Make no mistake: With dramatic lighting, frameless doors, no-threshold entries, niche storage, and built-in seating, showers now deliver a more spa-like experience than ever before. That said, however, 2017 may be the year when old-fashioned tubs regain pride of place in the bathroom. "You're not going to see people completely eliminating their showers," Maykut elaborates. But where square footage allows, more and more homeowners are beginning to install large, freestanding tubs. Whether homeowners opt for a tub that's traditional and claw-footed or contemporary and sculptural, Maykut says "the tub renaissance" reflects the fact that for many, the bathroom has become, so to speak, "a home away from home."