10 Overused Bathroom Trends, According to Real Estate Agents

Dec 1st 2019

Think about it: You probably begin and end your day in the bathroom. From brushing your enamel in the morning to going via your skincare movements at night, the bathroom is where it’s at. Oh, and a enjoyable bubble bathtub beckoning you after a long day? Pretty please, with a glass of cabernet on top.

So, while your bath room may also be small on square footage, it’s big on day-to-day influence and really deserving of some layout love. But in the quest of well-designed bathrooms, which developments have gone so some distance that they’re sacrificing function? Which lavatory trends are about to tip from famous to dated?

We asked real property agents to share with us the most overdone lavatory traits they’ve seen. Here’s what they have to say. Let us comprehend what you agree with — and what you don’t.

Most Overused trends - Bathroom

Jetted tubs

Once warm in the early 2000s, jacuzzi tubs are fizzling out quicker than a bathtub bomb. "In fact, many humans are speaking with their plumbers about doing away with and replacing those tubs because of the mechanical and preservation troubles they cause," says Natalia Tkacz at RE/MAX 5 Star Realty in Miami.

She’s heard of her clients experiencing all sorts of problems with jetted tubs: motors failing, pumps that motive too much foaming, and components that supply out after the manufacturer’s guarantee period expires. Plus, the tubs are susceptible to bacteria growth in the jets, Tkacz says, and hair or cleaning soap can gunk up the jets. Free-standing tubs are the new luxury, and they’re mainly popular with millennials, she says. Check out these clawfoot tubs for inspiration.

Bold motifs on rest room tiles

Extravagant tiles with daring motifs and brilliant bursts of colorations have a tendency to be very personalized, cautions Robert Rahmanian, most important and co-founder of REAL New York. That’s A-OK if you’re planning to remain in your residence for that whole 30-year mortgage. But if you’re prepping to sell, those tiles ought to dissuade achievable buyers, he says. Neutral colors like grey, white and black are greater sought-after, he says. "If you do favor to add something special, go for textured tiles," Rahmanian says.

Realtor Emma Morris, with Red Oak Realty in Berkeley, California, has also seen a lot of the bold, high-contrast tiles in lavatories recently. Her suggestion? Go bold with patterns on a tub towel; those are less difficult to swap out than re-doing a tile floor if you grow tired of the trend.

Double sinks

Cute in rom-coms; but possibly no longer so a lot IRL. Simply put, double sinks just aren’t practical, says Amy Owens, a New Jersey-based realtor with Keller Williams. Two sinks create extra nooks and crannies to clean, she says. And, top luck making an attempt to discover counter area for a hair dryer, makeup, or a shaving kit.

Dark marble

Dark marble is officially overdone, says Gregory Spock, a New York City-based Compass actual estate agent: "I discover many builders doing entire bathrooms in the material, and through nature, marble is extremely porous so it absorbs water and stains easily."

Floating sinks

This fashion trades practicality for modern-day design, says Corpus Christi, Texas, realtor and landlord Benjamin Ross. But now not solely are you dropping cupboard space; floating sinks additionally have the workable to supply off a industrial appear that feels "off" in domestic decor, Ross two says.

Subway tiles

Could we perhaps be approaching the remaining quit for subway tiles? Jennifer Okhovat, a real estate agent with Compass in Los Angeles, thinks so. Still, shoppers and renters these days recognize light and airy designs, she says. "Think: White Carrara marble and impartial palettes," Okhovat says. Or, put a twist on common subway tiles.

Large, frameless mirrors

These cheap, builder-grade loo mirrors have come to be pretty ubiquitous in new development and some landlords or shoppers in no way improve them. "The design aesthetic of the domestic should extend to the bathroom, and these frameless mirrors add zero character," says Ben Creamer is the co-founder and managing broking for Downtown Realty Company, a brokerage specializing in luxury residential in Chicago. A higher option is to hang a framed reflect over every sink, he says.

Toilet seat covers

.. and additionally the lavatory rugs that are fashioned to in shape around the toilet. They’re in just about every home store, says Creamer, however they make a loo seem to be dated. Any rug you’d put in a toilet need to be comparable to the style of rugs you’d put some place else in your home, he says.

Magazine holders

They litter an already small house that need to be useful in nature, Creamer says.

An all-white scheme

Sure, an all-white bathroom has a squeaky easy look. But, this vogue that’s come to be famous in renovations can sense a bit sterile, factors out Sam Harris of Masada Home Sales in Brooklyn, New York.

"A bathroom should be a warm, cozy space that approves you to experience a high-quality bath, soaking in the water, as a substitute of feeling like you’re in a laboratory about to be experimented on!" he says. Needs some colour inspiration? These are the fine (and worst) colors for your bathroom.

Curious what other domestic traits are on the endangered list? Contact WCI Custom Builders today or give us a call, (800) 337-1401!