What’s Trending In Bathroom Remodeling?

What’s Trending In Bathroom Remodeling?

When it comes to bathroom remodeling trends, homeowners’ preferences are constantly changing. Houzz recently released their annual bathroom trends study, revealing what’s been popular amongst remodeling homeowners the past year.

Growing Trends

  • Showers are Becoming More Prominent – Homeowners are increasingly getting rid of their bathtubs and opting for statement showers instead. In fact, 42% of surveyed homeowners splurged on the shower, while only 1% saved on the shower. 81% of major remodels involved master shower updates, and two-thirds of those remodels involved increasing the size of the shower. Over a quarter of remodeling homeowners removed their master bathtub entirely, 91% doing so because they wished to install a larger shower.
  • Smart Bathrooms are Becoming More Popular – As technology becomes more integrated in our daily lives, it’s no surprise that its use in the bathroom in growing. In fact, 64% of those surveyed said they used their mobile device in their bathrooms at least once a week (gross!), a 10% increase from the 2016 Houzz survey. Nearly a third of those upgrading those toilets did so with smart features; nearly 15% of those upgrading their showers did the same. As in-home technology becomes engrained in the fabric of the home with devices such such as Amazon’s Alexa and Echo and Google’s Home, it’s realistic to expect smart bathrooms to be one of the most increasingly popular trends over the next few years.
  • Homeowners Old and Young are Renovating – Although people over 55 are undergoing more remodels than people under 35, renovations are still popular with everyone. Older homeowners are more likely to undergo renovations because they have lived in a home for a while and simply need a change, or because they need to make their home more accessible as they age. 60% of homeowners age 55+ have no plans to move during the next decade. Meanwhile, millennials have been remodeling for size. They are more likely to increase the size of their bathroom than any other group of homeowners, and are the least likely to be satisfied with the current size of their bathroom.
  • It’s Costlier to Renovate in a City – San Francisco homeowners spent the most on a remodel, with a larger master bathroom remodel costing over $34,000 on average. Baltimore, on the other hand, saw an average cost of $24,900. The costs of your remodel will be determined by a number of factors including the size of your bathroom and the amount of work you’d like to have completed.

Update A Bathroom In Your Home Today

If you’re ready to modernize your bathroom, download Cardigan’s Free Planning Guide today. The easy-to-follow PDF takes you through the four essential planning phases for your project. If you’re not quite ready to begin your project but know a remodel is in your near future, stay in touch with our Free Email Newsletter, which offers the latest tips and trends for your remodel. Awarded a “Best of Houzz” award for three consecutive years, the experts at Cardigan can certainly help with your remodel, no matter where you are in the process.