Builders around the country say the bathroom is the focus for folks who want to upgrade their homes in the coming year.
Homeowners looking for a change in the coming year will likely focus on upgrading their bathrooms, according to an Angie’s List survey of more than 1,000 highly rated remodeling professionals. When we’re talking upgrade, we’re talking moving up to a “custom, luxury bathroom” that just might not include a tub.
“We have a lot of people who are just putting in a nice master shower and leaving the tub out,” said Geoff Horen, CEO of Lifestyle Group Residential Remodeling in Indianapolis.
Other remodelers agreed that replacing tubs with a shower is the most popular trend they’re seeing.
“People are realizing they don’t use that garden tub or bathtub,” said Dan Updike, of Updike Bathroom Remodeling, also in Indianapolis. “It takes up a lot of space. They can put in a nice, large, luxurious shower that they’ll use every day.”
Angie’s List points out that, while “conventional wisdom held that a home’s resale value suffered if the bathroom didn’t have a bathtub,” that’s changing “as more homeowners plan to stay and age in place.” Part of that trend is using glass shower doors on those freestanding, luxurious showers. And, those glass shower doors are set a bit wider to accommodate wheelchairs.
If you plan to upgrade your bathroom with glass shower doors, the place to come in the Central Valley is Don’s Mobile Glass. We’ve been supplying homeowners in Modesto, Manteca, Turlock and Merced with shower doors, replacement windows and all other forms of custom, residential glass for more than 50 years. We’re also known as the place to come for commercial, architectural and auto glass.
If you’re hesitant about upgrading, think about this. The Girl Scout cookie mega drop landed in Modesto yesterday and who can resist those? A new shower is a great place to rinse off the crumbs.