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Pros and Cons of Common Bathroom Trends

By July 16, 2021January 19th, 2024No Comments3 min read
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Bathroom remodels are just behind kitchens when it comes to home renovations that boost your property’s value while also increasing its aesthetic appeal. However, it’s important to consider whether current trends are right for you when you renovate your bathroom. To help you out, we’ve rounded up the pros and cons of several bathroom design trends below.

Skipping the Tub

Many homeowners are joining the “no tub” bandwagon and opting for large showers instead. Removing the tub from your bathroom typically comes with the following pros and cons:

Pros

  • You may not need one. If your tub always goes unused, then it may be better to skip it. It’s normal for many people to always skip a soak in the tub and favor the shower instead.
  • Frees up space. Tubs can take up a lot of space in the bathroom, and not having one makes room for other fixtures, such as a large shower.
  • Easy maintenance. Keeping your bathroom in tip-top shape becomes easier if you don’t have to clean a tub.

Cons

  • Can affect resale. If you’re looking to sell your house in the future, it’s sometimes safer to keep the tub in at least one of the bathrooms to cater to homeowners with kids and those who like soaking in the tub.
  • Affects aesthetics. Some bathroom design trends feature tubs as the focal point, and removing the tub may lower the look of the space.

Shower with No Threshold or Doors

The shower is also a large part of your bathroom, and one trend that’s doing the rounds is installing a shower with no threshold or doors. Here are a few disadvantages and advantages of this trend:

Pros

  • Keeps your bathroom open and spacious.
  • No threshold means the shower is easily accessible to the elderly.
  • The shower is easier to clean without a door.

Cons

  • While it may be great to have a shower that’s easily accessible, getting the drainage right can be tricky. You may find yourself having to mop a flooded bathroom every time you take a shower. However, finding an experienced and reputable bathroom remodeler can take care of all these issues.

Minimalist Look

The minimalist look is popular, but consider the following first:

Pros

  • Makes for a neat and clutter-free bathroom that’s easier to maintain.
  • Increases aesthetic appeal.

Cons

  • Lack of storage space can be a problem. However, working with an experienced professional helps ensure enough storage is built in when you renovate your bathroom.

While there are many bathroom design trends that are worthwhile to adopt, it’s always best to consider the pros and cons when you renovate your bathroom.

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