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Big Trends in Showers and Tubs

Design trends come and go, and as we enter the 2020s, that fact remains true. You may be wondering what to expect in terms of tubs and showers — that is, which styles, designs and formats will we see in new home construction and bathroom remodels? Whether you want form and function or high luxury and style, a variety of tubs and showers will work for your home.

Separate Tub and Shower

One of today’s most common trends is a separate tub and shower. If a home has room for both, homeowners are opting for a garden tub or other large tub option that is completely separate from a standalone shower. And, if there isn’t room for both, it seems like showers are winning out only slightly over a combination.

Open Showers

Another design choice we’re seeing a lot of in new homes is open showers. These are showers without doors or with clear glass doors. Some will have a clear glass panel shielding one side of the shower area. Others might have a swing-out or sliding glass shower door. Currently, shower rods and curtains are less popular than glass enclosures.

Natural Stone

Materials like tile will never go out of style, but natural stone is emerging as a popular choice. Natural stone like travertine, slate, marble and granite aren’t just for floors and kitchens. They make great options for shower enclosures in bathrooms. The use of natural pebbles for shower floors is popular as well.

Soaking Tubs

If you do have room for a tub in your new luxurious bathroom remodel, consider a soaking tub. Although jetted tubs remain popular, a large and deep soaking tub seems to be a popular choice. These tubs come in a variety of styles from modern to classic and everything in between, so it is easy to find something that will fit your tastes.

Shower Heads

Overhead rain showers are another popular choice. Multiple showerheads, including a complete wall of targeted jets, also are still seeing a lot of use. Ultimately, people are looking for low-flow showerheads that save water while still providing an invigorating and comfortable shower experience.

Call us today to talk more about the kind of bathroom you want in a new home.

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