How To Add Value To Your Bathroom
Bathrooms continue to be one of the most heavily scrutinized rooms during property valuations and inspections. That’s bad news if yours is either shabby or outdated, but it also means that you can add substantial value to your property with a simple bathroom remodelling.
Making the right choices can see you more than making back the initial investment when it comes to negotiating a final price, so use this quick and easy guide to add value to your bathroom.
Clean or Replace Tiles
Flooring is the number one part of a bathroom which is frequently forgotten about during remodelling. This is probably down to the fact that flooring is relatively easy to get used to, and doesn’t seem like a particularly important part of the room.
However, this is one of the first things which people will pay attention to when they enter the room, and evidence of a new floor will ensure them that that room is well taken care of. You can have tiles professionally cleaned for a quick solution, but replacing the floor itself is sure to pay off when the property’s value is ascertained. Tiles are extremely long lasting too, which means once you install them, they are there for the long-haul.
If either your bath, shower, toilet, or sink is more than 10 years old, you should certainly consider finding replacement units. These fixtures will almost certainly be showing their age, and they’ll tend to indicate to prospective buyers that they will soon need to carry out the work themselves.
You don’t need to necessarily find the latest and most luxurious models, but ensure that each fixture looks modern and boasts energy-efficient credentials. Also, get rid of your shower curtain and fit a screen instead – shower curtains instantly drop the perceived value of a bathroom and in our opinion bath screens look great.
Add Eco-Friendly Accessories
Making a room more environmentally-friendly should be at the top of your list across the house, but it can be especially important in a bathroom.
Most new-builds you’re competing with will have these features fitted as standard, so you want to be able to demonstrate that your bathroom is just as energy-efficient. Low-flow toilets, water-saving showerheads, and heated towel rails can all help bring down the monthly bills. This is important in the long run as you will be saving money each month without needing to the last bathroom less.
Bathroom renovations can seem tiresome, but that’s also exactly how prospective owners feel! Save them the trouble by making these changes yourself, and add value while you’re doing it. So, whether you are looking to sell your home, or just want to add value to your bathroom, follow this simple ‘how to guide’.