Showers Are the Focus of Most Bathroom Remodels

September 30, 2017
Shower head streaming water, tookapic via Pixabay

Americans are spending lots of time, money, and energy to renovate their bathrooms, and homeowners and real-estate professionals alike say it’s worth the effort. According to a new Houzz survey, showers are the focal point, with 81 percent of respondents renovating the shower. Some 27 percent of respondents removed the bathtub altogether to make room for a bigger shower. In general, homeowners don’t want little when it comes to their bathing space; 25 percent of survey respondents increased the size. The average budget for a major remodel of a master bathroom in the Houzz survey was $21,000, while a major remodel of a smaller bathroom cost $12,300.

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