Did you know that the bathroom is the second most popular room in the house to remodel, after kitchens? Here are a few helpful hints for those of you who are looking to remodel with resale in mind…
THE MASTER TAKES CENTER STAGE:
60% of homeowners who are renovating their bathrooms are renovating their master bathrooms, with 61% choosing to start from scratch after gutting the existing room.
WHO NEEDS A BATHTUB?
The older the homeowner, the more likely they are to skip a bathtub in master and other full bathrooms.
- 59% of homeowners aged 65+ plan to skip a tub in the master or other full bath
- 36% of 25 to 34 year olds plan to skip it in the master
- 39% of 25 to 34 year olds plan to skip it in another full bathroom
TOP 3 TYPES OF TUBS FOR THOSE BATH LOVERS:
1. Freestanding tub
2. Drop-in tub
3. Spa or jetted tub
ONE SINK OR TWO?
91% of homeowners are replacing their master bathroom sink, while 45% of homeowners aged 25 to 44 are installing two sinks (58% of homeowners aged 45+ are installing two sinks)
GLASS RULES THE MASTER BATH
79% of homeowners prefer glass shower doors over a shower curtain
91% of homeowners are installing high-efficiency toilets
WHITE CABINETS ARE THE TOP CHOICE FOR RENOVATIONS
However, dark and medium wood tones are also popular. The top three choices are:
Renovations are a great way to update the features and fixtures of an older home, and, if done correctly, can make a space more functional while increasing the homes value. However, all renovations have to be done right if you want them to count. So don’t just draw your bosses face on a few tiles and go for the sledge hammer, hire a licensed contractor.
Danielle MacCarthy, REALTOR