Can Bathroom Improvements Really Add Value?
It may come as a surprise that you don’t need to do a whole house remodel to add value to your home. Curious to know the #1 room to improve on to instantly add value? The bathroom! Why? And what kind of improvements make the difference?
Many home owners look for ways to add value to their homes through improvements. One of the best ways is to have a go at your bathrooms.
The Almighty Bathroom
Today’s bathrooms are wonderful. Showers that “rain” on you, warm air hydrotherapy bathtubs, sinks that look like water worn boulders. You can pamper yourself now and smile on your way to the bank when you sell because homes with good kitchens and bathrooms are in demand. The only caveat is don’t make it so grand that it’s above your neighborhood’s standards. It’s hard to get your money out when yours is the most expensive house in the neighborhood.
Explore and Plan
The scope and style of your bath update needs to fit the style and price range of your home and your family, and you’ll face space constraints. One way to approach the project is to canvass various places that sell bathroom fixtures, see what you like, comparison shop, and then see if there’s an outlet for your price range with a good design staff to help you on a “freebie” basis if you buy from them.
Lowe’s and Home Depot are useful if you are very price conscious. They carry brands we’re all familiar with. It can be fun to explore some of the avant-garde fixtures in some of the high end outlets, and then see if something similar can be achieved for less. And if the budget (and the neighborhood) can take it, go for a truly luxurious spa of a bath.
Simplicity is prized today. I think it may be because life tends to be so rushed and complicated. Simplicity does not mean boring. Far from it. The simple can pamper and provide great visual appeal.
Put together a plan within your budget and you are on your way. Improved bathrooms can actually add tens of thousands of dollars in equity to your home.