Top Bathroom Style Trends and Upgrades for 2017

If you're ready to revamp your tired and lifeless bathroom, there's no better time than now. Not only are there plenty of bathroom style trends to choose from, upgrades to your plumbing and electrical system can help you save money on utilities and more! Your first step should be to contact a Ragsdale pro to make sure your home's electrical and plumbing systems are updated and ready for a remodeling project. When you're ready to start, here are just a few design ideas that are available for your home.

Accessible Bathrooms

More 2017 design trends are leaning toward easier accessibility. Accessibility upgrades are important for residents who want to stay in their homes as long as possible, as well as those with disabilities. They also make your shower and bathroom experience a comfortable and stress-free one. When planning the layout for your new bathroom, consider incorporating:

  • Slip-resistant tile on the floors
  • Curbless built-in shower benches
  • Grab bars in the shower and near the toilet


Gone are the days of ugly steel bars and rods to make a bathroom accessible. Different types of materials and design themes help create a welcoming and contemporary look and feel to your bath area. An accessible bathroom is a good choice if you plan on staying in your home for many years to come or want to provide that option to the next owners.

Shower Spa

Transform your existing walk-in shower into a true spa experience. A popular trend in bathroom upgrades is incorporating a shower spa. This combination includes:

  • Waterfalls against a marble, stone or synthetic material shell and base
  • Multiple jets strategically placed throughout the shower
  • Enhanced shower nozzle with a variety of water-saving adjustments

Ask your Ragsdale plumber about making a few more upgrades once the new jets are installed. Consider a tankless hot water heater that saves energy and reduces the amount of water that is wasted while showering. Another option is upgrading your entire plumbing system to help ensure that water is flowing properly.

Radiant Heat Flooring

Heat lamps and lights have been popular bathroom style trends for several years, but it is really making its way onto the bathroom remodel to-do list. Radiant heat offers a low-energy option that warms specific areas on your bathroom floor. For example, the area in front of the toilet or the space where you step as you're getting out of the shower will be toasty warm.

Water-Saving Toilet

If you have children or entertain guests on a frequent basis, consider upgrading your toilet. If your commode hasn't been updated in the past few years, it could use up to 7 gallons of water with every flush. Upgrading it to an energy-savvy model can cut your water usage to less than half of that, without sacrificing flush flow.

Remodeling your bathroom using the latest trends in design and technology will save money and impress your guests. Contact Ragsdale today to ask about plumbing and electrical upgrades to make your bathroom remodel a reality.

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