Natural materials, convenient amenities combine to create luxury master baths

by Jennifer Riley Simone, Case Design/Remodeling Indy

Are you thinking of remodeling your master bathroom? Whether you're planning to sell your Hamilton County home and want to give it a competitive edge or you just want to enjoy getting ready for the day in beautifully updated space, a bathroom remodel is a great investment. Typically, bathroom remodels recoup a significant portion of their cost at sale.

Indianapolis bathroom remodelCurrent home bath trends allow you to combine luxury amenities with a unique design to help transform your master bath into a personal spa-style retreat. Consider these top five trends in bathroom remodeling—along with some photos from bathroom remodeling projects in Indianapolis for inspiration—to help you get started.

Separate bathtub and shower. The days of bath and shower combo units have gone by in the master bathroom. A contemporary master bath will find room for a separate bathtub that’s always available when it’s time to unwind.

Many freestanding bathtubs are located underneath a window with a spectacular soaking view. The separate shower means twice the bathing space for multiple users.

Natural stone. Natural stone was made for the bathroom, where there are tile-perfect surfaces galore. Different sizes, styles, patterns, and formats can be used to create a lot of layering and depth within a relatively small space.

Fast-drying slate tiles provide a natural non-slip surface on the floor, while a polished granite provides a visual and tactile contrast on the countertops.

Hamilton County homes bathroom remodelA large vanity with plenty of storage. Larger bathrooms are taking advantage of the extra space with so much built-in storage that some master baths are doubling as closets and dressing rooms.

Dual sinks provide plenty of prep room in the morning and at bedtime, while extra cabinets are available to store everything from towels and linens to socks and undergarments.

Natural light. Big bathrooms seem even bigger with giant windows that let in plenty of natural light and open your world to the outdoors. Another big bonus of bathroom windows is that they significantly increase ventilation.

Oversized showers. In giant bathrooms you’ll find giant showers, allowing couples to each have their own showering space within the same stall. Since most showers get daily use from more than one person, many homeowners are devoting more space to the shower, in order to make it a more comfortable, relaxing, and accommodating experience.

About the author: Jennifer Riley Simone works for Case Design/Remodeling Indy. She blogs about design trends and bathroom remodeling styles around Indianapolis.