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Design
by the
Numbers

MASTERING
THE TECH
Desired Tech Solutions
(Unaided Nets)

New research from the National Kitchen &
Bath Association (NKBA) shows 60 percent of
homeowners desire technology in their master
bathrooms, with the primary goal of enhancing the
space with products and capabilities that create a
comfortable, relaxing, and safe area. The NKBA
Bathroom Technology Awareness & Usage Report
was commissioned by NKBA, in collaboration
with CEDIA, the Custom Electronics Design and
Installation Association.

HOMEOWNERS

30%

16%

14%

12%

8%

8%

Bathtub/
Shower

Audio/
Entertainment/
TV/Surround
Sound

5%

Electric/
Power Supply

Lighting

Sink/Faucets/
Fixtures

Flooring/
Walls/Tiling

Heating/
Ventilation/AirConditioning

17%

None/Nothing

Source: NKBA Bathroom Technology Awareness & Usage Report

A primary goal of the study was to better understand
consumer awareness and usage of technology in the
bathroom, as compared to comprehension from
the professional designers and home technology
integrators of what consumers want. Interestingly,
while 60 percent of consumers reported believing
technology is essential in the master bath, 60 percent
of designers and 68 percent of technology pros
did not. The gap in opinions shows a major
opportunity for master bath tech conversations
with future design clients.
Key findings from the report point to homeowners
who are looking for technology solutions that
maximize comfort, deliver efficiency, avoid
problems, promote relaxation, and provide a feeling
of safety. Top-of-mind technology solutions among

homeowners include smart showers, lighting,
faucets, fixtures, heated floors, sound systems, and
TVs. Further, homeowners would love for added
tech to simultaneously enhance a home's appearance
and increase its market value. But, even among those
who desire integration of tech systems within their
home, they want the convenience and the luxury
without the "techy" look.
Looking specifically to the designers polled as part
of the survey, the research found designers who
would like to be educated on tech for the bath by
way of presentations on successful integrations,
as well as guidelines for pricing. Additionally, half
of the designers polled have never worked with a
technology contractor or consultant. Reportedly,
this sometimes is because designers are simply not
familiar with these professionals and/or don't know
who to contact; also, many designers report relying
on electricians to provide tech guidance.
For more on tech advances for the bath, see
"The Luxury of Wellbeing," p. 38. For more on
whole-home tech integration, see "Integrated &
Sophisticated," p. 48.


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