The Latest Bathroom Design Trends in 2022

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Designers like yourself have been  looking into the latest bathroom design trends in 2022 to get some ideas on what their clients might be looking for in the new year. 

Creating a new space for your clients can be tricky. Like a writer, you may get a mental block on what concepts to present to your clients. 

Since March 2020, more people are working from home due to the pandemic. Nearly 70% of the workforce are either hybrid – where they go into the office a few days, but primarily work from home – or remote work schedules. That's a trend that doesn't seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. 

For the same reason, more people opt to spend time at home during the global public health crisis. Since the bathroom is one of the most used rooms in the house, people are looking for ways to enjoy these spaces. 

So, if your clients are coming to you to help them enjoy their bathrooms, you'll want to know the latest bathroom design trends.

Key Takeaways:

  • Bathroom renovations can cost upwards of $12,500 depending on the scope of the project. Homeowners can expect to pay nearly $50,000 on a high-end bathroom addition.
  • Color and textures are the primary focus of a new bathroom design. Many are opting for soft colors that make the space feel more relaxing. Bold, dramatic colors are also quite popular in the new year.
  • People are choosing a minimalistic approach with a focus on sustainability. They want a space that is easier to keep clean and sanitized.
  • Shower wall drains, in-wall urinals, and light-up showerheads are growing in popularity going into 2022.
  • Technology has made its way into the bathroom with touchless actuators, faucets, and soap dispensers.

9 of the Latest Bathroom Design Trends for 2022

Depending on the scope of the project, clients should expect to pay between $2,500 to $12,500 to remodel an existing bathroom, and upwards of $18,000 to $47,000 to build a new addition. 

The costs can vary on new bathroom installation costs as well. It's essential to discuss with your clients their budget for the project. Set appropriate expectations about timelines and material availability. That way, everyone walks away from the project happy.

Chart of bathroom installation costs by fixtures

Once you have discussed the financial aspects and set expectations, find out what your clients are looking for in the space. And know what these latest trends are so you can tell your clients more about them.

1.  Soft Colors

The trends seem to be moving away from bright, bold colors and heading towards a palette of soft colors. Basic, low-saturation colors help to soften the space, making it feel more inviting. 

When the majority of the decor contains soft colors, you have more of an opportunity to place bold accent pieces with more color. With a neutral base, you can create balance with contrast. 

This trend is so popular in the new year because it is soothing. Also, it promotes relaxation. 

2. Terrazzo

Mosaics and stone are losing appeal. People are turning to terrazzo instead. Terrazzo is a composite material that is poured on-site or precast. It consists of bits of glass, marble, quartz, granite, and other durable materials. 

Designers use it for floor and wall treatments. Yet, you can use it for countertops, sinks, baths, and showers rooms. Terrazzo is great for classic and minimalistic designs. It is perfect if you are designing for a small space.

3. Minimalism 

The last two years have proven that rooms with a lot of detail are difficult to keep clean – or to keep looking clean. With more of an emphasis on making spaces that people can keep sanitized and disinfected, minimalism is all the rage right now.

Furthermore, people want to incorporate sustainability. They want eco-friendly designs that are good for the environment and help them save money with water and energy conservation. 

4. Shower Wall Drains

Open showers with a wall drain are quickly becoming a desired feature in a bathroom. They are easy to clean and aesthetically pleasing. 

With a shower wall drain, the water drains away seamlessly. It flows into the pre-wall system the plumber installs behind the wall. They are perfect for floor-even showers that are barrier-free.

5. Urinals

A few years ago, bidets were the latest trend in America, taken from a trend that had been in Europe for years. In 2022, in-wall urinal systems are what the people want. 

They are more sanitary, easy to clean, and visually interesting. These urinals take up little space. So, you can use them in large or small spaces.

6. Showerhead Lighting

Another trend that maximizes the wow-factor in bathrooms today is showerheads that light up. They are multifunctional because they provide mood lighting but can also change colors based on the temperature of the water. Are you someone who likes a scalding hot shower? Just wait for the light to turn from green to red. 

7. Cleaning Supply Caddy

Sanitization is at the forefront of everyone's mind post-pandemic. For that reason, people want to keep their cleaning supplies at hand. Designing a bathroom with a cleaning supply caddy that you can place near the toilet is what your clients will be looking for this year.

Infographics of must-haves for the bathroom including purchasing high-end soaps and lotions for guests and a towel warmer

8. Towel Warmers

You and your guests can enjoy the luxury of a warm towel. Who doesn't want to step out of the shower and wrap themselves in a nice warm towel? 

With a towel warmer, you can set the temperature as warm as you want, and some models offer a wet towel feature. That way, your clients can have a spa-like experience with a facial after a long day.

9. Touchless Fixtures

Trends for 2022 include incorporating touchless technology in your bathroom. These fixtures and fitting include hands-free toilet flush plates and actuators, touchless faucets, and soap dispensers with sensors. 

Need Some More Bathroom Design Ideas for 2022? Geberit Can Help

At Geberit, we know what your clients want for their bathroom renovations. We can help you get the fixtures you need to wow your clients with your bathroom design ideas. 

If you're looking for some more bathroom design ideas, contact us here at Geberit to discover the latest trends for 2022!