Friday, April 4, 2014

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The Weird New Bathroom Design Trend

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Double sinks are expected. Low-flow toilets? Practically the norm. But joining these standard master bathroom features is a weird new trend: eliminating the bathtub. In a new Houzz survey, 43 percent of homeowners say they're doing away with the tub altogether. 

I'm kind of shocked: What about bubble baths? Relaxing after a rough day? Wanting to sit down to shave your legs? 

But, according to Martha Fondren, a homebuilding expert, "The emphasis on the giant garden tub is no longer there. Now the emphasis is on, 'What can I do with my shower?' People want a spa experience in the shower." The Houzz survey backs this up: 45 percent of young homeowners want to install rain-style showerheads, 35 percent want a handheld showerhead, and 24 percent want multiple showerheads. 

I agree that garden tubs are a bit of a design faux pas: They're often oddly shaped, surrounded by unattractive tile, and are tough to maintain. (On my recent trip to Israel, I accidentally hit the jets in the hotel tub, and awful-smelling water came spewing out.) But rather than ditching the bathtub entirely, I'd prefer a return to the freestanding tub (ideally, the clawfoot style), a classic option a third of homeowners would consider, according to the Houzz survey.

Want to kick your jacuzzi to the curb? Here are a few tub-free bathrooms I admittedly dig:







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  3. Those inspirations are really something. But though they look beautiful and elegant, I prefer the conventional bathrooms. The reason is that they bring the sort of privacy that you need. Glass panes are good, but it’s kinda awkward to do your private business if you can be seen through the transparent walls.

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  5. Wow, those bathrooms are beautiful. I want to redo my master bath, the only hard thing is convincing my husband to help me. He is really handy and together we could do most of the work ourselves. I just have to get his approval first.

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  6. Eliminating bath tubs in new bathroom designs is kind of strange. I'm getting my bathroom remodeled, and I am putting in a standalone shower, but I'm still going to have a tub, too. I just got tired of using a tub-and-curtain combo whenever I go to take a shower.
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  8. Well, tubs do occupy much space and they can be hard to maintain too. But I guess, it'll still depend upon your preference. Totally getting rid of the tub is quite weird, indeed. Thanks for the photos by the way!

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  9. I think these designs are not weird. Using the space of the bathroom is the main idea. I can see in every design the spaces are used highly. any complete bathroom renovations should be aware about this.

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