This goes beyond the basic bathroom design trends. Today, we’re sharing the most common themes from our clients’ wish lists for their Twin Cities bathroom remodels.

This time of year, everyone in the design world is predicting trends for the months ahead. In fact, we just did a 2022 home design trend roundup ourselves. And while we love to stay on top of trends in the industry, we also know that the best spaces are timeless and tailored to each individual client and family.

With that in mind, today’s post goes beyond simple design trend predictions for the bathroom. Instead, we’re sharing the most common requests our Twin Cities bathroom renovation experts hear again and again from homeowners.

So let’s dig in.

Here’s our list of top requested bathroom features this year.

1.   Accessible bathroom plans to promote aging in place

This reflects a shift we’re seeing across many types of home renovations, but bathroom accessibility is definitely a top priority for homeowners today.

Our two biggest bathroom renovation requests for aging in place?

  • grab bars
  • teak fold-down seats in the shower

Both can be beautifully integrated into a streamlined, stylish bathroom. The shower seat folds up when not in use, and is a great bonus at any age to make shaving easier. Today’s grab bars are much sleeker than the utilitarian designs of the past. In fact, many clients use them as towel bars — and know they’re there for the future if needed.

Higher toilets and non-slip tile can also help prevent falls and make the bathroom a more user-friendly space for all. Wheelchair accessibility can be incorporated into a bathroom renovation with wider doorways, curbless showers, and floating vanities.

No matter your priorities, our interior designers are experts at blending function and form, so you can have all the safety features you want without sacrificing the style of your bathroom.


2.   Fewer linen closets, more customized cabinet storage

Traditional linen closets don’t provide the kind of storage most of us need in our bathrooms. They’re too deep for storing toiletries and products, so things tend to get lost in the back.

For more efficient storage, many homeowners are opting for taller cabinets to store linens and bathroom supplies instead. It’s streamlined, better scaled, and can add a pop of personality to the space with glass doors for display or statement hardware.

Plus, you can upgrade basic cabinetry with smarter storage. Pull-out shelves, built-in drawer organizers, and integrated outlets mean everything has a place and is at hand whenever you need it.

3.   Large format tile and slab stone in the bathroom

Large, streamlined tile was a big trend last year, and it’s a top bathroom trend in 2022 as well. Fewer grout lines make this style easy to clean, which is always a plus. There’s also an aesthetic appeal.

Slab stone and larger tiles create a streamlined surface and a sense of calm. When natural stone is used, it’s also a chance to let the organic veining shine.

These large format surfaces aren’t just for showers, either. Tub surrounds and feature walls above the vanity are a great spot to let statement stone and tile shine.

4.   Playing with pattern

Slab stone isn’t everyone’s cup of tea — and sometimes it’s not in the budget. Another way homeowners are maximizing their bathroom design with tile? Changing up the installation pattern.

Not only does a non-traditional tile installation add visual interest, but it can elevate the look and feel of inexpensive tile, making your bathroom seem much more luxurious and custom — without breaking the bank.

Instead of the traditional offset installation of subway tiles, stacking them vertically creates a more modern pattern and feel. Basket weave and herringbone patterns also elevate the look, bringing movement and visual interest into your space.

Curious to learn more? This blog post breaks down common materials, glazes, and installation details to help you find the right tile for your bathroom.

5.   Bringing color into the bathroom

Add a pop color to the bathroom

Homeowners are embracing color and pattern in their bathrooms this year. Whether that’s a bold wallpaper, a colorful tile, or a painted vanity, a pop of color is a common bathroom request.

What colors are we seeing most? Greens are gaining popularity in any room of the house, and these calming hues are right at home in a bathroom. Blue lends a spa-like feel, while warmer neutrals are timeless and refined.

Whether you love a bold bathroom or a more muted palette, our in-house design team can help you find the perfect hue.


6.   Bringing the spa home with your bathroom renovation

No matter the colors, patterns, or materials you choose, one thing’s for sure: today’s homeowners want their bathrooms to feel welcoming and serene.

To get that spa-like feel, consider luxurious touches like heated towel warmers and in-floor heating to keep your feet warm year round. Another welcome feature for Minnesota bathroom renovations? Steam showers. Guaranteed to warm you up on even the coldest winter days, a steam shower is the ultimate spa experience.

Custom storage plays a big role in a spa-like bathroom, keeping everything in its place so surfaces stay clutter-free. And don’t forget a soaker tub. Leave your worries behind with a luxurious bath at the end of the day.

Finally, tech upgrades can really level up your bathroom remodel. From integrated speakers to touchless faucets and toilets, technology can help you create the bathroom renovation results you’re looking for this year.

The #1 bathroom renovation trend in 2022?

Hiring a professional team.

There’s no escaping it: we’re living in a stressful time. So it’s no wonder homeowners are looking to outsource their bathroom renovations to trusted contractors and design experts.

Not only does a design-build team ensure you get the final results you want, but they manage the project every step of the way so you don’t have to. No worries, no stress, and no juggling subcontractor schedules or trying to track down materials.

When you partner with experts, you can rest easy knowing that your bathroom renovation is in good hands.

Looking for Twin Cities bathroom renovation experts to deliver your dream bathroom in 2022?

Our team at Titus Contracting is ready to bring your bathroom remodel ideas to life. From the initial design plans to those last finishing touches, we’re here to help every step of the way.

Contact our Minnesota design build team today to get started. 952-746-7817