The most requested remodel projects from our clients are for kitchen and bath. These two rooms make the biggest impact for resale value, and frankly, we spend a lot of time in these two spaces. The kitchen being the hub of the home, and the bath, especially the master ensuite bath is where we both start and finish each and every day. Therefore, creating a blissful retreat to prepare and unwind from our day just makes good sense.
A trend that we’ve previously written about here on our blog is the free standing tub. Since our last post this trend has ramped up significantly. Most new luxury home constructions are installing freestanding tubs in the master suite at a minimum, and almost every remodel we are implementing the clients are ditching the tiled in tubs for a freestanding bathtub update.
The change makes sense. It’s not only nicer to look at, but these tubs are usually easier to work around when bathing kiddos. Believe it or not, they typically take up less space and simply look less clunky.
We love the innovations in design is this market segment. The copper tub for example brings a vintage yet fresh characteristic to the bath.
Another brilliant idea worth considering is placing the freestanding tub in a shower room. In the image below, the larger shower room contains dual showers heads, a gorgeous hammered stainless and copper tub, and a simple teak bench for seating. This keeps the warmth in the room when bathing and minimizes wet bathroom floors.
Just like jacuzzis we are seeing the free standing tubs take on new larger forms. Grand bowl like tubs with more modern lines make for the ultimate relaxing tub…or tub for two if you will. Perfect for larger bathrooms. When remodeling, consider taking out space from a surrounding room for a bathing alcove like the image below. While we love our big walk in closets, our desire for minimizing our excesses is trending…so go ahead and borrow a little space from that super-sized closet just the other side.
Freestanding tubs run the gamut in pricing. There are a variety of style and prices points in the market place ranging from $800-$3,000 on average. For example, the copper tub from Signature Hardware comes in about $2800 as well as the Stone Resin Badeloft tub in white.
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