Bathroom Design: What’s in and What’s Out
Basic bathrooms are out. Spa-like touches are in. Self-care is trending and people have become a bit obsessed with tubs. Also popular: furniture-style vanities to replace dated, cabinet-style vanities. Minimalistic subway tile remains a solid choice for bathrooms, but modern tiles with colors and patterns show signs of falling into favor. Finally, bathroom hardware trends mirror those in the kitchen, which means oil-rubbed bronze is out.
What Curbio Suggests
Not all pre-listing home improvements add value to a home. Renovate and stage with the self-care trend in mind, but don’t overdo it or you won’t see a return on your investment.
Freshen up showers and shower-tub combinations by reglazing the existing tile or re-doing the tile surround. If the return is there, replace dated tubs with modern, soaker tubs. Swap floor-mounted vanities with furniture-style cabinets that have granite or quartz countertops. If the floors are dated or damaged, replace them with tile or luxury vinyl tile. Finally, replace metal accents with those on-trend: brushed gold, muted brass, brushed nickel, and chrome
Don’t skip the bathrooms when staging! Accessorize with shower curtains, loofas, soaps, lotions, live plants, and wood accents. Take staging a step further in the master bath with a stool for bath oils, candles—and maybe a wine glass.