If you regularly fit bathrooms, you’ll know 2017 was a big year for bathroom trends. Customers were brave with colours, opted for patterned tiles and invested in luxury statement baths.

As 2018 gets underway, we wanted to share key trends you can expect to see this year, to keep you in the know.

1) Narrow furniture

For many homeowners, especially families, having more than one bathroom makes life easier. In homes where space is precious, this can mean fitting bathrooms in small spaces, such as a loft or cupboard under the stairs.

Sleek and narrow furniture is perfect for tiny bathrooms.

2) Traditional

You’ve probably taken out your fair share of Victorian-style bathrooms, well now it’s time for them to go back in. Ornate basins, front flush toilets, Victorian style taps and traditional towel radiators are back, and they’re here to stay for the next year at least.

Bristan has a huge range of traditional style bathroom products. The 1901 range of chrome taps and single control showers are the perfect finishing touch to any traditional bathroom.

3) Storage

Bathroom storage is finally getting it’s time to shine and it’s likely you’ll find yourself fitting more bathroom furniture in 2018. From traditional integrated basin units to contemporary stand-alones, Alterna has a huge range to choose from.

If your customers are feeling brave, they may even ask you to incorporate a countertop basin into a piece of furniture they’ve picked themselves.

4) Tech

Smart tech within homes is on the rise and bathroom products are following suit. The Aqualisa Qallows homeowners to create bespoke shower experiences. They can choose from pre-set experiences including ‘Sport’, ‘Eco’ and ‘Family’ or create their own.

Crafted with high quality materials and precision engineering, it’s a great style statement too.

5) Wood finishes

Scandi style is here to stay, although incorporating this look into bathrooms isn’t always easy. Real wood floors in bathrooms are difficult to clean and can be prone to damage over time. Luckily, Quick-Step’s laminate flooring gives the look and feel of a Scandi floor, with the added protection of a ‘Hydro-seal’ coating to ensure it lasts the test of time.

6) His and Hers

Jack and Jill bathrooms are the height of luxury when it comes to couple’s bathrooms. While you’re likely to have fitted your fair share of separate basins, separate showers are a hot new trend, providing there’s space for them.

His and hers bathrooms can be created using any products, in any style. Take a look at our bathroom guide for inspiration.

What trends are you expecting to see this year? And which trends would you like to leave behind? Head to Twitter or Facebook and let us know!