From heated floors to soaking tubs to flat-screen TVs, the emphasis today is on luxury and comfort.
The bathroom is the new den.
More and more, people are going to the bathroom to relax and even luxuriate after a day in the rush-rush world, say home re-modelers and designers. Homeowners are upgrading the rooms — outfitting them with everything from soaking tubs to heated floors — to make themselves comfortable. But peace and quiet aren’t the only motivating factors. An upgraded bathroom helps sell a home and can be a good investment.
Recently several award-winning remodeling experts around the country were polled for their recommendations about what’s on the rise. If you’re mulling a remodel, here is a baker’s dozen of trends to consider, both for yourself and for the market.