John Schofield, sales & marketing director at shower tray manufacturer Just Trays, discusses how the industry can capitalise on the increase in bathroom renovations, and fulfil clients' renovation needs.
Now that we’re halfway through 2023, here at JT we’ve noticed a shift in homeowners' wants and needs when it comes to their bathrooms. Consumers are searching for more energy-efficient bathroom solutions that don’t sacrifice on style and overall aesthetic.
Amidst the ongoing ecological crisis, homeowners are looking to invest in a bathroom that is kind to the planet. We’ve seen first-hand that conscious consumption is leading to consumers ditching the traditional centrepiece of the bathroom – baths – and are looking to replace them with functional yet stylish showering areas, particularly spa-inspired wetrooms. Consumers are keen to save as much water as they can to be not only kind to the planet but also kind to the pocket with rising energy bills.
With this in mind, retailers should be looking to promote the installation of shower trays that are flush to the floor to establish clean and minimalistic lines, creating the trending modern wetroom effect that homeowners are looking for. We’ve seen sales of our industry-leading Naturals By JT shower tray increase over the past six months as home renovators envisage a spa-like setting in their home.
An important factor for retailers and manufacturers to consider is, of course, the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. Whilst some homeowners will be looking to renovate their bathroom at a lower cost due to the current financial crisis, every penny counts – clients will be searching for a bathroom solution that is built to last. For example, developments in showering technology and manufacturing such as anti-slip, continue to provide homeowners with the installation confidence that they require. All JT shower trays are guaranteed for 25 years, which now includes all of our Anti Slip trays due to the recent innovation of the anti-slip properties being built into the skin; this gives consumers the confidence of longevity they are looking for in such a significant investment into their home.
Here at JT, we’ve been designing, innovating, and producing shower trays from our headquarters in Leeds for almost 35 years, cementing our position as the UK’s number one shower tray manufacturer. We pride ourselves in offering a tray to suit any size and shape to help homeowners bathroom renovations come to life, offering a bespoke service to fit any bathroom suite, however challenging!