Reston Home Insider: Top trends in bathroom design

Homes have been given new meaning with dining rooms becoming classrooms, spare bedrooms are now “Zoom rooms” or offices, and our bathrooms could probably use a facelift to allow yourself to enjoy a relaxing space for self-care.

Keep reading for the top trends in bathroom design I’ve seen in homes this year.

Updated classics: Tile is synonymous with bathrooms, and the classics are hitting the refresh button with new colors, sizes and patterns. Gone are the days of boring white subway tile; I’m seeing large tiles typically used for flooring on shower walls with no grout lines (easier to clean) in bold patterns and colors. Subway tiles have so many new options with elongated sizes and updated glaze techniques/textures, and I’ve seen them applied vertically instead of horizontally for a completely modern look.

Shower updates: Why not turn your primary bath into an at-home spa? Consider installing a rain shower system with multiple faucets with differing temperatures. A plumber can install this without breaking the bank to give your bath a total refresh. Another luxurious update is a steam shower system, which is truly indulgent and relaxing.

Soaking tubs (NOT jacuzzi tubs): Soaking tubs (separate from the shower) are on the rise, and there are some gorgeous new bathtub styles on the market. It’s vital to have at least one bathtub in the home for resale value.

Also important: don’t install a jacuzzi tub! I’ve had real estate appraisers lessen the home’s value because of these. They’re considered dated and undesirable. Ouch — I have one in my own home!

Wallpaper: I have always loved wallpaper even though most think of it as an ’80s throwback. The new styles are AMAZING, especially the graphic modern designs, which can easily be removed. Wallpaper is a great way to customize your space to your style. There are literally 100,000+ options to choose from! If you’re concerned about resale, the new brands are easily removed with no damage to the walls.

Heated flooring: What better way to treat yourself (and your feet) than to have heating flooring with a timer that automatically heats up at designated times.

If you have any questions or want to talk about strategy, please call/text/email. Thanks for reading!

Lynn Cooper is a licensed REALTOR in Virginia with McEnearney Associates in McLean. Whether buying or selling, Lynn is 100% committed to her clients before, during, and after the transaction. Connect with Lynn at 202-489-7894, [email protected] or @lyncooperrealestate.

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