When it comes to making home improvements, bathrooms, particularly master bathrooms, are at the top of the list. It is actually the most-requested remodeling job, according to a National Association of Home Builders’ survey. Furthermore, bathroom remodeling accounts for 78% of the country’s renovation projects.
A Houzz survey found that 60% of homeowners were planning to remodel their master bathroom, and 91% were planning to have an energy-efficient toilet installed.
When you’re ready to remodel, totally renovate, or have an additional bathroom designed and constructed, you probably have a long list of wants and needs. When you work closely with a home improvement specialist and bathroom remodeling contractors, they will be able to bring that list into being.
What’s on your dream bathroom wish list? If you’re looking for a few more ideas, perhaps you’ll add these Houzz expert designer’s master-bathroom wish list items to your own:
- Double under-mounted skinks
- Single-handle or touchless faucet
- Built-in soap dispenser
- Glass-free, curbless shower
- Wall-mounted toilet
- Separate water closet
- Radiant-heat floors
- Low-maintenance vanity top
- Minimal grout and tiles
- Proper lighting
- Walk-in closet adjoining bathroom
- Adequate ventilation
Are any of the above amenities and luxuries on your list? Still looking for more ideas? Remember that when you contact a local team of bathroom remodelers, they will also be able to make suggestions.
You may, for example, be curious about recent trends in bathroom remodels. According to the 2016 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, homeowners are renovating their bathrooms to be “stylish, beautiful spaces, with luxurious finishes and big showers.”
This study also found that less than half of the homeowners that renovated their master bathrooms to include bathtubs are actually using them. In other words, rather than a luxurious soak in the tub, they’re opting for another form of luxury: a spacious shower.
If you’re curious as to how much your dream bathroom will cost, you may be interested in Houzz’s commentary on the subject. Much depends, of course, on what features you would like to include as well as the design, construction, and related materials costs.
The proverbial average master bathroom renovation, for example, can range between $5,000 and $50,000. As Houzz attests, these remodeling jobs can potentially cost more or less. Bathroom remodeling contractors will of course provide you with an initial estimate. Depending on your budget, you may choose to include a few high-tech features for your shower.
Houzz lists several high-tech features that you may want to include on your dream list:
- Digital controls
- Built-in sound
- Shower head with LED lighting
- Shower head with speakers
After you’ve had some time to enjoy your master bathroom remodel, you’ll probably decide to have the other bathrooms in your house remodeled as well. All you need to do is contact your bathroom remodeling contractors again to put those projects in motion. Add in a full kitchen remodel and you may just find that your house will be at the top of the list for get-togethers.