Bathroom Remodel Trends 2020
Houzz just released it latest survey: 2020 U.S. Bathroom Trends Study. They polled 1,594 homeowners on Houzz about their recent or planned bathroom renovation. Here are the top trend takeaways.
A Place to Unwind
It is no surprise that rest and relaxation (41%) is the main reason homeowners are updating their bathrooms. It seems that the tub (55%) and shower (54%) are equally important when it comes to winding down, but the percentage of homeowners who enjoy long soaks dropped seven percentage points from 2019 – and only 10% of home renovators are adding a tub to their project. With master bath renovations, for the first time, half of them do not include a tub, and when removing the tub, 78% choose to enlarge the shower area.
Accent Walls Are Trending
A substantial number (37%) of those remodeling a bathroom are adding an accent wall in the shower area. What are their top choices for creating that feature?
Surface material 51%
White Is Still a Winner
When it comes to what color homeowners are opting for in their bathroom, white is still the winner for vanities, countertops, walls, shower walls and accent walls. Some renovators, however, are choosing to add pops of colors with a blue (19%) or a multi-colored (12%) accent wall.
High Tech Features Are Gaining Popularity
High-tech is moving from the living room to the bathroom. 47% of homeowners are adding high-tech faucets and 34% are including toilets with high-tech features, such as self-cleaning systems (14%), heated seats (13%) and overflow protection (9%).
Modern is the Most Popular Style
Bathroom renovations typically involve updating the room’s style. Modern is topping the design choice at 20%, followed by transitional and contemporary, both at 18%.
Lighting Is a Priority
Poor lighting has always been an existing bathroom complaint. Four out of five homeowners replace lighting during a bathroom remodel. Some popular lighting upgrades for 2020 include:
Dimmable lighting 33%
LED lights for mirrors 20%
Mood lighting in the shower 7%
Practical Shower Walls and Floors
Easy maintenance and durability appear to be a top consideration for the shower. 56% choose ceramic or porcelain for the shower floor, with 70% using it for the shower walls. Marble, which was the second choice, lagged far behind with 13% selecting it for shower flooring and 15% for shower walls.
We have noticed many of our clients following these trends with their bathroom remodeling design choices.