Six Bathroom Remodel Trends to Fall in Love with in 2018

The Designers at Normandy Remodeling have put together six bathroom remodel trends for the New Year. According to them, you’ll be head over heels for the materials, colors and patterns and notice that luxury continues to be desired. So, without further ado, here is what you can expect to fall in love with over and over again in 2018 and for many years to come.

Navy Blue CabinetryNavy is the new neutral. You’ll see this color incorporated into vanities. As an added bonus, the color blue is associated with tranquility and calmness. Navy blue cabinets in master bathroom
Patterned Floor Tile – Homeowners are going to be bold with their floor tiles. You’ll see all kinds of shapes and patterns – herringbone, basket weave, geometrical shapes and floral embellishments to name a few. Herringbone tile in bathroom

Free Standing Bathtubs – Bathrooms are becoming spa-like. Many choose to incorporate a free-standing bathtub into their remodel because it is a beautiful focal point and it provides a luxurious bath experience. Freestanding bathtubs have always come in a variety of styles and now are they are coming in more colors too. Many manufacturers are starting to offer black and customized colors. Freestanding bathtub with windows on three sides
Camouflaged Technology – Tech continues to be incorporated into bathrooms, but now, it is even more immersed into designs. This includes televisions that are flush within vanity mirrors, high-tech toilet seats and radiant heating with smart thermostats to tell you the weather. The shower experience has also been improved with electronic shower valves that have blue-tooth speakers and smart presets to set your preferred water temperature. Kohler also offers a vanity mirror that has Amazon Alexa embedded into it. Bathroom vanity with built-in television
Porcelain – Porcelain tile has been growing in popularity and it will continue to be a favorite for bathrooms in 2018. It is non-porous, which means it does not need to be sealed. It also does a beautiful job of imitating marble, but with much more durability. Bathroom with porcelain tile
Moving Beyond the Obvious Finish Options – Now-a-days, there are so many more options when it comes to finishes. Instead of your standards like brushed nickel and polished chrome, more bathrooms will feature gold, black, titanium, matte brass and soft brass finishes. bathroom with blue glass tile

Set up a time to meet with one of our expert designers to start working on a bathroom design that you will love. Or, learn more about the remodeling process by attending an upcoming workshop at the Normandy Design Studio in Hinsdale. You can also gather more ideas and inspiration by following Normandy Remodeling on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

A Kitchen Wish List Fulfilled

Kitchen with island and breakfast nookFeast your eyes on this adorable breakfast nook addition by Normandy Designer Vince Weber. It’s proof that even the smallest expansion projects can make a big difference. The extra square footage, coupled with a kitchen remodel, brought function and an eclectic new style to this Highland Park Home.

“For this family, the kitchen was the place to be,” said Vince. “They liked the concept of a living kitchen, which meant it would accommodate everything – cooking, eating homework, entertaining… whatever’s going on, it’s happening in the kitchen.”

White and gray painted cabinets with stained kitchen cabinets

“They also wanted a unique style,” added Vince. “Different from what you’d see in a magazine.”

For starters, Vince revised the layout and added an eating nook.

“The addition was only 108 square feet, but it allowed for so many more windows,” said Vince. “The kitchen used to be really dark, but now it has great views of the yard and so much natural light.”

Dining table in the kitchenAn arched opening creates a soft separation between the kitchen and nook. And now that there’s a dedicated eating area, the island is free for homework or casual sitting.

Next up, an eclectic meets rustic vibe. This was achieved through three different cabinetry finishes, various light fixtures, a textured herringbone backsplash, contrasting countertops, and a tray ceiling over the island that was made from reclaimed wood.

Painted kitchen with island and rustic wood ceiling“The ceiling was dropped 3 inches to give the appearance of a tray ceiling,” said Vince. “We collected the wood from a nearby dismantled barn and pre-built it offsite. It actually is three pieces backed with plywood that we raised and inserted into place.”

At the end of the day, the kitchen is playful, interesting, and bright.

Vince is a pro at designing personalized, useful spaces. Set up a time to meet with him to discuss your next addition or kitchen remodel. You can also visit the Normandy photo gallery or follow Normandy Remodeling on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for design inspiration. Or, learn more about home remodeling by registering to attend an upcoming workshop.


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