5 Bathroom Renovation Trends 2018
January 13, 2018

Thinking of renovating your bathroom?. Before you begin let us help you in navigating what’s on-trend in 2018. These days the bathroom is not only used for hygiene, but it’s also a space for relaxation and beauty where you want to feel comfortable and fresh.

While there are timeless options you can choose for your bathroom, technology and trends are always changing so If you plan on updating your bathroom in 2018 here are the latest trends that bathrooms in Perth WA are experiencing.

2018 Bathroom Trends

Bathroom Tiling Patterns

When you renovate bathrooms for a living it’s crucial you stay on top of the trends that are happening. One of the latest trends is laying tiles is in the Herringbone fashion which effectively any rectangular tile can be laid this way. As you can see below it creates a unique modern finish that adds a more subtle pop for a more in-depth look at this style Click Here. Penny round tiles have been a concept that has made the list for the last few years of bathroom renovation trends. Now though the introduction of coloured penny tiles adds a softer alternative that in a small room can actually add depth and warmth.


Black-and-white hex tiles will always be classic, but in 2018, it’s oversized, coloured hex tiles that will be all the rage. They add a pop to the room with terracotta yes that 70’s disaster is making a come back in the hexagon style. Below in this Perth bathroom is a combination of green and white to make you feel warmly towards the wet room.


Minimalist Shower

For the shower, several options are being implemented, but there is more and more demand for the open shower and, especially, renovator tends toward the multi-functional equipped shower. It’s about them making them better and functional for you to achieve the most out of your room



A minimalist shower which a word I will use a lot has an appearance while transparent. In addition to being easy to maintain, it allows you to save space and adapts to all styles of decors.


The Industrial Look

Bring on the industrial age. To create a modern and elegant industrial decoration worthy of a New York loft, designers are embracing the unique and imperfect pieces such as the washbasins or a metal bathtub and adding walls of brick, floors of waxed concrete and finishing with a touch of rustic wood to warm the atmosphere. Now you don’t need to go all-in on this look even a concrete looking floor which is a trend in its self-create the look you want.

shower and basin



The Tech Bathroom

As technology advances, the bathroom does not escape. For example, more and more mirrors with LED lighting, temperature regulator if you can adjust it technology is catching up. Here is also some bathroom Lighting Tips.

The heated towel rail with various designs is more and more present and replaces the traditional towel rail. Some can be hard-wired or external but each has its own higher costings and problems.


The next step will be a fully functional talking bathroom that you control everything but that feels more like a 2019 trend. Below is a video example of strip lighting we installed in a bathroom renovation Gosnells.




Who’s Got Wood

Wood is polarising for bathroom renovations especially for bathrooms in Australia and Perth. In colder climates, it is a necessity really, as the warmth is fantastic. It’s also great for second stories or homes that have a high degree of movement but harder to convince people in warmer climates to have.



The most likely outcome is the wood look tile, as its a compromise of sorts. It does not have the feel but done right has the great look of warmth that this style brings. Wood-look laminate vanities will boom in 2018 to complete the Forrest feel.

Trends are trends if that makes sense, They come and go and your renovation will remain. It’s important and I preach this almost religiously is if you don’t like it before the bathroom renovation starts you will have to look at it every day of your life. So don’t take the risk. Renovate to your needs and what you like you may be there for 30 plus years you never know.

It’s important to note that all our advice is general in nature and all bathrooms are unique so always speak to your local qualified tradesman for the best advice. At on the ball bathrooms we love feedback so let us know what you think with a comment below or if you are looking for a bathroom renovation quote and live in Perth, Western Australia contact us on 0419964678 or email us at info@ontheballbathrooms.com.au

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