We’ve all heard that kitchen and bathrooms are the rooms to remodel to sell your home fast and to get a good return on your investment when you do sell. That’s because these rooms are used every single day. They are also the rooms that tend to date a home because the fixtures, appliances, and countertops change styles dramatically every couple of decades. While in other rooms, (bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms) the furniture is the star and that will be changed automatically by the new homeowner. So if you’re remodeling your master bathroom be aware of this new trend and don’t be stuck wishing you’d done something different.
Trend of Luxury Showers
When was the last time you took a bath? Think about it. Most people today take a shower every day. Bathtubs are great to have if you have children and pets, but adults (the people who inhabit master bedrooms and bathrooms) will use the shower over 90% of the time. Knowing this, it makes sense that in the past decade or so, there has been a trend toward luxury showers – bigger, better, more shower heads, built-in benches, beautiful tilework, and frameless shower doors. Some people are even removing the bathtub to make room for a bigger, more luxurious shower enclosure. This luxury shower trend is just a sign of the times.
Frameless Shower Doors
With that being said, the shower is becoming the focal point of the modern master bathroom. It’s no surprise that homebuyers are expecting a little more from their master baths and the shower doors are no exception. About a decade ago, heavy glass shower doors became popular. The thicker glass made it possible to go with a sleeker, more-glass, less-hardware look. Shower doors no longer needed a framework around them to support them and keep them from wiggling when being opened or closed. Frameless shower doors soon became the new updated look that designers and homeowners alike fell in love with.
Framed Shower Doors Will Date Your Bathroom
Because we don’t remodel our homes very often, you may not be aware of this new trend in luxury showers or be familiar with frameless glass shower doors. If you haven’t seen new houses or read any designer blogs about modern bathrooms, you may think you can get by with traditional framed shower doors. Think again. Putting framed shower doors in an updated bathroom is like putting Avocado or Harvest Gold colored appliances in your kitchen. It was great in the 70s, but it will scream “outdated” today. Do your homework and don’t make this mistake when remodeling your master bathroom. Go with frameless shower doors for an upgraded and updated look.
If you’re looking to upgrade your tub to a luxury shower, or just update your master bathroom shower, give Janssen Glass & Door a call. We create and build custom shower enclosures and we’d be happy to create the luxury shower of your dreams. Call us at (913) 677-5727 or fill out a form online.