The key shower trends that could influence consumers over the next 12 months.
With over 30 years experience in the design and manufacture of luxury shower enclosures, AQATA’s dedicated team of professionals have witnessed an evolution in the bathroom since the company’s inception in 1986. AQATA Managing Director, Jayne Barnes, looks at the year ahead and explores the key shower trends that will influence consumers over the next 12 months.
It is an exciting time for interiors generally as there are so many diverse colours, patterns and textures to choose from. Colours are becoming bolder and are not just restricted to the walls and floors, but also found in the bathroom products themselves, such as coloured or tinted glass for the shower enclosure.
Design style is still very much down to individual preference; whether a period look to match the age and original features within the home, or a minimal contemporary scheme which is all about clean lines and a feeling of uncluttered simplicity.
When it comes to the shower, the three strongest trends are easy access and intuitive use for all ages – wetrooms are perfect for this; comfort and wellbeing – including spacious enclosures and steam; and customisation to create unique solutions.
Wetrooms – the universal shower
Wetrooms offer a universally popular design solution. Whether a tiled wetroom floor, or low level or flush mounted shower tray with wide shower screen, they make a real design statement and provide easy access for all. Once only found in 5star hotels and spas, the new millennium heralded the trend towards these walk-in wetroom style shower areas in the home.
Desired for their modern look, they are now established due to their high levels of safety and functionality for all ages and abilities. Aqata’s low level shower trays can be installed flush to the floor providing an unobtrusive, seamless look. With no awkward step up into the shower, these versatile shower trays are perfect for multi-generational families where young and old alike require floor level walk-in shower areas.
Comfort and Wellbeing
Whether a quick morning shower before work, or a relaxing shower after a workout, the shower is being afforded more space and importance within the bathroom. Larger shower spaces allow for more luxurious products to be incorporated into the design, such as practical shower seats, power showers and mood lighting to make the bathroom more comfortable and enjoyable to use.
The importance of the bathroom as a feel good experience has also increased. Steam showers are perfect for the ultimate home spa experience.
Our versatile Exclusive Solutions range is suitable for steam, power showers and body jets. Highly robust, our innovative designs feature watertight seals and concealed fixings, with built-in adjustable wall profiles for easy installation, allowing a private sanctuary to be created within your own home.
Customisation – everyone wants it their way
From cars to holidays, and clothing to furniture, customisation is one of the fastest growing consumer trends. The discerning bathroom buyer now yearns for not only a highly engineered luxury shower enclosure or screen, hand-made to fit their exact space, but also a completely individual customised design to bring their own character and personality into the bathroom.
AQATA offers a Made 2 Measure service to ensure a new shower will fit perfectly into an awkward space or under a sloping ceiling or eaves. In addition, it is also perfect for creating unique personalised solutions with, for example, gold finish profiles or etchings which can be chosen from our library or uniquely designed.
Spring 2017 will see the birth of a brand new AQATA collection of shower enclosures and screens called Design Solutions. Characterized by 10mm completely frameless enclosure and screen designs, the new collection offers the ultimate in customer personalization, with customers able to specify glass type including muted tinted colours, etched design, handle option and even different wall fixings to create the exact desired look.
For more information visit www.aqata.co.uk