Bathtub and Shower Trends

When you think of bathroom trends, you may think of 1950s pink toilets, 1960s neon floral wallpaper, or 1970s Formica countertops. With statements like these it is easy to see why a homeowner would be scared to embrace the idea of “trends” when it comes to their new bathroom build or remodel. Fortunately, current bathroom trends are much more sleek, functional, and lean toward a minimalist aesthetic. This is definitely true when it comes to bathtub and shower trends. Dated built-in shower tubs and clunky jet bathtubs are being replaced by oversized tile showers with modern frameless glass and serene, welcoming bathtubs.

Bathtub Trends

Large, deep soaking tubs are pushing out the standard, builder-grade tub in new builds and remodels. Freestanding bathtubs are a top choice for almost every bathroom due to their visual appeal as well as the relaxing soaking experience they provide. No longer simply offered as only the classic claw foot style, modern freestanding tubs are available in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and styles. Close behind the popular freestanding tub choice would be the alcove or corner bathtubs which are ideal for compact bathrooms. There is also a trend toward bathtubs with space for two. Rather than a single-ended bathtub (the taps and the waste are located at one end) a double-ended bathtub (the taps and the waste are located at the center of the tub) features a gentle slope on each end of the tub and these bathtubs are suited for use by two people at a time. Another trend is the elimination of the bathtub altogether! This is often a choice of homeowners who are wishing to make room for a larger shower.

Shower Trends

Homeowners who are building new or remodeling are opting for “statement showers” with more square footage. They are choosing timeless and durable elements in these shower suites such as natural stone finishes to curbless shower entries, which have no threshold. High-end (rainfall shower heads, dual showers, body sprays) and high-tech amenities (digital controls, mood lighting or) are also being incorporated into the modern shower.

5th Generation Contracting

At 5th Generation, we believe your bathroom should be more than just a function of your home—it should be a sanctuary. If you are ready to get rid of your old cultured marble tub and replace it with a free standing soaker or create the custom home shower suite of your dreams, call the highly skilled team who draws from a legacy of quality and trust that has been forged through five generations—5th Generation Contracting! We consider ourselves so much more than just builders and remodelers; we are craftsmen who take pride in every aspect of each project we undertake.