BATHROOM DESIGN TRENDS IN 2020? LET’S TAKE A LOOK BACK!
BATHROOM DESIGN TRENDS IN 2020?
What were the dominant design trends and which ones failed to gain any steam?
SIDLER WISHES EVERYONE A GREAT START TO A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
SIDLER wishes everyone a Happy New Year! And we hope this new year will be fresh start to a happier, calmer and more positive year.
To commemorate the start of this New Year, we want to take you on a trip down memory lane and look back at the bathroom design trend predictions from 2020 to see which trends made a strong imprint in home building and design.
And to help us start this journey, SIDLER has been honoured to have award winning interior design firm, Jamie Banfield Design provide their expertise and insight into this.
So, with a hop and a skip… let’s take a stroll down memory lane!
A LOOK BACK AT THE TOP 5 BATHROOM DESIGN TREND PREDICTIONS FROM 2020 – WITH JAMIE BANFIELD DESIGN
From a worldview ‘lens’, reminiscing about the previous year has made us take a retrospective journey into the bathroom design predictions at the start of 2020.
In 2020, we took part in a number of consumer home show forums in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary and discussed the key trends we foresaw in bathroom spaces. Speaking from a broad scope, our predictions for 2020 were seeing a more intent focus on craftsmanship and quality, a need for clean materials, homeowners investing into the desire to self-pamper, and a more global influence in design inspired by our experiences with and desire for travel.
Let’s take a more detailed and closer look at each of these predicted trends!
We have seen a drive in the need to not only purchase high quality products, but in how this quality product showcases itself. Such as solid wood drawers in cabinetry and showing off this in the construction of a dovetail drawers or connecting with a local millworker known for quality and not the lowest price in town. We have seen a shift towards the use of brands that have a ‘rubber stamp’ on quality, detailed design such as Swiss made mirrored medicine cabinets vs. standard mirror designs, and investing in uniquely detailed fixtures and tile.
And with the growing inspiration derived from social media platforms, we predicted the trend of smaller brands making a larger impact because of our admiration and trust in seeing influencers use these products and materials by installing them in their own homes.
This is an interesting article discussing the importance of craftsmanship in interior design from “Dig This Design” online magazine.
And this article from “Architectural Digest” discusses how detailed, quality craftsmanship can become a design trend in interior design.
INVESTING IN QUALITY
Quality, quality, quality! We can’t express this enough for bathroom design trends in 2020.
If we look at countertops we have seen the trend grow towards quartz vs laminate in more homes. Quartz is known for its durability and easy to clean surface with a much larger price tag than the typical go to laminate countertops a few years back.
This trend seems to be growing each and every year where consumers are becoming savvier and want to invest in higher quality and long-lasting materials.
Here are a couple of articles discussing the importance of quality in interior design.
- “Luxiders” online magazine.
- “BOE: The Business of Everything” online magazine outlines the principals of quality interior design.
THE “CLEAN” DESIGN
Over the last few years, our predicted bathroom design trends has been tied to seeing suppliers and manufactures take more initiative with materials that are not only stain resistance, but non-porous.
Add to that, our long-term predictions were seeing tile that can be cleaned by UV light. You close your bathroom doors triggering a UV light that cleans the surface of porcelain tiles, which are made of non-stick quality materials similar to what is seen in some of those pots and pans.
We also foresaw the use of metals with antibacterial qualities installed on toilets for flushing or for bathroom faucets. We have seen manufactures tune in to this with a built-in microband added into the surfaces or toilet seats that have a sterilizing UV light.
White or light, was our other predication related to the “clean” aesthetic and functionality where materials will show more dirt instead of, installing materials that hide dirt and get more easily messy.
Who knew that 2020 was going to be so focused around staying clean and staying safe? Over the next few years, I think we are just on the fringe of bathroom design trends towards clean materials and cleanliness, which will reinvent bathroom design and all other aspects of our home.
Here are some informative articles that provide more details on creating “clean” bathroom design.
With the large number of the population becoming comfortable, downsizing and having the freedom to start treating themselves we have been predicting for a few years homeowners will start treating themselves in bathroom spaces.
