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When you look at homes today, having a bathroom in the floor plan is a non-negotiable—most homes have 2 to 4 bathrooms. However, that wasn’t always the case. The modern bathroom is still a relatively recent invention.
Quantity over Quality—Higher Demand for Construction Led to a Decrease in Craftsmanship
After World War II, the government subsidized many mortgages with programs like the G.I. Bill. For the first time, homeownership was a possibility for many. Before long, over half of Americans were homeowners.
With all that development came the need to build faster than ever to meet the growing demand. The real estate bubble drove builders to experiment with faster, cheaper methods of production. So, rather than innovating, craftsmanship decreased in favor of efficiency and lower costs.
As a result, nearly 75 years after the bathroom became standard in single-family homes, our bathrooms still look much the same as those built in the 1950s.
Innovations Were Made for Bathrooms to Become Quick and Cheap, not Durable
You might expect that methods, materials, and durability would have changed for the better, but that’s not the case. The demand for quicker construction has led to continually decreased quality.
This dip in quality is the result of the mounting pressure on builders to build faster and cheaper. The greater the demand for new homes became, the more contractors and remodelers cut corners to save time. Especially in the bathroom area.
As an example, tile used to be laid in 2 inches of cement, and builders took their time making sure it was well sealed. However, it was labor intensive.
So, when builders needed to keep up with demand, they began using less and less cement. And then, as pressure mounted, this standard decreased to 1 inch and then half an inch.
Eventually, tiles were simply glued to a moisture-resistant backing board that didn’t do nearly as well at keeping out moisture. With each “innovation” to save time, quality went down. This has led to the sad state of our “modern” bathrooms…
A Bathroom Evolution Is Necessary
We essentially have the same bathrooms as our grandparents (of course, with a shiny new coat of paint)—but they don’t last as long as they did for Grandpa and Grandma because the materials have declined in quality.
In the 1950s, a shower would last for 30-40 years. Now, it might only last for 5-10 years before requiring an update to keep it working well.
Wondering why that is? It all comes down to the materials we use and the technologies at the very foundation of how we build our bathrooms.
If we want our homes to last, we need to reevaluate the way we plan and build them.
At Five Star Bathroom Solutions, we’ve discovered a new cost-effective, hygienic technology that will finally bring our bathrooms into the 21st century!
Over the last 50 years, we’ve seen a wide variety of innovation in other areas of home construction where materials have become more advanced and durable. For example:
Clearly, we’re capable of innovation.
People are driven to constantly improve and progress.
Why wouldn’t developers find a way to create top-of-the-line bathroom materials available at an affordable price?
The great news is that we have!
This advance in bathroom materials has been a long time coming—our bathrooms can finally catch up with the rest of our home. The next great innovation for bathroom construction and renovation is here at Five Star Bath Solutions. Our composite panels check all the boxes:
At Five Star Bath Solutions, we are ready to bring the modern bathroom into the 21st century, and we have the technology to back it up.
All the issues that plague homeowners with other materials are simply not a problem with our innovative bathroom panels.
Consumers want bathrooms that will stand the test of time—and you deserve a bathroom you love. Five Star Bath Solutions has the technology to deliver on that promise.
Call today at (855) 970-BATH or visit our website at fivestarbathsolutions.com to step into the future!