NKBA’S Emerging bathroom trends

Distinctive Designs

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Showers, tubs and faucets:

  • Larger freestanding showers to accommodate two people with zero-clearance entry, integrated seating and grab bars
  • Larger-format surrounds with fewer grout lines
  • Linear drains
  • Voice-activated or hands-free faucets
  • Black and nickel in matte or brushed finishes.


  • Bidets
  • Self-closing lids.


  • Floating vanities
  • Integrated electrical outlets with charging capabilities
  • Invisible storage.


  • Motion-sensor lighting
  • Radiant heated flooring
  • Temperature control
  • Leak detection with mobile alerts
  • Mirrors with integrated internet access.


By: Jamie Quinn