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Luxury master bathrooms a growing trend

June 21, 2013
By MEGHAN McCOY ( , Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Larger space and spa-like features are the current trend for luxury bathrooms.

Koogler Homes owner Don Koogler said the all- around trend is larger master bathrooms with more vanity space and storage, as well as higher-end faucets and sinks.

The sinks, he said are more modern looking.

"They are doing rectangle sinks instead of ovals," Koogler said. "More square and modern."

He said they are also seeing larger showers with a rain head shower out of the ceiling, as well as two showerheads in the same shower. Those showerheads include a hand-held and body spray.

Paradise Harbour Group Partner Brenda Bryant said one of the trends she is seeing is the use of a wet room area. She said the floors are all one surface, providing very clean lines from the bathroom to the shower.

"You don't step down into your shower," Bryant said. "It blends into the whole room, it's different."

The shower includes a clean European drain, which is a current trend for luxury bathrooms.

Bryant said the European drain is nothing like a traditional drain. She said it is about 60 inches long and two inches wide of stainless steel, which is very modern looking.

"Everything flows to the drain at the wall and not the center," Bryant said. "It has a traditional look and a very clean feel."

More money is also being spent on tubs; Koogler said he has noticed, as individuals include freestanding tubs in their master bathroom.

Bryant agreed that people are using freestanding tubs in their bathroom. She said they are featured right in the center of the room.

Luxury baths are now mimicking spa-like qualities, so the relaxing feeling can be had at home as well.

To accomplish that feel, Bryant said they utilized wave pattern tiles on the shower wall, which people absolutely love. That wave pattern is also followed through on the floor with tiles.

"Took that wave line for a lovely peaceful feel, she said.

The colors are all gentle as well, to continue that spa-feel trend. Bryant said they used soft cream colors in the bathroom, with coffee maple cabinets to showcase how individuals can decorate their bathroom.

As far as colors, Koogler said individuals are using browns, grays and whites in the bathroom all neutral colors.

"Our whole theme is a relaxed, peaceful gentle style," Bryant said with soft colors and a big open plan. "It is all about peacefulness and relaxing when you walk into your bathroom. People really want a retreat and I think that is nothing new when going into the bathroom."

Individuals are also including larger mirrors and higher end light fixtures in the bathroom.

The bathroom also includes such trends as his and her features.

Koogler said the master bathroom often times includes a his and or single bathroom with a toilet and or bidet.

"There are definitely two different stations," he said.

Bryant said a his and her sink area is definitely a must, as well as a make-up area.

Another trend that Koogler is seeing is large closets off the bathroom instead of off the bedroom.

For those who would like to get ideas for their bathroom are more than welcome to check out Paradise Harbour Group's model home located at 4804 Pelican Blvd. in Cape Coral. The model home is open Monday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information call 239-541-7440 or visit

Koogler Homes also has a model in Cape Coral for those who would like to see additional ideas on how to decorate their luxury bathroom. The home, which is located at 1534 S.W. 56th Terrace, is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., every day.

For more information call 239-542-4540, visit their office at 434 S.E. 47th Terrace in Cape Coral or visit



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