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People often say that if you wait long enough, everything eventually comes back in style. What else, for example, can explain the return of high-waisted jeans?

But when it comes to your home, jumping on the latest design trend can prove to be a regrettable expense, especially if you plan on selling in the near future. So, to help keep your home looking classic and timeless, here are some bathroom design trends you might want to think twice about.


Wall Mounted Faucets – Sleek and sophisticated, a wall-mounted faucet adds a modern flair to a bathroom. But keep in mind that any plumbing that’s hidden behind a wall or tile could mean trouble should a leak arise. Keeping plumbing pipes hidden under your bathroom vanity or cabinet allows for easy repair access.

Graphic Patterned Floor Tiles – Bold, patterned floors are in, and they can be a great way to make a statement and set the tone for a room. But when the trend fades, or you simply get bored with the look, replacing them can be quite costly and messy. Instead, add patterns and color with a fun shower curtain, bath mat, or other accents.

Going Tub-less – Showers sure have come a long way. But for a homebuyer, all the bells and whistles of a luxurious shower cannot replace the convenience of a bathtub. If you’re planning on remodeling the one and only full bathroom in your home, think twice about getting rid of the tub.

Door-less Showers – Speaking of showers, wouldn’t it be nice to never have to scrub shower doors again or worry about washing your shower curtain? But going sans-shower door could leave you out in the cold. Shower doors not only keep water from splattering all over the floor, they help trap warmth and humidity in the enclosure making for a much more enjoyable experience.

Wood on the Ceiling – Wood can add a rustic, natural feel to a bedroom or living room. But this design trend has no place in the bathroom. Heat from a bath or shower can cause the wood to split or warp, and moisture could encourage mold growth.

At CT Mechanical Solutions, we offer soup-to-nuts bathroom remodeling, and sound advice on how to achieve all your goals including, perhaps, getting your house ready to sell. To learn more or schedule a free in-home consultation, contact us today.