Residential bathroom design has experienced a major transformation in recent years. In the past, the space was designed as a functional room that contained a toilet, sink, and shower/tub. They were often drab and boring. People did not spend a lot of time in the bathroom. The aesthetic appeal did not factor into the equation. In essence, the bathroom was a place to get in, get out, and move on with your day or evening. However, times have changed. Real estate is expensive to say the least.
It has become necessary to make the most out of each and every space in your home. That certainly includes the bathroom. It is now a room that many of us use to relax and pamper ourselves. The bathroom should function as a home-based spa so to speak. Form is now just as important as function. The good news is that there are some simple and cost effective projects that you can do to update your bathroom. So without further ado, here are the top three (3) bathroom design trends for 2018.
1: Frameless Glass Shower Doors
Nothing says old and outdated more than a shower curtain or one of those old school shower doors that were popular thirty plus years ago. However, frameless glass shower doors can make any bathroom look just like a high-end spa. They also serve another important purpose. A frameless glass shower door enables the space to look larger than it actually is. Typically speaking, the bathroom is one of the smallest rooms in the house. That means you must get creative in order to make it look and feel larger without having an addition built, or undergoing a major renovation. Installing a beautiful frameless glass shower door is fast and affordable. It will also provide your bathroom with a luxurious appearance.
2: Distinctive Tile Shapes Designs
Technology has made it possible for tile manufacturers to produce a plethora of interesting new designs. Tiles now come in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. They provide homeowners and designers with the ability to be more creative than ever before. Tiles should be used to cover other surfaces in the bathroom in addition to the floor. Eye catching designs on the bathroom backsplash, shower surround, and even the ceiling go a long way in making your bathroom look like it belongs in a palace.
3: Brass And Gold Colored Fixtures
Brass and gold colored fixtures have been making a big splash recently. The trend will continue to grow in 2018. These classic finishes, combined with modern fixture designs, will help update any bathroom. The rich color tones add the perfect amount of depth to small spaces. They are an excellent compliment to most paint and other finish material choices as well. Updating faucets, toilets, and hardware to brass and gold colors is a fast and cost effective bathroom project.
A Cut Above Glass is the leading designer and installer of frameless glass shower enclosures in Scottsdale, Arizona and surrounding areas. Please contact us today for an initial consultation regarding any and all of your glass related needs.
2017 was a year for big changes in custom shower enclosures. We installed some of the largest showers in our history this year. Many of the showers using Low Iron 1/2″ glass. While Low Iron is more expensive than regular glass, It has an outstanding look next to the newly emerging white tile which ispredominant in today’s market.
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Hardware has taken a turn with additional handle and hinge configurations being added to product lines. Matte Black hardware is becomingvery popular, even though it is still difficult to source. Designers are pairing the Matte black finish with chrome fixtures in some cases. We have even seen customers splitting shower valves allowing access to valves on the opposite side of the shower from shower heads. This facilitates the warming of the water prior to entering the shower.
Barn doors and shower screens have also become popular. Customers are looking for the European look with almost non existent hardware. We are using less and less U channel. More Sleeve over clamps and U clamps. These changes and innovations make bathrooms and showers a more integral part of the modern home design theme. They are becoming integral living spaces rather than just utilitarian areas.
Spoil Your Dog And Yourself With A Glass Enclosed Wash Station
If you have a furry, four legged family member than you know exactly how inconvenient it is to take your dog to the groomer’s every time that he or she needs a bath. On average most pet owners partake in grooming services on a monthly basis, but as we all know that Fido tends to get dirty a lot more often than that. When your dog needs a bath, why mess up your own shower or tub? Clogging the drain with all of that fur is simply not a good idea. As a matter of fact it can actually lead to expensive plumbing repairs.
The other option that some people attempt is to bathe their dog outside with a garden hose. If you have tried that then you know exactly how frustrating the process can be for both yourself and your pet. The good news is that there is a solution that will make life a heck of alot easier for you. Just imagine how convenient it would be to have a glass enclosed doggie wash station in your laundry room or mud room that is dedicated to your best friend?
