PALO ALTO, CA -- A new Houzz bedroom trends survey says homeowners who are renovating their closets are increasing the square footage -- some by as much as 50 percent. Plus, more than 12 percent of remodelers and 7 percent of decorators are hiring home storage professionals to help renovate their master bedrooms overall.
The 2015 U.S. Houzz Bedroom Trends found that homeowners are making major renovations to their master bedrooms with at least 21 percent increasing the size of the space. Other study highlights reveal that homeowners want their master bedrooms to be more intimate and romantic and nearly 38 percent of survey participants prefer hardwood flooring options.
More than half of survey participants say they are changing the style of their bedrooms. Approximately 64 percent say that their old rooms are traditional or in no particular style while recently renovated bedrooms are reported as contemporary, modern or transitional in style.
Also, 25 percent of homeowners are budgeting or spending $10,000 or more on renovations.
“This study sheds more light on an important link between renovations and decorating,” said Nino Sitchinava, principal economist at Houzz. “The findings show that nine in 10 bedroom renovations are followed by redecorating, and nearly half of bedroom decorating comes after a renovation. Even with stand-alone decorating projects, the line between heavy-duty decorating and light renovations is quite blurry, with features such as flooring and lighting being upgraded by many, even during stand-alone decorating projects.”
The Houzz survey was conducted in July and it contains responses of approximately 1,500 U.S. homeowners using the design platform who are in the midst of, are planning, or recently completed a bedroom renovation or decoration project.
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