3 Bathroom Renovations That Will Increase Your Property Value

3 bathroom renovations that will increase your property value

If you are looking to prepare your property for sale, or want to upgrade your unit for rental one there are 3 bathroom renovations that will do the trick. Surprisingly, these renovations are not expensive to do but can add to the perception of value in the home. It is no secret that the bathroom gets the hardest use in a home and can easily reveal its age. It is also the one place outside of the kitchen that can become the most dated as trends and times change.

The following are the 3 best bathroom renovations if you want to freshen up your appeal, and the value on your home.

Renovation #1 – Change the hardware

Changing the hardware in your bathroom is the simplest and most cost effective of the bathroom renovations. The hardware is more than just the fixtures on the sink and shower; you should also look toward changing towel holders, toilet paper dispensers and the connections under the sink as well in the traps. This modernizes the look of your bathroom at a minimum of cost. One thing to consider is spending a little more to add in luxury hardware features – such as towel warmers and also heat lamps. The shower head should be paid particular attention to as the more upscale the head the higher the overall value of the living space. Consider a rain shower head or a pulsating massager. Adding in jets is another option, although this can add in more expense.

Renovation #2 – Change the tub/shower unit

In most cases, it is easier and less expensive than you think to change out the shower and tub units. There is also the option of resurfacing or installing cover units to upgrade the look and appeal of your bathroom without having to get into changing the plumbing structure. In many instances you can have the bathroom renovations done within a day or two so it won’t be disruptive to your household as well. You should also consider changing out the commode to a water saving variety and one with a bidet option as this is becoming more popular.

Renovation #3 – Retile the floor

The floor in the bathroom is usually seen as one of the major bathroom renovations but it doesn’t have to be. Even if the floor upgrade you choose is to just have the tile regrouted, it can make a major difference in the appearance of the bathroom. Tile changes the light and space of the area, it can also be the one thing that dates a bathroom and reduces its appeal. Retiling the whole floor is an option that is less expensive than you think. It pays to get an estimate for both options and make a decision from there.

DIY or hire a contractor for your bathroom renovation?

DIY can be appealing because it would appear to save you more money, but it hardly ever does. Once you get through adding in the cost of renting or buying the material and equipment, plus the time you have to give over to doing the project; you can save more by having a professional in to do the job. Also, if any plumbing connections are required, it’s always better to have someone who is licensed handle it so it goes well and stays in code.

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