Today’s Bath... Not Your Father’s Bathroom Anymore
Remember when the bathroom was a no-frills, simple, and necessary place in the home? Say goodbye to that idea. The bathroom—much like the kitchen—has been one of the most renovated, upgraded, and modernized spaces in a home. From a basically functional space in the home, the bathroom has evolved into a room where people not only get cleaned but, especially in master baths, can also relax and experience “spa-like” benefits.
Welcome to the 21st century, where a space once deemed as merely serviceable has now become a “luxury” item. With the average home in 2015 expected to include 2.5 to 3.5 bathrooms, homeowners are ready to spruce up old bathrooms and add new ones equipped with all the trendy features.
Here’s a look at some of the hot trends in the 2015 bathroom
1. Welcome to the bathroom with a contemporary vibe—one with modern, clean lines.
In 2015, master bathrooms will be more streamlined with a contemporary feel - but with plenty of spa-like pampering. On the left: this very modern home shows how a clean, streamlined master bath can still really make a “wow” statement (Plan #107-1015). On the right: this contemporary-feeling master bathroom is complete with a double-sized walk-in rain shower and soaking tub in an otherwise traditional Craftsman-style home. (Plan #109-1056)
2. In with walk-in showers: More spacious and accessible than the conventional bathtub/shower combination, walk-in showers are also water-saving designs.
4. Water-efficient toilets continue to be high on the list of homeowners in 2015.
Conserving water is part of a greener footprint – and water-saving toilets are major contributors to conservation. (Plan #153-1781)
5. Spacious double-sink vanities are a must in modern master bathrooms and even make their way into secondary bathrooms serving more than one bedroom.
Split vanity bathrooms - particularly in the master bath - make for convenience and efficiency as seen in the master bath of a two-story Tuscan home (above) two-story Craftsman home (below) .
6. Glass features make for a lot of natural light in your bathroom. In 2015, there will be more non-transparent glass windows and glass-enclosed showers to maximize light and the sense of space in the bathroom.