Linear drains are increasing in popularity especially for homeowners who desire a curbless shower, also know as zero entry. It is a logical & perfect solution for Aging In Place homeowners. No tripping, no cleaning. Large format tile can be carried into the shower! Great option for those who desire minimalist styling.
This is a nice configuration for maximizing bathroom space. Having both the sink and the toilet in the corners gives some balance to the room--not as weird as some "toilet in the corner" bathrooms I've seen.