Design experts say the current economy and housing market has many homeowners opting to renovate bathrooms, kitchens and other rooms in their homes rather than move out.
"Lives continue to be hectic and stressful, and the home is viewed as a respite - a place for relaxation and gathering comfortably with friends and family," writes Kitchen & Bath Design magazine's Anita Shaw in the publication's October issue.
While many are choosing to improve their bathrooms by installing new bathroom vanities, sinks, faucets, bathtubs and showers, they are also choosing to work within their current space, rather than expand.
"Clients are definitely making do with the space they have so they don't have to make as large of an investment," Ken Czarnecki of KSI Kitchen & Bath told the publication. "They won’t be moving with the housing market as it is, so they want their homes to look great, and they want improved functionality. But, the project needs to be kept within a reasonable budget."
Some homeowners choose to work with a professional to achieve the bathroom of their dreams. However, others do it alone by first choosing a focal point, such as a vanity, and going from there.
Experts say being creative is often the key to a great space, especially when trying to incorporate more storage into an already small area.
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