Although the best time to install one is during a remodel or new construction, adding a glass dog shower certainly is not a daunting job when the rough plumbing is already in place. A Cut Above Glass will guide you through the entire process from the design stage to the installation phase. We will even provide you with advice on upkeep including the best glass cleaning methods. Adding a glass-enclosed pet washing station to your home is basically the same exact process as installing a glass shower except it is to a smaller scale.
Once the design work is completed and approved by the homeowner, A Cut Above Glass coordinates with a team of expert plumbers and experienced tile contractors to execute the installation process. For example, the plumber will begin by putting in the shower pan or basin. They will then install a commercial drain that can easily handle an excessive amount of pet fur and or hair without clogging. The plumber will also hook up the fixtures, such as the showerhead, and spray hose to the rough plumbing.
The tile contractor will lay and grout the tile for the walls, tubs, and shower surround. Last but certainly not least A Cut Above Glass is responsible for the installation of the glass partition walls and glass shower door. We actually custom manufacture all of the glass panels and install the hardware as well. When planning the initial design of the glass enclosed doggie wash station it is extremely important to consider the size of your dog. Most laundry rooms or mudrooms have small footprints.
The unit must be large enough to fit your pet without taking up too much space. If you are considering or planning on having a pet shower in your laundry room or mudroom we suggest that floor of the room itself is constructed with tile. That way you will avoid water damage to the floor and have a much easier time cleaning up after your dog has his or her much needed bath.
A Cut Above Glass is the leading designer and installer of frameless glass shower enclosures in Scottsdale, Arizona and surrounding areas. Please contact us today for an initial consultation regarding glass enclosed doggie wash stations, and any other of your glass related needs.
When most homeowners picture the bathroom of their dreams they often envision a frameless glass shower enclosure. It is the centerpiece of the room, and the style determines the look and feel of the entire space. In addition the shower is at the heart of the bathroom experience. It is a place where you prepare for the day ahead, and unwind upon your return home.
When the shower incorporates all of the luxuries and design elements that you desire, it can transform your bathroom from four walls and a few plumbing fixtures to a spa of your very own.
One of the biggest mistakes that most homeowners make is saving the design of the frameless glass shower enclosure until last. The entire layout of the bathroom should be designed around the shower since it is the most important element, not the other way around. You can pick the tile, hardware, and plumbing fixtures after the exact specifications of the frameless glass shower are finalized. The bottom line is that you want everything to match and to be able to fit into the space without looking crowded.
There should be a natural flow to the room. For example if you would like the glass enclosure to incorporate a rain shower or body spray than it needs to be large enough to include those items and still fit the other plumbing fixtures into the bathroom space. By designing the rest of the bathroom around the glass shower enclosure you will be able to accomplish the look you want while including all the features that you desire. Another good example is the hardware. If your design includes glass-to-glass hinges, or another minimal hardware effect than the hardware throughout the rest of the bathroom should match.
In the case of a support bar that is mounted on the glass shower enclosure, it should match the towel bars that are mounted on the bathrooms wall or walls. Frameless glass shower enclosures have become such a popular design aspect because they provide the bathroom space with that luxurious, oasis like feel that people enjoy. In addition they can be completely customized in order to showcase the elements of the homeowners personal style and interior decorating taste. A properly designed frameless glass shower enclosure should look like it was custom made to be in a specific space.
It should appear as if it is part of the overall design of the home and not simply chosen from a catalog and placed in the bathroom. Although price is always an important aspect of any home remodel, homeowners should base their budget around the long-term value that the glass shower enclosure provides. A Cut Above Glass is the leading designer and installer of frameless glass shower enclosures in Scottsdale, Arizona and surrounding areas. Please contact us today for an initial consultation regarding any and all of your glass related needs.
This home is one of them. We were contacted by a North Scottsdale home owner and asked to consult on her new home. Our first meeting went well and we knew that we would have a great working relationship. After ironing out a few details, we installed glass in six bathrooms, all having a different theme. We have enclosed a few pictures from the job for you to view.