If you are planning on selling your La Quinta house, you know there are two rooms in the house that bring in the most value – the kitchen and the bathroom. Renovating your bathroom can bring in as much as a 78% return on investment, according to Investopedia. If you aren’t planning on selling, having an newly-updated bathroom with the latest trends incorporated will both boost your home’s value and your happiness quotient. The following is a list of 2016 California bathroom trends.
What’s hot in the kitchen could also be hot in the bathroom, with many folks are opting for an open shelving look in their remodeled and new bathrooms. Open shelving lets you show off your gorgeous, plush towels and also gives a less boxed-in feel. It also lets you keep frequently used items out for ease of use, while also having a permanent storage spot.
Water-efficient toilets and fixtures
With the ongoing drought in California, it is up to everyone to do their part in conserving water. If you are renovating anyway, adding water-efficient appliances is definitely the right thing to do. Kohler, a leader in plumbing products, has joined the Connect the Drops project, upgrading their toilets and faucets and adding a WaterSense label, essentially letting consumers know these are water-efficient products. WaterSense labels on plumbing products mean the products are:
• 20% more water efficient than other products in the category
• Provide measurable water savings
• Have water-saving technology
• Have independent, third-party certification
Stepping away from the shower/bath combination, designers are choosing freestanding tubs in new bathrooms, along with stand-up, accessible showers. While these choices may take up more room in the bathroom, you’ve also got more options for placement. Interestingly enough, some are even putting their freestanding bathtubs into the shower. The newest freestanding tubs come in all shapes and sizes, from a rectangular, modern look, to a vintage, oval look.
White on white or black and white
White seems to be the dominant color in bathrooms for 2016, whether it is paired with white for a muted look or with black for a bolder statement. White on white could mean toilet, tub, tiles and even fixtures for a very clean look. Checkered tiles could make all the difference in a black and white color scheme, but there is no need to stop there. Vanities, walls and trim could also play a role in bringing black to a bathroom, while keeping the traditional sink, tub and toilet white.
It seems 2016 is the year to go very basic or to go all the way, with no in-between. Tiles are bold, with funky colors or patterns and some even look like wood, which is definitely a hot trend for 2016. Mosaics and shaped tiles are flying off the shelves in California, with consumers opting for something non-traditional when it comes to their floor and wall tiles.