9 Most Popular Bathroom Remodeling Trends in 2021

Your bathroom is an area that gets a ton of attention. It’s one of the few rooms that is almost guaranteed to get daily use – both by you, and your guests. You need the space to be usable, but it wouldn’t hurt to get some compliments about it by your guests.

This is where a good remodel can work wonders. To help you stay ahead of the times, we did some research. Our team at Century Glass put together this list of 9 popular bathroom remodeling trends in 2021. You’ll find practical ideas that give your bathroom the pop it deserves. Keep in mind, most of these trends can be done in a variety of different styles. That means that there’s something for everyone on this list.

In 2021, you can expect to see bigger, more luxurious showers in bathrooms across the States.

#1: Large, Luxurious Showers

Nothing feels better than a nice shower after a long day of work. However, it’s not just inside the shower that can be incredible – the shower itself can be a work of art.

In 2021, you can expect to see bigger, more luxurious showers in bathrooms across the States. Think floor-to-ceiling glass, waterfall showerheads, inviting glass shower doors, and plenty of space to relax. It’s almost like having your own spa in your bathroom.

#2: Quartz Countertops

Quartz isn’t just for your kitchen, anymore. We’re seeing more and more massive quartz countertops in the bathroom.
In the past, people mostly used laminate to top their vanities. As you know, laminate doesn’t do really well in the looks department. A natural stone like quartz is great because it looks, performs, and feels incredible.
If you look above the vanity counter, you’ll see the next trend.

#3: Backlit Mirrors

Mirror, mirror, what’s the newest bathroom trend? The mirror is, of course.
The mirrors in your bathroom are finally starting to get more attention. The newest trend is backlit mirrors. This is when you have LEDs on the backside of your mirror, so it adds a nice glow on the wall and adds more lighting. If you see one in-person, it looks pretty sci-fi and futuristic.
The truth is that this trend takes nothing more than an LED strip and a high-quality mirror to make one yourself.

#4: Frameless Glass

For a while, massive frames in the bathroom were a trend. Now, we’re seeing the opposite. You can walk into a modern bathroom and see glass everywhere without a hint of a frame.

The biggest area that this happens is in your shower. You can expect to see more frameless showers this year. Of course, mirrors and glass accent pieces are also ditching the frames to add a more seamless look.

#5: Wood Accents

One of the popular materials that you’ll find in the bathroom this year is wood. In the last 5 years, we’ve seen wood appear more around the house, from kitchens to living rooms and even bedrooms. The final frontier is your bathroom.

Wood might pop up as décor, trim, or the material used in your vanity. You might see faux wood details in tilework and countertops. Even your mirrors could use low-profile wooden frames.

#6: Golds, Grays, and Greens

As you’re well aware, color selections come and go when it comes to your bathroom. Hopefully, we’re not breaking the bad news to you when we say that pastel pinks in the bathroom died out decades ago.

Nowadays, we’re seeing more timeless colors used in the bathroom. Namely, the three G’s: Golds, grays, and greens. Gray and gold is a combination that’s probably not going anywhere, and it works well for most styles in the bathroom. In 2021, you can start adding dark green accents around your bathroom to give a pop of color. The other great thing about these colors is they really pop when natural lighting is introduced.

color selections come and go when it comes to your bathroom.

#7: A Flood of Natural Lighting

Sure, your bathroom is a private place. That doesn’t mean that you can’t have any windows. Actually, you’ll notice the opposite is true in new bathroom remodels.

People are adding massive walls of windows to let natural lighting flood into the room. Starting your day with a shower and basking in daylight can really add a pep to your step in the morning.

#8: Plenty of Storage

Current bathrooms are becoming more practical. Part of that practicality means storage. After all, what’s worse than getting out of the shower dripping wet only to realize you forgot to bring in a towel?

With more storage in your bathroom, a fresh towel is just a step away. Linen closets are obviously a great addition, but they aren’t the only option. You can include massive storage cabinets, drawers, and shelves that use materials and colors that complement the rest of the room.

#9: Asymmetric and Geometric Mirrors

The final trend is one that you might not expect: uniquely shaped mirrors. Earlier, we talked about how there’s a new focus on mirrors, and this is yet another example.
There’s nothing that forces a mirror to be a perfect rectangle. Opt for geometric or asymmetric mirrors to add a much-needed element to your bathroom. A mirror with rounded and smooth edges can help your room flow better.

Bathroom Remodel FAQ’s

Let’s answer some of the questions that you might already have regarding your bathroom remodel.

How Can Glass Shelving Brighten Your House?

Glass shelving is one of the bathroom upgrades that can completely transform your room. The shelves will catch the light and seem to illuminate. Since it’s transparent, it won’t cast massive shadows that detract from your room’s style. All the while, the shelves are practical and usable.

Is Remodeling Your Bathroom A Good Investment?

The bathroom is one of those rooms that you’ll probably use every day. Remodeling your bathroom will make you feel more comfortable and relaxed in your home.

On top of that, a bathroom remodel adds money to your home’s value. On average, you’ll enjoy a return of around 70%. That’s a win-win in our book.

How to Update Your Bathroom Mirror?

A bathroom mirror update requires a professional glass expert. You can reach out to our team at Century Glass with details about your project and we can make it a reality.

Are Frameless Shower Doors the Future?

After seeing a frameless shower door, you’ll know the answer. Your shower will immediately look more futuristic, clean, and luxurious. We are confident that frameless doors aren’t just a fad that will die off in a few years – they’re here to stay.


You might notice that many of the bathroom renovations trends for 2021 involve glass or mirrors. If you want to get ahead of the game, you need glass experts in your corner. Let our pros at Century Glass put together a stunning shower for your bathroom, handle a mirror upgrade, or provide a wall of windows for your room. Take a look at our shower glass gallery, and reach out to us today to start the conversation.

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