What’s Hot in Bathroom Remodeling?

The popularity of bathroom remodeling just continues to grow. As one of the most utilized rooms in the home, today’s bathrooms are seen as much more than just a functional space. They are a destination for relaxation and tranquility after a long day. The features that can be included in a bathroom remodel are endless. Incorporating popular features into your bathroom remodel can not only add to your enjoyment, but potentially to the resale value of your home. So what are some of the popular touches homeowners are including in their bathrooms today?

Radiant electric heat: Do you dread stepping out of the shower onto that cold tile? There are a variety of ways to incorporate heat under your tiles when they are set. It doesn’t have to be too costly and can greatly enhance your comfort.

Good tiles: Popping up in popularity today over traditional glazed tile is porcelain or stone tile. It has a warm feel to it that you don’t get with other tile options. Lame linoleum and glazed tiles are so yesteryear. Glass tile is also gaining in popularity.

Grab bars: As baby boomers are aging grab bars are gaining in popularity. And even younger people are migrating toward them as well. They can actually add to the decorative look of the room and of course have the benefit of added safety when maneuvering around the space.

Dueling vanities: Homeowners are increasingly asking for his-and-hers sinks and vanities, even in small bathrooms. Two vanities allow for each person to have his or her own space and storage, and for each area to have a different feel.

A focus on storage: Small drawers with dividers work very well in the bathroom. Vertical storage is gaining in popularity, because it works well, while saving space.

Large, airy showers: Showers continue to reign in the bathroom. In small bathrooms, homeowners are tearing out the tub to expand the shower. Not only is the stall getting larger, it’s getting more airy, with much more glass to create a spa-like feel.

Let the sunlight in: Bright, airy bathrooms are in high demand. Adding windows and skylights are key in creating that sunny retreat.

~ Glickman Design Build April 2014 Newsletter