The New Year brings new changes – and why not transform your home? Most homeowners contemplate a remodel for several months to a year before moving forward with contacting a remodeling professional. If you can relate to this situation, you may also be uncertain on how to move forward with the design of your bathroom remodel. Already have some ideas to freshen up your current space? The key to any bathroom remodel is complete functionality, but creativity has become a large part of a remodel. Keeping an eye on key trends, and incorporating them into home remodeling projects. Doing so may even increase your homes value.  According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), bathrooms are the most popular remodeling project, at approximately 78% of all home remodels. And bathroom remodels typically have one of the highest returns on investments.

In addition, studies show that many homeowners with a smaller footprint bathroom are remodeling their space to meet their needs — “upsizing” their amenities and looking for a spa-like experience. Check out the hottest bathroom tub and shower trends making an impact in 2017:

Infinity Bath

This is a trend that has been popular for sometime now – and it’s only growing in popularity. Homeowners and buyers love how overflowing bath tubs instantly transform a bathroom into a spa. Additionally, This popular element paired with an extra-deep reservoir, chromatherapy lighting and continuous water flow add to the ambiance and appeal.

Freestanding Tub

When we embark on a bathroom remodel with homeowners the biggest issue they have is the dreaded corner tub. Today’s tubs are less likely to be positioned in a corner where they take up valuable square footage. The freestanding tub has become a popular tub option for many bathroom remodels.

Spacious Shower

This is yet another request we get from homeowners looking to remodel their bathroom. Many homes from the 1980’s and early 1990’s have small enclosed corner showers that leave little room to move around in. Many homeowners today are forgoing tubs for expanded showers, which can include body sprays, multiple showerheads, therapeutic lights and more.

Seated Shower

Seats are a popular feature in today’s showers for a reason – they offer users a place to sit and enjoy a spa-like shower.

Universal design Elements for Bathroom remodels

Unique Bathtub Materials

Homeowners are choosing custom bathtub materials to complete their design such as alcove and glass.

Steam Shower

Steam showers are a luxurious feature that more and more homeowners are splurging on. This master steam shower features several spray heads, a towel warmer and a teak bench.


To see examples of each type of shower and tub mentioned above, check out our 2017 Tub and Shower Trends ideabook on Houzz.

As you begin planning your bathroom remodel for 2017, consider how the functionality and design of these and other bathroom remodeling trends will compliment your space for years to come.