Redesigning Your Bath 5 Things You Need to Consider
One of the most profitable ways to increase the value of your home is through a bathroom redesign. Whether you choose to update your fixtures, beautify your bathroom with mirrors or accessories, you can increase your bathroom’s attraction with added space and accessibility.
More and more homeowners are into finding ways that they can be kind to the environment. In addition to it being respectful to the planet, environmentally safe items can save a substantial amount of money on your utility bills. Eco-friendly fixtures can conserve water and include bathroom fixtures, toilets and showerheads. No VOC paint can reduce the toxicity to your room’s environment and make breathing easier. Other ideas can include replacing your hot water heater with a solar powered (or tankless) version that reduces your energy consumption and utility bills.
A bathroom that has limited storage is a deterrent to a buyer. Having enough storage space allows you to house your lotions, towels, cleansers and beauty products. Medicine cabinets can add value, and it’s the ideal wall accessory that adds storage to your bathroom redesign. Another great idea is increasing the space of your bathroom by adding a storage closet for your toiletries, towels and cleaning products.
Bold Colors and Wallpaper
Bold colors can add personality to your living room or dining area, but it can turn off a potential buyer when presented in a bathroom. This room should be bathed in warmth, and you can do this with neutral colors and earth tones. Wall paper can be another area that detracts from a bathroom because not all buyers have your specific tastes in patterns and textures. You can add more color and excitement with a simple border, and it’s easier to paint over.
Showers and Baths
Ditching the bath tub can give you more room for a walk-in shower, but you’ll limit the number of people that find this useful. A relaxing bath after a stressful day at work can come in handy for many individuals who look forward to this nightly ritual. A bath tub is also essential for a homeowner with children. Including both a bath tub and shower will be far reaching and can appeal to a significant number of buyers. You can also upgrade your tub to a Jacuzzi or claw foot tub. Separate shower and bath are, of course, highly desirable in the master bathroom.
Bathroom Sinks and Countertops
A spacious bathroom should feature accessories that add value such as: enough counter top space for your toothbrushes, soap dishes, glasses and other essentials. It should also offer separate sink space, so you have your own individual space as a couple. Towel racks, outlets and mirrors should also be considered when redesigning your bathroom environment. This allows a homeowner the right environment to dry their hair, apply make-up and shave without being inconvenienced by a lack of outlets or mirror space.
The typical rate on a bathroom redesign investment is approximately 85 percent when responsibly handled. In addition to increasing your home’s value, you’ll be able to enjoy substantial savings when you add the right features to your next remodeling project.
The U.S. has seen the real estate market both soar and nosedive throughout over the past decade. Home improvement and resale companies like PDX Renovations are beginning to see upward movement in a variety of regions from Portland, Oregon to Atlanta, Georgia.
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