The market for upscale plumbing upgrades is growing at a rapid pace. According to a recent report, this market sector is on track to exceed 26 billion dollars by 2024 in North America, up from its current market value of 19 billion dollars. Experts attribute this increase to a couple of factors: more affluent consumers, coupled with a growing preference for so-called “smart homes.” 

The growth in luxury plumbing fixtures is not all that surprising, given that these 

upgrades infuse long-standing practical designs with a new-found artistic sensibility that many consumers find particularly appealing. People can go beyond upgrading their homes and business spaces by renovating their bedrooms, living rooms, and hallways, to building their dream bathrooms and kitchens. Here are just a few of the luxury plumbing upgrades that thoughtful consumers are flocking toward, as they endeavor to make their bathrooms and kitchens more inviting, relaxing, and user-friendly.

  • Innovative Showers. Today’s consumers want more than just running water in a glass-enclosed room. There is an increasing demand to create an experience that transcends the old-fashioned shower. One of the leaders in the luxury plumbing fixtures industry, Kohler, recently introduced the Real Rain shower to the market. This is a 19-inch square panel encompassing nozzles with variable sizes; unlike traditional showers, where all nozzles are the same size, the Real Rain shower approximates the effect of outdoor rain, delivering water droplets of random sizes that hit the user at random times.

  • Upscale Toilets. Luxurious toilets like the Neorest incorporate features like a programmable nightlight, automatic opening and closing lid and hands-free automatic flush. You can walk into the bathroom, use the toilet, and walk out – all without having to touch anything. It also incorporates features like an adjustable heated seat and sprays, dual flush with a low 0.9 gallons per flush and remote control, so a user can fine-tune some of its advanced settings.

  • High-End Materials. In addition to being more attractive to consumers, these can be more durable materials than those found in lower-end items, and add significantly to resale value.  Solid brass fixtures, which are often found in high-end spas and hotels, boast a more luxurious appearance and sturdy, long-lasting construction. Other upscale choices for bathroom fixtures include satin nickel and oil-rubbed bronze.

If you are looking to upgrade your plumbing fixtures, there are plenty of options to choose from. You should consider things like your current and future needs, costs, energy usage, and impact on the resale value when making these important decisions. Turn to a trusted name in the Duke City, B&D Industries, Inc., to help you carefully weigh your options and work with you to make the best decisions possible. For more than 60 years, we have been Albuquerque’s premier choice for residential and commercial plumbing, electrical and air conditioning repair, and 24/7 emergency services. Contact B&D today.