How Acrylic can Modernize Your Bathroom

March 15, 2018

Clean lines. Bright open space. Minimalistic elements in design. If these sound like design features you’d like to see in your bathroom then you should be looking for ways to modernize your bathroom.

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Modern Bathroom Designs

The modern design trend has rapidly grown to be one of the hottest trends in bathroom remodeling design. It’s focus aligns closely with minimalism, but more in design than function. The design uses neutral color palettes and works to provide a comfortable room which is highly functional while also fashionable. This leads to quiet design elements, brightly lit rooms, lots of whites and neutral colors, and clean lines.

What is Acrylic and What is Acrylic Made From?

Acrylic is used in a variety of bathroom installations and features in modern design. But before knowing how and where to use acrylic bathroom features, it is most useful to understand how acrylic is made. Acrylic material itself is a form of plastic which is molded to fit the exact dimensions of the space it will take up. So if you’re installing a new walk-in shower, a design consultant will visit your bathroom, take measurements, and then create a custom-fitting acrylic walk-in shower for your space.

How Acrylic Shines in Modern Bathroom Design

Your bathroom has the ability to truly shine with the use of acrylic materials for your major bathroom features. It offers a variety of benefits for homeowners, including the following:

  • Matches the look and feel of stone or tile. Obtain the look of these timeless materials which are a common bathroom staple using acrylic.
  • Improved durability over other materials. While stone is extremely durable, it can be chipped on accident. Acrylic on the other hand is very durable and will withstand serious tests.
  • Improved sanitation. One-piece acrylic tubs and showers don’t have any weak points where water can sit and penetrate grout. This means they are much more sanitary than stone and tile alternatives.
  • Ability to match any design. Acrylic comes in a variety of colors and designs, so no matter what your Baltimore, MD bathroom designer chooses, acrylic can answer the call.

Accessibility in a Modern Design

Modern bathrooms commonly boast simplicity which is sometimes poorly translated into meaning minimal functionality. This just isn’t the case in modern bathroom design. The modern bathroom merges simple designs with functionality¬†which means those who have the need for mobility improvements in their bathroom can still achieve this trendy look. Acrylic bathtubs and showers opt for some of the best options when it comes to accessibility in the bathroom including walk in showers, grab bars, and more!

For more information on designing a new modern bathroom, get in touch with the Baltimore bathroom remodeling experts at The Bath Doctor today!

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