Qualified Remodeler Magazine

AUG 2018

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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esearch from HomeAdvisor's 2018 True Cost Report indicates that al- most one-quarter of homeowners report planning for a bathroom remodel in the next year. e two biggest demographic groups, millennials and baby boomers, contribute to this interest in bath- room remodel in differing but important ways. Millennials are twice as likely as baby boomers to complete such a remodel, accord- ing to the True Cost Report, but baby boom- ers plan to spend as much as 51 percent more in the next 12 months on bathroom projects. While each demographic seeks different scopes of work for their bathroom projects, it can be presumed that a shower space is a top- ic of conversation. LIXIL Senior Director of Bathing Joe Nuzzolo says the company takes a "consumer-centric" approach to its prod - uct development, which includes noting the wants, needs and wishes of millennials and baby boomers. "We're seeing a lot of growth in freestand- ing bathtubs, and when people remodel their bathroom and put in a freestanding bathtub, they also need a place to shower. Typically, you're seeing a standalone shower being Beyond the Bath Manufacturers offer products that range from one-piece enclosures to shower trays with walls to custom solutions. By Kacey Larsen While DURAVIT provides tools on its website to help with the selection of bathtubs, showers and shower trays, its OpenSpace B showers achieve a space-saving solution that can pair with a zero-threshold shower tray. Circle 4 on inquiry card R 70 August 2018 QR QualifiedRemodeler.com PRODUCT TRENDS: Shower Spaces

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