PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Your bathroom can say a lot about you as a homeowner.
Is it clunky and ceramic or sleek and stylish?READ MORE: Former Steelers WR Ryan Switzer Says Son Is Moving From ICU After COVID-19 Diagnosis, Surgery
Angie’s List has a look at some of the current trends that are here to stay.
“Remodeling bathrooms is a popular home improvement project, but they’re not cheap. They can cost anywhere from $10,000-15,000,” Angie Hicks, of Angie’s List, said.
An Angie’s List contractor survey revealed that homeowners are willing to spend handsomely on better bathrooms because much of the cost – often around 80 percent – comes back to them on resale.
People are pulling out their ceramic tile in favor of cultured marble panels, thick-glass shower doors and sleek fixtures. They want to enjoy their bathrooms, not constantly maintain them.READ MORE: Suspect Sentenced To 20-40 Years In Prison For Fineview Shooting
“They’re tired of fighting the grout lines. They’re tired of having to re-caulk. Maybe they don’t have a lot of people in their family members that squeegee a lot. So, by that maintenance standard, they want something that’s easier to clean,” bathroom design professional Mary Wright said.
“Consumers are looking for less work around the house, especially when cleaning their bathrooms, so the trend remodelers are seeing is more walk-in showers with frameless doors because they’re just easier to maintain,” Hicks said.
They also look very modern, much like the floating vanities many people are going to. Homeowners seem willing to give up that underneath storage space in exchange for a streamlined appearance that makes it seem like a bigger room.
“People really like having that open feel. They don’t like, necessarily, feeling so built-in, so compartmentalized in the space any longer. They’re trying to more or less to take down the walls, have a much more spa feel,” Wright said.MORE NEWS: Pirates Looking For All-Star Teachers
Free-standing tubs remain very popular. As for fixtures, chrome, brushed nickel and Venetian bronze are still in style.