Shower designs have changed drastically since the simple shower stall was born. This can leave us a little confused as to what shower features are here to stay and which are fads that will quickly be overturned by new designs. While you shouldn't design your bathroom around current trends, it can be a little overwhelming when faced with so many "must have" features. Many of us have included similar features in past remodels, only to find out that it becomes outdated a short time later. If there is something that is a dream element in your bathroom, never allow current trends to stop you from including it. But if you need a little help deciding which of today's top trends are smart additions to your bathroom, then let's take a detailed look at these bathroom designs to see how their showers stand up to the future of shower design.
This is a trend that is sure to stick around for sometime. By eliminated frames and keeping them more open, there is less surface area to collect scum and mildew. This makes them easier to clean but also requires a bit more cleaning to keep them looking pristine. This design can also save on materials, making a shower remodel more affordable than you thought possible. The shower walls are also the same material as the floors. While it is uncertain if this trend will stick around, it is a great way to save time planning out different surfaces in your bathroom and could be a great option for you.
Most will agree that they hope this is a trend that sticks around and even gets better. While you might not need to sit while showering, it's great to have the ability, especially if you aren't feeling well and are taking a shower to mostly sweat out an illness. It's also great for ladies who have to shave their legs, by giving them a spot to prop their leg up. It can also be an ideal addition to your shower as you age or if you have elderly people that live with you. It's also a necessity for a bathroom that is used by anyone with physical limitations. If you have space for an extra large shower, consider dedicating part of it to built in seating.
A showerhead like the one pictured is full of customizable options for your shower. With an overhead showerhead and plenty of space to have sprayers and jets attached, you can create your dream shower setup. This trend is not only here to stay but will certainly improve with time as well. There are options available that will let you customize your shower experience with the touch of a button, producing your ideal water temperature, flow, and point of exit with one simple command. This is absolutely the future of showering.
Large Walk In Shower:
Many bathroom remodels are taking out the bathtub and opting for a large walk in shower. These spa like retreats are designed with elegance in mind and usually include pebble floors or detailed tile. They are often large enough for two, with double showerheads. This shower also features a built in shelf, a trend that will certainly stick around. Consider building more than one recessed shelf in your shower, and some at different levels. One closer to the ground can be used for a woman to rest her foot on as she shaves her legs. You also will want the shelves to be tall and deep enough to hold all of your products.
Here's another example of a large walk in shower. While this trend is sure to remain current for some time, it may eventually fade. Bathrooms seem to go through phases, and each different area in the bathroom is the main focus for a few years. Right now it seems to be the shower but as our attention is diverted to another area of the bathroom, these huge showers might become uncommon and unpractical. If a large shower is one of the key elements of your dream bathroom though, don't let the possibility of this trend disappearing stop you.
Arched Shower Entries:
For an enclosed shower stall, more attention is being given to the architecture surrounding the shower. This detailed archway to the shower is stunning and is certainly a trend that will stick around for years to come. Every part of your shower deserves to be beautiful, including the entry.