The demand for new master baths in South Florida is increasing. Now that many families are spending almost all their time at home, they have a new appreciation that a bathroom can offer so much more than function. A master bath can be a refuge from Zoom fatigue, a wellness center, and a room to spend a few minutes devoid of email, texts and family members, all to yourself. That is why the results of a recent 2020 Houzz.com bathroom trend study does not come as a surprise.
A Desire for a Makeover
Most homeowners want to change their master bath style when they renovate. The Houzz study found 69% of homeowners perceived their existing bath as projecting “an old and outdated look.” The primary reason homeowners want a complete makeover is to achieve a current vibe with clean lines. The most popular design trend is modern, favored by 20% of homeowners in the Houzz study, followed by transitional motifs (19%) and contemporary (18%). Traditional motifs were favored by 12% of homeowners, and 5% of survey respondents opted for a farmhouse design.
Linear drains make curbless showers an accessible option for almost everyone’s home. Curbless showers provide homeowners with a blank canvas. The shower space does not need to be enclosed and can help make a smaller space more functional, appear larger and more aesthetically pleasing. Curbless showers do not require a threshold, making shower access easier for those who are mobility-impaired and those who may be aging in place or planning to do so. In curbless showers with linear drains, floor covering only needs to be pitched in one direction. This provides homeowners with unlimited options when selecting the size and composition of their floorcovering. Another advantage is that linear drains do not limit customers to 4 by 4-inch tile or stone.
Health and Wellness Take Center Stage
More than 40% of renovating homeowners converted their master bath into a space for relaxation. 55% of Houzz study respondents reported that soaking in a tub helps them relax. Conversely, 54% of respondents enjoy taking long showers.
Shower appeal is growing. Nearly 50% of homeowners removed the tub during the remodel, opting for larger and multifunctional showers
High Tech Fixtures
Nearly 50% of faucets and more than a third of toilets in renovated baths feature advanced technology that includes increased water efficiency and finger-proof finishes on faucets and self-cleaning toilet systems with heated seats.
Accent walls are hot in bath remodels. Nearly 40% of remodels cited in the Houzz study featured accent walls in the master bath. 19% of homeowners opt for an accent wall inside the shower; 18% placed an accent wall outside the shower. Using different surface materials, such as tile or stone, was the most popular method to create an accent wall in the master bath, followed by colors, patterns or textures that differ from the rest of the bath. The most popular accent wall color was blue.
Light Up Your World
80% of homeowners renovating a master bath improved their lighting, and that makes sense because lighting affects how a room looks and feels.
If you would like to create a personal haven in your home where you and your family can go to relax and rejuvenate, give us a call at (954) 564-1611 or make an appointment to visit our showroom either in person at 616 West Oakland Park Blvd Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311 or virtually.