Posted on September 26, 2016 by By Carol Hartzog Communications

Hallett SummittBy Richard Mize
Copyright © 2016, The Oklahoman

Millennials have thrown the bathtub out with the bathwater.

That was one of the most surprising custom home design trends Todd Hallett had for the Oklahoma Building Summit & Expo this week — surprising to baby boomers and older folks, anyway.

Hallett, founder and president of TK Design & Associates in South Lyon, Mich., was among the experts giving tips and updates to some 600 builders and others. He said neither millennials nor Generation X homebuyers want tubs in their master baths — big walk-in showers will do.

A secondary bath can have a tub, he said, for guests, but not a big, built-in one. Make it a freestanding tub.

Builders aren't penciling tubs out of spec home plans, Hallett said. Custom homes are on the cutting edge of the trend, especially in California. Besides, he said, most builders in other parts of the country are reluctant to flush tubs — Realtors, too — out of fear that resales would suffer.

"But what I've seen happen the past five years is that there'll be a tipping point. Initially, no one will want to do it, and then suddenly everybody wants to do it," Hallett said.

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