Tuesday, August 16, 2016 / by Karen McGail
Owners Say They’re Sick of Dated Bathrooms
More home owners say they're sick and tired of their dated bathrooms. And they’re tackling renovation projects to modernize the bathroom area with high-tech features. The master bathroom is stealing most of their attention, according to the 2016 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Survey.
Home owners say the top trigger for starting a bathroom renovation is they simply can't stand their dated bathroom anymore. Small size and outdated finishes are the most cited old bathroom gripes, according to the Houzz survey.Four in five renovating home owners say they’re replacing major bathroom features such as flooring, countertops, sinks, and showers.
For their bathroom renovations, more home owners are adding high-tech features. For example, 20 percent of home owners say they are updating the toilets, 12 percent are updating tubs, and nine percent are updating showers all with high-tech features.
Upgraded high-tech features for toilet upgrades included self-cleaning functions, motion-activated seats, and built-in nightlights. The most popular high-tech bathtub upgrades included built-in lighting, heated backrests, and scented mist dispensers. The most popular high-tech shower upgrades included adding mood lighting, digital controls, and built-in sound