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Transforming Bathrooms: Trends and Insights from Spectrum Design Group

Spa-like bathroomIn the realm of home renovations, bathrooms often take center stage. They are spaces of relaxation, rejuvenation, and practicality, all rolled into one. As the years pass by, homeowners are increasingly recognizing the potential for elevating their bathroom experiences. From expanding space to integrating premium features, the trends are evolving, and so are the expectations.

At Spectrum Design Group, we’re at the forefront of this transformative journey, helping homeowners turn their bathroom visions into reality. Through our experiences, we’ve gained valuable insights into the shifting landscape of bathroom renovations. Here’s a glimpse into some of the questions we frequently encounter, along with our responses and the underlying trends driving them:

Expanding Bathroom Space

It’s fascinating to note that one in every five homeowners chooses to increase the size of their primary bathroom during renovations. We often field questions about the extent of our projects’ expansion and from where the additional square footage is sourced. While most of our projects achieve the desired function and space through redesign, some require additional square footage. In such cases, we typically borrow space from adjacent closets or even convert small adjacent bedrooms into luxurious primary baths.

Shower Space: The Focal Point

Showers have emerged as the focal point of modern bathroom renovations. Three in every five remodeling homeowners are opting to increase the size of their showers, with a significant portion expanding them by 50% or more. Here at SDG, we observe a similar trend, with clients prioritizing spacious showers over traditional tubs. Our typical shower sizes now surpass the original dimensions by over 50%, catering to the desire for luxurious shower experiences.

Premium Features: The Ultimate Indulgence

When it comes to shower upgrades, homeowners more often than not incorporate premium features to enhance their bathing rituals. The demand for luxury knows no bounds. Our designers curate shower experiences tailored to our clients’ preferences, often integrating premium features such as rainfall showerheads, dual showers, hand showers, thermostatic mixers, along with lighting and audio systems. While body sprayers are less commonly requested, other premium amenities add an unparalleled touch of luxury to the bathing space.

Choosing the right showerhead is crucial in creating a personalized and luxurious shower experience. It’s important to understand the importance of quality construction in plumbing fixtures. All-brass construction stands out for its durability, anti-rust properties, and corrosion resistance, making it the superior choice. Waterworks showerheads not only offer a beautiful hand-crafted aesthetic and top-notch construction but also provide a soothing, spa-like experience with their soft laminar flow. European-style showerheads, while offering less pressure than what most Americans are accustomed to, bring a luxurious experience that also aids in water conservation.

Evolving Budget Scopes

As the demand for luxurious bathroom experiences grows, so does the median spend on primary bathroom remodels. National trends indicate a significant jump in median spending, with major renovations witnessing a particularly notable increase. Our project budget scopes typically range from $50,000 to $150,000, reflecting the premium nature of our services. Luxury items such as bidet toilets, heated floors, premium fixtures, custom casework, and porcelain slabs contribute to the increase in budget, ensuring that every aspect of the renovation exudes opulence and sophistication.

The Value of Professional Expertise

In a world where DIY projects abound, it’s heartening to see that the majority of homeowners still recognize the value of professional expertise in bathroom renovations. Our designers field inquiries from clients seeking a turnkey solution, from design conception to project execution. While some may express eagerness to be part of the process, they understand the importance of leaving the labor to the professionals. Our clients cite reasons such as superior results, cost-effectiveness, and peace of mind as compelling factors for choosing professional services over DIY endeavors.

In conclusion, the landscape of bathroom renovations is evolving, driven by a desire for luxury, functionality, and superior craftsmanship. SDG offers innovative solutions that elevate the bathroom experience to new heights. Whether it’s expanding space, integrating premium features, or curating bespoke designs, we’re here to transform your bathroom dreams into a stunning reality. Get in touch with us today, and let’s embark on a journey to redefine your bathroom space.

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Kara Marketing Director and Office Manager
Kara plays a pivotal role in shaping our interior design firm's narrative, dedicating herself to fostering creativity and connecting with our audience. Since 2019, she has seamlessly managed both office and marketing responsibilities, ensuring the smooth operation of our day-to-day activities. Kara's passion for analytics and strategic planning drives our marketing efforts forward. As an introverted non-designer navigating the extroverted worlds of marketing and design, Kara brings a unique perspective to our team. Outside of work, she embraces her role as a hockey mom, cherishing adventures with her two boys.

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