In our last blog, local real estate expert Geoff Slick answered our pressing remodeling questions, including whether bathtubs in the primary bathroom are necessary.
We learned that many folks are opting for a tub-free bath, and if you don’t use yours, you can feel free to leave it out of your next bathroom remodel. The best part? A bathtub-free space allows more room for something you’ll enjoy every day — a spa-like, luxury shower with all the indulgent bells and whistles. Here are nine sensational shower trends Custom Craft has included in recent Bucks and Montgomery County bathroom remodels:
- Go With Glass
First things first; for that home-spa feel, ditch the curtain and go with a glass door. Glass shower doors are clean, elegant, and make bathrooms feel more spacious. When deciding on your perfect door, you’ll choose between:
- Framed: Traditional doors with metal frames around all exterior edges. Framed doors are often the easiest and least expensive way to go glass.
- Semi-frameless: Minimal metal framing. This look blends a modern look with practical functionality.
- Frameless: Tempered glass with no metal around the exterior edges. These tend to be the pricier option, but they provide a clean, modern look you’ll enjoy every day.
2. Customize with Tile
The tile in your shower is your chance to let your style shine. With so many shapes, patterns, and layout options, you’re only limited to your imagination. These homeowners chose a glass mosaic accent paired with large format wall tiles, and a pebble floor.
3. Find Your Niche
Shower niches provide ultimate functionality and storage without compromising looks. Niches keep all your necessities, from shampoo and conditioner to body wash and razors, within reach without an additional shelf or rack. They can be small and subtle or span the entire length of the wall, as shown above.
4. Two Heads are Better Than One
Nothing will influence your shower experience quite as much as your choice of shower heads. Looks are important, but also consider functionality. Is spa-like luxury at the top of your list? A rainfall shower head is a great choice for lavish relaxation. Like to keep your water pressure options open? An adjustable, fixed shower head or handheld may be the best option. Can’t decide between convenience and indulgence? Why not have both? Many homeowners choose multiple shower heads that make all their shower wishes come true.
5. Bench Benefits
Shower benches have long been key safety features for those considering universal design and aging in place. In today’s showers, they’re also beautiful, built-in accessories included in many bathroom remodels. Besides their safety benefits, homeowners love to use them for additional storage, an easy way to cleanse and depilate, or simply a soothing place to relax after a tough workout or long day at the office.
6. Lighten Up
Warm, welcoming natural light is proven to improve your mood, ease stress, and even lower blood pressure. With a strategically placed privacy window, you can bring all those benefits into the shower. The creative lighting ideas don’t stop there — lights in showerheads, LED strip lighting, and even pendant lights can be included in or around your shower.
7. Go Big
If you’ve decided to forego a bathtub or swapped out your huge ‘90s platform tub for a smaller one, you may have room to supersize your shower. Large, spacious showers are a unique, extravagant feature that many homeowners opt for if they have the space. In fact, some are making their showers so big they become their own room, with no need for a shower door to contain water.
8. Sleek & Safe
Curbless showers not only look sleek and modern, they’re also a no-trip, wheelchair-friendly safety precaution. In this recent Custom Craft remodel, the curbless shower provides an elegant touch to the newly updated space and allows the other features, such as the beautiful hexagonal tile floor, to shine through.
9. Shower Smarter
No more stepping into an uncomfortably cold (or hot) shower! Take the guesswork out of your water temperature with a smart shower. This technology lets you set your ideal temperature, conserve water with a timer, or pause when you need to quickly grab a new bar of soap. Using voice controls, an app on your phone, or the device itself, your shower experience will be completely personalized.
You use your shower daily — why not make it amazing? Experience the enjoyment of a spa right at home with a luxury shower.
Ready to take your bathroom from ordinary to oasis? Contact us to get started!