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5 New Trends in Bathroom Design 2023

Primary Bathroom by First Impressions, photo by Silkstone Photography

Bathroom remodels reflect the era in which they’re done, and if it’s been ten years (or more?) since yours has received attention, it might be time to think about renovating. These are some of the latest trends in bathroom remodeling and, as always, for more dedicated advice from your Chatham County interior design firm, contact me!

Vanity by Breton,

Floating Vanities

Open up your space and mount the vanity on the wall itself! This ultra-modern approach can also make your bathroom accessible to those with disabilities, while staying stylish. Exposed plumbing combines with this for an updated vintage aesthetic, but with updated conveniences.

IKEA Mittled LED drawer lighting with sensor, dimmable


As the population ages, eyesight dims, and we are finding new solutions for illumination – like inside drawer boxes. If you’ve ever had to use your phone as a flashlight to see the contents of a drawer, this might be for you.

Lehi marble bathroom vessel sink

Vessel Sinks

A dramatic design choice, but one that should be reserved for guest bathrooms. Why? They can be pricier than an undermount, but – though they make a beautiful centerpiece – they are more susceptible to damage from repeated use. If you’re planning a guest bathroom remodel and need ideas, this could be the statement piece you’re looking for!

Kohler Heritage Colors


White is out, and color is in, giving the “throne” a retro feel…while retaining the modern aspect of water savings with reduced gallons per flush (GPF). Many times, there will be a number on the toilet back which will indicate the GPF. If you’re wanting to reduce your water consumption, changing your toilets is a great place to start. In keeping with the smart theme, take a look at these smart toilets and great colors from Kohler.

Photo by Chateau tiles available at Tile Bar

Square Tiles

The new subway, as it can be used just about anywhere. Stack it for a clean, modern look, or off-set for a brick effect. Turn it on the bias (45 degrees), and use the diagonal instead, or mix it with another size or shape of tile for a more custom look. Beyond the size and shape, the finishes range from polished to matte, glass to ceramic, porcelain, natural stone, concrete, and more.

So, how about it? What new trend are you dying to include in your next bathroom remodel? Let’s talk about it – schedule a discovery call on my calendar here.


First Impressions by Julie Wagner, LLC
Chapel Hill, NC
(919) 578-7313

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