The master bathroom is one of the most important and most personal rooms of your home. It is an opportunity to selecta style that reflects your personality and gets you excited. After all, this will likely be the room where you start and finish your day.
It is no secret that home renovations soared during 2020 and bathrooms were a big part of this trend. According to a survey done by Houzz in 2020, the major pet peeves in master bathrooms before renovating them was the fact that they were old and outdated. Given the fact that more than 80% of homes in America are at least 20 years old, the chances of your bathroom being old and outdated are quite high. No wonder that ~89% of people that renovated their master bathrooms in 2020 decided to switch styles. To read more about this and other trends from the 2020 U.S. Houzz BathroomTrends Study, click here.
The home improvement trend has remained strong in 2021 and it is still a great time to start a bathroom renovation. Stating are novation can be a bit daunting, from not knowing where to start, to the endless options for materials.
The average cost of a master bathroom renovation in 2019 was $14,000
According to the 2020 US Houzz Bathroom Trends Study, the average cost for a major master bathroom remodel in 2019 was $14,000. The definition of a major renovation being that there was a shower upgrade (in case you're wondering, the average cost of a master bathroom remodel without a shower renovation was $4,500, meaning the obvious, the shower is the most important & most expensive part of the renovation of a master bathroom). Costs are clearly driven by the size of the bathroom, with bathrooms smaller than 100 sqft having an average cost of $10,000 and bathrooms larger than 100 sqft having an average cost of $17,000.
Finding the right professional is key for a successful renovation, but before even getting there, selecting the right style is crucial. Selecting the right style will allow you to express yourself and have something that you will like throughout the years, as well as potentially increase the resale value of your home. So before selecting a style, keep in mind that if you are not planning to stay for that long in your home, a more popular style might be a better choice than something that is quite specific to your taste.
Master bathroom styles do tend to vary a bit depending on the area, whether city or suburbs, east coast or west coast, but there are 3 styles that are always a top choice regardless of the location.
Modern Style Bathrooms
Nothing better than a modern style bathroom to get away of that feeling of old and outdated from your current bathroom. Modern bathrooms are not just popular for their sleek & clean looks, given that being one of the most popular styles, it makes it a friendly style for resale of your home.
Modern bathrooms tend to be on the lighter colors, with white or light gray, and matching tones between the shower, flooring & walls. While white marble is not new, it remains as one of the most popular choices for modern styled bathrooms. With its timeless elegance, white marble gives any bathroom a great touch.
Floating vanities and floating mirrors seem to be trending in modern style bathrooms, creating a minimalistic feeling of extra space.
Matte Black accessories are one of the top trends in modern bathrooms
In terms of accessories, black matte hardware finishes seem to be trending, creating a great contrast between white &matte black colors. Called “one of the easiest upgrades for your bathroom” black matte accessories are strongly gaining popularity. Just like your attire at a black-tie event, matte black hardware will always remain classic & elegant in your bathroom. In the same way as black matte accessories have been trending, new styles such a contrasting dark shower base are appearing to complement the style of black & white in modern style bathrooms.
One thing to keep in mind is that many times modern bathrooms look best in modern homes. So, if your home has a more traditional style or it might be older, another style might be more suitable unless you’re undergoing more renovations to make the style of your bathroom fit the rest of your home. Regardless of this, the master bathroom is one of the most private areas of your home, so what matters the most is the style that you like and now what other people might see of your home.
Transitional Style Bathrooms
Given that many times homeowners don't get the chance to renovate the whole house at the same time, selecting a style for your master bathroom that doesn't exactly match with the rest of the home might be a big dilemma. Transitional bathrooms are perfect for these situations, given that transitional style designs are a carefully thought of mix of two styles, allowing for a positive impact in your home without a negative disruption.
Transitional bathrooms are a mix of two styles
While there is no exact definition of a transitional bathroom, it can be generally understood as a mix of two styles. We think that the following quote by Joan Kaufman, Licensed Interior Designer and President of Interior Planning & Design in Naperville, IL. “Most commonly, transitional refers to the style that is between traditional and contemporary,” is quite accurate.
Many transitional style bathroom designs mix two styles by upgrading one or two of the big ticket items of a bathroom such as the shower or a tub while keeping the rest of the bathroom on a more traditional style or on a style that better fits the rest of the house. Instead of using mostly white or light colors such as in modern style bathrooms, transitional style bathrooms usually combine more colors into the bathroom and many times use light wood or wood colored accents, either in flooring or furniture.
To see a big list of transitional bathroom ideas from Houzz, click here.
Contemporary Style Bathrooms
Contemporary style bathrooms use simple design for a minimalistic feel, but using more creative materials and futuristic looks compared to a modern design. While modern design is more about clean and minimalistic design, contemporary style balances minimal design with strong accents and unique components to make the design of the bathroom more unique and stylish.
One of the popular accents for contemporary style bathrooms is wood, whether it is with wood flooring, walls or tile with a wood design.
Contemporary bathrooms are a mix of simple and strong accent designs, making it a great option for small bathrooms with limited space. Materials are one of the crucial decisions of contemporary design, more important than just color of the walls or flooring. To get a more detailed list from My Domaine of tips for designing contemporary bathrooms, click here. Since accents are a way to create stylish combinations for contemporary bathrooms that stand out, champagne bronze is one of the trendiest accessories colors for contemporary bathrooms.
To see a big list of contemporary bathroom ideas from Houzz, click here.
The easiest way to start with your master bathroom renovation is to start with your shower
Going through the renovation process for your whole bathroom is a substantial project and it usually takes some time to think about it and make the right decisions to get the best value for your money. UpHome Renovation understands that everyone has their own styles and budgets, this is why we focus on the most complicated part of the bathroom, which is the shower. If you are still not sure about converting your tub to a shower, make sure to read our articles about how walk-in showers are talking over America and the 5 benefits of a Tub to Shower conversion.
Once you've renovated your shower, whether a tub to shower conversion or an old shower to a new shower renovation, you've done the most complicated part of your bathroom renovation. This is definitely one of the areas that you should not be thinking on cutting corners or do it yourself if you don't have experience. Not having proper water proofing or using cheap materials is something that can and will likely be more expensive in the future compared to any costs that you might save in the short time.
UpHome Renovation shower renovations start at only $8,300 plus taxes including everything from demolition, materials, accessories & door, labor and waste disposal. We are product to be experts in shower installations and manufacturers of our own product, which is literally the best value for your money in the industry.
UpHome is your best option to renovate your shower if you are in the Rio Grande Valley Area
UpHome Renovation is your best option to renovate your shower in the Rio Grande Valley area through its super easy process where you are able to design your bathroom, book your appointment and get financing online. Unless you are a big fan of acrylic, our patented engineered-stone materials are the best value for your money, with their stone-like luxurious look and feel at an extremely competitive price.
UpHome is currently focusing on standard 3-wall alcove shower renovations (either 32"x60" or 34"x60" - the most common sizes across America) and servicing the following cities:
Mcallen, Alamo, Donna, Edcouch, Edinburg, Hidalgo, LaJoya, Linn, Mercedes, Mission, Penitas, Pharr, San Juan, Sullivan City, Weslaco, Cameron.
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