PALO ALTO, CA — White cabinet finish topped homeowner requests in bathroom remodeling, according to a new study from Houzz, a leading online and mobile platform for home remodeling and design.

Houzz surveyed 7,500 of its users who are in the midst of, or are planning, a bathroom remodel. Of those surveyed 32% prefer white cabinets in the master bathroom with dark wood at 21%, medium wood 21% and light wood 6%.

By contrast, cherry topped out as the most requested wood species at 31%, maple 24%, and oak 20%.

When asked which bathroom is being remodeled: master bath, powder room or other full bathroom — 60% of respondents are renovating the master bath. The vast majority of those new master baths are en suite (82 percent), and most homeowners are retaining the room’s footprint (75 percent).

“Bathroom remodels consistently top homeowners’ renovation plans, so we’re pleased to provide our community with a peek into this otherwise private room of the house,” said Liza Hausman, VP of Community for Houzz. “Sharing data from our community back to our community helps us to bring greater transparency to the home remodeling process, making it more fun and productive for both homeowners and home professionals.”

Additional survey findings include:
Unique features in powder rooms: wallpaper, hardwood flooring, furniture-like cabinets and pedestal sinks

New light sources: Nearly half of respondents are adding a window (48 percent), four in 10 are adding a lighted vanity (41 percent) and one in 10 are adding a skylight (12 percent). Seven percent are using LED lights in their showerhead

Double sinks on the rise: More than half of homeowners will have double sinks in their master bathroom post-remodel (55 percent) up from just 35 percent pre-remodel. Homeowners 45 years and older are more likely to install two sinks versus younger homeowners

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