Episode 13: An Ideal Spot to Rest up from the Holiday Hustle and Bustle

Hi there! Welcome to the “Ask Alexa” series. I’m Alexa Drees, the Design Center Director at Drees Homes, and I’m excited to bring you weekly tips, advice, and answers to your dilemmas to help make designing your dream home an easy and enjoyable process. Each week, I’ll be rolling out a new feature. (If you missed our first 12 videos, you can watch them here.)

We kicked off the month discussing the features that set the foundation for not only a beautiful holiday at home, but a meaningful one full of memories with family and friends. We also talked about the beloved art of baking, specialty spaces designed for the ultimate in entertainment and holiday traditions in the dining room.

Now, I think we can all agree that after the holiday hustle and bustle, we need a break. We need to rest up and recuperate, and what better place to do that than in a luxurious owner’s suite? More and more, we are seeing homeowners who are set on creating the ultimate personal retreat. And believe it or not, the bathroom portion of the owner’s suite is becoming even more of a focus when it comes to selecting the ultimate features.

Creating an At-Home Spa


Free-standing tubs, walk-in super showers and luxurious tile selections have become the top focus of our homebuyers. When creating the perfect setup, you’re able to marry your must-haves with select wish list items to create a space that is truly a personal oasis.

Let Your Lifestyle Guide Your Design Decisions


The elimination of the tub is a trend we have been seeing for a few years. Homeowners who prefer not to sit and soak are eliminating the tub from the footprint of the bath and opting for super showers instead.

Tub or no tub, we still think this trend toward glamorous owner suite retreats is one we can all appreciate, plus, one we all deserve.

Join us next week as we ring in the New Year and talk about the design trends we expect will be monumental in 2018. For the first look at our new segments, be sure to follow along on Facebook. We look forward to having you join us on this journey of design explorations!

All the best,
Alexa Drees

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