Study: High-End Showers Key in Home Remodels
Considering doing a bathroom upgrade before selling?
Sellers doing a bathroom upgrade should focus on the shower.
A 2019 bathroom-remodel survey completed by Houzz found that 83% of homeowners updated it and 54% made it larger.
Roomier showers remove some common pet peeves homeowners have with their master bathrooms: The showers can be too small and outdated.
Shower not in the budget, here are other popular upgrades that may get the WOW factor you're looking for:
Accent walls: More than one-third of homeowners renovating their bathroom added an accent wall.
Mirrors: New trends show homeowners opting for two mirrors over each of the two sinks. The top features in mirror upgrades included anti-fog systems, LED lighting, and hidden plugs.
High-tech toilets: One-third of remodeled master bathroom toilets contained high-tech features, such as self-cleaning units and seats with bidets, heat, overflow protection or nightlights.
Lighting: Eighty-one percent of renovating homeowners also updated their lighting, such as additional wall lights, recessed lights, or shower lights. Most of the new lighting uses both metal and glass.
Alternative flooring: Ceramic or porcelain tile are still the most popular flooring material in master bathrooms, but materials like vinyl and resilient and engineered wood flooring are also on the rise.
Source: “2019 Houzz Bathroom Trends Study,” Houzz (November 2019)