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Top 10 Master Bath Trends | "Gotta Have" Features

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Jan 02, 2013 @ 15:01 PM

Top 10 Master Bath Trends

What master bath features are most important to this year's new homebuyers? The top 10 master bath trends for 2013 include all the sought-after features you love, with luxury, comfort, and convenience in mind.

Top Master Bath Trend #1 - Extra storage

 Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013In 2013, new home master baths will find ways to add extra storage and de-clutter counters, such as adding:

 - Floor-to-ceiling cabinets

 - Open shelving

 - Angled upper cabinets

 - Wrap-around cabinets

 See photos of more master bath storage ideas - click here

Top Master Bath Trend #2 - Oversized tub

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

 

 Master bathrooms built in 2013 will include more oversized tubs - with many special requests for extended lengths as more men are enjoying pampering soaks.

New homeowners are looking for a place to relax - and a large bubble bath makes the top of their list.

 

 

 

Top Master Bath Trend #3 - Expanded shower

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

 

 

 

While some master bath tubs are expanding in size, others are being replaced with oversized showers.

Custom home master bath showers will include specialty features such as tile benches, dual shower heads, and built in niches.

 

 At Stanton Homes, we can enlarged or rearrange a master bathroom floor plan to accomodate an oversized shower.

 

    

 

Top Master Bath Trend #4 - Premium tile selections

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

Master baths will include more premium tile selections such as marble and glass.

The custom home pictured here, a version of the Lowery, features a glass mosaic tub surround.

 

 

 

 

Top Master Bath Trend #5 - Framed mirrors

 Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

 While master baths will continue to feature large mirrors with beveled edges, we anticipate more requests for framed mirror styles for a more contemporary feel

 

The custom home pictured here, a version of the Carwile, includes wood framed mirros in espresso.

 

 

 

Top Master Bath Trend #6 - Plant shelves AND

Top Master Bath Trend #7 - Vaulted ceilings

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

 

Plant shelves and vaulted ceilings go hand-in-hand in 2013 custom home designs.

Plant shelves are a subtle way to add elegance and detail to any master bathroom.

See more photos of plant shelves on Pinterest - click here.

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

 

 

 

And vaulted ceilings add greater dimension and depth.

Get ideas for your custom master bath in these vaulted ceiling photos.

 

Top Master Bath Trend #8 - Heated floors

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

Heated flooring will continue to be a luxury add-on for master baths.

 

Heated flooring can make winter mornings more comfortable.  While not as popular in mild North Carolina, heated floors will stay in high demand in colder climates.

 

 

 

Top Master Bath Trend #9 - Arched openings and alcoves

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

 Master baths will include more upscale designed details, such as arched openings and alcoves.

The custom home pictured here, a version of the Summerlyn, features a rectangular tub with arched entrance and TWO arched alcoves, one on each end of teh tub. Lights are tucked into each alcove and above the tub.

 

Top Master Bath Trend #10 - His and hers separate vanities

Top 10 Master Bath Trends for 2013

A "his-and-hers" master bathroom setup will continue to be popular in new homes.

While separate vanities can be integrated into one long countertop, even more popular is a separate countertop design. 

Completely separate countertops, sinks, and storage give a true his-and-hers feeling.

The his-and-hers concept will also be used when designing two seperate master closets.

 

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Top 10 Custom Home Master Bath Trends

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Mar 13, 2012 @ 10:03 AM

Most Requested Master Bath Features

Top 10 Master Bathroom Trends

When building a new home in North Carolina, one of the most customized rooms of the home is the master bathroom - after all, the master bath is the place where you begin and end your day. 

Your custom master bathroom should be a private retreat - both comfortable and luxurious.

Here are the top 10 master bath trends you have to see as you plan to build your custom home:

 

#1 - Larger or Oversized Showers

Most Requested Master Bath Features | Top 10 Master Bath Trends 2012

In some custom homes, an oversized shower can be a must. 

At Stanton Homes, we can enlarged or rearrange a master bathroom floor plan to accomodate an oversized shower. 

With a larger shower, you may want to consider adding a second showerhead. 

Contrasting light and dark tile colors, styles, and patterns can help transform an oversized shower into the centerpiece of the master bath.

Remember to keep focused on neutral tones!  Even with a larger shower, it's best to keep the palette on the lighter side - the master bath will feel larger

Depending on your budget, the shower fixtures and glass enclosure can be chosen from many different styles and finishes, including Oil Rubbed Bronze, Tuscan Bronze, Black, Brushed Nickel, and more. 

