sure your choice in hardware finish is something you will like for many years.

Touchless Faucet

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Shown: Automatic / Touchless Faucet

 

Matt-Black Finish Bathroom Hardware

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Shown: Matt Black Finish Faucet

 

Gold Finish Bathroom Hardware

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Shown: Gold Finish Faucet

 

Decorative Grab Bars

Having safety grab-bars does not dictate your bathroom must look like it’s in a hospital.  Grab bars have gone high-style!  You can choose from many of the same finishes as bath faucets plus choose the style to coordinate with your bathroom’s hardware.

Conventional Grab Bar

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Grab Bar With Modern Styling

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Grab-Bar With Traditional Styling

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Shower Flooring

Many home magazines today show bamboo or teak wood flooring.  There is a waterproof surface (such as ceramic) under the removable flooring.  These add-on flooring surfaces can be much warmer underfoot during DFW winters.  Elevated versions (like shown below) dry quickly after use.

 

Natural Bamboo Shower Flooring

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Shown: Natural Bamboo Shower Flooring

 

Natural Bamboo Shower Bench

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Shown: Natural Bamboo Shower Bench

 

“Penny” (size) Shower Floor Tile

Another way to dress up a bathroom is to use less common tile.  Penny tile is one of the more popular choices for shower floors right now.

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Shown: “Penny” (size) Shower Floor Tile.  Also Ideal For Small Bathrooms.

Rainfall Shower Head

Shown below are 3 options to dress up a luxury bathroom that is limited to a bathtub with shower-head.

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Shown: Rainfall Shower Head

 

Multi-Direction Rainfall Shower Spa

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Shown:  This Shower Spa has a rainfall shower head + 2 body shower heads that flow water horizontally.  Additionally there is a hand-shower.

 

Retrofit Rainfall, Multi-Direction Shower SpaClick On Image To: View Product, See Details, or Purchase From Amazon.com

Shown: Retrofit, Multi-Direction Shower Spa.  Additionally there is a hand-shower.

This is a retrofit version that does not require new plumbing connections.  It connects the where the existing shower head arm was, and uses the existing shutoff handle.

 

Bath Mirrors

We share some of the advice from an article about bath mirror trends.  Click Here To Read The Entire Article: Decoraid.com 2019 Bathroom Mirror Trends

architectural mirror

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Shown: Large Architectural Mirror

In addition to a style statement, large mirrors increase the visual size of the room.   One mirror that spans the entire width of the vanity will have the most impact.  Many of today’s bath mirrors are framed.

When adding expensive decor to any room, focus first on what’s closest to the eyes.   For a bathroom, that is light fixtures and mirrors.   Mirrors are typically the first thing people see as they enter a bathroom, and spending money on mirrors will have one of the highest visual impacts.   The mirror can; match the vanity, coordinate with light fixtures, or be its own stand-alone piece.

bath mirror

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Shown: Bath Mirrors Can Match Or Coordinate With Anything In The Room.  They Can Also Be “Stand Alone” As Shown.

 

“Home Builder” Mirrors

Many homes have “Home Builder Mirrors” that sit on top of the vanity’s back splash.  So what to do if you have one of these mirrors?  You can change it out, or dress it up with a frame designed for that purpose.  Often times, the backing on the mirror near the bottom has failed from being wet.  The right frame can also solve that problem.

For A More Expensive Add-On Mirror Frame, Click Here:  Luxury Add-On Bath Mirror Frames

For A More Modestly Priced Add-On Mirror Frame, Click Here: HomeDepot.com Add-On Bath Mirror Frames

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Shown: “Home Builder” Frameless Mirror

full size bath mirror over vanity

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Shown: A Similar Mirror With A Frame Added

 

Back-Lighted Bathroom Mirror

luxury home bathroom

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Shown: Framed & Back-Lighted Mirror

 

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Shown: UNFramed & Back-Lighted Mirror.  It’s A Good Candidate For An Add-On Frame.

Bathroom Decorative Lighting

Click Here To See Dramatic Lighting Effects: Bathroom Decorative Lighting

There is so much more special lighting effects beyond a back-light bathroom mirror.  You can add colored LED lighting to assorted areas for dramatic lighting effects.  Click on the link just above to see examples.

 

Free Standing Bathtub

Free standing bathtubs are a definitive way to distinguish a luxury bathroom from a mainstream one.  The bathtub typically being the largest thing in the room makes it a great candidate for a new & luxury look.  Many free standing bathtubs fit within the same space as mainstream tubs that are surrounded on 3 sides.

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Shown: Free Standing Bathtub Measures: 67″ Long X 32″ Wide (a typical bathtub is 60″ long)

Smaller Free Standing Bathtub

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Shown: Small-Scale Bathtub Measures:  54″ Long X 28″ Wide

Older homes often have a bathtub with shower head or shower only in the owner’s suite bath.   Depending on the bathroom’s size, small-scale free standing bathtubs may allow the bathroom to be upgraded to include both separate shower + bathtub.

Click To See Bathroom Renovation Upgrade To Separate Shower & Bathtub: Bathroom Upgrade To Separate Shower + Bathtub

Click Here To Read The Article About This Bathroom: Bath Upgraded To Separate Shower + Bathtub

 

Seeking Advice On How To Make A Bathroom Appear Larger?

Click Here To Read Our Article: AlsPlumbing.com How To Make A Small Bathroom Appear Larger

 

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This Article Is About Luxury Bathroom Style & Decor Trends.   Al’s Plumbing, Heating & A/C, in Plano, Texas provides full service plumbing maintenance, repairs and replacements for every plumbing component in your home. Al’s sells and installs Rheem Professional Series gas & electric water heaters, and tankless water heaters.  Al’s Plumbing, Heating & A/C is near your home in Richardson, Garland and northeast Dallas. We service all homes in southern Collin and Denton Counties with no additional travel charge.

Al’s also provides maintenance & repairs for all brands of Central A/C, Gas & Electric Furnace, and Heat Pumps.  Additionally, we sell and install new HVAC Systems from American Standard (same company as Trane), Ameristar (same company as American Standard) and Coleman HVAC (same company as York HVAC).

Call Al’s today to discuss any concerns or problems you have with your HVAC System or Plumbing.  We will arrange an appointment at your convenience and offer 24/7 Emergency Service.