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Houzz UK reveals bathroom renovation trends
Houzz UK’s most recent study reveals that bathroom renovations are among a top priority for British homeowners, as they continue to take a “wait and see” approach towards new property investments.
Kbb Birmingham offers the only opportunity in 2018 to stay one step ahead, and to cast your eye on innovative new bathroom products. Industry leaders will reveal new, cutting edge ranges at our show – providing insight into future industry trends. If you register as a visitor before Friday 15th December you’ll receive a complimentary copy of the Houzz Bathroom Report with your free ticket.
Wellness is a priority for some homeowners, with one in five under the age of 35 wanting to create a spa-like atmosphere within their bathrooms, as well as 46% of homeowners across all age groups wanting a space which helps them to relax. On the other hand, older homeowners are motivated to renovate through lifestyle triggers such as family changes, rather than wanting to personalise the space.
The study also shows homeowners are adding new, high-tech features to their bathrooms, with 15% of new showers including digital controls and built in sound, as well as 10% of new toilets having self-cleaning properties. Top features on the ‘wish list’ of homeowners are illuminated mirrors, underfloor heating and built in sound systems.
British homeowners, on average, spend £5,600 on their bathroom renovations, with the majority of owners planning to stay in the same property for at least 10 years. 9 out of 10 people rely on home professionals to carry out their refurbishments – bathroom designers and building specialists among the most popular.
High quality materials are under increased demand from UK consumers, as they’re becoming more knowledgeable about their kitchen and bathroom renovations. The top 3 flooring solutions for homeowners being ceramic/porcelain tile, vinyl flooring, followed by stone marble. Metal preferences include matt chrome, stainless steel and shiny chrome.
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