If you’re planning on remodeling a bathroom in Marin County homes, it’s helpful to know about the latest design trends.  Including key elements in the update will not only create an enjoyable bathroom for you and your family, but it will also aid in selling your home when you choose to relocate.

Tubs, Toilets and Sinks

These standard bathroom fixtures come in a wide variety of styles and colors.  A bathroom in a Marin County home should match the décor in the rest of the home, so choose contemporary or traditional based on your home’s architecture and the style.  Within the contemporary and traditional styles, there are lots of choices.  For instance, pedestal sinks can be very modern or have a retro look from the 1920’s.  Vessel sinks can also be found in both contemporary and traditional styles to fit the look of your bathroom.

Bathroom Vanities

Take cues from the master bathroom in the Marin Designer’s Showcase in Belvedere.  http://marindesignersshowcase.org/  This contemporary bathroom features a floating dual vanity in a dark wood tone.  It’s the best of both worlds – it still provides storage under the sink, but because it doesn’t touch the floor, it creates a sense of space in this Marin bathroom.

Adorning Your Bathroom – Marin Style

Many trends don’t have to be expensive to implement.  In addition to choosing the larger fixtures in the style you like, you can use lighting, hardware, faucets, and even color to further develop the style of the space.

Sconces on either side of the mirror can be ultra-traditional with elegant crystals or ultra-modern with sleek, minimalist styling.  A chandelier hanging above the tub can be ornate or simple.  Vanity drawer pulls can be retro or basic, all depending on the style you seek to create.

Faucets have been called the “jewelry” of the bathroom.  You can choose a style and finish that will reinforce the environment you want to create in your bathroom in Marin.

Accessories can include everything from high thread-count monogrammed towels to vases filled with sand and shells to remind you of the Marin environment.  The color you choose is also an inexpensive way to create the mood.  A sunny yellow, for example, evokes a different feeling than a sophisticated gray.

Be sure to consider all the elements of your bathroom before demolition of the old one begins.  This will ensure the project moves quickly to completion!