Expansive Walk-In Showers
Many people look to achieve a more open feeling in their bathroom, especially when it comes to the shower space. Walk-in showers or low threshold showers have become increasingly popular to improve accessibility for every age group. Clear frameless glass has paved the way for tile-work to become an artistry. This provides homeowners with an opportunity to showcase beautiful tile and borders for a cohesive and tranquil look.
For a number of reasons, bathtubs are declining in popularity:
- Some people attribute it to the growing “green” trend; as compared to showers, baths waste significantly more water.
- People are leading busier lives, limiting the amount of time for lounging in the bathtub.
- Bathtubs often add to the overall expense when remodeling a bathroom. If a bathtub is not beneficial to the homeowners & lifestyle, the money is better allocated elsewhere.
With changing lifestyles and trends, we have noticed that significantly more individuals are opting for a larger shower to replace their existing tub.
For families that continue to embrace their bathtubs, there are many new innovative tub options available. The freestanding tub is gaining popularity as it provides a contemporary serene experience. It acts as a focal point in the design of the bathroom space. These tubs can either be the traditional soaking, whirlpool, or air bubble massage tubs and are also available with heated surfaces. New technology has made way for VibraAccoustic bathtubs that emit sound waves offering a surround sound experience.
If space permits, it is recommended that homeowners consider dual vanities for master bathrooms and main bathrooms. Resale value will increase as more potential buyers are looking for these types of accommodations. Dual sinks not only provide function but aesthetically enhance the space. For the proper style of home, vessel sinks and faucets add an updated look.
Wisconsin winters have many homeowner’s contemplating heated floors in their kitchens and bathrooms. We see it more in bathroom remodels as homeowners prefer tiled surfaces but like the warmth of duraceramic or hardwood. The preferred method of installation utilizes electric coils with a programmable thermostat that allows homeowners to control the temperature and settings. This allows for energy savings when it is not required to heat the surface.
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