55 and older may be showing their age. But their
bathrooms are getting shiny new face-lifts.
of these remodeled bathrooms are more than just a pretty
space. They’re increasingly designed to accommodate
the realities of aging, with built-in seats, curbless
showers, grab bars and nonslip floors.
among the findings in the recently released Houzz
Bathroom Trends Study. The home-design website surveyed
more than 1,100 U.S. homeowners who are in the midst of,
are planning or have recently completed a master
half of renovating homeowners are baby boomers,
according to the study. Most of them plan to remain in
their homes for at least another decade, and are
remodeling with accessibility in mind to ensure
they’re able to age in place.
boomers today account for the largest share of
renovating homeowners and the largest share of
renovation spending,” said Nino Sitchinava, Houzz
principal economist. “A significant portion of boomers
are aware of pending aging needs, and are proactive
about integrating universal design features during
half of baby boomers change the bathroom layout, and
one-third remove the bathtub. Premium features, such as
dual showers, one-piece toilets, vessel sinks and
built-in vanities are on the rise, pushing the median
price for renovating a master bath to $7,000 — $16,000
for a major makeover of a large master bath.
Shades of gray.
color palettes are the overwhelming choice for newly
renovated bathrooms, with gray the preferred hue for
walls and flooring, ahead of white and beige. White
remains the top color choice (35 percent) for cabinets,
but gray cabinets are rising steadily, from 10 percent
in 2016 to 16 percent in 2018.
Metals, mixed and matched.
majority of homeowners choose matching metal finishes
for fixtures and hardware, with brushed or satin nickel
the top choice (38 percent). But 2 in 5 homeowners are
mixing it up, combining different metal finishes in the
4 in 5 homeowners report changing the design style of
their master bathrooms when renovating. Contemporary
style is the top choice (20 percent), and more than half
of remodeled bathrooms are described as contemporary,
modern or transitional. Just 14 percent of today’s
bathroom renovations are traditional, although
“farmhouse style” is on the rise.
the full study, visit houzz.com