Remodeling is all about getting rid of old, outdated fixtures and aesthetics, and bringing in the new. And of course, it’s also an investment in your future. If you want to remodel your bathroom so that the room continues to look and feel more modern for years to come, evaluate these five bathroom vanity ideas as you enter the design phase of your project.

The free-standing basin. Rather than a built-in sink, a free-standing basin adds a forward-thinking touch to your bathroom. A bowl of porcelain, raw stone, or concrete can add texture and a look that feels fresh for years to come.

Wood vanities. Good news for you wood grain lovers: This look is back in style! This year, designers are combining natural elements, like wood, with warmer tones to replace the cool grays of recent years. And if you want to get more creative, wood vanities can be composed of unconventional materials such as antique dressers or recycled wood planks.

Minimalism. For a classic look that will feel current years from now, tend toward minimalism in all of your design choices. Too much clutter in a smaller room is hard on the eyes. Opt for plenty of storage, to keep items stored out of view, and sleek faucets and cabinet hardware.

Gold hardware. Designers are trending back toward gold hardware, adding a touch of luxury to the trend of natural materials like wood and stone. Just remember a little bit of gold goes a long way; drawer pulls brighten up cabinets, and a gold mirror brings glamour to the room.

Double the vanity. Double vanities are hardly anything new, but many homes are still stuck with single bathroom sinks. If you’re remodeling the bathroom anyway, give yourself and your spouse separate spaces.

Did any of these trends spark your imagination? Call us to discuss your bathroom remodel in greater detail, and we can help you get started on the design process.