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Homeowners Live the Suite Life Following Home Renovations

Bathroom renovators are focusing on the master suite as a whole, according to the 2018 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study,* which found that master bedroom projects accompany nearly half of master bathroom renovations (46%). While the majority of master bedrooms are significantly larger than master bathrooms (57%), a surprising one in ten master bathrooms is the same size or larger than the master bedroom (11%).

Regardless of size, four in five renovated master suites have the same or complementary styles across the bathroom and bedroom (81%). Across all master bath renovations, contemporary style continues to be the leading choice among renovating homeowners, despite its drop in popularity over the past three years (from 26% in 2016 to 20% in 2018). Farmhouse style, on the other hand, has more than doubled (from 3% in 2016 to 7% in 2018).

Premium features are making their mark on master bathrooms, with dual showers, one-piece toilets, soaking tubs and built-in vanities showing increases in demand over the past three years.

While high-tech features in master bathrooms have remained stable year over year, the study shows that extravagance is making its way into toilet seats in other ways. Bidets and heating features have both doubled in popularity over the past three years.

Feature sinks are also having a moment in master bathroom design. Among the 83% renovating homeowners updating their master bathroom sinks, the adoption of feature sinks such as vessel sinks grew 50% in two years, from 8% in 2016 to 12% in 2018.

For more insights from the 2018 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, check out the full report here.

*Houzz survey of more than 1,100 U.S. homeowners using Houzz who are in the midst of, are planning, or recently completed a master bathroom project, was fielded between June 30 and October 17, 2018.

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