Whether you’re building a new home in Meriden, Middletown or Wallingford—or remodeling your existing home—it’s helpful to keep an eye on new developments taking place in the master bathroom. Here are a few of the trends we’ve noticed from around the country.
1. Tub Trends
Soaking tubs can hold their heat more efficiently than conventional bathtubs. That's important if you want to have a longer, relaxing soak without having to constantly add hot water.
Soaking tubs also add an aesthetic element to your Master Bathroom. You can choose an elegant stand-alone tub or install a soaking tub in the corner. One of the nice things about soaking tubs is that they don’t take up as much room as some of the older whirlpool type tubs. They’re pleasing to look at without dominating the whole room.
2. It’s Getting Steamy
In addition to providing you with some pampering, steam showers offer a number of benefits. According to Modern Bathroom, steam can help you:
- Clear congested sinuses
- Unwind after a work-out
- Lower your blood pressure
- Open pores and reduce the occurrence of blemishes
- Manage stress
What will it cost you to put in a steam shower? Naturally, not all steam showers are the same, and the features you choose for your specific shower will affect the price. You can expect to pay in the range of $2,000 to $6,000 to install a steam shower in your Connecticut home.
3. Super-Sized Showers
4. Sensible Storage
5. Everything In It's Place
6. Thinking Ahead
According to NewsUSA, (quoting a National Institute on Aging statistic), 80 percent of falls happen in the bathroom. The good news is that you can create a beautiful Master Bathroom that minimizes the risk of falling by installing seamless, lipless shower entrances. Another feature to consider is adding built-in seating in the shower and including flexible/adjustable shower heads that allow comfortable showering in a seated position. Slip-resistant flooring is another important consideration. And don’t underestimate the importance of adequate lighting in the bathroom. In addition to creating a more pleasant look, good lighting can also help prevent falls.
7. Turning Up the Heat from Underneath
What do we mean when we say adding radiant heat for your flooring is affordable? Every situation is unique, but typical costs to install heated flooring for a 100-square-foot bathroom can range from $475 to $725. Obviously, you’ll need to adjust that figure for a larger bathroom. Heated flooring is a luxury item, but for many who have experienced stepping out onto a stone or tile floor on a cold Connecticut winter day, it’s a luxury they are willing to pay for!