There are just a few weeks left of 2020, and it’s no exaggeration to say that 2021 is just around the corner! 2020 has been an unpredictable year with a lot of unexpected changes, with one of the most significant changes being how much time we spend at home.
As a result, more and more people have focused their extra time and efforts on home improvement tasks; in May 2020, it was recorded that 38% of UK adults had undertaken a DIY or renovation project throughout lockdown! This isn’t surprising given the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
At Gastech, we’re excited by the boom in home improvement and renovation projects. As specialists in kitchen and bathroom installations, we understand how important a stylish and comfortable property is - especially for people who work or study from home.
We also know that with the New Year upon us, kitchen and bathroom trends will inevitably change over the coming months. This is something we like to keep track of to ensure that our customers receive the best possible service from our kitchen and bathroom installations. Here are some of the bathroom installation trends we’re excited to see in 2021!
The bathroom installation trends we can expect in 2021
We’ve spent most of 2020 yearning for the great outdoors, so it makes sense that home improvement trends now reflect this appreciation for nature - and bathroom design trends are no exception! In 2021, we are likely to see a move towards bathroom spaces with green tones, natural materials (such as slate and wood) and tropical designs. This may also include additions such as leafy plants, which look great on floating shelves and balanced on wooden stools. There are lots of creative ways to incorporate plants into your bathroom design, which is something we can expect to dominate installations in the New Year.
For bathroom installation specialists, this will likely lead to an increase in wet room bookings. Wet room installations are brilliant for opening up a space and making bathrooms feel less cramped. They also lend themselves well to the use of natural materials, such as natural stone tiles and glass screens.
Fitted bathroom installations
Something else we can expect to explode in 2021 is an appreciation for fitted bathroom installations. Storage solutions have become increasingly innovative over the years, and the popularity of fitted furniture is a reflection of this. Fitted furniture is a space-saving solution that works well in every room of the house, so it’s no surprise that homeowners are catching on to the benefits of installing built-in furnishings in the bathroom. After all, this is a room where space is typically at a premium.
Fitted furnishings also create a very clean look. This fits in well with modern bathrooms styles, where minimalism is often favoured. For bathroom installation experts, this emerging trend may also contribute to an increase in wet rooms and bathroom suites. These can be designed to create a more contemporary look.
This is a trend we can predict to keep growing for years to come! As we become increasingly aware of our environmental responsibilities, it makes sense that homeowners seek to change their behaviour from the ground up. This includes finding eco-friendly ways to renovate their home, including the rooms with the highest energy usage - such as kitchens and bathrooms.
There are many creative ways to make a bathroom more environmentally-friendly, but in 2021 homeowners will want to make it explicitly clear just how sustainable their interior design and plumbing choices are! This means using lots of natural materials and investing in energy-efficient bathroom technology. In particular, water-saving technology will become extremely popular in the New Year.
Showers have long been a symbol of modern bathrooms. Having a shower is quick, easy and convenient, meaning they are often favoured amongst busy, on-the-go people. Yet, in 2020, many of us realised the true importance of taking time to relax. We can see this change reflected in many interior design trends, such as the growing popularity of houseplants, in-house yoga and meditation zones and a resurgence in furnishings such as fireplaces. In 2021, we will also see this trend transition into the bathroom, and more specifically to the bathtub.
Standalone bathtubs have grown in popularity over the past few years, but sunken bathtubs could be the next big thing! Sunken bathtubs look particularly stylish in wellness-inspired bathrooms with large windows and ambient lighting. We may also see a move away from traditional bathtub models, such as ceramic tubs, in favour of contemporary alternatives, like steel.
There is no doubt that this year has been stressful. This shift in mood has been felt across the UK and the world and has greatly impacted interior design trends. This includes bathroom trends. Now, people want houses that provide refuge and comfort, and bathrooms are no different. So, we can expect more people to design bathrooms based on the principles of hygge, a Danish word that reflects a love of cosiness and wellness.
How homeowners reflect this in their bathroom design choices will depend on their tastes and preferences, but there are some features we imagine will be universal. These include warm tones, such as pastel pinks and soft oranges, ambient lighting and accessories that keep you in the bathroom for longer, such as stools and chairs. Underfloor heating may also feature heavily in bathrooms in 2021 as homeowners prioritise comfort.
The industrial look has long been a popular trend. This style works well in loft conversions, living rooms and kitchens, but it’s likely to become a top choice for bathrooms in the near future. Industrial-style bathrooms are especially well-liked because they balance multiple interior design looks perfectly; with industrial styles, you can lean more towards a minimalist look or go heavy with copper furnishings and accessories. The choice is yours.
For bathroom installation specialists, the continued popularity of industrial-style bathrooms means we can expect more wet rooms and walk-in shower enclosures. These lend themselves well to the modern, minimalist look of industrial bathrooms.
In 2021, we are also bound to see bathroom designs centred around rigid structures and lines. This includes features and accessories with sharp corners, such as panel walls, rectangular sinks and frameless shower screens and mirrors. This structured look is very cool and contemporary, making it a great choice for modern homeowners. This style looks particularly effective in contrasting colours, so it’s likely that we’ll see bathroom designs experimenting with monochrome and other dark-light juxtapositions, such as forest green and gold.
Homeowners inspired by this interior style will likely opt for tiled surfaces and walls, so bathroom installation experts will have the chance to get creative with natural materials, such as slate. In fact, bathroom tiles are set to be a prominent feature amongst most of the bathroom trends for 2021 and beyond.
Gastech Heating & Plumbing: Stylish and practical bathroom installations from plumbing and heating experts
If you’re planning to revamp your bathroom in 2021, look no further than Gastech Heating & Plumbing for the best plumbing and heating specialists in South Wales. We are proud to specialise in all aspects of heating and plumbing, and are known for our stylish kitchen and bathroom installations for clients throughout the local area. With years of experience in the industry, we are well-positioned to advise you on the design possibilities and practicalities of your dream bathroom installation and are on hand to bring your visions to life.
A Which? Trusted Trader and Gas Safe Registered business, we at Gastech Heating & Plumbing are committed to delivering a professional, efficient and safe service to each of our valued clients. Whether you require an oil tank installation or boiler repair, you needn’t look further for professionals you can rely on.
To learn more about our bathroom installation services and everything else we specialise in, don’t hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to working with you.