Tampa Bay homeowners opt for spa-like bathroom upgrades
Some Tampa Bay homeowners are prioritizing the look and feel of their home bathrooms, which are getting back to their original purpose: a place conducive to rest and relaxation.
Why it matters: As more people make home design choices in the name of wellness, bathrooms are getting more spa-like, which could have mental health benefits.
By the numbers: Compared to the previous year, 2022 saw 73% more Taskrabbit bookings in Tampa/St. Petersburg for bathroom cleanings, while bathroom painting jobs were up 77%.
Most local renovators are looking to change or add everything from plumbing fixtures to shower stalls, according to 2022 Houzz survey data shared with Axios.
When removing a bathtub, 78% of U.S. homeowners enlarge the shower, according to a national Houzz report.
- And "larger walk-in showers" tops the list of desired bathroom features — with 60% of respondents interested — per a national survey by The American Institute of Architects.
During a bathroom renovation, more than three in four homeowners incorporate premium features, per Houzz, such as:
- Rainfall shower heads (52%)
- Dual showers (19%)
- Body sprayers (16%)
- Thermostatic mixers (13%)
- Mood lighting (8%)
This Sarasota bathroom in a modern-farmhouse setting has taken tranquil to the next level with a walk-in shower and multiple sprayers.
What they're saying: "I believe that our home represents an oasis — a place in this world that reflects our inner self," says Ryan Perrone, builder and president of Nautilus Homes.
- His company built the bathroom pictured above, while Angela Rodriguez Interiors and the homeowner did the interior detailing.
- "This client is a very cozy person, and her space reflects just that," Perrone told Axios.
Details: Nickel-gap siding flows from the outside of the shower to inside, Perrone says.
- And steel frames for the glass enclosures were custom made "to be reminiscent of the old factory windows."
Go deeper: New home trend: Spa-like showers
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