#2 - Plenty of Storage Space

Most Requested Master Bath Features | Builtin Storage

A basic under the sink cabinet just doesn't cut it for many homeowners, who want space to store all the little items like toiletries and make up, plus big ones like bath towels, Costco size refill bottles, and more.

Cabinetry options include sets of small drawers, additional upper cabinets, or open shelving. 

Creative use of cabinetry can include corner cabinets, tall, narrow utility cabinets on both sides of the countertop, and more.

Think about everything you'd like to store in the bath, and discuss your cabinetry needs with your builder.  A combination of cabinetry pieces and imagination can be more affordable than you might think. 

 

#3 - Soaking Tubs vs Jacuzzis

Most Requested Master Bath Features | Top 10 Master Bath Trends 2012Believe it or not, a jetted tub is no longer the most desired feature in the master bath.

A large, deep soaking tub offers relaxation without noisy jets.  And those pesky jets also require special cleaning to keep from looking, well, used.

The custom home pictured to the left - the Kelley - features a garden soaking tub with private alcove and arched entrance.

 

 

 

#4 - His and Hers VanitiesMost Requested Master Bath Features | His and Her Vanities

A single sink is no longer enough, which you already knew if you've tried to get ready for work at the same time as your spouse! 

A "his-and-hers" master bathroom setup is becoming commonplace. There are two popular versions.

 

Most Requested Master Bath Features | Dual Vanities

 

1. A long countertop with two sinks

2. Two completely separate countertops, sinks, and storage (usually placed on opposite walls). This second version is pictured here in a custom home called the Worthington.

This setup should eliminate arguments about who didn't wipe the counter down!

 

#5 - Art Nooks, Niches, Plant Shelves

Small touches - such as adding a nook, niche, or shelf - can make a master bathroom design really "Pop."

Most Requested Master Bath Features | Plant Shelves

The custom home pictured to the left - the Penelope - features a vaulted master bathroom with upper shelves for plants and decorative items.

The blue accent paint color emphasizes the plant shelf location. White crown molding divides up the color.

 

 

Most Requested Master Bath Features | Top 10 Master Bath Trends 2012

Upper-end features like art nooks can also be found in custom home powder rooms.

This powder room art nook even contains recessed lighting.

Read about how this powder room was custom designed to meet the needs of the homeowners.

 

 

 

#6 - Tile Tub Surrounds and Glass Tile Mosaics

Most Requested Master Bath Features | Mosaic Tile Tub Surround

Ceramic or porcelien tiles can be found on master bath floors, around soaking tubs, and in showers, as well as around backsplashes

Glass mosaics can be used alone, or combined with more traditional ceramic or porcelein tile. View a custom home photo tour featuring a glass mosaic tile countertop.

Pictured to the right is a master bathroom with custom designed deep metallic glass mini-mosaic tile tub surround, contrasted against lighter, classic porcelein 12x12 tile squares.  

Most Requested Master Bath Features | Tile Tub Surround

Read more about custom glass mosaic tile master bathroom designs.

Be careful with tile tones - when considering future resale, stay away from deep dramatic colors like dark blues and reds. 

Try to incorporate some neutral tones - then fill your need for brightness with colorful accents that are easily changed.  

 

 

Top 10 Master Bath Trend #7 - Artistic Angles and Vaulted Ceilings

Most Requested Master Bath Features | Vaulted Master Bathroom 

More homeowners are requesting a vaulted master bathroom ceiling - and its no surprise to us.

A vaulted ceiling adds elegance, spaciousness, and creativity to any master bathroom.

The custom home pictured to the left - the Almodovar - features a vaulted ceiling, trendy light blue paint selections, and a barrel vault opening (no door) from the master bedroom.

Every Stanton Home comes with at least one Signature Vaulted or Specialty Ceiling that we create together with your ideas and our expertise.

Watch a photo tour of the Almodovar.

 

Top 10 Master Bath Trends #8 - Toilet Rooms

Most Requested Master Bath Features | Separate Toilet Room

While there are several convenient options for where to place the master bathroom toilet, many homeowners are opting for a separate "commode room." 

Toilet placement is one of those "love it or hate it" ideas.  The custom home pictured to the left - the Carwile - was re-designed to keep a separate commode room on the front-facing wall of the master bathroom.

Get claustrophobic?  Ask your builder to leave a "dividing wall" instead of a room, or remove the toilet room walls completely. 

