Just a few years ago, you could spot a premium bath by its built-in jetted tub and dual sinks. Now these features can give home buyers the feeling a bathroom is dated.
Soaking and Hydrotherapy Tubs
Recent trends in bath design showcase freestanding tubs as a centerpiece of bath design. Consumer usage trends show that many people rarely use the jetted feature on their tubs and because they can also be harder to maintain, newer homes often include graceful, freestanding soaking tubs instead. Kohler has a large selection of freestanding soaking tubs as well as new hydrotherapy baths that provide the therapeutic benefits of a jetted tub but in a freestanding model that is easier to keep up. Some models even included heating elements that remove that cold feeling when you lean against the back of the tub. The right bathtub can create such an immersive spa experience you hardly want to use your other rooms.
Sinks as Furniture
Trends in sinks have moved to paired sinks on individual stands that often look more like furniture than the combined two sink stations common in many homes built until the early 2000s. Builders and home buyers today prefer the elegance of bath designs common in high end hotels such as The Corinthian in London or Casa del Mar in Santa Monica.