Bathroom renovation trends of 2014

Bathroom renovation trends of 2014

Recent survey results show interesting details about bathroom renovation trends for 2014. Questions were asked to people who are going through a bathroom reno or are planning to have their bathroom remodeled.

One constant trend is homeowners opting-out of tubs and going for larger showers with glass enclosures, as much light as possible and interested in energy-efficiency with luxury fixtures. Instead of choosing to increase the actual footage of the bathroom, most home owners (about 75%) are looking for ways to better use the existing space, keeping the area the same as before the renovation.

Among several other results, the surveys show the following trends:

  • 49% of homeowners do not intend to separate toilet from the rest of the bathroom.
  • Close to 46% of bathroom renovations will not include a new tub. Younger adults with children still consider tubs important and show the highest interest in them.
  • About 57% of those surveyed opted for double sinks in the master bathroom as opposed to only 36% before renovating. Home owners 43 years or older will most likely install double sinks compared to younger home owners.
  • Near to 80% of bathrooms will have glass shower enclosures with frameless glass as the most common option for master bathrooms. Shower curtains are a ‘no-go’ as these are only considered in less than 11% of renovations.
  • About 40% of respondents will add a lighted vanity and 15% added a skylight. Close to 9% are installing LED lights in the showerhead and about 44% are adding a window.
  • The majority (about 94% of respondents) will install high efficiency toilets and 44% of toilets are two-piece, however 41% of younger home owners go for a tankless or wall mounted options.

Most bathroom Home renovations in 2014 have followed these patterns and the most common reason for wanting to upgrade a bathroom continues to be a need to upgrade fixtures and features of the bathroom, closely followed by lifestyle changes (new babies, etc).