Five Ways to Transform Your Bathroom in 2024
2023 hasn’t been the easiest of years for UK homeowners; high interest rates and a sluggish housing market have persuaded many of them to stay put and add value to their current homes. And what better place to start than with the bathroom? A recent study by The Property Centre revealed that an updated bathroom can potentially add between 4-5% to the worth of your property. With this in mind, the Simply Plumbing team has 5 hot tips for bathroom trends for 2024.
With over a decade of experience providing bathroom fittings and plumbing solutions across South Bedfordshire, Simply Plumbing is well-acquainted with the emerging trends that are shaping the industry. We’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative power of these trends in homes of all sizes, and with confidence can predict that they will become mainstream in 2024.
Bathroom Trends for 2024 – Transform Your Space into a Personal Haven
In today’s fast-paced world, our bathrooms have become more than just functional spaces; they’ve evolved into personal retreats where we can unwind and rejuvenate. As we move into 2024, bathroom trends are shifting towards creating immersive experiences that reflect our individual personalities and enhance our overall well-being.
1. The Home Spa
Creating a spa-like atmosphere in your bathroom is more achievable than ever before. Enjoy the indulgence of freestanding baths, which not only look stunning, but also expand the sense of space in your bathroom. Immerse yourself in the luxury of whirlpool bath installations, recreating the spa experience right in the comfort of your home.
And for those who prefer the invigorating power of a shower, smart showers with digital display controls and larger shower heads offer a more immersive and personalised showering experience.
2. Fluted Elegance – A Touch of Textured Luxury
Fluting, the graceful interplay of grooves or reeds, is emerging as a prominent design motif in modern bathrooms, adding a touch of sophisticated texture and visual interest. Fluted vanity units, with their elegant curves and tactile appeal, blend style and functionality, providing a feature in minimalist bathroom spaces.
While fluted bathroom furniture currently holds centre stage, the trend is extending to showers and brassware, showcasing the versatility of this design element. Fluted shower doors and enclosures infuse privacy with a touch of drama, while fluted brassware, from faucets to towel racks, adds an unexpected elegance to the bathroom’s ambiance.
3. The Rise of Walk-In Showers and Wet Rooms
The traditional bath, once an indispensable element of the bathroom, is gradually giving way to a growing preference for walk-in showers and wet rooms. This shift reflects a desire for more efficient use of space, enhanced accessibility, and a luxury showering experience.
Walk-in showers provide easier access for those with mobility concerns and create a more inclusive bathroom environment. Additionally, walk-in showers often feature larger showerheads and multiple spray settings, offering a more invigorating and personalised showering experience.
Wet rooms, a further evolution of walk-in showers, eliminate the distinction between shower and bathroom floor, creating a continuous wet area that maximises space and makes the most of available space. Shower drains are integrated into the floor, making cleanup effortless.
4. Smart Technology for Efficiency and Personalisation
The convergence of technology and bathroom design is driving a new wave of innovation, transforming bathrooms into smart spaces that prioritise convenience, efficiency, and personalised experiences. Smart showers, with their app-controlled capabilities, take the lead in this trend, enabling homeowners to preset their preferred temperature, adjust shower settings, and even monitor water usage.
Smart showers offer a compelling blend of practicality and environmental consciousness, appealing to those seeking both convenience and eco-friendliness. By saving water and energy, smart showers not only reduce environmental impact but also contribute to a more sustainable lifestyle.
This trend extends beyond showers to encompass a range of smart bathroom appliances, including voice-activated taps, self-closing toilet seats, and intelligent lighting systems. These connected devices streamline daily routines and improve the overall bathroom experience.
5. Sustainable Bathrooms – Embracing Environmental Consciousness
As environmental awareness continues to rise, homeowners are looking for ways to incorporate sustainable practices into their homes. Bathrooms, with their significant water and energy consumption, offer an excellent opportunity to reduce environmental impact.
Dual-flush toilets, offering two water-saving options for flushing, are a practical and effective means of conserving water. By selecting the appropriate flush level based on usage, homeowners can significantly reduce overall water consumption without compromising cleanliness.
Water-efficient showers have emerged as a game-changer in bathroom sustainability. These innovative showers use advanced technology to deliver a powerful yet water-saving showering experience, reducing water consumption by up to 60% compared to conventional showers.
Underfloor heating, with its even distribution of heat, offers a more efficient and sustainable alternative to traditional radiators and heated towel rails. By heating the entire bathroom floor, underfloor heating eliminates hot and cold spots, reducing energy consumption and maximising comfort.
Inspired by our bathroom trends for 2024? Planning to upgrade or remodel your bathroom in the new year? Give Simply Plumbing a call to find out how we can streamline the process for you – 01582 250030