bath remodeling

The bathroom is the second most popular home renovation project behind kitchens. According to the 2016 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, the hot trends in bath renovations include:

Bathroom Renovation : Top Reasons You Should

Beautiful, stylish spaces
Luxurious finishes
Big showers
We often ask our clients who are looking to renovate their baths if they use their tub. Nationally more than 50% of homeowners do not bathe in the tub in their master bath. If you are considering a bathroom renovation ask yourself if you replaced your existing tub, would you bathe in a new one? If the answer is no, you add both flexibility to your space and your budget.

Power showers are a hot trend. The Houzz data show that 68% of those renovating their master baths increase the size of their shower and 33% increased shower space by more than 50%. The most popular shower features include:

Rainfall showerhead (54%)
Dual shower (21%)
Curbless shower (17%)
Body sprays (16%)
Footrest (13%)
Steam (2%)
Showers have become high-tech, offering options like mood lighting, built-in sound, digital controls, LED lighting built into showerheads and showerheads with speakers.

The most common flooring materials used in recently renovated master baths include ceramic or porcelain tile, followed by stone tile or slabs, painted wood, stained or unstained hardwood, vinyl and laminate.

Paint and ceramic/porcelain tile are the top choices for wall coverings followed by stone tile or slab, painted wood panels, stained or unstained hardwood and wallpaper.

Similar to showers, today’s toilets have gone high-tech. Twenty percent of toilets installed in renovated baths have high-tech features such as self-cleaning systems, overflow protection, motion-activated toilet seats, built-in night lights, heated seats, an automatic deodorizer and hands-free flushing.

Renovating a master bath adds value to the home, but value creation is only one of the reasons our clients renovate their bathrooms. They want to make a personal design statement. They want a refuge in their home that they can use to relax in a stress-free environment. They also crave and appreciate a stylish and beautiful space.

The Houzz survey found that 90% of those who undertook a master bathroom renovation project last year and of those who are planning one enlist the help of a professional (wise choice… search our other blogs relating to this). This represents a 78% increase from last year. We would welcome the opportunity to be your professional and help you create a stylish and beautiful space in your home that you can enjoy every day. Give us a call at (610) 262-7235 or visit us at www.directkitchen.com to see how we can make your dream bath a reality.