While we hear the term "spa-like" nearly everyday, we never gave much thought to how this recent bathroom design trend gained momentum. Then we read this excellent article from Construction Dive called "Breaking the Mold: Why bath remodels are becoming an ultra-custom job". The author, Debbie Reslock, has clearly done her research, citing sources such as Houzz and HomeAdvisor about recent increases in bathroom remodeling projects and increasing average costs. She clearly documents that costs are increasing because most families who travel seeking the "spa-like" features and the "personal retreat experience" they enjoyed while traveling or on vacation. When you start to add new features like multi-function shower heads, heated floors and digitally controlled lighting, water and music to the basics like cabinetry, counter tops and a new toilet, "average" remodeling prices are certain to rise.
A few new future trends also identified within the article, labeled as "age-in-place" features, are clearly targeted toward an aging demographic seeking contemporary styles, but wisely including larger, no-threshold showers to allow for walker or wheelchair access, reinforced shower walls so grab bars can be added if needed and electrical outlets installed behind toilets to easily add self-cleaning mechanisms in the future.
Regardless of the features and functions you expect from your new bathroom today and for the future, Diamond Bath stands ready to assist and make your remodeling investment a dream come true. Contact Us Today!
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