Baths and kitchens still rule the roost as the rooms most likely to be renovated in the world of home remodeling.  According to an AIA Home Design Trends Survey, bath and kitchen remodeling is likely to keep top honors as consumers look to create personalized retreats from these once utility–driven home areas.

More than 40 percent of residential architecture firms participating in the survey indicated that the size of kitchens, as well as the size and number of bathrooms are increasing in North American homes.

Consumers crave bathroom updates even more than kitchen redoes as they look to turn once standard bathrooms into luxurious relaxation havens.  The number of bathrooms in homes is increasing and bathrooms are becoming larger.

Bigger bathrooms inspire consumers to convert high-end upgrades such as multi-head showers, hand showers, steam showers and separate (his and her) showers as well as double sink vanities or multiple vanities and easily accessible, walk-in showers without doors are increasing in popularity.

The Vertis Customer Focus 2006 Home Improvement study found that 28 percent of women from 18 to 34 years old are planning a kitchen or bathroom remodeling project within the next year.  Twenty-six percent of women 35 to 49 years and 13 percent of women over 50 also plan to remodel.

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