Need some inspiration for your replacement shower or tub? At Miller Home Renovations, we’re proud to partner with our bathroom remodeling clients from design to installation—and we’d be happy to help you create the one-of-a-kind bathroom you’ve always wanted! 

To get some creative ideas for your next bathroom remodel in Portland, check out the five trends we expect to see in 2020.

Trend #1: Customizing Your Space

In terms of your family’s comfort, safety, and enjoyment, customizing your bathroom has always been important—and we don’t expect that to change any time soon! Gone are the days of limited choice; now you can customize virtually every aspect of your new shower or tub.

At Miller Home Renovations, for instance, you can personalize your:

  • Tub or Shower Base Style
  • Wall Surrounds’ Color, Pattern, Texture, and Accent Trim
  • Faucets and Fixtures, Including Placement, Style, and Metal Finish
  • Shower Doors or Curtain Rods
  • Built-in Shelving and Storage
  • ADA-Compliant Safety Features

Even more complex renovations like a Portland tub-to-shower conversion can be fully customized based on your bathroom space, layout, shower size, budget, personal preference, and more.

Trend #2: Minimizing 

The trend toward minimal is here to stay, but different homeowners interpret this concept in different ways. It doesn’t only have to mean less stuff—although it can mean that, too. For many Portland families, “minimal” translates into super-simple color schemes, more open and airy bathroom layouts, and fewer pieces of decoration.

To take advantage of this trend, think timeless color schemes like all white, all black, or all neutral. You could also opt for cabinets without visible hardware or open up your bathroom space with a large walk-in shower rather than a full enclosure.

Trend #3: Going Green

As we all become more aware of our homes’ environmental impact, more families across Oregon are prioritizing eco-friendly design in their bathrooms. You can effectively reduce waste in several ways:

  • Investing in a Water-Efficient Toilet, Tub, or Shower Installation
  • Installing Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs
  • Minimizing Tear-Out and Reusing as Many Existing Materials as Possible
  • Choosing Natural or Recyclable Materials

You can also go green by “future-proofing” your renovation—that is, remodeling in a way that not only works well today but also far into the future. That could mean choosing durable products that last a very long time without replacement (like our nonporous, damage-resistant acrylic), or it could mean investing in a tub or shower that will serve you well in the future (like a safer, senior-friendly walk-in shower or tub).

Trend #4: Embracing Nature

Taking eco-friendliness one step further is the trend toward botanical motifs. Many Portland homeowners are transforming their bathrooms into lush greenhouses, adding real plants and flowers to create a peaceful, natural retreat.

The color green is expected to jump in popularity, too! Paint your walls a vibrant apple green if you’re feeling bold, or stick with simple accents like forest green hand towels for a pop of color that’s less permanent.

Trend #5: Staying Timeless

Speaking of permanence…timeless design choices are always on trend! Instead of diving head-first into the latest trends, be sure to carefully consider your own needs and desires. 

Bathroom remodeling trends can definitely give you some new and exciting ideas—but they should never be your only source of inspiration. Otherwise, your new tub or shower may end up looking dated as soon as the next year rolls around.

For customized guidance from local bathroom remodelers who’ve been in business since 2008, reach out to Miller Home Renovations today! Whether you’re looking for a shower replacement or a shower-to-tub conversion in Portland, we’d love to discuss the latest design trends and turn your ideas into reality. Call us or fill out our online form to get started now.