10 home design trends to ditch in 2015
What we have learned in home trends for 2015 Cont.#8
Here are trends the professionals say homeowners have steered clear of in 2015.
Number 3: Whirlpool Bathtubs
In the 1980s, whirlpool bathtubs were a must have luxury item. But now, people aren't using them as much as they used to. They take up a lot of real estate that can be used in other fashions that tend to be more desirable for people today, like bigger showers or his-and-hers vanities.
Whirlpool tubs are also expensive and use a tremendous amount of water, one whirlpool bath can use between 80 and 100 gallons of water. Most areas are on water meters or are at least trying to be conserve water usage.
If you still want the look and feel of a spa-like master bath, a sitting area or regular soaking bathtub can create a similarly relaxing environment and save you money in the long run.
Replace it with: A shower with more space, a seat, shelves for bath products and a rainwater shower head.