In today’s high-stress world, everyone needs to relax a bit more, so it’s no surprise that soaking tubs are seeing a renewal of interest. The home spa experience, fueled by everything from HGTV to travel to luxury hotels, continues to drive interest in soaking tubs. Likewise, aging baby boomers and mature buyers are seeking products that promote health and wellness, bringing soaking tubs to the forefront.
Below are some of the hottest trends in soaking tubs right now.
–Consumers continue to view their bath as a haven from the stresses of the world, and being able to immerse themselves in a deep soaking tub is key to helping promote relaxation.
–Freestanding soaking tubs are popular not only for their wellness benefits, but for their ability to act as a striking focal point in the bath, with hot designs running from traditional claw foot tubs to specialty shapes sunken into large decks designed to hold everything from towels and toiletries to wine.
–At the same time, space constraints often dictate a smaller drop-in tub, where the desired look is then achieved through the deck surrounding it. Smaller, deeper tubs seem to be trending, allowing for fuller immersion.
–While modern styles remain in demand, designs are moving more toward organic shapes with softer lines that amplify comfort, with arm rests or back rests being incorporated to make the tubs more inviting.
–Classic white remains the most popular color, though warmer neutrals are also seeing some growth, running the gamut from biscuit to sand to soft grey.
–Accessible tubs remain a small but growing niche, with walk-in tubs gaining interest as they move away from the institutional designs that characterized these tubs just a few years back. To make these more appealing, manufacturers are incorporating such benefits as high-flow fillers, quick drains and radiant heating. Either brand new or refinished you cannot go wrong with a soaking tub.
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