Remodeling franchiser DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen surveyed its franchisees to identify design trends for 2005. For the bath, look for enlarged spaces borrowed from adjacent closets or small bedrooms; conversions of tubs to showers with seats; luxury showers featuring body jets and double shower heads instead of whirlpool tubs; quieter ventilation fans; grab bars for safety; solid-surface countertops; and granite tile floors.

Kitchens will see more universal design features; kitchen islands for cooking, eating and more; faucets in nickel, antique copper and oil-rubbed bronze finishes; stainless-steel appliances; laminate flooring; natural granite countertops; and more color.