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Top Bathroom Trends for 2021


Top Bathroom Trends for 2021

The spa bath is definitely in.

October 7, 2021
Spa bath by Plum Builders
Photo: Ty Wenzel for Plum Builders

The Spa bath is definitely in.

Home design site Houzz surveyed nearly 3,000 homeowners between June and July who were planning or had just completed a bathroom remodel. The one theme that rose to the top based on the upgrades they were asking for was rest and relaxation.

“In the midst of the chaos created by the pandemic, we’re seeing homeowners turn to their bathrooms for respite, creating calming sanctuaries with premium features, hygienic surfaces, and plants and other greenery,” says Marine Sargsyan, Houzz senior economist.

And homeowners aren’t going the DIY route when it comes to making sure their loo is done right. Instead, 84% used a professional, up from 82% last year—and an even bigger jump was seen in the hiring of general contractors (49% versus 43% in 2020) to lead the project.

Money was also shelled out in a big way in 2021, with a median bathroom renovation costing $8,000, while more deluxe renovations in the top 10% of spending totaled $30,000 or more.

To see five more bathroom trends picked up from the Houzz survey … 

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