Goodbye, plain old utilitarian bathrooms. Today’s bathroom trends emphasize luxurious comfort, turning these once-basic rooms into relaxing getaways that give homeowners a space to escape from a hectic world. Bathrooms are incorporating elements that make them more beautiful, more comfortable, and more functional. . Turn a good bathroom remodel into a great one.
- Radiant flooring: Heated floors will not only keep your feet warm on cold mornings, but it accelerates drying where there is moisture, reducing the risk of slips and falls.
- Walk in Shower: A walk in shower safer than bathtubs because there is no need to step over the side of a tub, which is usually about 16 inches in height. Features that you can include are a shower bench, soap dish, storage shelves, and grab bars. Walk in showers do not have doors. Showers with doors build soap scum and settles into the frame. The walk in shower will eliminated this maintenance.
- Great Tile: Forget the standard glazed bathroom tiles of yester-year. Say “goodbye” to linoleum forever. These old, outdated finishes are making for a wealth of new tile options. Bathrooms can have a new sense of elegance, warmth, luxury, or style depending on the tile options chosen. There are quality tile options to suit every kind of look, feel, and budget, and tiles work well with radiant floor systems and the trendy, more open shower designs.
- Think Storage: Bathroom storage is a challenge. By the time you have installed the toilet, shower, and sink, there’s often little space left to store towels, toilet paper, and hair and body products. Investigate space between the bathroom wall studs, and you might discover hidden storage. Recessed cabinets still keep the floor space while creating more storage space.
- Environmentally Friendly Functionality: Greater luxury does not have to mean a greater carbon footprint. Some of the options include smart showerheads, which deliver the same feel as a standard showerhead while using less water, hands-free faucets, which automatically turn the water on and off by a sensor, and dual-flush toilets, which allow homeowners two different flushing options with more water or less as needed. On-demand hot water systems are another green choice that saves energy by heating water only when it is needed rather that hot water heaters, which must keep a large tank heated all the time.