Any savvy real estate agent will tell you that bathrooms are big business on the housing market these days. In the past bathrooms weren’t much bigger than a walk-in closet and were limited primarily to the fundamentals. It seems that bathrooms in new homes are bigger each year, and for good reason. The bathroom remodeling market is ever expanding with new concepts, and today’s bathroom is packed with amenities. Here are some of the year’s top trends.
Ditching the Jacuzzi
In the 1990’s and early 2000’s, a hot tub-style Jacuzzi was the picture of modern luxury, and was a must-have for many homeowners. Jacuzzis still do look nice and can even be nice to use, but if you’ve ever used one, you’re familiar with the not-so-luxurious noise. Many homeowners are replacing noisy Jacuzzi tubs with quiet, energy-efficient soaking tubs.
His and Hers
Double sinks have long been a staple for couples, but recent bathroom renovation trends have taken the concept of his and hers to a whole new level. Many couples with the square footage and budget are opting to have both a common two-person soaking tub and separate showers and vanities tailored to gender-specific tastes and needs.
We are living in the digital age, and our powder rooms are no exception. Many homeowners are installing full entertainment systems in their bathrooms, including TVs, stereos and even gaming systems. Some prefer to angle TVs so that they can be viewed from the tub, or to go ultra-modern and install flat panel TVs behind mirrors. Either way a teched-out bathroom is a sure ticket to luxurious relaxation at the end of a long day.
All Steamed Up
Steam showers are perfect for Toronto’s cold climate, and are one of the more popular current bathroom renovation trends. Imagine coming in from a bitterly cold winter day, summoning up a haven of tropical moisture with a touch of a button in your shower, and sitting down on a bench to enjoy. Finish off with a refreshing rinse, and you’ll step out feeling like you’ve spent a costly hour in a spa all from the comfort of your own home. Steam showers can be retrofitted to your existing shower, and use very little water. Sounds like a deal!
Consult with a reputable bathroom remodeling contractor to begin planning your luxury bathroom upgrade. You’ll be well on your way to an ultramodern, luxurious space that you’ll enjoy with your family for years to come, and your home will stand out from the rest when the time comes to sell.