Houzz surveyed homeowners about their bathrooms, and the results are fascinating!
76% of homeowners upgrade their vanity cabinets during a bathroom renovation. This is often due to either upgrading bathroom systems, or the bathroom’s style. Natural, unpainted wood is the most popular vanity finish material, currently.
Transitional is the most popular bathroom style, with modern and contemporary tied for second place. This is a change over previous years, where modern was the most popular. Curbless showers are very popular now also, when looking at bathroom renovation trends, such as the one above I designed for a San Francisco couple.
Hiring pros remains popular, with 85% of homeowners choosing to use a professional on a renovation, up from 84 and 83% the prior years. This is an important choice, because going it alone can result in overspending as well as an extended timeline. Eek!
Finally, relaxation in a bathroom after a renovation is complete is often a project goal, with 2 in 5 homeowners wanting to rest and relax in their upgraded bathroom. Among the many contributing elements are cleanliness, lack of clutter, soaking in the bath and taking long showers.
In addition to being the top relaxation aid, cleanliness also saw the biggest increase in popularity, up by 10 percent. Natural light, dimmable lighting, and greenery gained popularity with homeowners seeking bathroom tranquility as well. So, whatever your heart’s desire, you should follow that rather than trends in your bathroom renovation, with guidance from a pro.
Kimball Starr designs for bathrooms throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe. Contact her today for a remote or socially-distant in-person consultation.