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Musts for a Master Bathroom Remodel

Posted by Daltile Team on Jan 12, 2016 10:30:00 AM

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If you’ve seen any pictures of master bathroom remodels recently, you know that your “en-suite” facilities can be more than just a bathroom. The master can be an oasis of escape and relaxation in your own home.

Here are the top requests for the master bathroom remodel from homeowners who remodeled their bathrooms in 2015.

A Bigger Shower

According to the Houzz “Bathroom Trends Report”, 67% of remodelers increased the size of their shower. And one third of those who increased their shower size increased it by at least half.

The reasons for oversized showers are many. But you don’t really need a reason to expand your shower. It looks good and is a wise use of space for one of the features you use the most in the bathroom.

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As aging-in-place becomes the norm, Boomers are remodeling their master bathrooms to suit their changing needs over the course of many years, even decades.

Curbless showers and grab bars are a key consideration if you plan to stay in your home as you age or if you plan to invite your parents to live with you. With the demand growing, there are many handsome options available so you can have safety and accessibility features that blend with your design instead of looking institutional.

Customized Design and Décor

Houzz also reported that most master bathroom remodels make personalization a priority. Why not splurge a little on your retreat?

26% of homeowners sprung for radiant heat flooring. 15% went for chandeliers. Bidets or TVs were installed in 5% of master bathrooms. Towel warmers found their way into 11% of remodels. Luxury steam showers (3%) and oversized showers for two (25%) were also popular features.

Many homeowners were drawn to décor that added a handmade feel to their design. This further enhances the one-of-a-kind luxury that homeowners loved in 2015.

Double Vanity

65% of homeowners remodeled the master with two sinks instead of one. 3% of homeowners opted for three or more sinks. Clearly one sink is not enough, functionally or otherwise.

Designers predict that 2016 will see added attention to the vanity. Many master bathroom remodels will employ luxury at the vanity and make this the key feature of the room with floor to ceiling marble tile or intricate mosaics.

Green Building

The emphasis on using recycled materials in 2015 and beyond is a key concern for homeowners. 62% donated or recycled their old bathroom fixtures. And a good portion used new materials made with recycled materials as well.

The Western region saw 28% of master bathroom remodels using recycled materials, the largest in the nation. About 17% of homeowners in the Northeast used recycled materials in their bathrooms and the rest of the nation fell somewhere in between. Green building is growing as a major priority for remodels.

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Better Lighting

Lighting is important for mood and functionality. Half of homeowners in the Houzz survey sited lighting as a key function for master bathroom remodels.

Lighting can be used to personalize a space. Renovators installed chandeliers (15%) and pendant lights (12%) to make their spaces unique. But by far, the most popular lighting for the bathroom in the past year is recessed lighting and sconces. 61% of bathroom remodelers installed recessed lighting and 60% employed wall sconces.

It is also interesting to note that Millennials are more likely to put in romantic lighting in the bathroom than any other generation. 11% of Millennials installed mood lighting compared to 5% of all the other generations.


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