Master Bathrooms without a Tub
2014 new home design trends
Why are more home buyers building a master bath without a tub? We're seeing a shift in 2014 home design needs - as home buyers increasingly say they prefer master bathrooms with made-for-two showers in place of traditional shower and tub designs.
A master bath without a tub also opens up more space to play with - enabling home owners to re-arrange the bathroom layout without adding square footage.
With a no-tub design can, expanding the size of your master shower can often be more cost effective than including a separate shower and tub - another benefit of this 2014 home trend.
Here are photos and floor plans that can get you started with some examples of master bath designs without a tub, for your Raleigh new home.
Master Bath floor plan without a Tub - #1
In this version of the Lake House, the master bathroom includes an enlarged shower with two shower heads and a tile bench seat. The his and hers vanities are divided by a reduced height makeup desk.
Here is the Lake House master bath floor plan, showing the master enlarged shower with bench seat and no tub:
Master Bath floor plan without a Tub - #2
In this version of the Sherri, the galley-style his and hers master bath focuses attention on the wide shower design.
This home emphasizes efficiency, with private access from the master suite to the laundry room, through the walk-in closet.
Tip: When taking out the tub, rethink your natural light. Most master baths have a large picture window over the soaking tub - if this is removed when expanding the shower, consider adding a window elsewhere in the bath, or expanding the interior lighting package.
The large window between the His and Hers vanities adds lots of natural light.
Master Bath floor plan without a Tub - #3
In this version of the Oak Lane, an Atlanta Plan Source floor plan, Stanton Homes converted the master shower and tub combination into an enlarged shower design with built in tile bench.
This custom tile master shower incorporates aging-in-place design features like grap bars and natural lighting.
The built in toiletry holder and tile bench make this shower easy to use.
As you can see, this home was custom modified to complete the lifestyle of the homebuyer. In the original floor plan, the shower and tub were separated:
One of the best things about designing and building a totally custom home is the ability to make the special spaces that matter most. If what you're looking for is a huge shower with multiple spigots and sprays, ask us how to build it into your favorite floor plan.