Trends are great.
Until they aren’t.
Like teased hair and banana clips, some fads should have never happened at all.
Remember this sentiment when you’re ready to give your bathroom a fresh, new look.
These 10 trends are better off in the past where they belong.
1. Getting rid of the bathtub
There are a lot of people who think they’re making a wise choice by going with a large, luxurious showers instead of installing bathtubs in their main or master bathrooms.
You may want to rethink this decision if you ever plan on putting your house on the market, .
Families with small children will always want a tub for the kids.
Plus, how wonderful is a soothing soak at the end of a long day.
2. Wood on the ceiling
It’s not unusual for people to carry bedroom, living room, or kitchen trends into the bathroom.
When it comes to wood ceilings in the bathroom, this fad is probably best left to other areas of your home.
Obviously, your bathroom is full of moisture. The heat and steam from your baths and showers can do some serious damage to the wood.
Warped wood is one thing. A harder-to-solve problem is mold. Once it’s there, it’s very difficult to remove.
It’s better to stick with a traditional ceiling painted with high-moisture-resistant paint.
3. Peek-a-boo pipes
If the industrial-design trend appeals to you, you might think exposed pipes are an amazing idea.
The problem is that it’s just a trend and trends fade.
When this fad starts to wane, putting all your pipes back into the wall won’t be an easy job.
Actually, they’re not that practical, either.
You’re more likely to be burned by pipes carrying hot water when they’re out in the open.
If you insist that your bathroom just won’t be perfect without an industrial feel, don’t worry.
Consider using pipes as curtain rods or as a shower rod.
4. Graphic floor tiles
Patterned flooring tiles are all the rage right now.
But trends ebb and flow and when this one’s gone, swapping out your floor isn’t simple and it certainly isn’t cheap.
If some kind of pattern on your floor is a must-have for you, try a rug with some funky graphics or some wide, colorful stripes.
5. Faucets mounted on the wall
You’ll often see these types of faucets used with modern sink bowls that are mounted right to the countertop.
Can you figure out what might be wrong here?
Your plumbing pipes are now behind a wall that has most likely been tiled over.
When your plumbing is hidden, leaks are also hidden.
Your future could include messy, expensive repairs if you jump on board with this trend.
6. Doorless showers
Showers without doors take up less space and they’re easier to clean.
But the pros end there.
A shower door has a bigger job than just keeping water off your bathroom floor.
It also provides a barrier that traps heat and humidity in the shower enclosure AND keeps cold air off of you while you’re washing up.
You might be surprised to find that you miss a shower with doors (or a curtain) more than you thought.
Be wise with trends
Your bathroom should be a place that’s a reflection of your personal style and that you enjoy spending time in.
Just make sure that the choices you make about your new bathroom will make you happy for the long haul.
For help remodeling your home, contact your local experts VKB Kitchen and Bath.