Oct. 7, 2022
Vanities Focal Point For Bathrooms
Three-quarters of U.S. homeowners upgraded their vanity cabinets during primary bathroom renovations, says the ‘2022 U.S. Houzz Bathroom Trends Study.’ Homeowners are turning vanities into a focal point as one of the few areas of the bathroom to offer a splash of colour, with 30 per cent of homeowners choosing wood, followed by gray (14 per cent), blue (seven per cent), black (five per cent), and green (two per cent). As well, 61 per cent chose custom or semi custom options for their vanities. The national median spend for primary bathroom projects increased nearly 13 per cent to $9,000, while higher budget projects (with the top 10 per cent of project spend) saw a 17 percent jump to $35,000 or more among homeowners. More than one in five homeowners increased the size of their bathroom during renovations while the top home system projects include ventilation upgrades and heating installations such as radiant heating and tankless water heaters. More than four in five homeowners hired industry professionals for their renovations (85 per cent). On the design side, one in seven homeowners hired bathroom designers (13 per cent).