Bathroom Remodeling Trends: Luxury and Relaxation
The bathroom is increasingly becoming a place where people go to relax and recharge after a long day of work. Its role is moving beyond that of simply a space for hygiene and turning into a sanctuary complete with luxurious features, from large open showers to heated floors. In addition to providing a peaceful area, a bathroom outfitted with such features also increases the value of the home it’s in.
The following trends in bathroom remodeling are as good for your well-being as there are for your investment:
Large showers: Large showers are fast becoming one of the most sought-after features of a bathroom. Even in small bathrooms, homeowners are making room for larger showers by removing bathtubs altogether. Heavy, hinged glass doors often adorn these spacious showers, letting more light in. Some people are even removing walls in the quest to turn their shower into more of a spa experience.
Soaking tubs: The rise of large showers doesn’t mean bathtubs are going away, but they are changing. The emphasis on Jacuzzi tubs is giving way to quiet, soaking tubs. These are deep, insulated tubs that provide a much more serene experience than the traditional water-jet Jacuzzi style tubs offer.
Steam baths: Steam room systems are the perfect way to de-stress after work, and more homeowners than ever are having them installed in their bathrooms. These systems can be activated from the garage as people come home, and require many modifications to the bathroom to ensure proper moisture control, among other things.