Big changes in Bathroom Shower Trends
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.
We’ve noticed a shift in hardware trends. Manufacturers are introducing new handle and hinge configurations to their product lines, giving customers more options than ever before. One trend that’s really taken off is Matte Black hardware, but it can still be challenging to find. Interestingly, many designers are pairing Matte Black finishes with chrome fixtures for a striking contrast.
We’re also seeing more customers splitting their shower valves, which allows for easier access to the valves on the opposite side of the shower from the shower heads. This makes it easier to warm up the water before stepping into the shower.
Another trend that’s gained popularity is the use of barn doors and shower screens. Customers are looking for a sleek, European look with minimal hardware. We’re responding to this trend by using less U channel and more Sleeve over clamps and U clamps.
Overall, these changes and innovations are transforming bathrooms and showers into integral living spaces, rather than just utilitarian areas. It’s an exciting time to be a part of the modern home design theme!