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February 29, 2024

What’s Hot in Bathroom Design?

Before any ground is broken, families building homes in Monterra decide on the number of bathrooms they want and the ideal designs. Aesthetically pleasing and highly functional bathrooms play a key role in determining a home’s value. Bathrooms often top the list of buyer must-haves. Just ask the experts.

According to Real Estate website OpenDoor’s Home Décor Report, bathrooms are important as both “a push and a pull” to prospective buyers. The construction professionals at K. Hovnanian Homes list bathroom design as a key construction upgrade rivaled only by upscale kitchens for increasing home values.

To take a bathroom to the next level, a few small additions can go a long way. Professional home stagers recommend adding some kind of seating, great lighting options, ultra-plush towels, framed artwork, and trays and jars to house toiletries. Here’s a look at the top 10 trends that will elevate bathroom design beyond simple function and into a spa-like experience.

Super Showers

David Weekly Homes, part of the team of top builders at Monterra, offers new home buyers the “Super Shower” – a high-end, luxurious shower with upscale features that include a rain shower, digital water temperature controlled from a smartphone, multiple showerheads, and even steam options. Other popular amenities can be added, like waterproof speakers and special lighting effects. Although some believe that foregoing a bathtub might lower the resale value, the opposite is true. A master bedroom with a spa-equipped shower in the en suite will substantially increase the value of a home. 

  • In the Mood

Moody Marble, which is white marble with black veins, is this year’s desirable and elegant choice for bathroom design. The veining pattern in the marble creates stunning visual interest and can be used on bathroom floors, walls, vanities, or showers. For an even more contemporary look, go for moody marble all over!

  • Make a Statement

A statement sink goes beyond mere functionality, transforming a bathroom by adding an interesting design element and artistic flair. The recommendation for selecting a statement sink is to start with the basin and build out from there. 

  • Biophilic Design Is a Natural

Inspired by nature, trend-setting bathrooms could have natural wood finishes on the walls or floors. Choose moisture-resistant wood or faux wood paneling for the best results. Often, the wood selection is of a lighter tone, like maple or white oak, which lends itself to feelings of calm and serenity. 

  • Moroccan Tiles – Just the Right Touch

One of the hottest interior design trends for 2024 is Moroccan-inspired tiles. These are called “Zellige” tiles, and they have an imperfect artisanal appearance that adds visual interest and texture to bathroom design. A stucco finish on the walls gives rustic charm. Lime-washing walls is an ancient technique that adds texture and an old-world feel while being eco-friendly and hypoallergenic. 

  • No Stone Unturned

Designers favor natural stone floors this year. Typically, stone floors are water-resistant and low maintenance, offering a variety of choices and surfaces. Whether using limestone, flagstone, porcelain tile, or slate, stone floors are a historic design choice that’s come back in style. 

  • The Best Bath Buzzword: “Spathroom”

Bathrooms are a natural choice when it comes to prioritizing self-care spaces in the home. A “spathroom” creates a sense of calm and serenity. When designing a self-care space, the main objective should be relaxation. It’s not unheard of to keep a mini refrigerator for water or wine, candles or flowers, and a music source for heightened self-care enhancement. If possible, natural lighting is also desirable. 

  • Artisan Features

Elements of craftsmanship and handcrafted accents provide a bathroom design with a one-of-a-kind look. Details like intricate woodworking and cabinetry or tile design emphasized the skill and craftsmanship required to make them. Handcrafted rugs or window treatments add visual appeal.

  • Aging in Place Design

The current homeowner trend of “aging in place,” made popular by the baby boomers, has found its way into design elements. If your home is truly “forever,” plan to make some accommodations that will enhance safety as you get older without distracting from the bathroom design. This could mean installing a walk-in shower with a low threshold to prevent a tripping hazard, wide doorways, or tasteful, functional seating.

  • Ultimate Luxury

If a spa bathroom is the ultimate goal, luxurious add-ons could include heated seats and towel warmers. Wall-mounted accessories create space and a streamlined look. Think about hanging medicine cabinets, because these classic storage spaces are making a comeback. 

Pamper Yourself, You Deserve it!

The construction professionals at Grand Homes another premier builder at Monterra master-planned community understand the importance of bathroom upgrades. They tell prospective home buyers to “give a bathroom ‘spa capability’ so they can enjoy a little pampering right in their own home.” 

Also, check out the David Weekly Homes bathroom board on Pinterest for more design elements and inspiration. or visit the Inspiration page for bathroom design provided by Monterra builder Highland Homes. 

Pampering can occur just about anywhere in Monterra. Residents take self-care out of the “spathroom” and into the community at large by enjoying miles of hiking trails, green spaces, first-class amenities, and shared community opportunities. Come and see firsthand how Monterra takes self-care to the next level! Click here to schedule an appointment today!