When it comes to home essentials, a bathroom is near the top of the list. However, it’s often overlooked. Luckily, for those paying attention, a bathroom update can deliver a substantial increase to your home’s value.
The key to a bathroom remodel that delivers an ROI in home value is to make sure your bathroom update is practical and classic.
Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid
You’ll want to avoid going with the latest ‘trendy’ design feature. Boldly colored fixtures and tile can quickly become dated. You might love the pink shower for years to come. But if you plan to sell in the near (or nearish) future, it’s likely your buyers won’t.
You’ll also want to avoid ultra-personalized updates. A grand chandelier might be a funky touch you like, but it’s likely not your future buyer’s cup of tea. You want to focus on making updates that don’t intrude on someone else’s sense of style. The more a buyer needs to re-do your re-do, they less they will consider your home to be worth.
Keep the Update Functional
Planning to put a big soaker tub right in the middle of your bathroom? The idea of a leisurely bubble bath might make you swoon, but constantly bumping into a large tub is likely to make you quickly regret your decision. As you consider which updates are right for you, make sure to think about how your bathroom will function once they are complete.
Will there still be room to move around? Will you be able to share the space? Will it still provide the privacy you want?
Think About the Extras You’ll Really Enjoy
Spend your money on the things you will use regularly. These are likely the things your buyers will consider a bonus too, such as:
- Heated floors
- Double sinks
- Additional storage
- A comfortable shower seat
- Spacious shower
Ready to make your upgrade without breaking the bank? Talk to a Bath Fitter specialist today.