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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installed as well even though it's not in lieu of a bathtub," he explains. "We know there's a lot of people, specifically within the baby boomers' generation, who want to continue in their retirement years living in their cur- rent residence; but for the most part, they've done very little to accommodate their lifestyle as they get older. In those situations, we are seeing shower bases being installed and show- ering being more prevalent. We're also seeing walk-in baths being installed in those demo- graphics as well, so there's a combination that's happening there. But having said that, I think a lot of people also recognize for resale value of those homes, they need to have a bathtub somewhere in their houseā€”at least one and typically, if you will, that's in the kids' bath." Duravit USA President Tim Schroeder also observes a mix of prioritizing freestanding soaking tubs or larger, walk-in showers for bathrooms. "ree big trends right now we're seeing in the bathroom include a focus on freestanding bathtubs for relaxation; those who require a more space-friendly option, for KOHLER's Choreograph shower wall and accessory collection (left and below) presents customized solutions ranging from color, patterns and textures to storage solutions. STERLING (bottom) has a range of adaptable solutions as well, including this shower enclosure with a freestanding seat. Circle 5 on inquiry card QualifiedRemodeler.com QR August 2018 71

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