Mid-range affordable luxury is still the way to go in our book. Evidence the fact that Realtor Mag (published by the National Association of Realtors) reports that “a mid-range bathroom project has an average 71 percent cost recovery, but the average recovery on an upscale bathroom project is nearly 10 points lower, at 61.6 percent.” Sounds like “mid-range affordable luxury” is definitely the moniker for dollar-wise thinkers!
Since we like to stay on top of the latest in design, the most recent news we came upon was from the National Kitchen & Bath survey already discussed in a previous posting — where designers were asked about key product categories for 2011. And since the survey had lots of info to share, here’s some more lowdown on sinks. What do you know? It’s a DecorPlanet.com favorite topic!
Speaking of adding value to your home, newly remodeled bathrooms have made under mount sinks the dominating choice, thanks to 97 percent of certified bathroom designers utilizing them at the close of 2010. Turns out, designer interest in under mount sinks is up from 95 percent a year earlier. We’re happy to report that our love of vessel sinks has not gone unnoticed either. These beauties have become the clear second choice among designers, as 51 percent of NKBA designers have specified them in the final quarter of 2010, up a whopping 39 percent from last year. Further evidence that affordable good taste prevails! In addition, integrated sink tops were also up from 34 percent to 38 percent, pedestal sinks were up from 21 percent to 29 percent and drop-in sinks were up from 23 percent to 27 percent.
From everything we can gather from these stats, bathroom designers are high on lavatory sinks! And adding value to your home by updating your bath is a fix worth making. So visualize your dream sink now! The bottom line is that there are great buys coupled with great styles in a category that’s poised for what else? Greatness!