The homeowner wanted her existing, 20-year old master bathroom remodeled and re-configured as a contemporary, spa-like bathroom for a personal retreat. In order to create the bathroom plan that the homeowner desired, the space that was a small hall and two walk-in closets located between the master bedroom and bathroom had to be included. The newly defined space allowed the incorporation of all the features on the homeowner’s wish list. (more…)
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Homeowners personalize their home rather than move;
Design Build Pros reveal new trend during National Home Improvement Month.
Toms River, New Jersey, May 1st, 2012—In honor of National Home Improvement Month this May, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) reveals that homeowners are personalizing their space during a remodel as the tough housing market forces more people to stay, rather than move.
According to a poll on NARI.org, 26 percent of respondents are planning to stay an additional 16 to 20 years in their homes because their home values have decreased during the recession. Twenty-three percent reported they are going to stay an additional six to 10 years in their homes.
This in turn, has sparked a new remodeling trend that centers on making homes better reflect individual lifestyles and tastes as people decide to live in them longer. “Homeowners are less concerned today with the impact on re-sale value and more focused on making their home useful, enjoyable, and personalized for the needs and desires of their own family for years to come,” Neil Parsons stated. (more…)
In the 80’s and 90’s the term “master bathroom” had a standard of expectation that included five fixtures: two sinks, a toilet, a shower, and a jetted tub built into a tiled deck. During that period almost every upscale new single home, townhome, and condo were designed with this master bathroom. The minimum area required to reasonably fit all five fixtures is 80 square feet. Roomier ones exceed 100 square feet. At the same time, a master bathroom upgrade was a popular request for many in homes built earlier. Often the remodeling work would include stealing some space from a bedroom or a closet to achieve the room required.
The 21st century has shown a break from that standard. A master bathroom remodel is still an extremely popular request, but the wishes have changed. Many homeowners want a large one or two-person sized spa style shower, with rain heads, body sprays, and a bench seat. In order to incorporate a larger shower most are willing to eliminate the tub altogether. Most homes already have a tub/shower combination in a hall bathroom if required for soaking or bathing smaller children. Many that have owned homes with the traditional master bathroom say they rarely use the jetted tub. One client stated, “If I wanted to soak in a tub with jets and bubbles, it would be in a hot tub under the stars with a glass of wine.” (more…)