Photo courtesy of DXV (www.dxv.com)
Photo courtesy of DXV (www.dxv.com)

In our continued TREND WATCH, we’re focusing in this edition on bathroom design to see what Georgia homeowners dream of in their bathroom projects.

Thanks to popular home improvement shows, home buyers now expect television-worthy rooms in their own homes. Whether remodeling an existing property or building a new one, builders need to be aware of all the fuss surrounding Chip and Joana Gaines, The Property Brothers, and other similar TV personalities.

These are building and remodeling celebrities who make people swoon for the latest in design on their own projects. Most of us realize those hour-long shows are a highlight reel of the process and often do not show the full picture of what is and is not possible on a given project. However, builders who recognize the HGTV-effect on the industry can capitalize on what is trending on those shows to have a better understanding of what clients want in every room of the house. In the fast-paced workaday world we live in, homeowners want a retreat from their busy lives. The master bathroom provides a canvas for builders to create a space that far exceeds its function, yet is timeless and inviting.

1. Clean lines connecting countertops, walls, and fixtures add artistic flair to the function of a well-designed bathroom.

2. Alternative storage is appealing. Reconsider traditional built-in cabinetry for a hidden closet or recessed shelving for storage. Removing places for clutter to be visible is important in maintaining the vision of clean lines in the trending designs of today’s most beautiful baths.

3. Mixed textures in subtle tones (think grays, whites, and rich wood tones) are trending in bathrooms this year. Instead of bold hues, consider unique tile shapes that differ from floor to wall paired with a quartz countertop that complement one another.

4. Luxury looks wow, to the would-be homebuyers searching for a finished bathroom that resembles one found in a high-end spa or hotel.

5. Universally-designed showers eliminate curbed entries and replace them with a seamless flow of flooring throughout the bathroom.

6. Spacious, spa-like baths offer the oasis homeowners are searching for in new home design.