Homebuyers are looking for their master bath to provide an escape. A spa-like experience with a feeling of the outdoors is at the top of their list.
Showers are not just for hygiene. The right combination of the multi-spray configuration–overhead rain-head showers, hand showers, multifunction showerheads, body sprays—can elevate mood and invigorate well-being, whether you’re kickstarting the day or unwinding for the evening. Add the luxury of steam for removing toxins and impurities and promoting respiratory health.
First, there were coffee pods to deliver the coffee shop experience at home, now there are shower capsules to rival the aromatherapy treatment you might receive at a top-notch spa. INLY Shower Capsules slide into an infusion dial on Moen Aromatherapy Handshowers. Users set their preferred dilution setting for infusing the running water with essential oils in the fragrance of their choosing.
Clutter-free, Germ-free Design Details
Including details that keep your bathroom organized and make it easier to keep it sanitized will be noticed. Buyer is looking for:
- drawer and cabinets with compartmentalized storage for hairdryer, razor, a toothbrush with integrated outlets.
- large-format tile with thinner grout lines for easier cleaning
- self-cleaning toilets
Water quality is another area of concern for health-conscious buyers. Unlike copper and PEX plumbing pipes, CPVC pipes and fittings, such as those made from FlowGuard Gold® CPVC, are touted not to leach any substances at unsafe levels, to have lower biofilm growth inside the pipes, and to be impervious to degradation from chlorine and chloramine.
It’s Got To Be Smart
Make sure Wi-Fi connectivity is available in the bathroom so that users can use voice-control to select a temperature, water flow, stream audio, lower the shades and dim the lights.
A premium, smart toilet experience is now accessible at more home price points. For example, Bio Bidet’s Prodigy 770 has a motion-activated open and close lid, dual smart flush and an integrated self-cleaning bidet with customizable, remote-controlled water and dryer settings at half the cost of competitive, top-of-the-line, smart toilet offerings.
Making a big statement in smaller spaces
Today’s homebuyers may be willing to sacrifice some square footage, but they’re not wishing to skimp on bath amenities.
- Petite style vanities are a trending product category.
- Check out medicine cabinet options—they’ve come a long way.
- Play with textures rather than patterns.
- Explore compact elongated toilets. They take up the same space as standard round-front toilets but are more comfortable and stylish.
- Don’t nix the tub! Multiple studies show millennials still want a tub and separate shower in their master suite, but it doesn’t need to be oversized. Look for standouts like freestanding tubs or Kohler’s Expanse® bath designed to replace a standard size tub with a uniquely curved, roomier basin.
- Powder rooms are the place to express personality through an intense wall or ceiling color or use of conversation-worthy sinks, faucets, mirrors, and lighting.