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Kitchen and Bathroom – Survey say’s;

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Legacy real estate CA BRE#00886348

As housing markets begin to recover, more homeowners are focusing on improving their kitchens and bathrooms, according to a recent survey by the American Institute of Architects.  Kitchens have not increased significantly in size, but more than half of residential architects surveyed say they are reconfiguring the kitchen to accommodate a computer station or a recharging area for tablet computers and smartphones, and more than 40% indicated a demand for increased space for recycling or a pantry.  Integrating the family room with cooking activities remains popular, as does making kitchens more adaptable with universal design features that allow homeowners to age in place.

One in five say the number of baths in homes has increased while 22% report that bathrooms have gotten larger over the past year.  57% surveyed reported that adaptability and universal design features in bathrooms are also increasing in popularity.  Many homeowners are designing their baths with only a shower stall and no tub, while doorless / no-threshold showers, hand showers, LED lighting, water-saving toilets and dual flush toilets are popular options among homeowners.