From making a bathroom more accessible to better age in place to modernizing a bathroom in an older home, bathrooms are one of the most common rooms homeowners wish to remodel. And today's master bathroom does more than just serve function - it's about creating a retreat or even a personal sanctuary. As we remodel bathrooms around King South Snohomish County, we are often upgrading the space as we go to add a touch of luxury. These trends are popular with many area homeowners:

The Soaker Tub

Soaker tubs remain a popular addition to a larger master bathroom, often replacing a builder-installed factory tub. Most homeowners prefer a stand-alone tub separate from the shower, and it's the small details that make all the difference, from Oil Rubbed Bronze faucets to unique stone or ceramic tile. When working with a remodeler to modernize, expand, or even combine two bathrooms, be sure to think about what details will make space an escape for you.

Radiant Heat in the Floor

There is nothing worse than getting up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom or stepping out of the shower in the morning onto a cold floor. Radiant heat in the floor of the bathroom is one of the mot popular additions to a bathroom during remodeling. It adds luxury and comfort. We can even add radiant heat to the shower floor and shower bench for even more comfort.

Showers

Many bathrooms are completely reconfigured to make much better use of the space. Deleting the corner tub to create a walk in shower may be just what you are dreaming of.

5 Luxury Bath Considerations when Remodeling

  1. Consider both the height of the sink and counter as well as the height of the shower head. If you've been bending to rinse your hair, now is the time to make it more comfortable. And, if your bathroom is older, it may still have a standard 30-inch counter instead of 36, which is much more comfortable for adults.
  2. Create a built in bench and be creative with recessed niches in the shower. Niches can not only house all your products, but you can have one built specifically for a foot hold to shave your legs.
  3. Ventilation is critical. It's time to upgrade your fan and consider adding options such as a humidity sensor to automatically operate the fan or a timer so you can set it and forget it.
  4. If you're not going to use it, ditch the tub. Not only does it save you space for a bigger shower or vanity, but it can give the entire bathroom a more open feel.
  5. Splurge on high-end faucets, countertop materials, and tile for a luxury feel to your space.

 

Bathroom remodeling projects are the most popular among homeowners, whether to update, remain accessible, or transform into a luxury spa.