Top Trends in Bathroom Renovations

Interesting Facts About Top Trends in Bathroom Renovations

Top 5 reasons why homeowners are renovating.

  1. 1. To upgrade features and fixtures
  2. To make space more functional
  3. To increase home value
  4. To address changing lifestyle or family needs
  5. To improve organization or storage

The bathroom is the second most popular room in the house to remodel, after kitchens.

The master bath takes center stage – 60% of homeowners who are renovating their bathrooms are renovating their master bathrooms, with 61% choosing to start from scratch after gutting the existing room.

Over 50% of homeowners aged 65 and older plan to skip a tub in the master, while younger home owners plan to have a bathtub in the master, but skip a tub in another full bathroom.

Top 3 tubs for bath lovers are (1) freestanding tub, (2) drop-in tub, and (3) spa or jetted tub.

The large majority of homeowners are replacing their master bathroom sink and installing two sinks.  79% of homeowners prefer glass shower doors over shower curtain.

91% of homeowners are installing high-efficiency toilets

White cabinets are the top choice for renovations, but dark and medium wood tones are also popular.  The top 3 wood choices are (1) cherry, (2) maple, and (3) oak.

Top 7 Things to Keep in Mind for Your Bathroom Renovation:

  1. Make a list of what you want to change.

Look at websites and magazines to get inspriation for the re-design.  Write down what you like and why you like it, and look around online or visit your local home stores to get price estimate.  Prioritize your list by ranking each item in the order of what needs to get done first, and refer to your list regularly to help you stay on track during your project.

  1. Consider your resources

Time, Budget and Energy.  When deciding between an update and a total overhaul, take into consideration the amount of time, money and energy you’ll have to dedicate to the project.

  1. Seta budget

Once you figure a budget, add 20% to this number for contingencies.

  1. Sketch it out

A rough sketch of the layout will help you narrow down the fixtures, cabinets and storage options you would like to incorporate.

  1. Measure, then Measure Again

Taking time to measure twice will help ensure that yo don’t need to make costly returns or corrections.

  1. Replace the underlayment

If you’re ripping up flooring and fixtures, consider replacing the underlayment.  Not only does this allow you to start fresh, it also gets rid of any water damage, which commonly occurs in a humid bathroom environment.

  1. Reduce the impact of the renovation.

Before the work begins, move your stuff over to a bathroom that’s not being renovated.  Then you won’t be on the hunt for your favorite body wash or your disposable razors.

If you’re planning a bathroom renovation, we hope this information helps.  If you have any questions or would like more information about this or other renovations in your home, please give us a call.  We work with many professionals who can help, and have an in-house stager who can give you some useful  tips.

Source: Houzz Bathroom Trends

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