Remember the days when most homes only had a bathtub? Once showers were found to be ideal for quick morning regimes, the bathtub became a place to soak at the end of the day. For quite a while, that drove the trend for large bathtubs, particularly ones with therapeutic massaging jets. The newest trend in master bathroom renovations and new construction is to forego the master bathtub completely. Here are some reasons why this is becoming more common in the home design world:
- Baby Boomers – Even though the baby boomer generation has been one of the most active and physically fit, they are now reaching retirement age, and some are finding it more challenging to get into and out of a bathtub. Having a larger shower that is handicap accessible makes more sense for these people.
- Space Allocation – Other home design trends are taking up room in the master bathroom, such as private toilet areas and the addition of a bidet. Dual sinks with plenty of counter space and storage are often believed to be more functional and important than a bathtub that is rarely used.
- Luxury Showers – You can gain much of the same therapeutic value of a bathtub with a high-tech, modern shower. With rain head showers and even body sprays and jets, your time in a luxury shower can be every bit as relaxing as a soak in a bathtub.
- Conservation – Those large bathtubs take a lot of water to fill, which could be distasteful if you lean toward conservation. A large bathtub can also mean a larger water heater is necessary, so between the added water costs and the power to run the water heater, foregoing the bathtub could make a lot of sense.
When it comes to getting the semi-custom home you want, with or without a bathtub, count on our professionals here at Beason Homes to give you what you want. Our goal is to give you the end-result that works for you and your family. Contact us today to find out more about your home design options!