Bathrooms are the second most commonly used rooms in the entire house. This is where people spend one-third of their lives bathing, using a toilet, and grooming in front of a mirror. Why shouldn’t it be an attractive and calming space? If you are considering remodeling your bathroom but you just aren’t sure, consider the fact that a bathroom remodel can increase the resale value of your home.
Updates Do the Trick
Nobody likes an outdated bathroom. An outdated bathroom is at least ten years old and reminiscent of some interior design style that is long gone. A buyer might love your house but take one look at an outdated bathroom and refuse to make an offer. This is because updating the bathroom after purchase is a big project, one which a lot of homebuyers don’t want to tackle right away. If you update it for them, and keep it updated, buyers are more likely to make very nice offers on the house.
Don’t Follow Trends
It’s common for homeowners to follow trends rather than choose a design style with an evergreen quality. Don’t fall for or follow the trends. Instead, consult an interior designer to see what design styles will not need much remodeling after ten years. Simple touchups later on will keep this room looking fresh decade after decade.
Change the Simple Things
You might be surprised at how the value of your home increases when you change just a few things in your bathroom. Adding more cabinet storage for towels and personal care items is a big one, and so is swapping out a standard tub for one with whirlpool jets and chromatherapy lighting. A different coat of pain and a sparking new toilet can be exciting too. Double vanities are really popular no matter the decade, but you do have to have the space for it. You just have to decide what your budget is and go for it.