The reinvention of tile is changing the way designers remodel master bath spaces. They are making use of larger formats, new finishes/textures as well as tile that resembles natural stone and wood to create the spa-like atmosphere. Some of the latest trends in bath remodels are:
Large scale, rectangular tile laid in horizontal and vertical “brick joint” patterns as well as simpler patterns, with fabric textures such as linen or burlap as well as linear patterns with simple, vertical lines, or metallic sheens.
Glass tiles done in simple earth tones in showers and around the vanity backsplash, often done in shapes such as rectangular, are of high interest.
To make the room feel larger, opt for a larger mirror with lighting mounted directly on the mirror, which provides a reflection of the lighting for a room that appears brighter.
Although the inclusion of tubs is waning, include the tub within the shower enclosure to maximize space. Multiple showerheads and body sprays, as well as heated floors, are becoming the norm.
Excerpt taken From Kitchen & Bath Design News March 2014