9 Emerging Bathroom Design Trends, According to Houzz

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The home renovation and design platform Houzz has published its Houzz study of bathroom trends in the United States in 2022. The survey of more than 2,500 respondents found that national median spend on master bath projects increased nearly 13% to $9,000, while higher budget projects saw a jump 17% to $35,000 or more for homeowners.

“Bathrooms have always been a room for renovation, and we’re seeing homeowners, driven by both aesthetic desires and functional necessities, doubling down on their investment in these private sanctuaries,” says Marine Sargsyan, economist at Houzz. “While the cost of products and materials has increased due to inflation and supply chain disruptions, renovation activity remains strong, supported by high property equity and homeowners’ desire to stay put given the limited supply of accommodation.”

Explore nine design trends taking over today’s bathrooms below.

Jessica Cain © Houzz

1. Transition lines: The transitional style has taken over from the modern to become the style of choice for renovators. Modern and contemporary are the two most popular styles (16% each), followed by traditional (11%) and farmhouse (5%).

2. White walls: Walls outside and inside the shower continue to be white, up 3% each; gray is the second most popular choice for both.

3. Vanity Variety: Vanities become focal points because of their color or tone. Wood, chosen by 30% of renovators, comes just behind white (32%) as the color of choice. Gray and blue are also quite common, chosen by 14% and 7% of renovators respectively.

4. Sink Selections: Undermount sinks continue to grow in popularity, gaining 3 percentage points this year. Vessels and basins, on the other hand, lost popularity, at 7% and 3%, respectively. Double sinks are still popular, chosen by more than three in five homeowners (64%).

5. Declaration showers: Shower upgrades are becoming more common during bathroom renovations, up 2 percentage points from last year (84%). When removing a tub, nearly four out of five homeowners enlarge the shower (78%), often making it at least 25% larger (40%).

6. Tile style: The majority of homeowners choose tile as their primary material for shower floor and wall enhancement (87% and 91%, respectively). Ceramic or porcelain tiles dominate in the shower, with 60% of homeowners choosing it for the floor and 82% using it for the walls.

7. Bath support: Over the past four years, freestanding flat-bottom bathtubs have become increasingly popular, chosen by 50% of remodelers in 2019, 53% in 2020, 54% in 2021, and 58% in 2022. popular is an alcove tub, chosen by one in four homeowners.

8. Luxurious lighting: Recessed lights are a popular choice with more than half of homeowners renovating (51%). Ceiling lights (39%), wall lights (36%), shower lights (34%) and wall lights (33%) are also installed in more than a third of bathrooms.

9. High-tech toilets: Nearly two in five owners are adding high-tech features to their toilets, with notable increases in bidets (24%), self-cleaning elements (17%), heated seats (15%) and built-in nightlights (13%) .

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