In 2020, we predicted this “pamper yourself” trend in kitchens where professional, high quality appliances would make a footprint in the home. Kitchen and dining spaces are not only designed for preparing home cooked meals, but for sharing dinner with the family and for hosting dinner parties. The predicted kitchen designs for 2020 puts the dinner party host at centre stage like an episode from the Gordon Ramsay cooking show.
We are seeing this predicted trend take shape in the bathroom space such as, treating ourselves with spa and luxury quality fixtures and materials. The master bathroom and bedroom has changed from a little vanity and toilet and a small closet to a hotel chic suite with walk-in closets and de-cluttering of the master bathrooms with storage options.
This is the reason mirrors installed above bathroom vanities shifted to high quality recess mounted mirrored medicine cabinets for its practical storage options and also, for its embodiment of sleek, modern and seamless design. This mirror trend reflects an aesthetic focus towards creating a luxurious, clean space and de-cluttering the bathroom.
As predicted, we are seeing growing bathroom design trends of building larger showers fitted with rain showerheads, body jets and steam systems. Manefaires make these products tangible in terms of pricing and also, for easy installation. We are seeing these shower spaces double in size and equipped with spa-like systems such as chromatherapy and aromatherapy. For a few years, we have seen a pulling away from a separate tub where a free standing soaker tub has become the centerpiece. The soaker tub is a bathroom feature that has become forefront in most consumers’ minds these days.
Treating ourselves with a seven dollar coffee, eating brunch or a date night at a well-designed restaurant has become the trending norm for many of us, and we are seeing these same trends mirrored in our home design. The charcutier board, wooden floating shelving or that harvest table at the local cafe or a modern light fixture all transpires from these ‘restaurant’ inspired elements into our home design.
This is a very informative and detailed article on how to create a spa-like inspired bathroom from ‘Buyer Select” online magazine.
HGTV showcases 15 spa inspired bathroom designs. Check out these beautiful designs.
Travel has become a large topic these days with everyone itching as to when they might be able to travel with many placing trips on hold. We had a trip planned to Peru in May and I am sure I would have fallen in love with something that would change the way I conceptualize design.
The influence of travel has been growing in bathroom design trends, and we predicted this was going to have an even stronger impact in 2020 with everyone travelling to all corners of the earth. But, this was not to be in 2020. However through social media, the ability to view everyone’s previous history of travel journeys would still bring some inspiration for updating and creating spaces.
These travel inspirations, may have seen a hammered metal bowl become a unique sink design or a metal faucet finish. Or a local carving that inspires a tile design and texture. The colour of a sunset upon an ocean wave or a glance at a simpler way of life or point of view can inspire an interior paint colour or bathroom tile colours.
Experiencing some of these fond moments and inspiration from travel was a trend I predicted for 2020 as a means to capture these influences into home design. These inspirations would bring just a little flavour of your favourite travel spots into your home.
“Interior Design Explained” is an online magazine that delves into some creative travel inspired design ideas for your home in this article.
“Style at Home” talks about some home design and décor ideas inspired from travel in this online article.
Bathrooms are a large part of everyone’s daily routine and we need bathroom design to not only meet our functional needs, but also allow us to indulge in its beauty.
Alongside the 2020 predictions and current 2021 trends; the overall focal point within bathroom design encompasses elements of eclectic inspiration, high quality craftsmanship, functional convenience and integrated innovation to positively impact and improve our everyday functional needs while still indulging in beautiful design.
THANK YOU TO OUR BLOG CONTRIBUTOR!
SIDLER wants to thank Jamie Banfield Design who graciously offered their time, expertise and insights into their retrospective of the bathroom design trends in 2020.
We are honoured you offered us your time and contribution!
Jamie Banfield, Jamie Banfield Design – Vancouver, BC
A full service, award-winning design team; Jamie Banfield Design specializes in residential renovations and custom home design.
They have the ability to transform and create well-edited spaces that exude both function and beauty all over Canada. One of many notable awards was their 2019 NKBA BC award for, “Best Medium Kitchen”.
Principal Designer, Jamie Banfield is also a local ‘interior design’ celebrity, often appearing in Canadian TV media outlets providing his design insights, tips and design trend projections.
October 2015 – That Talk Show
June 2015 – That Talk Show