Survey Reveals Insights Into Homeowners’ Plans For Bathroom Remodels

Househappy —  January 24, 2014 — Leave a comment
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When it comes to bathroom remodels, older and younger generations have very different viewpoints. In a recent survey conducted by Houzz, they asked homeowners planning a bathroom remodel or already in the process of one about the needs and desires they have for their bathroom. Of the 7,645 who responded, two distinct groups were found. Here are a few highlights from the results:

  • Homeowners 65 and older are more likely to skip adding a bathtub than those under 35.
  • 31% of the respondents said the bathtub was the driving factor for their bathroom remodel.
  • For those adding tubs, freestanding models top the list, with 33% of respondents preferring them over drop-ins, undermounts and other styles.
  • Young and old are also split on how they like their showers. If you’re under 45, you’re more likely to choose a rain shower and multiple showerheads. If you’re over 55, you likely prefer hand showers and sliding bars.
  • The survey found an even split when it comes to toilet exposure: 52% of people want an open toilet versus one behind a closed door. Younger homeowners (25 to 34 years old) prefer tankless or wall-mounted models over the traditional two-piece ones.
  • 49% cited upgrading features and fixtures as the main reason for remodeling a bathroom.
  • About 79% of people will choose all-glass enclosures for their main shower, and 54% will chose frameless glass.
  • 48% of respondents say they plan on adding a window and 41 percent a lighted vanity mirror. And if that’s not enough, 7% say they’ll add a showerhead with LED lights.
  • Also, 42% of all respondents are planning to add a shower seat.
  • White cabinets are the preferred color choice, with 32%.
  • Brushed nickel (26%) and polished chrome (24%) are the front-runners for faucet finishes.

This article can be found in its original form on Houzz.

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