Read about the top four most popular master bath floor plan options on where to place the toilet.

 

Master Bath Trends #9 - Universal DesignUniversal Design Homes | Universal Design Bathroom

(Grab Bars, Benches, Hand-Held Showers)

As the Aging-in-Place movement gains speed, more homes are seeing tasteful additions of universal design bathroom features such as grab bars, benches, and hand-held showers. 

Some grab bars can be fun  and decorative - adding personality to the room. Other bars can be camouflaged to blend in with existing towel racks and fixtures.

Most Requested Master Bathroom Features | Universal Design Bathroom

 

Talk to your plumbing showroom about the different universal design fixtures available. 

Built-in benches can be integrated into a master shower.

The custom home pictured to the left - the Kimberly - features a master shower with built-in tile bench with listello accent. Watch a photo tour of the Kimberly.

Hand-held shower faucets are a third popular universal design option. 

 

 

 

Top 10 Master Bath Trend #10 - Green Features

How to design a green master bathroom - some simple things that can make the master bath a greener place to be:

- Tankless (On Demand) Water Heater

A tankless or solar water heater provides hot water only when you need it - there is no tank full of water to require constant heating energy.

- Low Flow ToiletsGreen Bathroom Features | Dual Flush Toilets

Watersense and other programs have good recommendations for low flow toilets. 

Options include a dual flush toilet, with separate buttons depending on the amount of water needed. 

An example of a dual flush toilet is pictured to the right (the two separate buttons on on top of the toilet). Watch a photo tour to see other special features in this custom home.


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Master Bath Tub Styles

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

Custom Home Design Trends

Master Suite Bathroom Tub Styles - Photos and Tips

 

Pour the bubbles and relax in a Signature Stanton Home Master Suite Bath. At Stanton Homes, bathrooms are designed with luxury in mind. Scroll down to view photos of some of our most requested tub styles:

Bay Window - Garden - Soaking - Corner - Claw - Alcove - Jetted

 

2012 Home Design Trends | Master Suite Bathroom Tub Styles

Cantilevered Bay Window Tub Photos

A cantilevered bay juts out from the home, making a master bathroom feel more open and spacious.

The bay windows provide plenty of additional natural light and architectural appeal.

 

 

 

2012 Home Design Trends | Master Suite Bathroom Tub Styles

Garden and Soaking Tub Photos

 "Garden" and "Soaking" are two different terms for a wide and deep master bathroom tub.

 The garden tub pictured here is from a Raleigh NC custom home built by Stanton Homes, The Gershwin.

 

 

 

2012 Home Design Trends | Master Suite Bathroom Tub Styles

 

Corner Tub Photos

A corner tub is the perfect option when you want more natural light to fill the room - with a large picture window on either side.

 

 

 

2012 Custom Home Master Bathroom Design

 

 Corner tub layouts provide more flexibility for tub shapes and sizes - with more oval, triangle, and rectangle options.  

 Finally, there is more surface area around a corner tub - perfect for candles, plants, toiletries, and more.

 

 

 

Claw Tub Photos

2012 Home Design Trends | Master Suite Bathroom Tub Styles

 

 A clawfoot tub can give a contemporary styled home a more vintage appeal.  

 The clawfoot tub pictured here is from a Raleigh custom home built by Stanton Homes, The Worthington.

 

 

  
 

2012 Home Design Trends | Master Suite Bathroom Tub Styles

Alcove Tub Photos

An alcove tub provides more privacy and intimacy than any other bathtub style pictured here. 

 

 

 

 

2012 Custom Home Master Bathroom Design

 

 

There is plenty of tub deck space for soaps, sponges, candles, and more.

An arched opening lends dramatic appeal. 

 

 

 

Jet Tub Photos

2012 New Home Design

 

What better way to relax than with a jacuzzi tub?

This Stanton Home master bathroom features a jetted tub, with secondary hand-held faucet for easy reach.

 

 

 

 

When you build a Stanton Home, your master suite bathroom can feature:

 - Custom Tile Surrounds with Listello Accents

 - Private Alcoves and Bays

 - Half-Wall Privacy Dividers

 - Vaulted Ceilings and Arched Openings

 - Oversized Picture Windows


Talk to Stanton Home’s design team about creating your own Master Suite Bath.

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 Contact Stanton Homes for floor plan ideas, to get a new home cost estimate, or find out more about building a custom home in North Carolina.

 

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