Home owners are always observing the latest trends in home design as they update their present home, or plan to build a new home. Updating a home’s major rooms such as kitchen, bath, and master suite is also important in a seller’s staging to sell. Buyers always want to have the latest designs and technology in homes they purchase, intending to live in them for many years. One area that is changing in the Lake Oconee area homes is the bathroom. Some major trends are occurring in bathroom fixtures, technology, and design. I have chosen a few of the major trends that we see here in Lake Oconee that improve a Master Suite.
1. Integration of the master bath into the bedroom or closet
Instead of the bathroom being a closed off area separated from the bedroom and closet, the new trend is to merge all or some of these areas to create an open space. The photo above shows a vanity, tub, and closet area that are not separated from the bedroom by a door.
2. Free-standing tubs, often with curves
There is a move away from the large spa tubs that use great amounts of water and space in the bathroom. The preferred new style bath tub is a free-standing tub that often has curves in the design.
3. Larger showers with sound systems Modern showers are often built large enough for two people, and sport multiple shower heads. Sound technology has come to the bathrooms providing personal playlists to entertain during one’s morning shower.
4. Floating vanities which are customized
The resurgence of Modern styling is expressed in a bathroom by the use of “floating vanities” which may be attached to the wall. These vanities are often personalized to fit the home owner’s needs. Two other benefits of floating vanities is that they are easy for cleaning the floor area, and are wheelchair-friendly!
5. Hi-tech additions such as music, lighting that is engaging, medicine cabinets with refrigeration, water
saving design for toilets The continuing use of water saving features is ever popular in bathrooms. “Engaging” lighting such as lights that automatically come on when someone enters the area, and better lighting over the vanity improve the new bathrooms. One fixture that I find surprising, but useful, is a partly refrigerated medicine cabinet. For today’s lifestyle, a refrigerated cabinet is useful for some medications or organic beauty products.
If you are looking for a Lake Oconee Home, call us and we’ll tour the available homes for sale with an eye on the updated master suites and bathrooms!
Contact us at RE/MAX Lake Oconee
Suzie Hudson 706-347-1115, or Jim Hudson, 706-453-6253.
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