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Design Inspiration For Your Next Bathroom Remodel

Are you getting ready to upgrade your bathroom this year?

According to Zillow, bathroom remodels are the most popular project homeowners are tackling in 2022; a survey found that more than half of homeowners are considering a bathroom renovation this year. Buyers also are willing to pay top-dollar for spa-inspired bathroom features, such as free-standing bathtubs (2.6%), “curbless” showers (3.6% price premium), and heated floors (3.2%).

We are sharing the inside scoop on how homeowners are upgrading their bathrooms to inspire your next bathroom remodel project. Whether you’re looking to transform your bathroom into a relaxing spa experience, a “smart” bathroom, or create a sleek, minimalist look with compact storage, read on to learn more about the top four latest bathroom design trends to give your bathroom a serious makeover!

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Transform Your Bathroom Into a Luxurious Spa

Free-standing Tubs

Free-standing tubs were a significant trend in 2021, but we see no signs of it stopping well into 2022. Over the last year, a clear favorite has emerged for modern, contemporary, and transitional bathrooms - the freestanding acrylic flat bottom tub, which is space-saving, stylish, and the best tub for soaking and relaxing the day’s stress away.

These bathtubs work well in small bathrooms and are easy to install because they take up less room than a traditional drop-in tub. In addition, since these tubs stand alone, they make for the perfect focal point in your bathroom.

A notable increase in interest in spa, zen, and sanctuary bathrooms indicates that relaxing soaking tubs will remain an essential bathroom trend in 2022.

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Curbless Showers

Curbless showers are a sleek design feature many homeowners seek when planning an open-concept bathroom design. Curbless showers are functional, easier to maintain, and clean. In addition, they allow you to create a spa-like retreat with additional features such as built-in seats and benches, low-profile linear drains, inset shelves and niches, heated floors, and steam showers.

Heated Floors

In the winter, cold tile floors can be jarring to walk around on, so many homeowners consider investing in heated floors in their bathroom to add to the sanctuary feel. We think heated floors are a worthy investment if you are already planning on replacing your floor as part of your bathroom renovation project.

Electric floor heating is the number one choice for bathroom floor remodels because it’s easy to install and ties into your home’s existing circuit.

Heated floors deliver a good return on investment for several reasons: they create the luxury look and feel and increase the value of your home while reducing energy consumption. Radiant heated floors are designed to be nearly 100% energy efficient.

Technology for Futuristic Bathrooms

Last year smart toilets were all the rage, but this year many are looking for ways to give their entire bathroom a high-tech upgrade. Smart toilets saw trending features such as automatic lid openers, seat warmers, built-in deodorizers, and more.

This year's trends are expanding to smart showers, automatic sinks, and mini-fridges! Homeowners can now control the basic functions of their bathroom with voice activation or from a smartphone to start their shower at a specific temperature. Additional features are surfacing, such as a built-in blue tooth speaker so you can jam in the shower, light and temperature control, smart mirrors, and TV installations. These technology features add to your bathroom into a tranquil escape.

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind - Compact Storage Space

Fans of open space concepts and spa bathroom experiences also favor a minimalist space. This upgrade is for you if your bathroom has messy or crammed cabinet spaces. 2022 bathrooms are displaying simpler storage space to promote minimalist habits.

Modern wall shelving, hidden cabinets, and vanity storage will allow for less clutter and open up the bathroom to feel more organized and peaceful.

Wet Rooms

With more space comes possibilities for expanding your bathroom. A homeowner's primary goal is typically to create more space when remodeling, which is one of the many benefits wet rooms offer. In addition, wet rooms are no longer a luxury for hotel spas and have become a home trend in 2021 and 2022.

Some of the significant benefits of a wet room are the ease of cleaning and less risk for danger as the floors are leveled, and all the water leads to one drain. This increases functionality and convenience while also allowing homeowners to age in place. In addition, because a wet room is designed to be water-resistant, it reduces the risk of mold and mildew in your bathroom.

According to, you’ll be able to recoup up to 64% of your bathroom renovation costs, proving that investing in bathroom upgrades drastically increases the value of your home. We are here to help guide you through the process!

If you have more specific questions regarding products, styles, no-fuss design, or you’d like to set up a consultation to discuss your project, please contact us at Custom Kitchens. We are an award-winning design/build company that has been in business since 1950, and we would love to be your one-stop shop for your custom remodeling needs.

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