Trends and Timelessness – Bathroom Renovations

Investing in a bathroom renovation will help retain, and even improve, the saleability of your home. A bathroom renovation will also make your home more liveable. Whether you want to change a dated design or improve your bathroom’s functionality, it’s important to consider the design elements and to understand the current trends in bathroom design.

Some trends are short-lived. Choosing a design that stops being fashionable will decrease the long-term value of your renovation. Nobody really wants to live with a bathroom that looks dated and old.

A very important factor to consider is the materials being used. Many lower quality products will fade, scratch, pit, or peel over time. Bathrooms have a higher humidity rate than other rooms in your home. The materials must be able to withstand high humidity, as well as heat and high usage. Choosing durable, great looking products with a timeless quality will help you get the best value for your renovation.

Select large format porcelain tile or marble for the walls to give your bathroom a sophisticated look that is on-trend. These materials stand up well over time and will always look as good as the day they were installed.

Using finishes like brass and bronze is very trendy and popular in bathroom design now, but those products also have a timeless quality that will never go out of style.

There are many faucet styles available on the market, which a designer can help you source, to help you get the unique look you are after. It’s easy to add a sense of whimsy or elegance to your bathroom renovation by adding well-placed elements into your overall design’s look.

Another design element to consider is installing a vanity with lacquered or wood veneer German or Italian cabinets. They look sensational and they are very trendy right now, yet these styles of cabinetry are classic and will still be appealing and functional for many years to come.


A few pointers to remember about the space itself:

  • If you have the space, a freestanding bathtub always looks beautiful and luxurious. There are many shapes and styles available in today’s market to match the other design elements of your bathroom renovation.
  • For smaller spaces, using materials and finishes with lighter colours will prevent the bathroom from seeming cramped.
  • Texture, or the appearance of texture, can enhance visual and sensory experience, ensuring certain design elements really pop out.


Consider using a designer to bring your renovation together for you. A designer will have access to unique and interesting products, including completely customized designs. You’ll be sure to get the very best quality products available, with qualified, skilled craftspeople handling the creation and installation aspects.

Best of all, a designer can help you keep your bathroom renovation on budget and on time, taking out the worry and stress from your experience so you can focus on the results you want.

BFJ Design offers the latest and most innovative products and designs for your bathroom renovation. We are based in Vancouver and serve the entire Lower Mainland. We would love to work with you to achieve your unique vision and create a new bathroom that you will appreciate for many years and add to the value and beauty of your home.

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