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Real estate experts reveal how much value a spa bathroom will add to your home

If you've been inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow's spa bathroom, now is the time to make the investment

spa bathroom outside with blush bath and a marble wall featuring pink, red and grey shades
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Spa bathrooms are at the peak of the most fashionable design trends this 2022. Gwyneth Paltrow recently unveiled her luxury shower and tiled-spa pool to the world, but she is not alone in her adoration for the movement. Instead, a study* explained that searches for walk-in showers have surged by 100% – even before the actress's influence. 

Spa bathroom ideas consist of therapeutic statement pieces that would not appear displaced in a boutique hotel (or Gwyneth's bathroom), including double-shower heads and large soaking tubs. 

However, while these features are beneficial to your wellness – and your home's aesthetic – property experts have suggested that they are a value-increasing investment to your property too. 

How much value will a spa bathroom add to your home? 

walk in shower with blue tiles, black glass doors, tiled floor, red bench

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'A spa bathroom will add value to a home. While the amount depends on several factors, typically homeowners can expect an increase of 50% - 60% of the renovation cost,' explains Ben Goheen, a real estate appraiser at Metrowide Appraisals

While you can increase your return on a luxury shower, the experts suggest that the most sizable investment comes in the shape of a soaking tub. 

'A tub can add more than $10,000 to the value of your home,' adds property expert Zac Houghton of Loftera. 'With so much money to be made from this area of the home, it's not surprising that bathrooms are often the focal point of many renovations.'

Glossy bathroom trend

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Zac also referred to an investigation by real estate firm Zillow who discovered that properties with spa baths 'sold for nearly $2,000 more than those without them when sold again in two years' time.'

Realtor Lisa Mark from Oak & Co in California adds that this bathroom idea will set your property aside in a 'hyper competitive' market – as sophisticated buyers are willing to pay more for all spa bathroom features.

'Buyers who want their main bedroom to feel more like a retreat will love a spa bathroom. Luxury bathroom features most desired in this style of the spa-like bathroom include rain showerheads, steam showers, extra vanities with double sinks, heated floors, and even heated towel racks,' Lisa explains. 

Luxury walk-in shower designed by Drummonds

(Image credit: Drummonds / Anouska Tamony Designs)

The realtor urges you to invest in this modern bathroom idea to provide buyers with a significant selling point. However, even if you're not on the market, we imagine this interior design trend is worth the investment.  

*Study by Drench.co.uk 

Megan Slack
Megan Slack

Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Homes & Gardens and Livingetc. As a News Writer, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.