One of the key factors to consider before investing in a bathroom remodel
is how the changes you make will affect the value of your home. While
any updates to an outdated or uninviting bathroom will have a positive
effect, some changes will increase your home's value more than others.
Knowing the upgrades that will have the biggest impact on your home's
usability and value will help you to make the best decisions during your
Evaluate Your Home
One of the most important factors to consider before you begin
your bathroom remodel is your home and your neighborhood. Make changes that are in keeping with
the style of your home and the appeal of your neighborhood. If you live
in an area well-known for starter homes, making too many upgrades may
actually cause your home to seem less appealing for first-time buyers.
Alternatively, if your home is in a well-established neighborhood, turning
your bathroom into an updated and luxurious spa setting will hold greater
appeal when it's time to sell.
Choose Your Upgrades
Certain upgrades will have a bigger effect on your home's value than
others. Master bathrooms with dual sinks are extremely popular because
they offer extra space and functionality. Replace smaller sinks with deeper
basins that provide plenty of room for washing and other tasks. Modern
faucets with clean lines and brushed metal finishes are not only beautiful,
but easy to clean as well. Make sure to match all of your fixtures, handles,
towel bars, and other hardware to create a cohesive feeling in your bathroom. Other
bathroom upgrades that will net you a big increase in home value include large walk-in showers
with multiple showerheads and natural stone—or natural stone-look—tiles
in tub and shower areas for added luxury.
Whether you make a many small changes or just a few large ones, a bathroom
remodeling project can increase the value and comfort of your home. Features
that improve the feel, aesthetics, and function of your space will hold
appeal for your family now as well as any future homeowners.