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Hot Trends in Bathroom Remodeling

Hot Trends in Bathroom Remodeling By Sarah Clark
HIPhome Columnist
December 31, 1969

According to an August 12, 2004 news report by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the return on an investment of a bathroom renovation can be as high as 90 percent. In addition, homeowners are investing in projects to personalize their bathrooms for the sheer pleasure of having a more spa-like, luxurious place to bathe.

If you're considering remodeling your bathroom, you'll want to know about trends in bathroom design issued by the NAHB Remodeling Council.

Bathroom Furniture

Furniture in the bathroom might seem unusual, but it's a growing trend in bathroom design. Chaise lounges for reading and armoires for storage are among the most popular furniture pieces in renovated bathrooms. These are spacious bathrooms that are no longer just a functional area. Increasingly, bathrooms are becoming comfortable places where people spend time relaxing.

Fancier Faucet Heads and Tubs

Cascading rainfall shower heads and massaging streams such as those used in top-class spas are becoming more common in new homes. Tubs are no longer just for soaking. Today's tubs are equipped with whirlpool jets and waterfall faucets. The emphasis in these bathroom features is on comfort and aesthetics.

Other Bathroom Trends

Tiles are being used in less conventional ways to put a personal stamp on a bathroom. Tiles with different patterns may be used to accent an area or create a warmer ambiance. Also, with modern bathroom design, more is better, so separate sinks and storage areas for couples are becoming popular.

While these additions can be expensive, they appear to be very desirable among home buyers as well. So start on that home renovation project, and get ready to enjoy a new whirlpool tub.


  • The National Association of Home Builders

About the Author
Sarah Clark is a freelance writer based in Arlington, Virginia.

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