The nation’s leading remodelers participated in a variety of sales-related seminars in the late summer and early fall of 2013.
15 design trends for kitchens & baths
With demand for custom design, remodeling, and renovations at its highest level since 2005, Professional Remodeler examines the latest design trends you can incorporate in kitchen and bath upgrades.
Using the kitchen as a social space is just one of Professional Remodeler's Top 15 kitchen and bath design trends.
14. Larger showers, better shower amenities
In smaller master baths, a larger shower that offers a spa-like experience is still popular. Space-permitting clients want to have a private commode area and his and her vanities with cabinets that suit their personal needs.
“A well-designed shower, not necessarily larger but certainly functional with ample feeling, is often a better use of space than a small, less functional and attractive shower with a separate tub,” says Wills.
For smaller bathrooms, the tub is often forgone and a larger shower with body-sprays, multiple showerheads, and steam is preferred. The shower should not be designed too large as it can lead to increased maintenance effort and higher construction costs.
“Only if more than one person actually showers at the same time is a ‘huge’ shower ever really necessary or even attractive,” says Wills.