2021: The year of the statement bathroom

2021: The year of the statement bathroom

The increasing popularity for statement bathrooms is supporting a new generation of bathroom design that is being utilised for both renovation projects and new build properties. As professionals build on the bathroom evolution of the last few years to push the boundaries like never before, not only with regard to design, but also in relation to performance and sustainability, Martin Walker, CEO of Methven, shares his insights into the top bathroom trends for 2021:

Bold brassware
Although a smaller detail than baths or tiles, brassware will play an essential role throughout 2021 in creating a luxurious, stand out bathroom.

As the element of a bathroom that is used / touched the most, high quality brassware can instantly improve the aesthetics of a bathroom, adding metallic highlights that illuminate certain areas of the room, even in the smallest of spaces. 

Chrome will be replaced with finishes including lustrous graphite, gunmetal, brushed nickel or rich gold across every area of the bathroom, from tapware and showers, to complementary accessories. 

This is the ideal option for individuals who want a simplistic yet effective bathroom design, as a fresh approach to brassware can completely transform the overall aesthetic to add a true touch of luxury that will withstand frequent usage, even for the busiest of family bathrooms!

The additional benefit of well-made brassware is that it lends itself to both contemporary and traditional design schemes, adding a touch of metallic extravagance to modern schemes, or a touch of heritage charm to classic designs.

While the popularity of matte black appliances has been growing over recent years as it establishes itself as the perfect partner for gloss or matte marble effect tiles, monochrome continues to be a versatile design staple for any bathroom that adds a real touch of luxury, without the associated price tag. 

This effective, high quality finish can be achieved by installing a complementary suite of products throughout the entire room. This includes ranges such as Methven’s Amio matte black collection of mixer taps and bath mixers to create an on trend finish.  

Contrasting schemes
Where previously a sea of white tiles and sanitaryware would have been commonplace throughout the bathroom, a new trend of contrasting colours, patterns and finishes is continuing to grow in popularity.

This includes combining angular, industrial elements with natural, earthy textures, as individuals look to create a relaxing and tranquil space that is still reflective of current trends. 

This is being achieved by creating walk in showers with natural effect tiles, such as wood, while combining with striking showers and taps. The addition of highlight colours, such as pastel pink sinks or baths, is also creating a real distinction between botanical influenced tiles and wallpaper. 

Sustainable specification
But it’s not all about looks, a new bathroom must offer homeowners the level of reliability and resilience expected of such a functional space. This includes the sustainability and water consumption of the bathroom, a factor that is growing in importance, as many individuals look to reduce their water and energy consumption. 

Methven’s Türoa collection is manufactured from high grade stainless steel, the brushed finish not only looks stunning, but reduces the need for the harmful chroming process and it enables the product to be recycled at the end of its life.  What’s more, it offers significant water saving benefits due to its V-Jet® spray technology, which delivers a water-saving flow rate of 9 litres per minute with wide-spray coverage. 

This enables homeowners to conserve water without compromising on the performance of their shower, while our Satinjet® showers use twin-jet spray technology to create the optimum water droplet size and pressure offering of 300,000 droplets a second. The patented design can also help customers save up to 50% on energy costs and up to 55% on the cost of water used in the shower.  Methven’s most innovative shower head design, Aio, encompasses Aurajet® showering technology, which delivers 20% more spray force and 2 x more skin contact than a conventional Methven shower, all at 9 litres per minute.

As 2020 presented many homeowners with the opportunity to take bolder choices with their bathroom design, this shift in approach will be amplified even further throughout 2021 as individuals look to achieve high quality performance, combined with a unique, effective finish.  

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