Home remodeling trends come and go. However, there have been trends which had withstood the test of time; or have survived long enough to make them worth their investment cost. If you are thinking of remodeling your home in St. Louis, and wish to avoid trend pitfalls, it is important to first lay out your objectives for the remodel, then call on a St. Louis remodeling expert to help you thresh out the details.
Planning is important in any home remodeling project, whether it is for a room addition, a kitchen makeover, or a bathroom remodel; and design trends will always figure into these projects. It is easy to get caught up in the latest trends, particularly those that you see on TV or in magazines. However, if the trends are likely to fizzle out after a few years, or even months; or if they do not serve your own remodeling purpose, you may find yourself needing another remodel sooner than you would have wanted.
Take the latest bathroom remodeling trends, for example. An article by Mary Beth Breckenridge in the Green Bay Press-Gazette cites the results of a recent survey conducted by Houzz on homeowners’ bathroom remodeling preferences. One of the biggest surprises to come out from the survey was that more and more homeowners are doing away with bathtubs and opting instead for bigger showers with more efficient features.
Apparently, many homeowners want more spacious bathrooms which can be partly achieved by removing the bathtub. This preference is also mirrored by the trend for brighter lighting and the use of more glass fixtures. The survey further shows that the tub-less bathrooms are preferred by older homeowners. Younger ones, who are likely to have small children to bathe, are still keeping their bathtubs.
Practicality and convenience appear to be dictating current bathroom remodeling trends. In planning your own bathroom remodeling in St. Louis, therefore, consider your own needs, and ask the pros, like those at St. Evans Inc., to help you come up with the right design to meet these needs.
(Article Information and Image from Bathtubs get the boot as bathrooms get brighter, Green Bay Press-Gazette, January 17, 2014)