4 big bathroom renovation trends for 2022

December 9, 2021 - By marketing@allentate.com

According to a recent survey conducted by Houzz, 69% of homeowners cited they currently have at least one outdated bathroom in their home.

A midrange bathroom remodel costs homeowners an average of $23,000 and yields about 56% of your investment when it comes time to sell.

Thinking about tearing out an old bathroom next year? Here’s everything you need to know about the latest trends in bathroom design.

White is still big

Although designers are seeing more and more requests to move away from the all-white motif in kitchens, the latest research shows that white is still the dominating color in bathrooms.

An overwhelming 58% of projects surveyed in 2021 used a white countertop, and experts say this trend will only continue. Thirty-two percent of projects used white vanities, while 27% used wood on their vanity.

Shower tile is still being dominated by white as well, with 46% of projects using a classic white tile in the shower.

Larger shower size

Gone are the days of the large garden tub and instead, more and more homeowners are opting for a larger shower. Over 50% of all bathroom remodeling projects increased the square footage of the shower, according to the survey.

Free standing tub

While we do know that homeowners are choosing to get rid of the over-sized tubs in favor of more inches in the shower, they aren’t ready to do away with them all together.

Smaller, more modest-sized soaking tubs are the most requested now, but designers do expect the popularity of alcove tubs to rise in popularity in the coming years.

Keeping the same footprint

An overwhelming 77% of homeowners renovating their bathroom are not making square footage changes, but rather reworking their existing layout. The average size for updated bathrooms is less than 100 square feet.

Making room for aging residents

As the trend of baby boomers aging in place continues, more and more homeowners are renovating with aging family members in mind. Wide, curbless showers and multiple benches are key towards maximizing usability in the shower, both now, and as homeowners age.

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