Why Bathroom Renovation & How to Add Value to Your House
Two rooms of the house are really important. The rest of the house you can get away with renovating in other ways, but the kitchen and bathroom you really can’t hide. Particularly the kitchen – it’s the engine of the house. The kitchen and bathroom are the rooms that sell a house. They’re areas that people shouldn’t skimp on, whether you’re renovating to sell or to live in your home.
In general, a new bathroom can freshen a home’s interior and raise its overall value. Renovated bathrooms return about 60 percent of their costs at sale time. What’s recouped can vary by region. In the West, homeowners may recapture about 67 percent of the cost, but in the East only about 47.7 percent.
Converting an existing space is considerably less costly and functionality-wise there are some decisions to be made there that can add even more value during the renovation process.
Keep quality and design at the top of your priorities list when remodeling your bathroom. Quality because we’re dealing with running water. You should look at fixtures that can handle hard water and are resistant to rust. Your shower fixtures should last a very long time. Invest in well-made fixtures now so you don’t have to replace them, or worse replace your floors from a leak.
Design is important because that’s what will catch people’s attention. Feel free to think outside of the box. Look at different tiles to see what really strikes you. Check out cabinetry, countertops, and similar types of materials that can bring comfort and luxury that can transform that part of your bathroom.