Houzz.com  recently conducted an interesting study for 2014 and it’s all about trends for the bathroom! The bathroom that seems to take precedence when remodeling is the master bathroom, with 60% of the respondents indicating that this is their choice to renovate. Following that is a hall or secondary bath with a 34% response on this particular survey. Many bathrooms are not just adding new hard surfaces or cosmetically being renovated but totally gutted and changed, so these owners are starting from scratch. Most homeowners cited the reasons they wanted to renovate the bath were to make the space more functional and have upgraded features. Also, increasing the value of the home was cited.

Just so you know what the important trends are, take a look below:

When doing bathroom remodeling, more that 4 in 10 homeowners are leaving the tub out of the master, provided they have a tub in a secondary bathroom. If they decide to keep the master tub, either a freestanding or jetted tub are the choice. Double sinks for the master vanity are important with the undermount style most popular,  and brushed nickel is the faucet finish of choice. Many are enclosing the toilet into a separate “water closet” but that seems to be a personal preference and the numbers are 50-50 on this change. Most of the toilets being installed today are high efficiency with the typical 2 piece toilets at the top of the list. In the master shower, younger owners are including the rain shower features when making changes while older folks like the flexibility of the hand-held shower feature. Frameless glass showers are all the rage and take priority over any other shower enclosure due to the openness and light and bright feel that all that glass provides. White cabinets are back in style as the finish of choice in the master bath in 2014, with the  medium and dark wood grains falling behind; cherry and maple are the wood choices that are most popular.

Newly remodeled baths today are displaying many options for upgrades, including light and bright new windows, adding a seat to the shower, radiant heat in the bathroom floors, dual flush toilets, towel warmers, built in hampers, tankless water heater and curbless showers.

Go to Houzz.com for more information!