As we have been writing about for the past few months, we have continued to see an increase in project size and scope, as people are spending more money on discretionary projects.
With the economy bouncing back in most parts of the country, homeowners feel confident in committing to projects that they had been putting off for the past 5-10 years.
Bathrooms Remodels Gain in Popularity
At the top of many homeowners’ wish list is an upgraded master bathroom or powder room. And we’re not just talking about upgraded tile or fixtures; we’re talking about luxury items such as fireplaces, televisions, and chandeliers.
Bathrooms are generally the second most expensive room in the home and, along with kitchens, are often the first room that homeowners consider upgrading. The desire to have a nice bathroom makes sense. When you think about it, you spend a considerable amount of time in your master bathroom, getting ready in the morning and winding down at night, so if you can bookend your days in a more relaxing way, that can be a big lifestyle upgrade.
Plus, when you have guests at your home, most of them are going to use your powder room, so you want to make sure that you’re leaving a good impression.
Bathroom Remodeling Ideas to Consider
Houzz just released a comprehensive bathroom and shower study, where they analyzed survey results from over 3,000 Houzz users who are in the process of planning a bathroom remodel. Once reserved for only the most luxurious bathrooms, here are some of the most popular upgrades that we are seeing nearly every week:
- Showers for two
- Shower seating
- Upscale lighting fixtures such as chandeliers and pendant lights
- Radiant floor heating
- Towel warmers
- Steam showers
- Double sinks
- Makeup stations
- Multiple shower heads
Additionally, as a higher percentage of Baby Boomers choose to remain in their homes rather than move (aging in place), we’re seeing more accessible features such as grab bars and curbless showers.
” In addition to these design trends, we are seeing an increase of curbless shower requests, as well as showers without doors, often opening directly to the tub area.”
For those homeowners who are not aging in place, but who may be remodeling their bathrooms to appeal to potential home buyers, updated bathrooms are something that younger homeowners are going to be looking for.
Bathroom Designs from Design Build Planners
We’re excited to see resurgence in bathroom remodeling. It’s always a fun challenge to make the most of a limited space and to help our clients get the most value from their remodeling budgets.
Take a look at some of the bathroom designs and remodeling projects that Design Build Planners and our partners have completed recently, including a national award winner. We think you will agree with us that the options are endless when upgrading your bathroom!
Here is a blog post written by Neil Parsons a few years ago regarding master bathroom design options.
“The traditional five-fixture bath model has not been a “must do” for well over ten years now. At least that has been the case with our clients and designs. Today’s master bathroom is all about the shower.”
~ Design Build Pro Neil Parsons
Design Build Planners provide project design for home remodeling projects throughout New Jersey and the United States. Our unique process allows us to provide our clients with insights and well-planned preparations to help them choose the best contractor for their remodeling or new home construction project.