For many, we begin and finish our daily routine at the bath sink. Cool splashes of water pouring from bright chrome faucets. Shaving cream bottles clinking against pristine slabs of quartz. And the first or final rays of natural light warming smooth tile. The spa-inspired bath has historically been runner-up to the coveted kitchen, and rightfully so since it exudes both necessity and luxury. Our baths have offered homeowners a space to refresh, rest and rejuvenate all while showcasing the highest quality in bath essentials. Whether it is glossy white quartz paired with airy pivotal mirrors or vintage pinwheel tile wrapped around a clawfoot tub, our baths have the ability to capture a distinct persona.
We asked our sales consultants from Raleigh, Charlotte and Charleston a few questions when it comes to bath trends in our homes:
Q: Why do future homeowners prioritize the bath? What makes it such a desirable space – sometimes even a deal breaker?
A: I think future homeowners prioritize the bath because it is one of the best places in the home for daily relaxation and privacy. Being able to wake up every day and use a comfortable shower space and get ready in a open, spacious bathroom helps to set a great tone for the day (I have a standard, tiny bathroom and it sometimes does the opposite!). – Jack Catterton, Charleston
A: There are so many new tub/tile/shower options to choose from that the bath has quickly become as important at the kitchen. Buyers have been exploring new designs online and really want to have a fabulous bathroom in their new home. – Thomasena Washington, Charlotte
A: Functionality of the bath(s) will always be prioritized by families. Homeowners want a space that is spacious, low-maintenance and safe – especially when it comes to the bath a child is using. – Luke Bhothipiti, Raleigh
Q: What have you seen as a latest trend in the bath?
A: Walk-In Showers with Tiled Benches have been very popular in our community. Also, Rain Shower Heads (and Dual Shower Heads) have been requested more frequently as of late. – Jack
A: Oversized zero-entry showers in the master bath as well as definitely choosing the large shower with a seat and multiple shower heads in lieu of a large tub. – Thomasena
A: I love seeing our homeowners add a special touch to their bath that fits the overall feel of the home. Sleek pivotal mirrors, flashy wall sconces and floor to ceiling shiplap are trendy options right now. – Luke
Q: What is your personal favorite styled owner’s bath?
A: My personal favorite is open, spacious, and has lots of brighter colors. Check out 634 Royall Ave. in the Saussy Burbank Galleries Page. That one is great! – Jack
A: Large open space with lots of natural light and free-standing tub. Quartz vanity tops (instead of granite), “rustic wood look” tile floors and framed mirrors! – Thomasena
A: When designing my personal bath I wanted a space that would provide a therapeutic vibe at the end of a long day. I love the heavy dark grays and blacks used on walls, subway tile and fixtures as well as the clean look of a white free-standing tub with modern finishes. – Luke