Houzz.com recently released its 2019 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, surveying 1,360 homeowners who had completed a bathroom remodel or addition project in the last year or who were currently working on one, or planning to start a project in the next three months. The major trends in bathroom remodeling mirror the trends we are seeing in the St. Louis, Missouri area.
Power Showers: More than 80% of homeowners renovating their bathrooms upgrade the shower, with more than 50% increasing the size of the shower. Manufacturers offer a tempting array of products that can convert an ordinary space for bathing into an in-home spa, featuring steam, light and aroma therapies, high-performing environmentally efficient showerheads, Bluetooth activation and control, music, digital controls and seats for relaxing. Nearly 50% of the surveyed homeowners reported that they use the bath to relax. That’s why we have seen and expect to continue to see continued growth among homeowners in St. Louis opt for creating in-home spas.
Free-standing bathtubs have also become more popular, selected by half of the homeowners undertaking a bath renovation. Technologically sophisticated toilets are attracting considerable attention as well, increasing in popularity from 28% of bath renovations in 2018 to 34% in 2019 and that trend will continue. Almost all of our clients are wowed by toilets that can clean themselves and offer heated seats, self-opening and closing lids, touchless flushing, night light capabilities and bidet functionality.
Creating an in-home spa requires more than fixtures and equipment. Careful attention needs to be paid to style and design. A well designed in-home spa and new bath is an organized space featuring clean lines and neutral color schemes. The Houzz study found that neutral tones help to advance the spa-like feel of a new bath, with 34% of homeowners selecting white vanities and 29% selecting wood finishes. Similarly, white countertops were most popular, selected by 46% of renovators and gray and white flooring were picked by 50% of homeowners. The most popular colors for wall coverings are also gray and white.
A white or neutral toned bath does not have to be stark or sterile; 35% of homeowners opted to complement white and neutral color motifs with colored accent walls. More than 75% of homeowners added new mirrors to their new baths and two thirds upgraded their medicine cabinets with a mirrored surface.
Imagine coming home after a hard day on the job to a space you call all of your own, devoid of texts and tweets where you can relax, improve your health and rejuvenate your mind, spirit and body. We can help you make that happen. Give us a call at (314) 375-1500 or visit our showroom with your designer in the St. Louis suburb of Brentwood at 836 Hanley Industrial Ct, 63144.