9 Trends for Modern Bathroom Renovations in 2021 & 2022

Now, more than ever, having a clean, fresh and tidy bathroom is on everyone’s dream list. Plus, having spent much of the last year closer to home, that dream is feeling like more and more of a necessity.

We’ve taken a look at the top 9 trends for modern bathroom renovations in 2021 and 2022, and it shouldn’t surprise you that easy to clean, relaxing and minimalist designs are words that come up time and time again.

If you’re thinking of renovating your bathroom, consider adding a few of these timeless trends to give your bathroom that extra touch of tranquillity.


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1. Taking advantage of floating vanities in modern bathrooms 

Gone are the days of clunky vanities, taking up much-needed floor space and providing limited storage. Instead, floating vanities are the hottest ticket item for 2021 and beyond.



By opting for a floating vanity, you’ll make your bathroom appear more spacious, create much needed under vanity storage perfect for scales and baskets and make your vanity more user friendly for little ones and older ones alike.

Plus, floating vanities make cleaning that much easier. Sweeping and mopping is a breeze, and you don’t have to worry about losing your rings, makeup or other toiletries under them.


2. Include unique and large wall tiles in your bathroom renovation ideas 

Once again, larger tiles are all about cleanliness. Small tiles mean more grout lines, and more grout lines mean more opportunity for dirt, mould and mildew to grow. Larger tiles are easier to clean and significantly reduce the opportunity for mould to grow.

Along with the larger tile trend comes the wanting of unique tile patterns. By adding bathroom tiles to your shower walls and backsplashes, you can add a touch of your personality, create an eye-catching pattern or add a splash of colour. Plus, since wall tiles are relatively easy to replace, they’re a great way to add some character to your bathroom without a huge commitment.


3. Create a luxury modern bathroom with deep bathtubs

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Because we’re all spending more time at home this year, the desire for a tranquil place to relax is even more present – and what better place to relax than in a deep soaking tub. We’re not talking about the ornate, take up the entire bathroom type tub either.



Instead, more and more people are turning to freestanding and flat-bottom tubs that are simple, minimalist and work with any bathroom design. These tubs tend to be deeper and shorter than larger ones and can fit even in smaller bathrooms. Along with deep tubs is the trend for classy bathtub caddy trays. These allow you to keep a glass of wine, your phone and any other necessities safe and within easy reach.


4. Incorporate mirrors with technology in your bathroom renovation 

Forget your standard boring mirror and meet your new best friend and trend of 2021, a smart mirror. These have a range of features, from anti-fog technology that ensures your mirror stays crystal clear even after a long steamy shower to USB charging outlets, so you don’t need a large, awkward plug.

Along with these features comes the optimal lighting found on many smart mirrors. Instead of harsh light shining down on you, a smart mirror has adjustable lighting that can be changed with a touch of a finger.


5. Use technology to create a luxury modern bathroom 

We’ve already talked about mirrors with technology, but there’s no need to stop there. It’s become clear that technology has become a large part of our lives, and it’s not going anywhere. Yet we don’t mean TVs in your shower or screens all around the room.

Instead, we’re talking about technology that can transform your standard bathroom into your own personalised spa. The options are endless, especially if you’re willing to pay for luxury. Some of our favourites include Bluetooth systems in the shower, smart toilets, automatic taps and even voice-activated systems that can alter the light in the room simply by speaking out loud.


Small Bathrooms Auckland6. Add a touch of colour in your bathroom renovation 

A common trend, especially in minimalist or neutral bathrooms, is to add a pop of colour. This can be done by installing bright coloured light fixtures or tapware or choosing colourful tiles on an accent wall.


If you’re not ready to commit to a bold accent wall or expensive fixture, other options include adding a decoration piece or adding plants that give your bathrooms a very natural pop of colour.

It’s also essential to understand how colours can change a room, rather than just choosing your favourite colour. For example, shades of green can create a back to nature type feeling, whereas deep shades of reds and yellows can bring out feelings of comfort and warmth.


7. Add hidden storage in your small modern bathroom

Storage spaces no longer have to be clunky and obvious. A trend of unique, compact and hidden storage options is becoming more and more popular for obvious reasons. Your bathroom will look cleaner and tidier, you can keep your belongings in easy to reach but out of sight places, and the storage pieces can be integrated right into your design.

One of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when renovating is to forget about storage. By picking out some beautiful storage pieces, you can be sure to eliminate this problem.


Bathroom Renovation 8. Transform your modern bathroom with a rain shower 

Rain showers are becoming more and more popular, and if you’ve stood under one, you’ll know why. The large shower head that hangs further away from the wall or the ceiling provides the utmost relaxing experience, and because the shower has a wider area of flow, you’ll get an extra clean feeling.



On top of this, rain showers will add a special touch of class and luxury to your bathroom. There’s no doubt you’ll feel like royalty every time you step in your shower.


9. Bring nature inside your modern bathroom with plants 

The benefits of houseplants have long been touted, keeping you healthier, happier and stress-free. On top of this, science claims that indoor plants reduce fatigue, lower anxiety and boost your overall well being. So why not bring these benefits into one of the most important rooms in the house?

If you’re worried that you’re not a green thumb or don’t have a bathroom with good lighting, there’s no need to worry. Succulents, for example, need very little care and will give your bathroom a fabulous touch of colour and depth.


bathroom renovationsReady to turn your bathroom renovation into a trendy sanctuary? 

Have a chat with the team at Bathroom Craft today, and before you know it, you’ll be enjoying the bathroom of your dreams!

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