It’s 2019, and experiential design is in. Bathrooms are no different as homeowners look to elevate their bathrooms to a spa oasis. From custom cabinetry to bathtubs that could pass as art, homeowners want their bathrooms to be somewhere they can unwind in style.
It’s one of the most popular rooms in the house to renovate, according to major home remodeling and design site Houzz.com, and one of the key spaces where you start and end every day. What’s trending in master bathrooms? What might you want for your own home, or for an investment property you own or manage? This is what homeowners are telling Houzz. Professional designers across the country agree, sharing their own insights from recent projects.
1. The cost of materials, including stone and tile, has increased due to trade disputes, driving up master bathroom spend.
“New tariffs increased the cost for a recent order for bathroom tile for a renovation project in McLean, Virginia by nearly 150%. While this client elected to proceed with the tile purchase, we are seeing an increasing number of people make lower-priced selections with their overall budget in mind,” notes Washington, DC-area designer Cathleen Gruver.